Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Pat Tillman Story


The Tillman Story
2010R 95 minutes
Pat Tillman's family comes forward to tell the real story about what happened on April 22, 2004, in Afghanistan when the pro football player-turned-U.S. soldier was killed by friendly fire and not the Taliban, as first reported. Amir Bar-Lev's documentary pieces together the Tillmans' search for the truth, how they exposed a military cover-up that led to top-ranking officers and called to the carpet the likes of Donald Rumsfeld.
Cast: Pat TillmanDonald Rumsfeld
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
Genres: DocumentaryPolitical DocumentariesMilitary DocumentariesBlu-raySony Pictures Home Entertainment

I highly recommend this film. Even if you weren't a fan of Tillman's and know nothing about his pro football career, you will find this to be an eye-opening, heart-wrenching film. It's available through Netflix.

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