Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Atlas Shrugged: The Making of a Movie

The Atlas Society emailed to let me know about an upcoming event in Manhattan on December 7th:

The Atlas Society is proud to present Atlas Shrugged: The Making of a Movie. After years of anticipation John Aglialoro has completed filming Part I of what will be a trilogy. David Kelley, Atlas Society founder and CEO, consulted on a script that is true to the characters and philosophy of Ayn Rand’s epic novel.

The program will feature a ten minute first time viewing of an Atlas Shrugged film clip, which will include the first scene from the movie. You’ll hear special remarks from producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, Kelley, and select cast members. The event will be followed by a general cocktail reception. There will also be a VIP reception with an opportunity to meet and mingle with the producers and cast members.

If you are interested in the event, there is more information on the time and place here. If you want to see more about the Atlas Shrugged movie, here is the official Facebook page.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

It's Cyber Monday at Amazonand many other online retailers. I have already finished my Christmas shopping--much of it online-- but some of the sales are pretty tempting. Sales online are increasing steadily:

The National Retail Federation estimates 212 million shoppers hit stores and websites during the four-day weekend starting Thanksgiving and ending Sunday. That’s about 17 million more shoppers than last year – and the weekend of shopping isn’t over yet.

An NRF surveys says more than 106 million shoppers are expected to shop online Monday – a day of internet deals now known as “Cyber Monday.”

Eighty-eight percent of retailers are expected to offer deals on their websites, compared to just 72 percent in 2007. The number of shoppers taking advantage of Cyber Monday and the retailers taking part have both grown steadily since 2005, when just 60 million people shopped online after the holiday weekend.

Do you shop online for Cyber Monday? Are there deals that you could just not pass up?
Stuart Schneiderman: "Is Sarah Palin Being Defensive?:"
Despite herself, Lizzie Wurtzel confessed a grudging admiration for Sarah Palin. She was drawn to Palin because, to her mind, Palin does not take s#*t from anyone. Which is both true and fair.

Wurtzel is right to admire a woman who can stand up for herself and defend her dignity without engaging in histrionic displays, without pretending to be a man, without complaining about the injustice of it all, and without relying on a male presence to back her up.