God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).


"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Friday, May 14, 2004

Got a good thing goin' on

I wanted to wait until the first contest was over to make sure I could recommend this site, but now it is and now I can.

The Iron Blogger has created a debate format blog that is a direct (sometimes painfully direct, always appropriately direct) parody of "Iron Chef" on the Food Network. It's fun fun fun, non-fat and includes in only its first debate ever an underpants gnomes reference! Woo Hoo!


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