A couple of days ago Glenn Reynolds went on a tear against the movie Jarhead, which he of course hasn't seen. (Apparently he heard it was anti-war or anti-military or something, don't ya know). Since he holds an Oprah-like sway over a certain segment of the population this negative "review" (if that's the right word) will undoubtedly have an effect on the film's box office. Now some might take issue with using one's bully pulpit to tear down cultural creations which one hasn't even perused for one's self, but I think it's a great idea. I am now going to use the immense cultural cachet of Blatherist to advocate against seeing the 50 Cent film Get Rich or Die Tryin'. I initially had qualms about doing so without seeing the film but since this approach now has the blessing of "the blogfather" I'm going to go ahead and do it. As per this Slate piece I believe that the film promotes a repugnant ethos which disdains honest work and those who do it. Having read this piece I've done my due diligence required before inveighing against the movie. This will be even more fun to do with books! If the problem with blogging before was that it was all opinion with no reporting Reynolds is now moving blogs to a whole new level where they express opinions about things the blogger even admits to knowing nothing about.