February 4th, 2004

Scorpion

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The author of Wrestlecrap gives us his long-awaited essay on the XFL.

Last night, hung out with Operative X. A fine dinner at Du Claw (peppered tuna sammich = tasty) was followed by discount CDs and cassettes at FYE. Bless their cold black hearts. After some indecisiveness about which movie to see (this may sound familiar) we hiked it back to her place (after some minor ice-slippage in the parking lot) and watched Terminator 3. I hadn't seen it before, and it was better than I expected. It can't fully live up to its predecessors, of course, but is still worth seeing, and a damn fine ending, I say. And, funny seeing the kid from Carnivale fighting robots. Thereafter, some discussion of comic books and socialism (no, really) while I sobered up.

(Oh, the other amusing note: we get back to her place, and I pull in the [very sloped] driveway. I put on the emergency break, but the car starts sliding backwards anyways. !!! It was wacky.)

Tonight: steak? Smallville and Angel!
Scorpion

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On this day in 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Happy birthday to Rosa Parks (91) and George A. Romero (64).

Woo! Massachusetts backs same-sex marriages.

"Because the proposed law by its express terms forbids same-sex couples entry into civil marriage, it continues to relegate same-sex couples to a different status. The history of our nation has demonstrated that separate is seldom, if ever, equal."
-Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall

Thomas Friedman on a rude awakening in the Middle East.

Nicholas Kristof slams Bush's budget policies.

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Wait, Lieberman dropped out? Who could have predicted that?