March 9th, 2004


Shaka, when the walls fell

Veteran actor Paul Winfield passed away Sunday, at the age of 62.

Despite his large body of work, including an Academy Award nomination in 1972 and Emmy win in 1995, I have chosen to commemorate his role as Captain Dathon in one of the finest Star Trek episodes ever, which I randomly saw again just the other week. Here's a link to the obituary.

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. The Beast of Tanagra. Sokath, his eyes uncovered.

The basics

Tonight: people are welcome to come over for movies, TV, or games (I'm not sure what RQ has planned) and the new episode of The Shield. I'm very excited.
Thursday: Clubbing! [It's at Nation this week, correct?]
Sunday Sunday Sunday: Wrestlemania XX! My place! Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Let me know if you need directions.

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Fifty years ago today, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Senator McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign on an episode of See It Now.

Hubble scientists think they are close to, well, seeing the Big Bang.

Paul Krugman's awesome chart of the Bush administration's job predictions.

Howard Kurtz on the flipping and flopping done by both candidates.

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"We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular."
-Edward R. Murrow, March 9, 1954.