April 27th, 2004

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Did I loan you Boondock Saints? If so, can you let me know? I forgot to write down who I loaned it to, and after seeing Punisher this weekend, was in a mind to rewatch it.

Book club was fun last night, decent discussion. For next month we're reading and discussing Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, if anyone is interested in checking this wacky thing out.

The "Honey Bee Diner," afterwards, was less fun. That's the penalty I pay for procrastinating about food.

Bebe has been carrying around this little stuffed Cookie Monster that she has, it's very cute. It's her new favorite toy, I am pretty sure.

Another day off, it's a thrillah. I will prob. watch TV, bebesit, and possibly paint. So here's two interesting links instead.

The story behind the Onion AV Club interview of Dave Sim (the Cerebus guy.)

MSNBC investigates the Curse of the Ziering.
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Supreme Court takes on Cheney's energy task force.

Dan Froomkin's on the week with Cheney.

Good read: Paul Krugman on the behind-the-scenes story of Cheney and the Court.

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"What Mr. Cheney is defending, in other words, is a doctrine that makes the United States a sort of elected dictatorship: a system in which the president, once in office, can do whatever he likes, and isn't obliged to consult or inform either Congress or the public."
-Paul Krugman

"Don't get me wrong. I love living in Washington. I still think it is the least superficial of the interesting American cities, owing to our inability to experience sensual pleasure. But over the past few months it has come to resemble one of those decadent triviality pits, like Paris in the 19th-century French novels."
-David Brooks