August 25th, 2004


(no subject) presents the ten least essential films coming out this fall.

Looking at the numbers behind the recent boom in building movie complexes.

The history of the PG-13 rating. (Courtesy Ivy.)

The South Park guys talk about the hardships of making a puppet movie. Also, they curse a lot, and talk politics. Sort of.

Daily comics are getting squeezed out of the newspaper, to some controversy.

Courtesy Mistress Sassy: plush facehugger.

(no subject)

Best hero names seen recently:
* Bob Dole
* Botsploitation
* Charles Darwin
* Elion Gonzalez
* Robot/Jesus

And yes, all seen in the same evening of play.

Some news...

Remember when the Bush campaign claimed there was no connection between them and the Swift Boat Veterans ads? Well, what they meant to say was, no connection except for that guy working for both of them. Yeesh. I expect a little better lying from my government, really.

Cheney says gay marriage should remain a state issue. Well, OK. The Post says that's good, but isn't enough. Dan Froomkin takes a look at the reaction, and other news.

Reporter to name names on the Plame leak. Hello, Libby.

IMHO, Jon Stewart should have asked some harder questions when he interviewed John Kerry, but that's me. Howard Kurtz takes a look at reaction to it, and other news.

"At one point, a cat fell through the roof and landed on someone's head." Cyprus state radio taken off the air by, uh, fleas.
Rock Star

(no subject)

So, kara-oke this Friday. Any opinions as to location? We have the Laurel place (near Babies R Us) on 197, this rumored place in Silver Spring, or back to Remington's on 198. Or other ideas I haven't heard yet.