October 22nd, 2004

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NOTE: Jon Stewart with be on 60 Minutes this Sunday night (CBS, 7 pm, football-permitting.)

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Look, a couple links.

The Futon Critic goes over ratings gains and losses from the past season to this one. Lots of fun stats. Also, compare your favorite canceled show from last season to what's replacing it now. And then explain to me who sacrificed who's firstborn to get that ratings jump for One Tree Hill.

The New York Times travel section talks about larpers. (Courtesy Latinate.)

And if you're into those sorts of labels, Collapse ) according to Politics Quiz.
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Fascinating read: an analysis of Bush's record, a tale of two wars.

This was going to lead today's articles, but after finishing it, I found it important and thorough enough to deserve its own entry. Everyone should give it a read, but if you don't like long articles, here's Collapse )
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"Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says he warned President Bush before U.S. troops invaded Iraq that the United States would sustain casualties but that Mr. Bush responded, 'Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties.'"
-CBSNews.com

Kerry supporters know Kerry's platform better than Bush supporters know Bush's platform. Kerry supporters also more knowledgeable on other topics. Very interesting study results here. I am always frightened when I see what people don't know about current events. (Courtesy thewronghands.)

Viacom and Disney fined by the FCC for putting too many commercials on during kids' TV.

Is material consumption outpacing the earth's ability to produce?

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Relatively unknown actor cast for Superman.

Whoah. Evidence found to support the theory of relativity.

Code-breaking and tension with allies in WW2.

Courtesy the BBC, ten ways to decide who will win the election.

OMG THEY FOUND MARTIN LUTHER'S TOILET. (No, I'm not joking.)