December 14th, 2004

Scorpion

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Hearts and minds: Pentagon weighs the use of deception and manipulating information to influence opinion abroad.

What happens when the US assigns a war to private contractors?

Despite restrictions, western culture is seeping into Iran.

GOP may target filibusters to push through more Bush judicial nominees. Because, you know, 96% is just unacceptable.

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What happened to the great public intellectuals?

Schools turn comic books into a curriculum.

Golden Globe nominations announced.

Non-BBC Headline of the day:
Swedes Do IT Best
Scorpion

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I can formally say, Blade: Trinity is everything I expected and a little more. Sure, it beat the second one, but that wasn't hard. And it wasn't as good as the first, but that's an insurmountable challenge. But #3, oh, it has saving graces. And those are Ryan Reynolds and Parker Posey. Seriously, they were funny and awesome and really made the movie worthwhile.

And HHH was fine, but really didn't stand out from the crowd any. And they never explained why his character had metal teeth.

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"I actually had this idea to do a remake of The Magnificent Seven. I wanted to set it in a world where sexual roles were inexplicably reversed... women were cowhands while men waited tables and hung out the wash. I suggested that we call our principals, seven female gunfighters, 'The Magnificent Fourteen.' I was driven out of the Polo Lounge by activists who threw bottles of Evian and shouted things like 'You sexist bastard!' Luckily, no one in Hollywood recognized my face, so I've been able to return, which I have frequently done, to pitch less controversial concepts."
-George Romero, Wizard magazine #157