October 21st, 2005

Scorpion

some odds and ends

#1:
Oh, wow, loving the website for The Colbert Report.

#2:
So. Heard about this new movie being worked on called Southland Tales. A comedy/musical/scifi/thriller. Written and directed by the guy who did Donnie Darko. And the cast is impressive, if eclectic: the Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean William Scott, Kevin Smith, Bai Ling, Christopher Lambert, Nora Dunn, and Janeane Garofalo as "General Tina McArthur." And a *lot* more.

OK, weird enough so far. But the description? "Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy."

So, uh, huh.

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"The CIA leak case isn't just about whether top officials will be indicted. A larger issue is what Judith Miller's evidence says about White House manipulation of the media."

"Yesterday, in one of the twice-weekly conference calls involving conservative leaders and organized by liaisons to the White House, several participants said Miers should stop paying visits to senators because they do more harm than good."

"George W. Bush rose to power on the strength of a disciplined, aggressive, leakproof spin machine. Now that machine may have run amok."

Good read: looking at the disconnect between realities in Iraq.

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