April 27th, 2007

Scorpion

did I mention the splitting headache?

OK, I left home late. I admit that.

But when I'm on the Red Line and they say that no, Fort Totten has no power, so we're all getting out at Takoma, and they say they will have a shuttle bus to take us past the outage "soon." So we stand in the rain for twenty-five minutes, making small talk and sharing umbrellas and complaining about Metro when the station manager comes out, very apologetic, explains the power is back on at Fort Totten, and we can all get back on the train now.

So, get downtown, and decide to take the commuter shuttle to Georgetown, as it's, as aforementioned, raining. Sure. Except the commuter shuttle takes a different route than usual. A slower route. Whuf.

Extra hour+ added on the commute? Check! Busy morning at work? Check! Great way to kick off a Friday.
News

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Must read: Dan Froomkin on missed benchmarks in Iraq and other topics.

"Why is it that the media and the government never calls the 'pro-life' groups who plant bombs at women's clinics what they are: terrorists?" (Courtesy asimplelife.)

"There was never a serious debate that I know of within the administration about the imminence of the Iraqi threat." -George Tenet

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"In January, South America's largest city officially banned outdoor advertising."

British war comic Commando hits issue 4,000.

Warner Home Video has announced the July 31st release of Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, the first direct-to-video feature film based on the popular science fiction cult hit created by J. Michael Straczynski in 1993.