August 10th, 2007

Scorpion

Catching up

Tze bebe was a peach this week. She mentioned, unprompted, that she missed our apartment in Baltimore, and that she missed dropping me off at the Metro. (When we had the one car*, she would sometimes be bundled up and tossed into the car, sleeping, to drive me to the Metro at early o'clock, where she would get a hug and a kiss before I sprinted for the train.) The things she remembers are weird.

Speaking of younglings, kids surveyed preferred food with McDonalds branding over identical food without it, in a taste test. Good work, Ronald.

Hmmm. I seem to be missing an icon. Or two.

Fun but stressful night last night. Good news for a friend is always a welcome reason to celebrate. The food didn't sit too well with me though. More friends hanging-out tomorrow night, so, yay.

Harry Potter reading continues apace. I may even have time to fit in the book club book this month as well.

More later.

* - I mean, the last time we only had one car. Sigh.
TV

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Top read: the AVClub interviews Joss Whedon, on Angel Season Six in comics, the sins of spoilers, his take on Wonder Woman, French accents, and more. Seriously, great stuff, and lots of it on diverse topics. (Courtesy warmaster.)

[EDIT: contains spoilers from a TV show from over three years ago. Also, a movie from eight years ago. And a different movie from fifteen years ago. shibakiei, you have been warned.]

News

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The Black Sites: A rare look inside the C.I.A.'s secret interrogation program.

The financial crisis continues. BBC Q&A on the world market tumble, and experts talk about the causes of the credit crunch.

"The paradox of American policy in the Middle East is that almost everywhere there are free elections, the American-backed side tends to lose."

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Comedy gold: religious right group sues to be allowed to put flyers in kids' backpacks at public school, then gets bent out of shape when, you know, someone else takes advantage of it. (Courtesy asimplelife.)