October 4th, 2007

News

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Welcome to America, 2007: "Justice Department opinion provided explicit authorization to barrage terror suspects with a combination of painful physical and psychological tactics."

Russia marks the fiftieth anniversary of Sputnik. Added bonus: BBC Q&A Also, half a century into the space race, the irony of Russia's continued success.

Oh, man. Dana Milbank on the testimony from the head of Blackwater. Added bonus: campaign contributions listed! More on the donations here.

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Yes, Middle Eastern actors are getting more work these days, but...

More on Bat Boy: the Musical.

Gaming

I don't expect this to make sense to many of my readers

Made it up to warmaster's gaming mecca in Columbia for the first time since, like, spring. (Turns out one of our fellows lives within ten minutes of here, solid gold.) I faced off against Mr. Conte with a 750 point game of Warmachine. He brought epic Testament, I brought Siege. I made some crucial mistakes, but even as I was playing, I was remembering more about tactics and how things synergize, so I think it was a pretty decent re-entry into the game for me. Now, to just keep the ball rolling and get back into a painting regimen...