July 22nd, 2008

Rock Star

five-ish easy pieces

"There was no significant difference in the rating across the four wines; the cheap wine did just as well as the expensive ones."

Djimon Hounsou as... Thulsa Doom.

The LATimes looks at Batman villains they could use for a third movie. (My votes would be Riddler and/or Catwoman.)

Whoah. Julian Sands as the Phantom of the Opera? Seriously?

The AV Club interviews Jonathan Coulton, and a LiveOnline transcript with Joss Whedon.

News

ouch

"When George W. Bush became president in 2001, his main goals included restoring 'honor and dignity to the White House' after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, raising school-test scores and figuring out how to spend a record budget surplus. The next White House occupant will inherit the deepest housing recession in a generation, growing fears of bank failures, a sinking dollar, $4 gasoline and an economy bleeding jobs. He'll confront wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mounting tensions with Iran and the U.S.'s flagging international reputation. Historians say the economic and foreign policy crises in Bush's wake will present either Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain with the biggest challenges to a new president since Herbert Hoover left office during the Great Depression."