October 11th, 2008


We have movie sign

As noted previously, next Saturday's installation of Terrible Movie Night will be democratic! Five choices, all bad. (Note: I'll put them in order of votes received on Netflix, but no promises that Netflix behaves. Some of these are "hot" commodities!)

No spoilers for the below, please. Yes, I know they're bad.

And if you have suggestions for other terrible movies for next time, feel free to leave those in comments below.

Poll #1276679 Help pick something... terrible
This poll is closed.

What terrible movie should we watch on Terrible Movie Night next Saturday?

The Blood of Heroes
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
The Happening
The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe
The Machine Girl

Off-topic: Anything going on this evening? We've got no plans, and could be interested in intriguing options...

EDIT: Yes, you can vote even if you won't be there. But you should totally be there.


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Good read! Abu Aardvark on 'public diplomacy and the war of ideas.'

Brief overview of this year's Supreme Court term.

The Explainer on the ACORN controversy. Another good read on the subject from TPM here (courtesy professorbooty.)

* Dahlia Lithwick on the end to Guantanamo.
* Dan Froomkin on the president and the economic downturn and more. Good read.
* The administration removes North Korea from the 'states that sponsor terrorism' list.
* Legislative report finds Palin abused her authority in Troopergate. (Courtesy maroonmd.)
* What do the candidates think of the unitary executive concept?
* What if we just got rid of the vice-presidency?
* Neat! New Sesame Street CD with music and Muppets from around the world.



"The government is prosecuting a private collector for the possession of art... In the past, CBLDF has had to defend the First Amendment rights of retailers and artists, but never before have we experienced the federal government attempting to strip a citizen of his freedom because he owned comic books...

"In the lengthy time in which I have represented CBLDF and its clients, I have never encountered a situation where criminal prosecution was brought against a private consumer for possession of material for personal use in his own home. This prosecution has profound implications in limiting the First Amendment for art and artists, and comics in particular that are on the cutting edge of creativity. It misunderstands the nature of avant-garde art in its historical perspective and is a perversion of anti-obscenity laws."