April 19th, 2009

News

MI5, contractors, and Ali G

SUNDAY, SUNDAY:
* The administration names greenhouse gases a threat to public health, as a new tactic to push through environmental reforms.
* The governor of New York introduces a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in his state.
* New world order: MI5 to name a science chief.
* Unexpected benefits: economic downturn hampers religious extremists.
* Heh. Time Warner changes its mind on the whole broadband metering scheme. Good call, dudes.
* Civilian contractors injured in war zones forced to fight for their medical care.
* Catching up: missed opportunities for the Republican party.
* I'm a big fan of Sherlock Holmes and Sacha Baron Cohen, but I don't know...

TV

yowzah

"See, that actually makes me want to read! Now, imagine this commercial airing today. Though I doubt most 14 year-olds would get the reference, I'm willing to bet they'd have the same reaction I did. So why is it that the youth television of today is so incredibly, painfully dumbed down? What kid is benefiting from watching hours of bulldog birthday party-planning? [Really.] What happened to igniting actual passion and curiosity in our chitlins with music and art, instead of turning their impressionable brains into gelatinous lumps?"