September 9th, 2009

Posse

well then

Yesterday's plan to rent a van, slip into VA and pick up a hand-me-down big-screen TV didn't work out quite smoothly. Despite upgrading to the larger cargo van, it still wasn't quite big enough. Oops! (Rear-projection TV, not overly small.) So, instead, delicious dinner at the Doner Bistro in Leesburg with a couple of cool cats we rarely get to catch up with these days. Fun! And, as we had a rental car anyways, we jetted back east and caught one of the many movies we hadn't seen in theaters this summer. Review to follow.

So. Day didn't go according to plan, but we salvaged some good fun instead. Second attempt at giant TV soonly.

News

"We found out that the United States isn't invincible."

"As the United States marks the eighth anniversary of 9/11, these children are turning 18 and entering adulthood, and they offer a unique glimpse into the mindset of a group of Americans coming of age under the shadow of terrorism."

SOME NEWS:
* 'Israeli human rights group says many more Palestinian civilians were killed in the Israeli military's campaign in Gaza than the army admits.'
* NASA increasingly hobbled by budget cuts.
* Away from the headlines, the Iranian government continues to target the political opposition.
* Good read: separating fact and fiction about the health care public plan option.
* Examining the Fellowship, one of Washington's secret religious organizations.
* "Project Impact": Wal-Mart plans its next massive expansion.
* MGK presents a guide to unfamiliar anime costumes.
* "I'd like to make a clarification. There's a 10-story vagina on a building."

Comics

and another shoe drops

Courtesy ICv2:
"Time Warner division Warner Bros. announced the formation today of DC Entertainment, Inc., which will 'be charged with strategically integrating the DC Comics business, brand and characters deeply into Warner Bros. Entertainment.' ...The new company will concentrate on feature films, television, and interactive entertainment in addition to comics. Paul Levitz, who’s been president and publisher of DC Comics, is moving to writer, contributing editor, and over-all consultant to DC Entertainment."

Quick reactions, both good reads, from Weekly Crisis and MGK.

[UPDATE: check out this piece on LATimes. Also, whoah.]