January 24th, 2012

News

The Glock, canine genetics, and the human clitoris

TUESDAY NEWSDAY:
* Nice! "The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously restricted the police’s ability to use a GPS device to track criminal suspects."
* Finally: pushing back on corporate personhood.
* Andrew Sullivan on the Obama 'long game.'
* Gingrich always talks about his 'big ideas,' but he never, you know, actually explains any.
* On Perry and Huntsman and why the media got them wrong.
* "Until 2009, the human clitoris was an absolute mystery."
* The physical traits of various species of dogs are controlled by just a few genes.
* Weapon of choice: how the Glock became America's favorite.'
* Famous photographers pose with their famous photographs.

Movies

Oscars nominees

The 84th Academy Awards nominees have been announced. Here's the complete list of nominees. Quick thoughts by the LATimes. Salon thinks the Academy went safe and nostalgic, but really, that isn't news. Plus, bitter comments from Simon Brew, and amusing reactions from ElizaGoLighty.

I haven't seen... a single one of the Best Picture nominees. Which *should* make the 'see all the best picture nominees' marathon an easy sell, but, ehn. There's one, maybe two I would be interested in. And I'm no sure the ones they went with would be worth taking two Saturdays off from work. Le sigh. (I know, I know. First world something-something.) Maybe I could take one day off instead of two, and try to catch M:I4, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Underworld: Awakening in 24 hours?

But they better give Rango best animated. That movie was da bomb.