b.) OK, people interested in Ghost in the Shell 2: I was hoping it was playing at the Bethesda Landmark, but no dice. However, I see it is playing at the Majestic in Silver Spring, which I have been meaning to try. So: I suggest the 7:50 pm show this Thursday at the Majestic. I am open to discussion and other ideas, however. (The only other reasonable show they have is at 10:20, which I am betting is late for most people.)
c.) News links in a few.