JOHN CONYERS (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, mocked fellow lawmakers who insist on actually reading legislation before they vote. The message is clear: don’t bother with the details, just trust us. We’ll see if the American public’s opposition to the proposed nationalization of health care stays strong or if something comes along (World Series? Football? Washington scandal?) to distract us.
HISTORY seems to be the theme of today’s show, although that wasn’t our intent when we hit “record”. We talked about a couple of movies we watched over the weekend, which both featured missions to destroy an ancient buried evil that wants to emerge into the light of day to destroy mankind (and both of which starred Ron Perlman of the Hell Boy movies, oddly enough).
We agree–Mutant Chronicles was better than The Devil’s Tomb, which failed to deliver on the intriguing premise of a team of scientists stumbling onto the Abyss in the Iraqi desert. Even the frozen nephilim that was a dead ringer for an alien gray didn’t help.
Elsewhere in the Middle East: Iranian intelligence was intercepting, analyzing, and spoofing messages on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook during the election protests, thanks to technology from Siemens and Nokia.
WATCHMEN opened #1 at the box office last weekend after months of delay due to a legal battle between Fox and Warner Brothers over the distribution rights. No wonder; the… Read more »