11/28: Morning Communique

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Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

Police in Kennewick, Washington, are providing free rides over the holidays to dissuade drunk driving.

Poland's new right-wing government risked a damaging confrontation with Russia when it published a Warsaw Pact map showing detailed plans for Soviet nuclear strikes against western Europe.

The Hayabusa spaceprobe has snatched samples from the asteroid Itokawa, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

You occasionally get sent to the social worker's office when your nom de guerre is "shoot her before she talks her way out of it" or when your blog is called broken hearts are good for stabbing people with.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Serious businesses like Who Represents and Pen Island become a bit more amusing when you type in their URLs.

Flipping back and forth between the 18th century and the hapless efforts of the 21st century filmmakers, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story is the making of a movie adapted from the notoriously unfilmable English literature masterpiece, The Life and Opinons of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, written by Laurence Sterne. The film features Steve Coogan, Gillian Anderson, Jeremy Northam, Stephen Fry, and Ian Hart.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The inmates are very willing to do this type of work. It's something they can do to better serve the community."

-- Joe Schmidt, superintendent of the work farm where Alaskan inmates will be butchering the meat of moose struck by trains this winter for distribution in soup kitchens


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