12/05: Morning Communique

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Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

California company NavTones has contracted with Mr. T and the actors Burt Reynolds and Dennis Hopper to record voices that can be loaded into navigation systems, giving your driving directions a little extra personality.

Rick Santorum's Democratic challenger, Bob Casey Jr., is crying foul over Santorum and Americans for Job Security both running campaign ads featuring the same stock footage while discussing Social Security.

Geologists are wondering if Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world and weighing 700,000 tons, is responsible for triggering two recent Taiwanese earthquakes because of the stress that it exerts on the ground beneath it.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

David Oppegaard is too lazy to go to the grocery store (been there), but not too lazy to blog at Deep Thoughts With Blogagaard.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Weinstein Company brings together Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, David Ogden Stiers, Chazz Palminteri, Andy Dick, and Patrick Warburton for a twisted spin on Little Red Riding Hood entitled Hoodwinked.

Sad and wrong Pac-Man tattoo

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I for one do not dance to dance music; disco for me is a lofty metaphysical mode that induces contemplation."

-- author and professor Camille Paglia, in a recent Salon article discussing Madonna and her music


"President Bush has articulated his policy vision more consistently and more eloquently than any President since Lincoln."

-- Power Line blogger John Hinderaker [via Andrew Sullivan]


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