Boy, after the past several years in particular -- well, I never thought I'd enjoy an essentially content-free story like this, but I did. Is it always like this during those last few Presidential lame-duck weeks? I guess the honeymoon will be over soon enough, anyway.
Santa got me two lumps of coal for Xmas: I have to move, and I have to find a new job.
If anyone wants to help me move -- well, no one ever collected on the dinner I was supposed to make for folks, but then who knew how bad things were, or were going to get? I even got rear-ended again this fall, although I didn't wind up in the hospital this time, at least.
No matter how you feel about the now-infamous shoe-throwing incident, I think it's clear that people in jail should not be abused like this. While it's possible to fob this off as an Iraqi internal matter, the best thing Bush could do at this point with this farcical situation is ask for the shoe-thrower to be let go. He certainly shouldn't be tortured, and it would probably be best for all parties if he were to be pardoned for any violation of Iraqi law connected with the incident. But I guess world leaders tremble in their, uh, boots at the idea of a shoe-throwing precedent. :)
I'm not a big comics person, but some friend made me sit down and read Watchmen a long time ago, and I've never regretted it. So I'm also eagerly awaiting the movie. But... just because I like the graphic novel doesn't mean I'm above making fun of it. :)
It seems providers of web-based social services are realizing there are only so many dollars out there, and so many minutes in the day for their users. LiveJournal has commissioned one of its users to write a report (PDF alert) about what might make LJ different. (LJ users may have seen this as an item inside a news post.)
While the report is nice, the LJ discussion about the paper might reveal more about LJ and other web-based social services than the paper does. At least while the comments are still easily readable at a pass. :)