Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Leftovers

Like last Friday's post, here are a couple of the things that I collected over the course of the week, but never got a chance to write a full post about.

  • Out of Control: A Film Series for Our Times: The Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety is kicking off their new film series on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a showing of Control Room, the documentary on the Arab TV news network Al Jazeera, at the Studio Cinema in Belmont. Discussion to follow

  • An Object at Rest: Finally, an excuse as to why my morning posts are so incoherent -- Sleep Inertia

  • Click It: The seat belt law made it through the House yesterday and the Boston Globe has the roll call vote. Personally, I'm of two minds on this. Seat belts save lives -- my father would have been killed as a teenager if he hadn't been wearing one -- and since I'm always buckled in, the law doesn't really effect me. At the same time, it's so hard to tell if a driver speeding by you has their belt on, it seems to me that this is unenforceable unless unless we're all made to now have fluorescent seat belts installed.

  • I Could See You Were a Man of Distinction: According to the Boston Herald, Mitt's burning through his state campaign account on fancy resorts and airfare. That's fine with me; every dime he spends on himself is one less he donates to the state party to spend on Kerry Healey.

  • The Race for LG: The Boston Globe yesterday profiled the four Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor. That gave the fine folks at Blue Mass. Group an excuse to consolidate all their LG interviews in one handy place.

  • Another New Blog: A belated welcome to Under the Golden Dome, which promises to be a "a blog that covers the 'insider' buzz among the young Democrats actually working at the State House." It's about time someone that knows something started a blog!

  • Does This Make Cheney a Grue?: As someone who grew up playing (and eventually writing) text adventure games, this is hilarious. (via Boingboing)
What's on your mind?