fun with teeth
"I don't know about seeing Black Hawk Down. I hear all the bad guys are black."
"Of course they're all black. It's Somalia."
"But you have to have at least one bad white guy. It's the law."
We saw it. I can understand why the press has felt obliged to give it positive reviews, given that it doesn't pull too much sentimental bullshit about people shooting people, but it sure did feel about seven hours long. I guess I'm just not wired for the single-long-action-sequence sort of film. When I got home I got on IMDB to find out where it was filmed, since you really can't take a camera crew to Mogadishu (answer: Morocco), and was told "If you enjoyed this movie, we recommend Operation Dumbo Drop."
Long-haired Mitsu at Synthetic Zero links the first direct evidence of quantum gravity. Bouncing neutrons, hot damn. In other gravity news, a project to measure the distance to the moon within the millimeter may settle a couple of longstanding questions, including Einstein's equivalence principle and whether gravity is altering with the expansion of the universe.
I seem to have developed a touch of myokymia in my left eyelid. I'll have to get more exercise or something. Not in the mood for a botox injection.