I saw Thirteen Days this weekend. It was a gripping and intense movie, but it's not for the blow-em-up crowd. Lots of political drama, intense debate, and Presidential hand-wringing. I had to read RFK's book for a class, and found it to be quite interesting, fortunately the movie version didn't disappoint me either. I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up, especially if you weren't alive in that era, as I wasn't...
The departing Clinton staffers apparently swiped the W keys from their keyboards on the way out. That's too funny. I would have loved to see the look on the faces of the Bush folks when they showed up to find their computer lacking the W. [via Dangerousmeta]
Also see the MSNBC story, which had this tidbit:
Our efforts to reach former staffers of Al Gore and Bill Clinton were mostly unsuccessful, but Gore campaign press secretary Chris Lehane, tongue in cheek, fielded our request for an explanation: “My guess is that the White House did not have many reasons to use the letter W over the last couple of years. It’s possible they just fell off because of sheer atrophy.” Lehane added: “I think the missing W’s can be explained by the vast left-wing conspiracy now at work.”
There's a re-designed TiVo.com that has gone live today. It's very "flashy". I really don't like web pages that don't take advantage of my 1280x1024 resolution either...
Here's the latest joke from my inbox:
George W. and Cheney are having lunch at a diner near the White House. Cheney orders the "Heart-Healthy" salad. Bush leans over to the waitress and says "Honey, could I have a quickie?"
She's horrified! She says, "Mr. President, I thought your administration would bring a new era of moral rectitude to the White House. Now I see I was wrong and I'm sorry I voted for you," and she marches off.
Cheney leans over and says "George, I think it's pronounced 'QUICHE'
James Earl Jones was a delight to watch last night. He read works of Carl Sandburg for most of an hour, then answered questions from the audience for another half hour. At 70 years old, he's getting a little hard of hearing, so the questioners had to repeat themselves a few times, but it was still quite entertaining.
Asked about doing voice-over work as Darth Vader, he said that he used to go around denying it was him when Star Wars first came out, he wasn't listed in the credits until Return of the Jedi. He said he used to tell people that it was the 7-Up "Un-cola" guy.