the world in a handful of scattered sentences

Barack Obama will, and needs to, win the election to demonstrate to America that they can still be great. Electing a black president just forty years after segregation ended will help wash away the sour taste of Bush.

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The new Indiana Jones movie is exactly like an Indiana Jones movie, only dumber. Still fun, though.

(Also: movies are the wrong medium for telling multi part stories, unless you plan them that way from the start, and even then, there are better mediums.)

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Our spies in China report that all entertainment – ie TV other than news – was stopped for three days of mourning in the wake of the earthquake. Wow.

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