I could have stood a little less advance hype about that Band of Brothers
dealie on HBO last night, but that was pretty impressive stuff. For the most
part this easily matched the scope of a major motion picture, and considering
it's an ongoing mini-series, I imagine the whole thing must have cost at least a
gazillion dollars. I think I'm most impressed with its willingness to deal with
the aspects of war that are impossible to paint in a heroic light, so that it's
not just the "good guys versus the bad guys." As someone who once
questioned why HBO was so determined to create original programming, I have to
say, they have gotten to the point where almost everything they air is
significantly better than almost everything on traditional network television.
Link of the Day: TheShakespeareProgrammingLanguage.
Weird Science: Can
the candirú fish swim upstream into your urethra (revisited)? (The Straight
Dope). Thanks kpl. "And here you thought the worst thing you could do was
pee on the third rail."
Media of the Day: This
Reuters Photo of genetically modified glow in the dark Medaka fish. Thanks
[MP] Wolverine [MP].