Disaster Movies

Al Gore hides his brain in a lockbox, hilarity ensues.

[via Political Wire]


Not since Ralph Nader romanced a parrot have we seen such an awesomely awkward third-party ad.

[via TPM]

Romney’s VP pick is Paul Ryan, sources say [LAT]

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The tongue-in-check teaser trailer, which is playing in theaters before 21 Jump Street, shows the four actors driving through their neighborhood in a large SUV. At one point, Hill’s character, using his hand, pretends to shoot at a group of teenagers.

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“Rains unprecedented in 117 years of record keeping set new yearly precipitation totals in seven states during 2011… Despite the remarkable number of new wettest year records set, precipitation averaged across the contiguous U.S. during 2011 was near-average… This occurred because of unprecedented dry conditions across much of the South, where Texas had its driest year on record.” [Weather Underground]


According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party’s presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%… The poll also indicates that 14 percent back Cain, down 11 points from last month.

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Our guest columnist is all too human.

Atlas Productions LLC announced today its plan to replace more than 100,000 title sheets appearing on the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray versions sold through major retail outlets. These retail versions were packaged with an inaccurate synopsis of Atlas Shrugged. Not affected were the “Special Edition” versions sold online at AtlasShruggedMovie.com.

The 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, is known in philosophical and political circles for presenting a cogent argument advocating a society driven by rational self-interest. On the back of the film’s retail DVD and Blu-ray however, the movie’s synopsis contradictorily states “AYN RAND’s timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice comes to life…”

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