Peter T. Chattaway | 1 Dec 04:31 2008
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the top ten movies in north america

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Following are ticket sales for the top 10 movies
at the North American box office for the November 28-30 weekend, according
to studio estimates issued Sunday. Final data will be issued Monday.

[***] 1   (+) Four Christmases .............. $31.7 million   46.7 million
[*2*] 2   (3) Bolt .......................... $26.6 million   66.9 million
[***] 3   (1) Twilight ...................... $26.4 million  119.7 million
[***] 4   (2) Quantum of Solace ............. $19.5 million  142.1 million
[***] 5   (+) Australia ..................... $14.8 million   20.0 million
[***] 6   (4) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ... $14.5 million  159.5 million
       7   (+) Transporter 3 ................. $12.3 million   18.5 million
[***] 8   (5) Role Models .................... $5.3 million   57.9 million
[***] 9   (8) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas . $1.7 million    5.2 million
[***] 10- (+) Milk ........................... $1.4 million    1.9 million
[***] 10-(11) Slumdog Millionaire ............ $1.4 million    3.6 million

NOTE: Last weekend's position in parenthesis. + indicates a new release.
Figures are rounded.

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FWIW, Twilight is now less than a day away from passing 2004's Van Helsing 
to become the top-grossing vampire movie ever.  The only other such film 
to gross over $100 million is 1994's Interview with the Vampire.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=vampire.htm

Also FWIW, Milk and Slumdog Millionaire are vying for a spot in the Top 10 
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Michael D. Findlay | 1 Dec 05:07 2008
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Re: Fascinating look at Charles Schultz on race

That is excellent.  Everything you need to know could be learned from Peanuts.
 
Mike F.

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Subject: [DADL-OT] Fascinating look at Charles Schultz on race

http://edgeofthewest.wordpress.com/2008/11/27/black-people-cant-swim-c/

This dead-pan surrealism here is Peanuts at its artistic best, but at a time when America was at war and a segregationist was a viable Presidential candidate, dead-pan surrealism wasn't the order of the day.  So Schulz sent Charlie Brown to the beach:

This strip's a fairly typical example of Charlie Brown's half-hearted exasperation with an unfair world.  The next?

Not only does the world cease its relentless, playful torment of Charlie Brown, but the boy who tamps it down is black and can swim.  Because on 31 July 1968, Schulz introduced the world to Franklin.  May not seem like much, but it's as explicitly political as Peanuts ever ventures.  Until, that is, 1 August 1968:

The father of Franklin, the black boy who swims, is over in Vietnam.  That second panel neatly illustrates how far Schulz strayed from his comfort zone.  Charlie Brown's father "was in a war, but [he doesn't] know which one."  That's the extent to which contemporary politics typically intruded the most popular daily comic in America.  But for some reason, Schulz felt the need to contradict conventional racist wisdom that summer.

The racists responded in the manner befitting Wallace-backers: "I don't mind you having a black character, but please don't show them in school together."


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Peter T. Chattaway | 1 Dec 08:11 2008
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It's... alive!

http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/30/its-alive/

It’s… alive!

     NDP, Liberals reach deal to topple minority Tory government

     CBC News

     The NDP and Liberals have reached a deal to topple the minority 
Conservative government and take power themselves in a coalition, CBC News 
has learned.

     A deal has been negotiated between NDP Leader Jack Layton and Liberal 
Leader Stéphane Dion that would see them form a coalition government for 
two and a half years, the CBC’s Keith Boag reported, citing sources.

     The NDP would be invited into cabinet and get 25 per cent of seats, 
Boag said, adding that the party wouldn’t get the position of the 
finance chair or the deputy prime minister’s post.

     “That’s the big step forward tonight,” Boag reported.

     The Bloc Québécois wouldn’t be a part of the coalition, but would 
have to support it, he said.

     “The most difficult question is who’ll be the leader,” Boag 
said, adding that Dion, who negotiated the deal, believes he has the right 
to be prime minister.

First thought: This is a huge win for the NDP. With a quarter of the seats 
in cabinet, they would gain instant legitimacy as potential contenders for 
power, of a kind they have never had before. Indeed, just negotiating the 
deal is a win, even if they never get to put it into effect.

The Liberals have just pulled their chief rival on the left in from the 
margins of irrelevancy to a serious alternative, at the same time allowing 
themselves to be pulled sharply to the left, in public perception if 
nothing else. They may live to regret this. Worse, they may not.

Second thought: What does it mean to say the Bloc “would have to 
support” the deal. Sez who? How would this be enforced?

Third thought: Prime Minister Dion.
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Peter T. Chattaway | 1 Dec 08:11 2008
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Prime Minister Iggy? Prorogation? The Rockies collapsing into a sea of boiling lava?

http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/12/01/prime-minister-iggy-prorogation-the-rockies-collapsing-into-a-sea-of-boiling-lava/

John Ivison: Ignatieff would be PM in a Liberal-led coalition:

     Michael Ignatieff will become Prime Minister in a Liberal-led 
coalition government if the opposition parties succeed in bringing down 
the Conservatives in a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons next 
week and if the Governor-General deems it to be a viable alternative, 
sources said late last night.

     Mr. Ignatieff met with lame duck Liberal leader, Stéphane Dion, and 
leadership candidates Bob Rae and Dominic LeBlanc in Toronto last night 
and hammered out a deal that would see Mr. Dion and Mr. Rae step aside, 
with the latter named to a senior post, likely Foreign Affairs Minister.

     Earlier, Mr. Dion is understood to have struck a deal with NDP leader 
Jack Layton in which the New Democrats would get around a quarter of the 
seats around the Cabinet table, if the coalition bid to unseat the 
Conservatives is successful. The deal would have a guaranteed two and a 
half year lifespan.

     It is understood that Mr. Ignatieff was reluctant to sign on unless he 
was named interim leader because it would leave Mr. Dion, who was recently 
rejected by the Canadian electorate, as leader.

     Prior to the deal being struck, sources close to Mr. Ignatieff said he 
was unlikely to support the deal because of concerns that a coalition 
government led by Mr. Dion would be a “poisoned chalice” for the next 
leader.

Well that’s tidy. Leadership races are such a bore. So instead of a 
Prime Minister who had just lost an election, we’d get a PM who has 
never been elected — not as PM, not as party leader, not as anything 
until two years ago.

MEANWHILE: CTV’s Bob Fife is reporting that Harper will prorogue 
Parliament before next Monday’s confidence vote.
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Johne Cook | 1 Dec 16:39 2008
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Post-election Palin smear a hoax

Like Dan Quayle's 'potatoe,' the Palin's 'Africa is a continent?' charge
is now a meme, and the damage is already done.

Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources to
discuss how they tricked the media by creating a fake McCain adviser
named Martin Eisenstadt. The duo were able to fool such reputable news
organizations as The New York Times, The New Republic, and, most
famously, MSNBC, whose anchor David Schuster reported live on air that
Martin Eisenstadt had been identified as the McCain adviser who leaked
that Sarah Palin was unaware Africa is a continent. Schuster quickly
retracted the report. (Fox News' Carl Cameron was the first to report
on the Palin-Africa story, and he has said that his source was not the
phony Eisenstadt.)

http://tinyurl.com/5hpvdc

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Paul Glenn | 1 Dec 20:06 2008
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Re: Post-election Palin smear a hoax

> Like Dan Quayle's 'potatoe,' the Palin's 'Africa is a continent?' charge
> is now a meme, and the damage is already done.

Ahem... just to be clear, the "smear" itself wasn't a hoax. The
advisor to whom the smear was credited was a hoax.  :)

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Karl | 1 Dec 20:42 2008
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Re: Post-election Palin smear a hoax

The 'smear' was still a hoax as they parlayed a slip of the tongue into total
ignorance.

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> Like Dan Quayle's 'potatoe,' the Palin's 'Africa is a continent?' charge
> is now a meme, and the damage is already done.

Ahem... just to be clear, the "smear" itself wasn't a hoax. The
advisor to whom the smear was credited was a hoax.  :)

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Paul Glenn | 1 Dec 21:38 2008
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Re: Post-election Palin smear a hoax

> The 'smear' was still a hoax as they parlayed a slip of the tongue into total
> ignorance.

Eh, that's not a hoax as much as a blatant distortion, if it's true.

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Paul Glenn | 1 Dec 21:40 2008
Johne Cook | 1 Dec 21:43 2008
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Re: Post-election Palin smear a hoax

In any event, the larger question seems more telling than ever. If John McCain knew this wasn't true, what does his silence mean? "I knew I should have gone with Joe Leiberman?"

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Paul Glenn <pcglenn-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> The 'smear' was still a hoax as they parlayed a slip of the tongue into total
> ignorance.

Eh, that's not a hoax as much as a blatant distortion, if it's true.

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