The Corner

A Slightly Better Idea, Depending on Your Tastes

Since Jonah doesn’t seem to be taking the bait on the BSG DVDS, someone gave me the idea to send them to the troops in Iraq.  Which is what I will do, all of my Academy screeners, if someone would be so kind as to tell me how to do it.  (And please don’t write to tell me that I should be smart enough to figure out how to do it myself.  It’s hiatus, I am a Man Without an Assistant, and I’m laaaaaaaazy.)

Warren Bell — Warren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...

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