Iraqi TV will shortly begin screening a public information film to dissuade suicide bombers. Maybe they should draw up a sort of Green Crescent Code. "Stop at the kerb, away from parked infidel Humvees..."
And there's an excellent piece by John Patterson in Saturday's Graun on why US TV today is better than US cinema. Apart for the observation that shows such as The Sopranos are essentially "soaps for men", he suggests that those who persist in watching movies on the big screen are like people who buy hardback books. And when was the last time you did that?
Also, Ian Hocking gets his Murakami homework done, beating me to the (affectionate?) punch. Although the reason for my sluggishness is best summed up by the following, from David Freedman.
And there's a virtual fun-size Milky Way for the first person to explain the post header.