» “LEAVE THE ADRENALINE-INDUCING action stuff to Hollywood where they have all the advanced technological trickery to pull these stunts off successfully, and start concentrating on fundamentals like a solid story, interesting script, good set design and great actors — the ticket holders will appreciate it and it will be much less embarrassing for everyone .”
— A commenter at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com reacts to yet another injury during a preview performance of the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

» “NOW THAT ‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL‘ is … repealed, conservatives are going back to their silly old defense that gay men and straight men can’t possibly be naked together without everyone being turned into pillars of salt and the moon exploding or something.”
Gawker.com thinks a CNS reporter got served when he questioned Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) about soldiers’ close quarters in a post-“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military.

» “I FEEL A BIT GLORIOUSLY REBELLIOUS each time I say the words ‘Merry Christmas’ to someone else. And you know what? Almost every time I say it, the person I said it to says it to me in turn, indicating they weren’t in the least bit offended.”
Sistatoldjah.com weighs in on NPR journalist Nina Totenberg’s controversial comment on “Inside Washington” this weekend: “I was at — forgive the expression — a Christmas party.”