If You Haven’t Seen Slumdog Millionaire Yet …

… turn off the damn comp and go see it, right now. (Or, whenever it’s showing in a theater near you.)

It’s a thriller. It’s a love story. It’s a music video (don’t miss the dance scene after the credits start rolling). It’s a Bollywood-to-Hollywood crossover. It’s a multi-cultural morality play for the ages.

It’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, starring nobody I’ve ever heard of.

Go. The Internet will still be here when you get back.

McCain Rides the Palin Tide, Part II

For the first time since I’ve been watching it, the electoral-vote.com map is showing a McCain victory, by the narrowest of margins.

I put the EV map in my sidebar with the thought that it makes more sense to count the votes the way the election will be decided — 50 state votes rather than one national one. I subsequently read someone opining that the national polls are a more reliable indicator of sentiment, because the state polls are taken less frequently and are of varying quality. This makes sense.

Of course, the only poll that counts, blah blah blah. Clearly Palin has given McCain a significant bounce, but it’s a long time (more than 7 weeks) until the election. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually watched a VICE presidential debate before, but I’m sure going to watch this one.