Monday, January 4, 2010

More Good News

I can't honestly say I have the background to fully understand the implications of the American Law Institute's decision to cease its support for the death penalty, but this New York Times article sure makes it sound pretty momentous: "What the institute was saying is that the capital justice system in the United States is irretrievably broken."

In less important news, the MPAA has absolved itself of over forty years of sinning by being instrumental in not making me see a computer-generated alien sex scene (in 3-D!) in Avatar. Okay, this is of a piece with the MPAA's generally depressing stance that it's bad for teenagers to see people have sex with each other but super awesome to see them die violently, but still: in this one instance, I think they might actually have been right.

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