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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

[Undisclosed Location] minus three and counting.

* This summer's Battlestar Galactica TV movie looks like it might improve on the superfluity of Razor; judging from who's going to be in it I'd guess the storyline will involve the secret origins of this season's replacement Starbuck.

* Dark Roasted Blend has a brief item with three weird examples of mass hysteria: the Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, and the Monkeyman of Dehli.

* All about the Tunguska Event.

* And David Owen explains the surcharged services on his airline in the New Yorker.

Laughing out loud at anything in any movie, whether it is playing on the cabin system or on your own DVD player, is fifty dollars per incident. Asking me to turn off my reading light so that you can see the screen better: also fifty dollars.

If you and your spouse are dressed almost identically, or if you are carrying your passport in a thing around your neck, or if you are wearing any form of footwear or pants that you clearly purchased specifically to wear on airplanes, or if you make it obvious (by repeatedly turning around and talking to passengers in seats not adjacent to yours) that you are travelling with a group, the charge is fifty dollars.