Open Thread for July 10, 2009

Here in the northeast, it's a beautiful, warm, sunny day.

Here in the northeast, it’s a beautiful, warm, sunny day.

On the Michael Jackson media fustercluck front, the taxpayers of Los Angeles paid a million and a half dollars to bankroll a gaudy spectacle where celebrity attention-whores could prove themselves to be at best fair-weather friends and at worst cynical opportunists.

On the movie front, right-thinking, modern, sensitive, cultured folk are shocked—shocked!—to discover that a movie mocking gay people in order to mock homophobia is, it turns out, mocking gay people after all.

Oh, and Harry Potter will make a mint.

What’s on your mind? It’s the open thread.