2) Excellent article examining the Occupy and T-Party movements - how they're really just two halves of the same thing:
Click the image to read the piece.
4) Pumpkin carving at my house over the weekend!
5) The KU Science Fiction Film Club also watched (John Carpenter's) The Thing after carving pumpkins. We'd intended to see the new prequel afterward in the classic movie-marathon tradition, but the motivation just wasn't there. I think everyone was concerned that it wouldn't live up to the original. I still plan to see it, but maybe on Blu-Ray....