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The most demoralizing awards season in recent memory continued over the weekend, with the Directors Guild and the Screen Actors Guild handing out their hardware to pretty much everyone you expected to receive it.

I’ll factor all this into Oscar Index on Wednesday for a complete-race breakdown, but here are the six basic takeaways worth keeping in mind:

Source:
http://www.movieline.com/2012/01/30/6-takeaways-from-the-dga-and-sag-awards-weekend/

Meet the man who shoots lasers, rides elephants, and wields a giant syringe of Gardsil

Source:
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/09/life-rick-perry-told-through-taiwanese-animation

Behind the scenes at Syyn Labs, engineers rush to put together an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, slamming on a deadline for the opening of Google’s science fair

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,864534991001_2061966,00.html

Gary Oldman says the story is great, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy are confirmed to be in the film and now Variety informs us that its a lock that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will reunite with his Inception director.

Source:
http://screencrave.com/2011-03-18/joseph-gordon-levitt-locked-into-the-dark-knight-rises-juno-temple-circles/

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Col. Victor Fehrenbach has asked a federal judge to stop the Defense Department from discharging him under the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Fehrenbach was promised by President Obama, in person, that he’d lift the ban. No such luck.

Source:
http://gay.americablog.com/2010/08/breaking-lt-col-fehrenbach-asks-judge.html

Their creations are the stuff of our daily lives, but none of these inventors made a fortune as a result.

Source:
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/they-could-have-been-billionaires.aspx?GT1=33002#q=They could have been billionaires: A flash of brilliance is not enough

Liberalism is the ideology of the emotionally disturbed.

Source:
http://www.nowhampshire.com/2010/08/11/local-democrats-wish-death-upon-sarah-palin/

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