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fluffy.jpgAll Is Happy In Happy Valley: The David Mamet TV show The Unit skipped the headaches of filming in L.A. by shooting its exterior shots on a Santa Clarita cul-de-sacs, where locals are happy to pocket location cash and graze at craft services tables.

5_07_DL_1946_low.jpgEmergent Submersibles: Of all the causes to fight for — world peace, an end to poverty, a reduction of greenhouse gasses — some Disney folks chose to battle on behalf of the Disneyland submarine ride. We mock, but maybe it makes sense to rally behind a cause you can actually win.

colin_powell_at_the_un_feb_5_2003.jpgNow He Tells Us: Years after telling us stories about yellow cake and anthrax and other lethal nonsense, Colin Powell tells NBC’s Meet the Press that the Bush Administration is going in the wrong direction. What a brave statement to make. Now. After the war — and the president — have proven unpopular. Thanks.

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