Academy Awards

If the Cookie Monster was picking the Best Picture winner in tomorrow's 81st Academy Awards in Los Angeles he'd choose Milk for obvious reasons. If Oscar the Grouch was doing the picking, he'd probably make the same choice because, being a grouch, he'd relish the opportunity to piss off Regina-Lumsden Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski and noted Christian crusader Bill What(TF?)cott. But from a cinematic and historical perspective, Milk is a superior movie, so it's definitely deserving of any Oscars that it does win.

Obama's visit

United States President Barack Obama, during a wildy successful visit to Ottawa, helpfully blocks Stephen Harper from a Canadian public that he doesn't like and doesn't like him much anyway.

(Tip of the hat to A Creative Revolution.)