News: Endeavour, Bradley Manning, Lincoln, NFL, Julia Gillard

Road400 trees to be killed to parade Space Shuttle Endeavour through L.A.

RoadBig Gay Ice Cream Truck/Shop founder Doug Quint signs cookbook deal.

BagRoadSmart parents of twins pass out bag on airline.

RoadVIDEO: Good Morning America host Natalie Vargas demands to know what 'teabagging' is.

RoadBradley Manning's lawyer demands his sentence be cut: "Coombs argues that a stash of about 700 emails that have been disclosed to the defence reveal that military commanders in the brig completely ignored the professional advice of psychiatrists and other medical experts who had examined Manning and found him at no risk to himself and others. Instead, the commanders pressed ahead with harsh conditions that some critics, including the UN, define as torture."

RoadDemonstrators attack Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's anti-gay stance at her arrival at Perth University. Gillard: "Our policy here (has been) absolutely clear: there's a conscience vote and there's a bill both before the house and the Senate.

RoadJosh Peck, formerly of Drake and Josh, is definitely peckable.

RoadLady Gaga releases U.S. tour dates for Born This Way Ball.

RoadA new Green Lantern has been born and he's an Arab-American from Dearborn, Michigan.

BieberRoadJustin Bieber adds more ink.

RoadRhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) bullish on marriage equality's effect in swing states: “I think it is going to help,” Chafee, who was a Republican while in the U.S. Senate, told The Hill Tuesday. “This is the next civil rights action.”

RoadDrunken Vegas revelers wear Prince Harry masks.

RoadGay marriage taking place on Broadway this weekend: "I hear that Broadway producer Jordan Roth (who's President of Jujamcyn Theaters) is marrying agent/producer Richie Jackson (who produces Nurse Jackie) this Saturday onstage at one of Jordan's Broadway theaters, with a huge after-party at Roseland."

RoadRomney stands athwart as Democrats make gay history: "There were many signs during the Republican convention that elements within the party still want to very aggressively oppose gay-rights, and that a Romney presidency would set back the cause substantially."

RoadTRAILER: Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in Hansel & Gretel: Witchhunters. Seriously.

LincolnRoadGoogle+ Hangout to premiere Spielberg's Lincoln trailer.

RoadChristians intensify anti-gay campaign in Liberia: "Held under the, "No to Man Marrying Man, and No to Woman Marrying Woman” and led by Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown, campaign is aimed at affirming and cleaving to the traditional marriage union between a man and a woman as the only recognizable and legal definition of marriage in the country."

RoadMichelle Obama: Yes we can.

RoadFive more NFL players tell Outsports they would accept a gay player.

 roadTeen Popstar! magazine tied to porn publisher.

RoadThe truth about Peter Thiel's massive Facebook sell-off? "According to one source familiar with Thiel's thinking, he is, like almost everyone who watches Facebook closely, worried about its ability to monetize on mobile, where most of its users are migrating and the company shows fewer ads at the moment. But this source also says that Thiel believes Facebook users are going to stick around in the long term because of Facebook's strong network effects.  In other words, he believes you won't quit using Facebook so long as it is where all your friends and family put their pictures, and they won't leave for the same reason. Other sources close to Thiel say the truth is that he isn't particularly bearish or bullish on Facebook."

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  1. Uh... was it just me or did the Drake/Josh guy look like he had NO pecs. It was kind of weird.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Sep 5, 2012 3:36:59 PM

  2. I know that the space program has led to a lot of unique technological benefits spilling over into society (though I'm not sure those advances wouldn't have happened anyways), and I admire the collective effort and dedication it requires. But seriously--what is the benefit of pouring money into this? As a Catholic it reminds me a lot of pouring money into building cathedrals amidst poverty and other social distress. It's like a blindly optimistic pissing contest.

    Posted by: Stefan | Sep 5, 2012 3:39:48 PM

  3. Hansel? Hansel. Hansel?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Sep 5, 2012 4:09:25 PM

  4. The Jeremy Renner "Hansel and Gretel" trailer was linked here yesterday. It really does look terrible. OK, the witch's house made of candy looked pretty awesome but that was it.

    It reminded me of some of the terrible films Hugh Jackman made when HE was the superhero flavor of the moment, like "Van Helsing" and "Real Steel." I guess it's just Renner's turn to snap up some big paychecks for pure unadulterated crap.

    Have ANY of the films in that super-duper supernatural action flick genre been good? OK, I guess the Underworld movies weren't terrible, but League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (which came from decent source material) and Season Of The Witch (starring dreck-hound Nicholas Cage) stank to high heaven.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 5, 2012 4:29:07 PM

  5. I call bs on the goodie bag and cutesy note for the baby boys. Kids that age have no business on a commercial aircraft. None. Keep them home until they've been socialized, around age 6. Until then, let Grandma do the flying.

    Posted by: RWG | Sep 5, 2012 5:35:04 PM

  6. I agree with RWG, but more from the perspective of keeping the kids healthy. An airplane trip can be really hard on a kid's immune system, and a lot of kids get really severe ear pain. Some people might not have an option but most do.

    Posted by: Stefan | Sep 5, 2012 7:03:52 PM

  7. So is the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck cookbook going to have recipes on how to add dulce de leche sauce to Mister Softee soft-serve cones?

    Posted by: Matt | Sep 5, 2012 7:25:01 PM

  8. I always cringe when I hear loud (bad) kids in the waiting area before a flight

    Posted by: Billy | Sep 5, 2012 7:32:15 PM

  9. Just an FYI: there is no "Perth University", it should be "a Perth university" or "Perth's Curtin University".

    Posted by: Ben | Sep 5, 2012 10:57:06 PM

  10. "But seriously--what is the benefit of pouring money into this?"

    My awesome Dad was able to provide a very nice middle-class life for me and my siblings here in Los Angeles because he worked for a giant aerospace company in Canoga Park that was involved in the shuttles, the Saturn V rockets and other space technology.

    Multiply that x tens of thousands of people and that's a large base of people who buy homes, spend money on cars and buy toys like boats, which in turn drives manufacturing and sales in those sectors.

    Bottom line enough for you?

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Sep 6, 2012 10:24:06 AM

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