If I were anywhere near Atlanta this weekend, nothing would keep me from this event. A bowling challenge between the MurrFurs and the USS Republic Klingons. Two geek subcultures going toe to … err … claw to claw on the lanes.
This is the kind of culture war that I think is a model of conflict resolution for us all.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) has become one of my favorite senators. Not only is he the bulldog chair of the Judiciary Committee, now he’s scheduled to perform a cameo role in the current Batman movie franchise. The sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins, the new movie is called The Dark Knight and is planned to be released in 2008.
Leahy has an interview in the Burlington Free Press describing his experience.