November 16th, 2006

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Government ends hunger.

The Department of Agriculture has decided that "hunger" isn't accurate.  Henceforth, it will be refered to as "very low food security".  Really.

"I'm hungry!"  "No, you're just insecure.  You should be more confident about your food situation."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-hunger16nov16,1,1803133.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
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Martian Manhunter on Smallville!

Tonight's "Smallville" introduced a new character with Superman's abilities and more, who has a liking for Oreo cookies.  That can only be one person.

The assumption has been that if there's a successor to "Smallville", it would be a Superman series, but from the way they've been introducing Justice League characters, I think a JL series may be next, probably treated in the same plainclothes style as "Smallville".  That would give them a lot more material to work with than just the life of Clark.  I expect the last JL member to be introduced will be Bruce Wayne, before either moving on to a JL series or using the creation of the Justice League as a high point to end the Smallville franchise for good.