Good News! Principal Photography Will Commence Next Month

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:

"Someone Remake 'Escape from New York,' Please."

—Film writer Gerardo Valero, Roger, December 5th.

"Manhattan Apartment Rents Drop for a Third Straight Month."

— Headline at (appropriately enough), yesterday.

Meanwhile, "Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went down to Washington, D.C. today to meet with President Barack Obama, emerging emboldened that a 'progressive movement' was sweeping the nation," the New York Observer's spinoff "Politicker" Website reports today. The backlash in response in the article's comment section is astonishing and well worth your time perusing -- but hey, Newsweek assured me the country had already gone full socialist, back in January of 2009. They were telling the truth, right?

I swear, if I thought Newsweek was lying to me, I'd flush my copy down the toilet at once!