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Gritty Thomas the Tank Engine Reboot — In this hyperrealistic reimagining of the classic children's franchise to be led by famed director Michael Bay, we learn of a locomotive factory in Steam Age England whose products work better than anyone else's. Too well, as it is revealed that the brilliant but unscrupulous designer of factory's products has been implanting actual human brains, creating intelligent human-industrial-equipment cyborgs.

Thomas Clay is a young petty thief who wakes up one day to find himself in the body of a steam locomotive. He wasn't supposed to retain his identity, but he has—and the other cyborg locomotives are beginning to "awaken" too. As angry transportation equipment rampages through England, can a bitter Thomas overcome his own appetite for destruction and revenge? Can he convince the other locomotives to do the same?

Earth vs. Those Little Packages of Desiccant That You Find In Packages Nowadays — A classic summer horror flick in which those little packages of desiccant that you find in packages nowadays are revealed to be sentient for some reason, and for some reason they start attacking people. I guess they make everyone's skin really dry and that makes people shrivel up or something. Samuel L. Jackson leads a small band of small-town Americans who are fighting those little packages of desiccant that you find in packages nowadays, but how can our heroes defeat an enemy that they are not allowed to eat?

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009Potential Forest Service Nominee Could Undermine New Roadless Policies:

Last month, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack called a halt to the implementation of Bush administration roadless rules that would have overturned the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, an administrative action by President Clinton that protected 60 million acres of national forest land from logging and other development.

The Vilsack decision requires that the department approve individual plans in roadless areas, excepting Idaho which had already been allowed to implement its own plan. Now enter Colorado, and potential Forest Service head Harris Sherman. Sherman is currently executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Colorado has also been pushing ahead with it's own roadless plan. […]

The problem for many environmentalist, hunters, and fishers is that the Colorado plan, which has been largely shaped by Sherman, could seriously undermine conservation efforts in the state.

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