Snowball, the Tweeting feral cat @Utferalcat, has provided some needed comic relief amid a generally horrific legislative session. Who is Snowball? All we really know is that he uses a BlackBerry and has encouraged other Tweeters like UTFieldMice who support HB477 because they don’t think their conversations with legislators are any business of feral cats. Snowball, however, is glad that his love letters to Holly on the Hill are protected. He confirms he has “tiger blood,” like Charlie Sheen, and while he equates “feral” with “freedom,” he also notes, “The Senate is shooting down House immigration bills like they were feral animals at a Patrick Henry Caucus cottage meeting.”
Edit The King’s Speech? You’ve gotta be kidding. No, this isn’t a Utah idea. A few in Utah tried the film editing route before and ended up having to close after being threatened with lawsuits. In this case, the distributor—The Weinstein Company—wants to turn the film into a PG-13 version to make more money by taking out the F-bomb that the king’s therapist used as an anti-stuttering tool. The national debate surrounding the editing is about the censorship issue, which Weinstein rejects. They own the film, and after all—it’s just business, stupid. Unless it’s art.