Kerry does a 180: So Can Middendorf talk now?

The Interwebs are abuzz this morning with news that John Kerry may indeed have finally signed his Form 180. See Michelle, Ed, and Kevin for more.
Here’s the question I have: does the fact that he has signed and submitted (when/if he actually submits it) the Form 180 allow those with knowledge of his service to go on-the-record publicly?
I refer specifically to the broad hints that we heard right before the election that Kerry may have received a less-than-honorable discharge, and that former Secretary of the Navy William Middendorf might confirm that — but couldn’t because doing so would be a crime.
If he signs the 180, does that let Middendorf (or anyone else) talk?

Instant Films: Making movies in 48 hours

If you’re in the LA area tonight, consider dropping by LA Center Studios to check out Instant Films, an intriguing film festival / contest in which filmmakers are given 48 hours to go from concept to finished product.
The contestants were given a story idea Thursday night, submitted their scripts yesterday, and by now should be putting the finishing touches on their films for presentation tonight. And yes, they’re blogging the experience (natch).
Tickets are $10 online and the event is at the LA Center Studios on 450 S. Bixel.
An old friend is competing in this evening’s edition, and it sounds like a blast. I unfortunately can’t make it, but that shouldn’t stop you!

HufPo Discovers Truth In Advertising

From The Huffington Post’s User Service Agreement:
“WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED IN THIS SERVICE OR AVAILABLE THOUGH LINKS IN THIS SERVICE.”
Honesty is good! CBS, NYT, etc., please take notes.
And if you haven’t read the full user agreement, you should, because I suspect there may be a quiz. And because, well…damn.
P.S.: To my deep dismay, a full week into the launch and Ms. A hasn’t had her minions add HufPo to the Ecosystem. So I did it for her. Stay tuned here and let’s see how they evolve.
P.P.S.: But no SiteMeter counter! Come on, Arianna, show us your traffic…