MSNBC is reporting that Saddam Hussein's sentence—death by hanging—will be carried out as early as today, and television execs are discussing how to cover it "tastefully," and whether that includes broadcasting it. Personally, I think we should have insisted he was put in a den with lions and made it available on pay-per-view. Hanging is so old school, you know? Kind of a ratings dud.

You know what's more worrying than everything George Orwell said coming true? When everything George Carlin said starts coming true.

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