A few things.
A few weeks ago, on a mission Paul and I undertook to have a drink at every bar on Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush and the docks, we saw a huge storefront that said WE IMPORT IRAQI DATES - GET IRAQI DATES HERE. We thought it was weird; here's the story. It was an experiment to see if there's any normalcy in US-Iraq trade relations 3 years after the "lifting of sanctions." Answer: no. (The guy who ran it, like Oded, has a Jewish Iraqi grandparent.)
Only the good die young.
A few of my thoughts on Apocalypto.