xah writes, The days are past when Dungeons and Dragons was blamed for bewitching
the children with Satanic evil. Now commentators have discovered a new,
emerging threat. The Washington Post runs an article on Harry Potter’s effect on the next generation. Under
his influence they are said to be turning into “dweebs.” Kids are running around
wearing capes. Most children today are spoiled “little nerds.” It has
become cool to read books. The problem, according to Hank Stuever, the
article’s author, is that the Harry Potter phenomenon represents a
betrayal of the good old values: rebellion, elitism, and “unattainable
sexiness,” and an embrace of questionable, newly prominent qualities:
intelligence, sensitivity, and blandness. I take Stuever’s point, but
is that really so bad?
This oddball movie has a pre-Star Trek William Shatner starring as a completely pure soul. Feel free to “read more” and learn if it’s worth your valuable time.
Tickets to Lord of the Rings are on sale now for
selected showings in selected theaters in
selected cities. I’ve got my tickets, now you go
This loss isn’t as great as losing David
Duchovny, but the newest recurring character
just stepped out for the season. Lucy
Lawless is pregnant, and her publicist
reports she won’t be returning to The X-Files.
There’s another thread that will never by tied
up. (At least, not this season.)
Just in time for holiday rentals and purchases. Be sure to include your top five!
Don’t make me get Prime Directive on yo ass. Click “Read More.”
The second part of the season premier aired last
night. You know the drill.