W. Blaine Dowler
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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
The way I see it, you have two options. You can
click “read more” and find out what exactly I
have to say about this movie, or you can just
save yourself some time and go buy tickets. I
should note now that I’ve never read the books.
The second part of the season premier aired last
night. You know the drill.
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.)
Anonymous Coward writes, Two new reboot movies will be airing on YTV in the coming weeks. Tommorrow the 18th at 4:00 eastern/pacific and then again on the 25th. It’s good to see mainframe is keeping busy these days. Check www.ytv.com for movie details
quecojones writes, I just heard about the new teaser trailer for Episode II (Mystery) and decided to try to view it. Bad idea. :( I went over to the Star Wars web site and learned that I had to have my Episode I DVD in my DVD-ROM drive and go to dvd.starwars.com to view it. I did and the download started OK (The DVD in the DVD- ROM drive and QuickTime v5.02 is required). About halfway through the trailer, my browser (IE v6.0) crashed. :( I have QuickTime Pro v5.02 installed and I had the DVD in my DVD-ROM drive… WTF?!?!? Tomorrow we’re supposed to be able to view the 2+ minute trailer of Episode II that plays before the Harry Potter movie… I’m not very optimistic about being able to view it. Is it just me or are other people having this problem? I’d check it myself, but the DVD-ROM is in the Linux box, so I doubt I can even try. I will be at Harry Potter on Saturday, though.