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On Michael Crichton's 'Sphere': The Power of Positive Thinking

As I recall things, at the end of Congo the survivors get in a big balloon and float away over the jungle. At the end of Sphere the survivors get in a big diving bell and float away to the surface of the ocean. Michael Crichton was maybe half a notch above Dan Brown.

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 1:01 pm 1

On The 17 Best Failed TV Shows Of The 80s (As Judged By Their Openings)

The Kim Richards who is Paris Hilton's aunt, you mean? Then yes.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm 0

On The 17 Best Failed TV Shows Of The 80s (As Judged By Their Openings)

I mean, really, if someone really had to set out to kill a costar of Pam Dawber's, I can think of at least one much better candidate.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm 0

On The 17 Best Failed TV Shows Of The 80s (As Judged By Their Openings)

Also, "Crime Story" most definitely *WAS* a f'ing great show.

And how are ya gonna talk about Jon-Erik Hexum and not mention Rebecca Shaeffer, the other great tragedy of 80s TV?

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm 1

On The 17 Best Failed TV Shows Of The 80s (As Judged By Their Openings)

I love that one of the scenes from those "Voyagers" credits takes place on that collapsing bridge that could put itself back together that was a part of the Universal Studios tour-ride in the seventies. And may well still be, for all I know.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm 1

On The Worst, Most Darkly Hilarious Thing to Ever Happen on Twitter

Am I the only person who doesn't get this? What's so bad about it, or so funny? I don't know if this woman's Twitter account is personal or professional and thus have no idea if this guy's response is unwarranted. Either way, none of it seems earth-shattering either way--what am I missing?

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm 0

On Finally, Again, Permanently, Stop Writing "Lede"

And quit calling majuscule and miniscule letters "uppercase" and "lowercase"! Come on, when was the last time you saw anyone reach into a type drawer? So what if a word used to have a reasonable meaning or purposefully distinctive spelling, it must be stamped out immediately after that meaning becomes obsolete! I mean, apparently. According to the Awl.

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm 1

On Poor 'Scott Pilgrim': Michael Cera Scares The Olds and Irritates The Youngs

I also LOVED the movie. Didn't expect to, just went 'cause I'll watch anything with high production values. And I LOVED it, walked out grinning from ear to ear, laughed and laughed. And I'm fucking 42.

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm 0

On Oh Yes, I Vaguely Recall the Name "Valerie Plame"

I can't believe they didn't use that Decemberists song in the trailer. What a tragic missed opportunity.

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 11:04 am 0

On 'Kids,' 15 Years Later

Easily one of the worst movies I have ever endured. Don't apologize for being English, Adam Taylor--apologize for reminding me that I once sat all the way through this stupid piece of shit movie.

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm 0