October 3rd, 2004


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Shaun of the Dead is a pretty amusing flick, and in fact, the best zombie movie of the year. And I don't just say this because we get good old-fashioned shambling slow zombies. Well worth seeing.

Trailers tomorrow or so.

This afternoon, hit a craft show run by the City Paper (amusingly called Crafty Bastards.) Show was interesting and vaguely entertaining, but the real reason to go was to ambush one of my close friends from high school who was peddling her wares there. Very keen! We will scheme to do dinner, you know, once I have any clue what schedule I will be working at what job where. After that, let me tell you, I'll be a regular goddamn social butterfly.

Oh, and I got to see the other person I knew there too, so the whole trip was a success.

Kara-oke scheme taking shape, slowly. Keep Friday the 15th wide open.

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New movie trailers seen recently:
* Blade: Trinity - The trailer *opens* with a shot of Parker Posey as a vampire. And it only gets *better*. Can't wait.
* The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Guys, you had me at Wes Anderson. Adding in Willem Dafoe only sweetens the deal.
* Seed of Chucky - Is it OK to feel bad for Jennifer Tilly? Because I do. On the other hand, best cameo in a trailer *evar*.
* A Series of Unfortunate Events - uh, maybe. I never read the books, so I have no attachment there, and Jim Carrey isn't usually a big draw for me. We'll see what reviewers say.
* Shark Tale - I was only OK with this movie when it was called Finding Nemo.
* Surviving Christmas - Longer trailer isn't helping you, guys.
* Unleashed - OK, dude. It's Jet Li kicking people, so, good deal there. But really. Didn't you make the same movie when you made The Professional and La Femme Nikita? Branch out a little! (Though, always good to see Bob Hoskins again. And did Morgan Freeman just really need rent money or what?)

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"The American public gets most of its news from television, and it doesn't get enough. The evening news is 20 minutes long - nowhere near long enough to tell Americans what's going on in their own country, let alone anywhere else. One of the reasons America is hated around the world is because we're ignorant of everyone else's problems, and that's partly our fault. Television provides too little foreign news."
-Andy Rooney

60 Minutes had a great report on the children of baby boomers, and what their generation will be like.

A reporter's notes on leaving Baghdad.

There is a need to understand the mind of a terrorist.

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Global warming means more hurricanes.

Without regular shuttle visits, the space station is filling up with, well, trash.

Johnny Depp voted as the epitome of cool.

Fametracker.com drops a fame audit bomb on Robert De Niro.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.
Bonus: ten things about eBay.