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The real reason that movies SUCK!

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A little perspective:

• E.T. phoned home for over a year.
• Star Wars screened for 44 weeks.
• Titanic floated for 41 weeks
• Back to the Future was in theaters for 37 weeks.
• Beverly Hills Cop played for 30 weeks.
• Rocky Horror is in a time warp of its own.

Can you imagine a major motion picture playing in theaters for more than six months these days? It’s not just unthinkable, it's outside the scheme of creating a movie that makes a good trailer and then advertising the hell out of it in order to plunder the pockets of the unsuspecting on the first weekend.


On a chirpier note, Beloved Girlfriend and I rented "Source Code" this weekend from our local vend-a-movie box. Damned fine bit o' science fiction. It has our blessing.


$3 billI shopped at the Three Dollar Store today. It was my regular grocery store but everything suddenly seems to cost three dollars.

The milk is three dollars, the bread is three dollars, the salad dressing is three dollars, the orange juice, the cheese, the spinach, the mouthwash, the antacids, the 'tater chips.... everything's fucking three dollars!

Did I miss something?



john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #60 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(60) 8-1-2011: The GOP breaks out the fiddles while the economy burns. The tune they favor is the "Screw The Poor and the Elderly" polka, and they're hitting the coda HARD.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Fox News is braying about anti-Christian bias in the media. Google says "Har-de-har-har!"

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Today's Google Chow.

He: Suppose every movie was essentially perfect, the kind that people kept going back to see again and again.

She: Yeah? So?

He: That means there would rarely be room for new movies and so the system would inevitably break down. In other words, Hollywood needs crappy movies in order to keep its people employed.

She: That's just crazy. Now hush! The movie's starting.

Movie: M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender".