Date Archives September 2003

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I know this guy Cameron. He works at a movie theatre, a multiplex. The other day, he received the following message from the theatre's publicist: For publicity and piracy combating reasons, Warner Bros. is going ahead with plans to release The Matrix Revolutions simultaneously on…

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Jon and I and some friends saw Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl Friday night. They played "Creep." As with all major shows in Los Angeles, it was a Hollywood clusterfuck. We spotted Danny DeVito, Alison Janney, Haley Joel Osment, John Larroquette (?!), Tobey Maguire, Alyssa…

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At Michigan they spray paint a rock on campus before big games. Let's say you wander into Ann Arbor and they spray paint The Rock. What happens? "In the most loving way possible, I stick the can straight up their asses and say, 'You're welcome.'"…

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The combo meals at the Northwest fast food chain Taco Time include "Mexican" food, a soft drink and Mexi-Fries…which are tater tots. Serving fries with "Mexican" food is not unheard of. The Del Taco fast food chain here in southern California serves fries with "Mexican"…

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The popularity of upscale crypts is a boon for the death industry, which is a pretty stagnant business. The number of deaths per year is growing but not by much. — The Wall Street Journal 09.24.03 Is that the same face on both posters?

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The Montana Family Coalition is planning a media campaign against the television show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, claiming that it is "trash" and shouldn't be on television. "To me, that's not a reality show about gay people," said the coalition's executive director Julie…

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87 billion dollars. BILLION! Maybe I'm totally missing the point of Bush's request, but shouldn't we worry about improving the standard of living in our own country before we go about improving it elsewhere? I live in a state that is the world's fifth largest…

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If the Transportation Security Administration at LAX insists on inspecting every piece of checked luggage, could it at least demarcate with stickers that aren't so sticky? The hot pink tags currently in use are ridiculously tough to peel off luggage cleanly. What happened in the…

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Cliché #3011: Commenting on how MTV doesn't play music videos anymore. Let it go already, people. Like movie trailers, videos are all available online nowadays. Moreover, VH1 was born "Video Hits One" and no one seems to care that it no longer plays any hit…

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