Got Yourself a Gub Edition
Todays links of interest:
- What would Jack Bauer do?
A Canadian judge pisses off not just Antonin Scalia by dissing Jack Bauer, but no doubt the creators of "24." What better revenge than the little scenario that we offered for next season?
- Watergate at 35: Shepard Explains How ‘Woodstein’ Did It
Ah, this summer is filled with many anniversaries. Watergate, getting your home phone number published in Playboy…
- Online Sales Lose Steam
Apparently, we’re doing more of the bricks-and-mortar thing. Hmm, does that mean we were bucking the trend with our online activities this weekend?
- Movie theaters handing patrons shush buttons
Lest you think this is purely Operation Turn Off The Cell Phones, Dammit, think again. You can also help save the world: "One patron per showtime in each theater may be given a pager, which has four glow-in- the-dark buttons to report a sound or picture problem, piracy or "other disturbance," which can be anything from loud talking to gross littering."
- Older Women on TV
Will we see the dawn of the era when Jack Nicholson and Kevin Costner and others actually co-star with women who aren’t young enough to be their granddaughters?
- Sivaji hits screens; first day, first show for Jaya-India-The Times of India
"The movie has been released in 17 theatres in Chennai and in over 500 cinema houses all over the state. Tickets for the movie have been sold out for the next three weeks." Man, you forget that the rest of the world has different standards of success, don’t you. For those who are interested, the Indian superstar’s last film has been playing continuously for over 800 days.
- Doing more with less
Short stories make movies too. Or something like that.