Wednesday, May 17, 2006

News Dump!

I've found several good news stories today, but none of them are interesting enough to yield an entire post's worth of mumbojumbo and hullabaloo. Here's the skinny.
  • The first screenings of The DaVinci Code popped up yesterday, and for people who love silly haircuts, the news is not good.
    • At Cannes, one scene during the film, meant to be serious, elicited prolonged laughter from the audience, and when the credits rolled, there was no applause, only a few catcalls and hisses. Things were no better Stateside, where the film screened for critics in New York. The Hollywood Reporter headlined its review, "'Da Vinci Code' an unwieldy, bloated puzzle."

  • The first winner of Survivor is going to Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison for tax evasion. Luckily for him, he's going to enjoy it. Richard Hatch will be spending 51 months in Fire-Island Correctional Facility. Note to self: Apparently people take notice when you don't pay taxes on money you made in front of 30 million people.

  • Headline: "NAACP Sues Nebraska." It's a start. I guess you have to whack away at the small fish before moving on to bigger problems: Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, the Ku Klux Klan, Cracker Barrel Restaurants, Quick Draw McGraw, Colonel Sanders and the KFC chain, Yosemite Sam, and any other southern archetype I haven't thought of.

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