"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Links of the Day

Spider-Man 4 Villains Cast? - New rumors from the movie that are supposedly confirmed by "sources close to the film. The first is that John Malkovich will play The Vulture, who is essentially an old flying man prone to grand larceny. Anne Hathaway would play the sexy thief and potential love interest Black Cat, aka Felicity Hardy. Think Catwoman as the two are nearly identical character, main difference being hair color (white vs. black). I have my doubts but seeing Anne Hathaway in a skin tight costume would be worth the price of admission.

The Tetris God - Silly but amusing video about who chooses the pieces that come in Tetris, often to aggravating results.

Top 10 Sci-Fi Disappointments of the Decade - From IO9.com, a list of sci-fi ideas that fell flat despite high expectations (and hope). Examples include The Hulk, Superman Returns, Firefly, Heroes, and more.

Tea Party Tops Poll - A new poll suggests that the formation of a third party based on the "Tea Party" movement could succeed. In a Rasmussen poll among likely voters, 36% were Democrat, 23% Tea Party, 18% Republican and 22% undecided. Of note is in that 18%, 70% have a favorable opinion of the movement suggesting chance for growth. In the undecideds, 43% have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Basically, for the first time a third party could form and completely fracture the GOP. On top of that, it could draft enough votes from undecideds and Democrats that they could at least make a few elections interesting. Personally I think the movement is so extreme that once people realized the party was really a bunch of slogans without any real ideas or plans with a refusal to compromise on anything, that the party may sound nice but their ability to do anything useful is unlikely.

As the World Turns Cancelled - After 54 year old CBS soap opera is ending in September. This will leave only six soap operas on the air with cancellation rumors circling for other operas. Every soon it will end of a television era as television stations opt for using those time slots for cheaper syndicated talk show programs or commercials.

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