Academy Awards Quiz

Academy Awards warmup. For each tagline, name the corresponding motion picture which won an Oscar as "Best Picture". "His Triumph Changed The World Forever."[answer]"A Nervous Romance."[answer]"The first casualty of war is innocence."[answer]"The shadow of this woman darkened their love."[answer]"... look closer."[answer]"It's all about women---and their men!"[answer] "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."[answer] "A Thousand Hours of Hell For

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Shareholder Meeting

Let me ask you a question. Say that you were a shareholder in a big corporation -- heck, just to be topical let's call that company "Enron". And let's say that the CEO of this company launched a number of enormous initiatives, projects which would require untold amounts of manpower and money. And I mean "untold" in the literal sense:

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Judge Joe Brown

How to win on daytime tv's Judge Joe Brown. Judge Joe Brown: [to plaintiff] Okay, now let me talk to you for a moment, because, frankly, I think your story has a lot of holes in it. You say that the defendant, here, came over to your house, unprovoked, and broke your nose, so you're seeking $1000 in medical costs.

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Book Review Barbs

If you are an author and have recently written a bad book, please send me a review copy so that I may use the following Dorthy Parker-esque zingers.Your novel profoundly moved me: thirty pages into it I gave up and opted for a stroll.This book had me overcome with sensation and put tears in my eyes. But, then, paper cuts

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Pollack

Yesterday evening I attended The Pollack/Hodgman Interviews at the Richard Hugo House. The titular "Pollack/Hodgman" were Neal Pollack and John Hodgman, both of whom are affiliated with The Phenomenon That Is McSweeneys. More to the point, Pollack's book The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature has just been published in paperback by Harper Perennial, which means they are flinging him

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Ted Rall

I used to really enjoy the cartoonist Ted Rall. But these days he seems to be having an increasingly difficult time figuring out where humor ends and where asshollery begins.

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Pictures of the Year

How good are the photographs on the Pictures of the Year International website? So good that I'm going to link to them, despite the fact that Kottke featured them on his homepage and, therefore, I know that you've already seen 'em. That's how good they are.

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Teenage Girls … On The Bus!

TGOTB1: Hey, I'm goin' to that Sonics Game wit you guys. TGOTB2 [alarmed]: What?! TGOTB1 [alarmed that TGOTB2 is alarmed]: What? Uh, I said I'm, uh, going to that Sonics game with you. TGOTB2: Oh. Oh. Hah, I thought you said you were going to a "Science Thing" with me. [Both girls laugh with relief now that the misunderstanding has

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