Games: Lord of the Rings, The Confrontation

As anyone who ever played the Atari 2600 version of E.T. will testify, games based on movies tend to suck. And nowhere is this more evident than the world of board games, where every blockbuster harbingers a remainder shelf at Kaybee Toys filled with hastily thrown together "Game Of Life" knockoffs rechristened with the movie's title. You can always spot

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Movies: 8 Mile

After a week of listening to me rave about Spirited Away, my wife resolved to go see it for herself. She and a friend trekked to the local dollar theater to see the seven o'clock showing, and, after checking the listings, I figured what the heck: I'd tag along and catch 8 Mile, which was playing at roughly the same

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Bad Neighbor

CNN - While testifying at a Senate committee hearing in Washington, CIA Director George Tenet was asked whether North Korea had a ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. West Coast. "I think the declassified answer, is yes, they can do that," Tenet said. Oh fabulous -- I just bought a house here in Seattle, and I'm sure that's gonna

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Greenspan Sees Shadow, Predicts Six More Weeks of Low Interest Rates

With members of Congress gathered in front of his Washington DC residence, Alan Greenspan emerged from his home this morning and saw his own shadow, thereby predicting six more weeks of low interest rates. "Some have said that deficit spending will drive interest rates up," said Speaker of the House Denny Hastert immediately following the ceremony. "But Alan Greenspan, seeing

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No, Don’t Be Chicken Again!

So anyway, The Queen and I were in the car, listing to a NPR quiz show. (We were also driving somewhere. I don't want to give you the impression that we just sit out in the car and listen to NPR quiz shows.) One of the multiple-choice questions was something along the lines of "In 1962 President Kennedy formed the

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War Protest

My name is George W. Bush. You tried to assassinate my father. Prepare to die. (If anyone knows who created this image, let me know -- I'd love to give 'im the credit he deserves.)

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Week! Off!

The Adventures of Pluto Nash has been released on DVD, so I'm taking a week off and will return on the 10th. In the meantime, go read this guy.

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