The Bad Review Revue

A Lot Like Love: "To call A Lot Like Love 'dead in the water' is an insult to water." -- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES The Amityville Horror: "How dare anyone put this piece of crap in front of me? How dare anyone put it in front of you?" -- Stephanie Zacharek, SALON.COM xXx - State of the Union: "So primitive,

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Newer Rule

Matt Haughey invented a new Internet rule. I did not know we could do that. I assumed that new Internet rules had be approved by the W3 foundation or Al Gore or the Gnomes of Z

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URL ABCs

I want to drive a phenomenal amount of traffic to my site, but I don't want to go through the bother of writing something funny or clever or thought provoking. So maybe I'll try my hand at spawning a blogmeme instead. These are my URL ABCs:A is for angel.net/~nic/slate.cgi - I love Slate. I hate ads. Nic Wolff's filter =

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See Ya

News ... on the march!Syrian Troops Say Farewell to Lebanon Syria ended its 29-year military presence in Lebanon today with a farewell ceremony near their shared border ...Hahaha. Yeah I bet that shindig was a hoot. Like a retirement party for a coworker that no one liked. I can see the Syrians opening their "We'll Miss You!" greeting card and

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Reality Bites

Occasionally large, heavy objects fall on both my wife and our remote control, simultaneously turning on the TV and immobilizing The Queen, leaving her no choice but to watch some of the worst television programs ever aired. Or so she would have me believe when I wander into the living room and find her riveted to The Swan or American

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Repopelican

New pope intervened against Kerry in US 2004 election campaign:German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican theologian who was elected Pope Benedict XVI, intervened in the 2004 US election campaign ordering bishops to deny communion to abortion rights supporters including presidential candidate John Kerry. In a June 2004 letter to US bishops enunciating principles of worthiness for communion recipients, Ratzinger specified

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The Twelve Man / Thirteen Man Problem

If you enjoy Sam Loyd, you may also want to check out my post Sam Loyd's Trick Mules. - MB Every few years the "twelve man / thirteen man" puzzle makes its way around the Internet. And every time I see it I am baffled. If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here. That's an animated gif, so

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Good Luck With That

The Queen overhears a conversation between two 50-ish women at the bus stop:Woman 1: The next time I marry, it's gonna be to a Christian. Woman 2: Oh? Woman 1: Uh-huh. I already have him picked out and everything. Woman 2: Really? Why haven't I heard you mention him before? Woman 1: Well, he doesn't know it yet. Also, he

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Marketplace Music And The Next Weekend Debate

Who picks the music on Marketplace? I listen to two radio stations: the independent and kick-ass KEXP, and our local NPR affiliate. Curiously, I often hear the same bands on each: Death Cab For Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Yo La Tango, Stereophonic. KEXP plays this stuff 'round the clock, but I also here it wedged between stories on NPR's otherwise staid

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