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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080313/ap_en_mo/film_harry_potter;_ylt=AvumyN1OtrY2ZSiSX.mPEaFX24cA Producers are expected to announce Thursday that J.K. Rowling’s last “Potter” installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” will be split into two parts on the big screen. The first movie will consist entirely of camping.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080222/ap_on_el_pr/democrats_debate_27 You’d think that a (pre-)Presidential contest between a strong woman and a charismatic black man would excite and enthuse me, but I’m heartily sick of both candidates already, and there’s another 9 months of this left to go. Hillary, plainly, is unelectable – she’s simply pushed too many buttons in the past, and wouldn’t […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080213/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_steroids_clemens_153 I’m not sure how baseball doping allegations ever became a story of national import, but here we are with a bumper crop of HGH headlines. The politicians involved seem to be loving both the limelight this engenders, and the glee of being able to accuse big name “heroes” of lying and cheating. A little […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_en_ce/people_amy_winehouse_7 A video of Amy Winehouse shows the Grammy-nominated singer smoking … something. In grainy footage obtained by British tabloid The Sun, Winehouse, 24, is seen inhaling fumes from some sort of pipe reportedly hours before showing up for husband Blake Fielder-Civil’s court appearance in London on Friday… She sits down and, before lighting the […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080118/ap_on_bi_ge/amtrak_labor_6 Amtrak reached a deal with nine labor unions, averting a possible strike at the end of this month, the passenger railroad announced Friday. I’ve travelled pretty extensively on Amtrak in the last year. Trust me when I tell you that, had there been a strike, you wouldn’t have noticed a decline in service.

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Justice Reigns: Stumble Troll BANNED by SU | Collective Thoughts

http://collective-thoughts.com/2008/01/16/justice-reigns-stumble-troll-banned-by-su/ I don’t usually involve myself in flame wars, but this seems to be an anti-SU day for me. There’s currently a lot of fuss about some Stumbler sending “death threats” in the form of one of the TravisKab-istes style dismissals. While these are not my favourite pithy remark, to see them as menacing action-items […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070828/ap_en_ot/odd_miss_teen_south_carolina_1;_ylt=ApFHTMC.wzXJXTJksLLE7w0E1vAI Intellectually-deficient American teen beauty pageant contestant (and boy, aren’t there a whack of redundancies in there) flubs a question about geography. Or geographic philosophy and American pedagogy, anyway: …She was again asked why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a map. “I would love to re-answer that question,” Upton said. “Well personally, […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070824/en_nm/lust_dc_1;_ylt=AnqliMwtcCFvm49Wss.O7OgE1vAI The Motion Picture Assn. of America’s ratings board cited the film’s graphic sexuality for its decision. A source said too many of the film’s sex scenes violated the ratings board’s unwritten rules (like the number of allowable pelvic thrusts, for example) to make an appeal possible. “The number of allowable pelvic thrusts“?! I love […]

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http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_atomic/deathsentence/medium.html I’m making my way through the current stock of movie trailers, trying to see if there’s anything worth picking out of the ooze. I tend to do this once every couple of months, and an inadvertent effect of watching them all en masse is that themes start to emerge. One memorable session saw something […]

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http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/10000bc/trailer1/ It was a time when man and beast were untamed and the mighty mammoth roamed the earth. OK, sounds interesting. I’ll read on: A time when ideas and beliefs were born that forever shaped mankind. Hmm. Not sure about that bit, with exceptions being made for the invention of fire or spears. 10,000 B.C. […]

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