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Monday, May 09, 2005

Monday, Monday...

Normally I'm not a Monday poster because normally I have Monday's off and like to run errands. Today is different, so I'll post.

I hope all the mother's had a Happy Mother's Day and all the gentlemen here at least took a second to tell their moms and/or mother-like figures thank you for the time invested in our development.

BTW, I'm going to stop using small type on this blog because Curmudgeon can't see and god knows I don't want anyone to go blind. Speaking of which, I wonder what he's up to these days [link]

Moving on.

Super Size Me: I finally caught this on Showtime this morning. I think it's a must see for every man, women and child. I think its important that parents with kids watch this. I don't believe that knowing what you are putting in your body is a political issue and I hate those who tried to make this documentary out to be an anti-corporate propaganda machine.

It was nothing of the sort, it's a health documentary and the fact is that a lot of junk food is bad. I know this, everyone knows this. But it needed to be presented in a way that will make everyone look twice. The food industry has a lot of control over this country, far more than most people think.

It was so well done (I actually think it was better than Bowling for Columbine, which I thought was very good) that I'm really eager to see Morgan Spurlock's new project called 30 Days. It's coming on in June on FX and is described as [IMDB]:
An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days.

Sounds interesting. Spurlock, an NYU Film school graduate, appears to be one of the better filmmakers on the horizon.

Huffington Post: This super-blog debuted today and it's kind of...too much. I really don't think people who are trying to compete with the Drudge Report get the certain aspect that makes his site successful.

It's simple.

Sure his Drudge "exclusives" are maybe 30% accurate but the site is fairly easy to navigate whether he's full of shit or not. Not too much to scroll down. It's much like the AP Wire I read at work. Recent news at the top, pretty much everything I want to see is on the first page. I'm done.

The Huffington Post and SPLOID! are both noble efforts but the front page is too much. In Huffington's case, the front page just goes everywhere. It's like a newspaper on crack. Hidden in there is a very nice piece from John Cusack or Hunter S. Thompson [link] and a Vanity Fair piece on disgraced former phony White House press corresspondent/gay escort Jeff Gannon/Guckert [link]. SPLOID! is just too deep. It scrolls down several pages. They need to use a right-side link package to older news.

Either way I'll link both soon, I need to add several links to the blogroll.

Liveblogging The Huffington Post [Defamer]
The Huffington Post: Famous People, Open Mouths [Gawker]

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