Sep
18
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, It’s Hard To Argue Against This edition.

Assessment: true, alas.

The rule of thumb is that pop culture comes back around every twenty years — much like the ravenous Pennywise who awakens every twenty-seven years to feed.

In fact, contemplating It as a metaphor for nostalgia itself kind of works.

Sep
15
2017
4

*Finally* saw ‘It.’

Short version: It – heh – Did Not Suck! Always nice when that happens with a Stephen King movie. If you like the book, this adaptation will not grate on you.  Even if you were originally raising an eyebrow at how they broke up the book.

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Sep
14
2017
2

As God is my witness, I plan to go watch “It” tomorrow.

If I don’t see it tomorrow, I won’t get a chance until next week.  Besides: third time’s the charm, right?  I mean, technically I could have not actually gotten my new phone Wednesday, and maybe I could have rushed to the theater today and left my newly-fixed computer in the car, but either way it seemed more grownup to not try to force my schedule to conform. But tomorrow is free and clear, so I can go see It.  Surely this will be possible.

Surely.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I’m quite keen to see what happens tomorrow, too.  I’m worried that it’s going to be a meteor strike, or something. Not that a meteor strike wouldn’t be cool, but I’d rather that I not endanger others in all of this.

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Sep
12
2017
3

Gonna go see “It” tomorrow.

Was half-thinking about seeing it tonight, but I got very little sleep last night and I probably should get some more before I drive anywhere.  You know how that goes.  Anyway, I hear that It is excellent, which is nice; Stephen King movies can be a little hit or miss sometimes.

I do wonder who they’re going to cast for the adults in the sequel — and since the movie had a 120-125 million dollar opening weekend, it’s going to get a sequel — and whether they’re going to be well-known or not.  I’ve been reading arguments either way on this today, and I don’t know which I prefer, either. Although I wish that we had had the foresight to stick Harry Anderson in a cryogenic vault so that he could reprise his Richie Tozier role.  Shoot, it might have even worked out better for Anderson that way.

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Aug
28
2017
3

Some clips from the upcoming “IT” movie.

I rather badly want this movie to not suck. I mean, I REALLY want this movie not to suck. IT is maybe the best Stephen King book I’ve ever read.

But it could suck.  And that’s what worries me.  The casting looks good, but the entire first movie is literally about children being menaced and threatened, which is pretty raw stuff for modern audiences (even if they take out That Scene From The Book).  But if the movie hesitates on putting those kids through the wringer, it’s going to suck.  Horribly.

Please God, don’t let it suck.

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Jul
27
2017
1

The New “It” trailer that I can’t actually watch yet.

My kids got seriously weirded out by the last It trailer, you see.  So I have to take MovieWeb’s word for it that this one is equally scary.  I gotta get them dressed for a dental appointment in a little bit; I’ll catch up on it then.  Until then… ‘enjoy.’

Moo hoo bwah hah.

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Mar
29
2017
3

The “It” trailer.

This is, pardon the pun, going to be a monster at the box office.

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Dec
19
2013
7

“Nonsensical in all dimensions:” healthcare.gov about to switch #obamacare web hosts.

Oh, dear. This seems… ill-timed.

Some technical experts are perplexed at the U.S. government’s plan to switch web hosts for its new health insurance portal, HealthCare.gov, in the midst of an expected last-minute rush to beat a March 31 enrollment deadline for 2014 coverage.

Switching hosts is not in and of itself a huge risk if it is done carefully and with lots of preparation, according to technical experts interviewed by Reuters. It is the timing of the highly complex maneuver that is risky. If there are problems, the website could become sluggish or even unusable for anyone trying to enroll.

The government is tempting fate, they said.

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