Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Morning update

+ Another new preview for "Cloverfield," the movie directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Drew Goddard that has everyone going crazy over its mysterious nature, has surfaced. And yes, people have already examined it closely in slo-mo, looking for clues on what kind of scary monster is wrecking havoc. Personally, as some other "Mystery Science Theater 3000" fans have said, I'm hoping it's Casual Friday Gamera:

+ If you have a gajillion American dollars and would like to get the perfect gift for the nerd who has everything, might I suggest this in-home theater set-up? I would like Patrick Stewart to be my cupholder -- and that's totally not a euphemism.

+ You know how parents never let their kids smoke crack anymore? Yeah, now they're not going to let their kids watch "Sesame Street" either. Bunch of wet blankets. As Virginia Heffernan wrote in her New York Times blog, The Medium, on Sunday:

"The earliest episodes of “Sesame Street” are available on digital video...According to an earnest warning on Volumes 1 and 2, “Sesame Street: Old School” is adults-only: 'These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.'”

If you watch this video preview on the "Sesame Street" site, you can kinda tell why. In a related story, Winnie the Pooh has been shown to inspire gluttony and an attraction to swine in toddlers:

3 comments:

Jessica said...

You know, I can see why, that "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12" song STILL gets stuck in my head TO THIS DAY. I wouldn't want to expose my children to that kind of catchiness.

Liz said...

Exactly! This is dangerous stuff we're dealing with.

SFG said...

Did you see the 'number nine cutie' counting song?