Monday, October 23, 2017

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Grammar

Premiere or Premier? Will the Force Be With You?

A certain popular science fiction/fantasy franchise will debut its latest film on Friday: but will that event be a premiere or premier? I've lost count of how many people have referred to the upcoming “premier” of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, they're using the wrong form of the word. Premiere...
Television

Even Netflix Chops Closing Credits These Days

Remember when every show ended with closing credits? If so, you probably have a good memory. First off, I'd like you to watch something you probably haven't seen in a long time: actual closing credits for a television program. This particular program is from The Price Is Right, but it...
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday 6: 9 Colors Named After People

Here are some random links I ran across this week that I hope you'll enjoy. Let's begin. 1. A Swim with a View This won't be your grandfather's swimming hole. The luxury apartment complex Embassy Gardens in London is planning the world's first “Sky Pool.” The pool will allow residents...
Tech & The Web

Couple Claims Facebook Barred Them Over Last Name

An Arizona couple says their last name is causing a controversy that's keeping them off Facebook. What's in a name? For Facebook, apparently, the opportunity to spam or hide behind presumed fake identities. Let's face it: there are plenty of clearly fake identities on Facebook, despite the fact that the...
Television

Are Spoilers Ruining TV?

Thanks to behind-the-scenes gossip and a bevy of entertainment shows that reveal every backstage development before it moves onstage, it's time to ask: Are spoilers ruining TV? You see a dramatic, exciting promo for your favorite television show. There's some terrible calamity, a gloom-and-doom scenario, waiting for the cast to...
EntertainmentHot Topics

Sony Scraps Plans for ‘The Interview’ Premiere

Sony Pictures made the controversial decision Wednesday afternoon to scrap plans for the big premiere of its film The Interview amid concerns about security threats. The studio released the following statement about the decision, Huffington Post reported: In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to...
Life

Famous ‘Ferris Bueller Glass House’ Sells for $1.06M

The famous Ferris Bueller glass house where Bueller's best friend “killed” his own father's sports car is now off the market. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses, right? (If you don't, you can click this link to see that someone has spent far too...
Faith

‘Noah’ Film a Perfect Target of Christian Double Standard

Can a movie like Noah, which apparently takes liberties with the actual Biblical narrative, have value in creating a learning opportunity? No, say some Christians...but do you notice what they do next? I have not seen the movie Noah. Off the top of my head, I don’t recall the last...
Entertainment

Beloved Child Star Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85

Her nickname was “America’s Sweetheart” and Shirley Temple Black kept a generation of Americans smiling during the Great Depression. Black passed away late Monday night at 85. Shirley Temple Black died late Monday at age 85 of natural causes, according to her publicist. Despite entertaining generations with her singing and...
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