I can’t believe 2008 is already halfway over. It’s been a disappointingly crappy year so far; I’d really expected better from 2008. Instead, it seems to be taking a perverse pleasure in undermining my rapidly-plummeting hopes — every time I think it can’t possibly get worse, it does. Take today, for instance: I’d kind of assumed things were about to turn around and start improving, but then the drive recovery people let my girlfriend know that they won’t be able to salvage any of the several years’ worth of data on her hard drive after all. Oh, and that they’ll be charging us a few hundreds bucks for the privilege of knowing that they’re useless, thanks very much. This is where I’d normally say, “Well, at least it can’t get any worse!” But by now I know better, see. But enough of my lamentations. Have at you!
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Wow, Vantage Point is out this week. Now there is a movie that deserves an award of some kind! Maybe it could be a trophy shaped like a garbage can overflowing with sewage and the desiccated remains of human hope! Really, the failure of the film to live up to its trailers’ potential is worthy of some kind of horrible prize. Someone call the Nobel committee.
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This week’s column correctly calls out Magnetica Twist as being similar to Zuma, except actually the reverse is true. If for some reason you feel compelled to own this magnetic-ball game in some form, please support justice and righteousness and pick up Magnetica to support Mitchell (who created the concept) rather than developers that fail to credit their obvious inspirations.