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Friday, June 15, 2021

The message found inside my lunchtime fortune cookie today:

:) You are heading for a land of sunshine. :)

Amazing. How did this cookie know that I would be going to Florida — alleged land of sunshine (when it’s not torrentially raining, or a hurricane is blowing through) in two weeks’ time? Because I am. I’ll be hitting Tampa and Orlando to attend a wedding, visit with friends and generally downshift.

I’m actually a little creeped out that a fortune cookie could draw such an accurate bead on me. Who expects these things to even get close in their predictions? It’s not the first time one of these after-meal treats has unsettled me; all told, I’d prefer to receive a blank-shooting empty cookie.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 06/15/2007 05:11:39 PM
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burgundy and blue
An observation:

The barroom scene in current release Spider-Man 3, where the Venomed-up Peter Parker makes a spectacle of himself as a one-man jazz performance show?

Compare that to the jazz flute scene from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

I’m struggling to determine which episode was more over the top — and that’s not a compliment in the case of Spider-Man. I’d love to see a YouTubed mash-up of these two clips (copyright-safe, of course), split-screened for optimal side-by-side comparative, so we can really get the full effect. And to see if Spidey ripped off Burgundy…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 06/15/2007 12:46:56 PM
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From everything I’ve heard/read, HBO’s “Big Love” is supposed to be a top-shelf quality show. It certainly has an intriguing blend of elements: Conspiratorial polygamy and familial infighting, blended into an otherwise conventional suburban-angst backdrop.

But I tell ya: That title. “Big Love”? Sucks. Bland as can be. It smacks of being a default result from hours of fruitless focus-group testing.

I think the show needs a re-brand. Something more inspiring, cheeky, engaging — something better, anyway. Anyone have some ideas?

I’ll get the ball rolling:

“My Three Wives” - An obvious option given the show’s premise. Also a sly aside to “My Three Sons”, thus giving that classic sitcom a slightly perverted twist by association (picture Fred MacMurray as a Mormon cult kingpin!).

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 06/15/2007 09:08:13 AM
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