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Archive for March, 2012

September 5, 2011-September 6, 2011 – I was looking through the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly.  It had come a week after the last issue, even though the last one was a double issue.  I figured that there would be no issue arriving next week.  The cover story for this issue was a continuation of the Fall TV preview.  The cover was the same format – a mosaic of shots from several shows – but with different shows featured this time.  I flipped through several sections of the issue.  I started in the review sections in the back.  I was excited to read several of the features that I saw.  But then it was also bittersweet, thinking about how it wouldn’t be as exciting once I started reading, as the prospect of reading would be gone.  The featured movie review was the last Harry Potter.  I didn’t see any letter grade at the end.  But then I saw that there was actually a postscript bit written after the review, which explained that it had been given two grades: an F for people who hadn’t seen any of the other movies, and an A+ for everyone else.  In the box in the top right corner, two movies were mentioned: Transformers and “What Was Seen,” presumably because they hadn’t been screened in time for this issue.

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April 27, 2011-April 28, 2011 – I found out that Prom was rated R.  That seemed an odd decision to me, as it would prevent the target audience from seeing it.  I was pretty sure this was the first Disney-branded movie to ever be rated R.  As I looked closer, the R rating made sense, at least from an artistic standpoint.

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What’s the Score?

December 2, 2010-December 3, 2010 – I had been home long enough to catch the first of some football action.  Then I was heading to work (or somewhere).  While on my way, I was going over the scores with Dad.  The Cowboys were up against the Colts 68-52.  I felt confident that the Cowboys had this one under control, but then I thought about it again, and I wasn’t so sure.  I had been confused for a second, thinking the score was 62-58, but then I was confident again, as I reverted back to knowing it was 68-52.

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May 10, 2010-May 11, 2010 – I was watching a new episode of Lost, or I was watching the pilot episode and noticing things I had never noticed before.  Or it was a new version of the pilot, shown from a different perspective.  The Man in Black showed up in the body of a young man.  He had crazy hair and a goofy face.  I believe he was there to observe the wreckage and mayhem in the wake of the crash.  He walked out of the jungle and just stood in one spot.  Then Desmond showed up wearing a biohazard suit, and he pointed a gun at the Man in Black.  I think he was demanding answers or something like that.

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Ocean’s 14?

January 4, 2010-January 5, 2010 – I was watching a movie.  George Clooney was on a plane with a few other guys.  It looked like it could have been Ocean’s 14.  Most of the guys left the room, with just George and Brad Pitt remaining behind.  Everybody had a little survey that essentially asked them to evaluate their lives.  One of the questions asked for them to indicate their age in a certain age range.  George and Brad sat down and got to talking.  Then they got a call from their head guy.  He was relaying a message to them.  The head guy was actually a pile of meat and potatoes with sunglasses on.  Everyone was wearing those same sunglasses.  There was a sense of midlife angst hanging over the scene.

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Freeze on a Spit-Take

July 5, 2009-July 6, 2009 – I was watching How I Met Your Mother.  Robin had finally convinced a guy she was trying to get to go out with her to go out with her.  She had been playing games with him, or something like that, and that had ended up working out.  Then it cut to Ted finding out.  He and Barney were out eating somewhere.  Ted did a spit-take on Barney, or vice versa.  As the spit-take was hanging in the air, the shot froze, and then the scene flashed back to how we got to this point.  It started with the beginning of the day, Ted and Barney walking down the stairs, Barney telling Ted the news about Robin.  Then the day continued with the two continuing to talk about Robin.  And then we got back to the spit-take.

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November 12, 2008-November 13, 2008 – I was writing down a pair of dreams that I had had that night.  They were the same dream up to a certain point and the something different happened each time.  For the first dream, I wrote several sentences and then I wrote, “and their names were Pugsley and Wednesday.”  Then nothing really happened.  For the second dream, I wrote the exact same thing up to the Pugsley and Wednesday line.  Then I was about to write about how we were doing something at a bowling alley, but then someone interrupted me.

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