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January 29th, 2012

Take On Me [Jan. 29th, 2012|07:53 am]
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I'm such a wuss, I teared up like 800 times during the finale of Chuck. But the biggest misty-eyed moment of all, for me, was the triumph of Jeffster!

(By the way, I was convinced either Jeff or Lester would wind up with the Intersect by the end. I'm both happy and sad that didn't happen.)

Goodbye, Chuck. Somehow you kept getting renewed for half-seasons, and then always extended into full seasons, and I was always happy for it.
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The Secret History It's Not [Jan. 29th, 2012|06:23 pm]
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Today's observation: Every thrift shop in Manhattan has at least one abandoned copy of Donna Tartt's The Little Friend for sale.
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Next! [Jan. 29th, 2012|06:34 pm]
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Proofreading fails aren't limited only to menus, signs, awnings, and cheap ads for local businesses in pennysavers. Sometimes they show up in the presumably vetted (but obviously not) text of glossy entertainment magazines with circulation numbers in the millions. And so I give you yet another example of why proofreading is important, this time culled from the pages of the February 3/10, 2012 issue of Entertainment Weekly:

Really, EW? Number six on the Fiction Top 10 Hardcover Best-Sellers list is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Next? Not that I blame you for the mistake. I mean, why would you know the proper title? It's only been on the list for 80 goddamn weeks.

Come on, people, let's try to get our acts together and hire some proofreaders, hmmmm?
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