Army Of Darkness
A discount-store employee is time-warped to a medieval castle, where he is the foretold savior who can dispel the evil there. Unfortunately, he screws up and releases an army of skeletons. (tvguide.com)
I wasn't there to hear the evidence first-hand, but . . . I'm not so sure about this. Plus, the judge wouldn't allow testimony about one passenger's death because he thought it could prejudice the trial, but he did allow the nun to wear her habit during the proceedings. You might as well have let her wear a highway patrol uniform.
"In the scheme of things - city kids getting shot, folks losing their jobs - an alderman's controversial order to paint over a mural on private property isn't a big deal, Mayor Daley said Tuesday," the Sun-Timesreports.
Which begs the question: with city kids getting shot and folks losing their jobs, why is the city spending time and money painting over murals on private property?
"A poll May 7 on the 2010 Illinois Senate race, taken by a Republican interest, shows Rep. Jan Schakowsky ahead and Merchandise Mart mogul Chris Kennedy, the son of Sen. Robert Kennedy, and the nephew of President Kennedy, surprisingly lacking in name ID." - Lynn Sweet, May 12
"Top Dem party sources tell Sneed a Kennedy candidacy would come with instantaneous name recognition."
- Sneed, today
"If newspaper execs don't want their content crawled, they can easily tag their content with a robot that blocks Google's spiders from crawling and indexing their pages, says Google spokesman Gabriel Stricker."
Instead, newspaper execs are hiring SEO specialists. And extra PR people so they can more easily speak out of both sides of their mouths.
Remember how Bill Wirtz went to his grave a laughingstock because he wouldn't put Blackhawks games on "free" TV?
"Google News generally runs a headline, maybe a first line of a story from The Times and a link," New York Times editor Bill Keller says. "On balance, they're driving a lot of traffic to us. I don't think most of what Google does in that regard could be described as parasitism or piracy."
"It's the people entering the profession now who are going to create the publishing models, the business models, that are going to shape journalism in the 21st century," Josh Marshall says at Columbia University.
But hey, why let them have all the fun?
"The first period saw the Blackhawks throw more at the Red Wings than they've seen in an awfully long time," Darren Eliot writes at View From The Ice. "They outshot the Red Wings 19-13 in the opening period and by those numbers alone you can tell that the first 20 minutes was more to the liking of the Blackhawks, style-wise. They even broke through and scored the first goal of the game. But the Red Wings hung in due to the goaltending of Chris Osgood, who was outstanding in stopping 18 shots and tied the game on the strength of a power-play goal.
"Despite the 'Hawks' first-period flurry, however, they could not pile up a lead. Then in the second, they were checked into submission."
It's Graffiti Busters. They're here to paint over my Harold Washington poster.