Daily Archives: August 18, 2010

The Dollar Value of Nerd Love

In an opening weekend reminiscent of the cliques within my high school walls, the jocks bullied the nerds while pretty women watched. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ultimately whimpered into fifth place behind The Expendables, Eat Pray Love, The Other Guys, and Inception.

Over at his weekly filmcritic.com column,  John explains why nerd love only gets you $10 million worth of opening box office.

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What He Said.

the park51 building

I’d been struggling to come up with something to say about the Park 51/”Ground Zero Mosque” affair that would not start with a profanity and devolve from there into frothing monosyllabic incoherency, but China Mieville beat me to it. His statement ends with a profanity, but it’s a well-earned one. And he further calls for some designer somewhere to come up with a slogan, logo, etc., that will allow those of us in a fury over this to express our objections more simply.

He concludes with: “Racism out of Manhattan”.

To which I say, this so hard.
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