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Where Huffington got it wrong: The Ring & Quantum of Solace. Also, Billy Mau is right--you can't include Date Movie, etc. As someone who see's A LOT of movies @ our own Cinemark 12, these should surely be included as the worst movies of the decade:Mission Impossible II, V is for Vendetta, Chris Rock Movies (I Think I Love My Wife, Head of State, Pootie Tang, Down to Earth), Vantage Point, The Strangers, Material Girls, A Sound of Thunder, Stealth, Son of the Mask, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, ANY of the Charlie's Angels movies, ANY of the Fantastic Four movies, Deuce Bigalow-European Gigolo, Eragon, Snakes on a Plane, ANY movie written/directed by Robert Rodriguez, both National Treasure movies, The Ugly Truth, The Mexican.Please bear in mind that the above list is not opinion--these movies really do suck eggs. As for opinion, I offer you the Harry Potter canon.
Hood Thong: I envisioned something Borat might wear to accomodate the "frank and beans"...but I was way off. Should have just taken the product name literally. Duh! I also went back & checked out the "Baby Snuggie"--reminded me of a port hole into mommy's expectant belly. "Check it out, Moe, we're gonna have a boy!"BTW, great to see "somethingtosay" monitoring all the blogs, must have "nothingtodo".
Yes Sonny, I find the query process pretty disenchanting. I mean, first they make it as hard as possible: we prefer snail mail, we prefer e-mail, we prefer a one page synopis--author's bio included, compare your work to another published author (but don't disparage said author or his works), absolutely do not self-publish (apparently a big no-no)--but if you did, make sure to tell us if it sold moderately well, etc. Then ultimately, they give your idea the ol' thumbs down without reading the manuscript (or even part of it). Agents--I hope they become obsolete someday soon. However, on a positive note, I do admire the output of a local author named Linda Mooney. She has a few self-published works available at Hastings and has pretty much covered the self-promotion spectrum--Myspace, Facebook, pod-casts, YouTube, et al. Best of luck to you, Sonny.
Amen to that, Bro