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Sunday, May 24, 2009

And the winner is...

Late night. On the spur of the moment, we decided to go see Terminator Salvation after dinner, and just got back in a little while ago. This movie isn't in the same class as the new Star Trek movie, but it's an entertaining continuation of the series. A lot of stuff blows up, they got fairly imaginative as they expanded the population of the SkyNet mechabestiary, and there are a few pretty good laugh lines scattered amongst the pyrotechnics and CGI-laden stunt shots. There were also some moments when I thought I'd wandered into Transformers 2 by mistake, and a few really startling continuity lapses, but on whole, I'd rate it a good solid 7 out of a possible 10.

Without Dr. Silberman, though, a Terminator movie just isn't the same.

As for the results of the 5/15/09 Friday Challenge: after reading and discussing the entries, and reading your comments, and ruminating on it over dinner and through the movie, we've decided to go with Menace Day, as proposed by Snowdog.

Vidad pegs the Surreal-O-Meter, as usual—and yes, we agree with all the commentors who said you could sell a ton of these as t-shirts. Ben-El's Veto Day strikes us as a very good illustration of the truism that an armed society is a polite society, and Henry gets the coveted "Sucking Up Won't Get You Anywhere" award. We waffled for a while between Arisia's "Job's Birthday" and Torainfor's "PAI Day," both of which are quite clever and entertainingly presented, but in the end we had to pick Menace Day, simply because the vision of this card got lodged in our heads and would not leave:

Front cover: "We heard you were a Brett Favre fan."

Inside: "We are so truly, deeply, sorry."

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