Bad Ideas On Television: An Antivaccination “View”

Jenny McCarthy has been hired as a “personality” on “The View,” ABC’s morning TV show, and this is, most likely, a very bad thing. It will give her a platform from which to proclaim bad ideas, primarily the idea that vaccines cause autism. Vaccines do not cause autism. Multiple scientific studies have found no connection…
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Real Klingons Wear Pink In Star Trek: The Animated Series

Giant pink tribbles. Spock casting magic spells. The crew turning into babies, growing gills, or shrinking. Is there no weirdness that failed to occur on Star Trek: The Animated Series? No. No, there isn’t. And that’s why the show, which ran from 1973-74, is pure, unadulterated awesome. Though it occupies a dubious position in Trekkie…
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Reporters Are Never Realistic On TV

There are a few movies that I am, for the sake of other people’s fragile sanity, no longer permitted to watch. The most notable of these is probably “Shakespeare in Love,” which missed the mark for me for the sole reason that the woman pretending to be a man (pretending to be a woman) who…
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The Good, The Bad And The Abysmally, Painfully Awful

Apparently, the movie Battleship is about as bad as you would have expected it to be. I have a hard time believing any movie could be as bad as Transformers was, but apparently this hits that low mark, at least according to one reviewer. (Warning: Some mild profanity!) (via BoingBoing) “So yeah, if the trailers…
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The Least Menacing Menace Ever

Evil snowglobe? I didn’t think even the SyFy channel could find a scary-movie menace that was this profoundly unmenacing, but apparently yes, they have made a movie about an evil snowglobe. I am not joking. This movie is about an evil snowglobe. I’m guessing it’s going to make Snakes on a Plane look like a…
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