February 28th, 2005

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I hereby Forgive Halle Berry for Catwoman.

Reuters on the Razzie Awards:

Berry was named worst actress of 2004 by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for her performance in "Catwoman" and she showed up to accept her "Razzie" carrying the Oscar she won in 2002 for "Monster's Ball."

"They can't take this away from me, it's got my name on it!" she quipped. A raucous crowd cheered her on as she gave a stirring recreation of her Academy Award acceptance speech, including tears.

She thanked everyone involved in "Catwoman," a film she said took her from the top of her profession to the bottom.

"I want to thank Warner Brothers for casting me in this piece of shit," she said as she dragged her agent on stage and warned him "next time read the script first."

It is rare for a Razzie winner to show up at the spoof awards held on the night before Oscars -- but Berry did, saying her mother taught her that to be "a good winner you had to be a good loser first." She received a standing ovation.

So, what's the word on the sequel?
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You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 66% Expert!
You have an extremly good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels's questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

Hey! If you liked my test, send the link to your friends. They don't need to be OkCupid members to take it.

The Commonly Confused Words Test


I took the test earlier and gave the same answers (barring one or two) -- and got much lower scores in the first three categories, and, I believe, a slightly higher score in the last one. Trying to page back, I discovered that the pages appear to update themselves every couple of minutes -- hitting the "Back" button on the browser would keep me looking at Page 3 over and over, until I finally went into History to see a long, long list of "The Commonly Confused Word Test".

I suspect that the automatic update might dump the data every so often. So if you don't agree with your score -- it may not be your software at fault.
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Compromising Uniformity (thanx muskrat_john)

Amateur Horror Stories = Terrorism
"My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up. I've been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies."

Even so, police say the nature of the story makes it a felony. "Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it's a felony in the state of Kentucky," said Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill.
Police have recovered an entire case of reanimation compound cleverly disguised as Cyalume-brand chemical light sticks in Poole's garage. "These kids pretend that they're just innocent light sources, but anyone familiar with the Herbert West case can figure out that these 'raves' are really unholy rituals to animate the dead. Nobody would write about this kind of thing unless they actually planned to make it happen."

In a related story, the state of Kentucky has a standing warrant for Joss Whedon.
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Okay, I'm getting complaints that I "tried to get away" with not mentioning my birthday.

Fie on you! Fie! I did mention my birthday, in Saturday night's friends-locked post -- and so far, everyone who's complained has been on my Friends list!

I am, as I said, 41.

So now I know how carefully you all read my words of wisdom.


This year, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy hits the big screen. Next year, I turn 42. Odds are good that HHGTTG will make it to DVD around then. I have a suspicion I'll be buried in DVDs...
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