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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Why Scott Pilgrim did not Save Hollywood

"Scott Pilgrim vs the World" failed miserably. Based on a beloved graphic novel series. Loved at Comi-con International. Reviews positive. Popular stars. Faithful to comic. But did not work. Cost over 85 million dollars to produce. In the long run it will make funds overseas, DVD and downloads, but will it make enough to see future films like it for the needed theatrical release.

Why? The "Expendables" damaged it, because its audience was not 55 year old men with beer-guts. The primary audience for Expendables was teenagers and young adults.

And possibly the new internet driven generation is not that different than their parents...with television and movie culture rooted in traditional media, while the small segment of comic book / graphic novel followers remaining small and highly segmented within their own culture.

Source: KCRW's The Hollywood Breakdown segment of The Business

Are student's learning? These answers say they learn the wrong things!

The following questions were set in last year's GED examination
These are genuine answers ............and they WILL breed.

Q. Name the four seasons
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink
A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large  pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists

Q. How is dew formed?
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans?
A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs
Q.. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery            

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination?
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour?
A. Keep it in the cow                                               (Simple, but brilliant)

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. the abdomen)?
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity.
The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I,O,U..                                                                

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie

Q. What does 'varicose' mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control?
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium
Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section'
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor.                              (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)

Q. What is a terminal illness?
A. When you are sick at the airport.                  (Irrefutable)

Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?
A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence to show you understand its meaning
A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face.                    

Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight   (brilliant)

 Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

Thank you Charlie DiPinto.