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Monday, February 21, 2005

Tonight's Tube

During the day, there’s a President’s Day marathon of West Wing episodes on Bravo. Then, later tonight on ABC, the 23 tools Jen Schefft rejected come back for a reunion on The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All. And just think of all the extra Caruso-sunglass-adjusting-action you’ll see over on CBS, with a 90 minute CSI: Miami.

Shameless Promo: President's Day

In honor of President's Day, we've posted our usual features, but will skip the headlines. We'll return tomorrow with our full compliment of nonsense.

Meanwhile, be sure to vote in our Star Trek: Enterprise Idiot Box poll in the right hand column!

Monday Trivia: Fun With Spinoffs

Which spinoff lasted longest?

A) Flo
B) Gloria
C) Enos
D) Just the Ten Of Us

Answer tomorrow.

The Geek Files: CGI is All Wet

This week's edition of The Geek Files finds Pusher outraged over a technological advance that's ruining her memory of a film classic. Of course, she has no problem owning a DVD of said film... but I digress.

Blasphemy! Sacrilege! I'm looking at you, Volkswagen!

My boss just showed me a commercial that's running in the UK that manipulates the footage of Gene Kelly dancing and singing the title tune of "Singin' in the Rain." Although the CGI is almost flawless and quite remarkable, I still couldn't help covering my eyes and running from the office. Of all the iconic moments in film history to mock! And all to hock cars! I repeat - blasphemy.

I was nine years old when I first saw "Singin' in the Rain" on my previously mentioned old black and white TV (channel 9 as I recall). It was a life-altering moment as from that Saturday afternoon on I knew I wanted to work in film and television. Now, more than two decades later, I'm not sure I want to live in a world where such things as making Gene Kelly break dance are possible.

Excuse me while I go poke my eyes out. But not before watching the real "Singin' in the Rain" one last time.

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