i’m part of a small minority in thinking that the facebook redesign was a good thing, in that it’s added a some of the best features of twitter for people (like me) who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge. but, that idea itself is a wholesale ripoff job, and a failure since everyone uniformly hates it. it’s also become quite clear that this guy is fickle in his dealings with the public, and may not be serving his company’s interests (or his own) if he stays in the hot seat for the long term.
i went to see watchmen today, and was really surprised at how many parents brought their young kids to see it. which, given the copious nudity and incredibly (awesomely) violent action sequences, inspired me to check up on some recent parents’ reviews. as could be expected, i wanted to see what parents had to say about fireproof. turns out parents should stay away from that one too, with such violent scenes as, “A man strikes his garbage can repeatedly with a baseball bat.”