Caledon vs Pterodactyls

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If someone made a film called Caledon vs. Pterodactyls would you go see it? Darn right you would!

What about Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls? Of course, it is practically the same thing! Well this movie was ALMOST made by the legendary Hammer studio back in the 70s…and the story doesn’t end there.

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Another Match

 

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Just to prove the point I made about hysterical, only vaguely factual media attacks on SL in my post Flames and Matchboxes, I present the following story from news.com in Australia.

That griefer who caged you last week may not be just another stupid kid, but according to this article could be an Al Qaeda terrorist undergoing advanced training, apparently in acting like a putz.

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Flames and Matchboxes

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Rumors seems to follow Linden Labs the way liquor stores follow Lindsay Lohan…and like the Freaky Friday star, LL certainly seems to be making no great effort to drive them away.

In the tech blogs, Second Life is always just a few days from death, and if not, they have the stake and mallet all ready. As these intrepid haxxorz report on the fact that SL is uberlame as opposed to such profound online experiences as WoW and LotRO, they also take time to comment on the newest group of “freaks” that LL is rumored to be about to ban at any moment. Two months ago it was Pedophiles (aka Ageplayers and Child Avatars), now it is Beastiality fans (aka Furries)…oh and don’t forget gamblers, but that makes poorer headlines. In between, Dolls and Babyfurs and Goreans and any number of other non-mainstream fetishes were rumored to be facing the Linden Axe in the near future.

These rumors tend to come from two different sources…one fans the fires, while the other lights the matches.

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Ban is the New Black

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It seems that Linden Labs is not the only content provider banning that activity they do not approve of. More and more movie studios are attempting to ban such activities as smoking and drinking, in order to keep people from emulating their screen idols.

Part of me dismisses this out of hand as VooDoo Morality, but then I remember that Clark Gable killed the undershirt trade singlehandedly by not wearing on in It Happened One Night. Perhaps such bans could have a positive result?

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A Bowl of Fresh Milk

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One of the legends of filmmaking and my personal favorite director, Ingmar Bergman, died today at age 89. I can honestly say my favorite film of all time is his masterpiece, The Seventh Seal. Watching it when I was still a teenager was for me a sort of ephiphany. It taught me a great deal about life and death and how to reconcile them…at a time when I desperately needed that knowledge.

His other great works read like a list of the greatest films of all time. Wild Strawberries, Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, The Virgin Spring….and so many more. The world is vastly darker without his light, so much harder to see without his vision.

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BardHaven Begins Part 4A

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The following is the conclusion of an account of the first meeting between Miss Kirawill Collingwood and the young Zealot Benmergui, Baron of BardHaven.

It is designed to be read in parallel with similar entries by the Baroness, which may be found HERE. Our story picks up after the lady’s reunion with the Baron has been rudely interrupted…by a volcanic eruption.

No, a real volcano.

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Sex and Syndication?

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William Shakespeare has gone through numerous deaths and rebirths in the literary world. His works have been dissected, mashed up and then reformed into diverse and often bizarre new creations to match each age and taste that followed his Elizabethan splendor.

It seems that now the same fate is beginning to befall Jane Austen. In fact, Jane Austen has become a hot property, and not just in our fair Caledon.

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