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Recent changes in my life

I didn't think I'd be able to give up on the Sidekick, but then I got an iPhone.

I didn't think I'd be able to give on World of Warcraft, but then I got Super Smash Bros. Brawl. (Okay, I'll still be playing Warcraft.)

Also, I love my wife.

Damn you, Denby

I had a feeling it would be David Denby that got me blogging again. I had originally planned to post something a few months ago, when I read his New Yorker piece on Hollywood stars of old, that consisted entirely of the extracted lists of names and descriptions. Think "Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, ..." and "dazzling, solemn, momentous, ..." or something along those lines. Believe me, it might not be interesting now, and I can't find it on the New Yorker's website anymore, but the entire article was a series of series.

Anyhow, it's Denby's review of Vantage Point that has riled me up most recently. Sheryl got it into her head after seeing the preview a few times that this was a movie we wanted to see. I really don't know what the appeal was--I'm going to embarrass her by saying that she feel asleep when we rented Rashomon, so it's not like that kind of of thing fascinates her. But we saw Vantage Point and it was truly a w…