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Giant unknown winged creature rips hole in side of passenger jet over the Pacific… Jet lands safely… July 26, 2008

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Well, yeah. I know. But it’s sort of a more arresting headline isn’t it than the actual one (for anyone not on the jet of course).

And after all, this leads on the front page of an Irish Times inside of which we read William Hague writing:

No outside has any right to tell the Irish how to handle Lisbon…

…and then spoils things by going on to spend just under 1,000 words doing pretty much exactly that. Pesky foreigners – eh?

And in the not only, but also, category Jessica Lange argues that:

“They were great parts [for women actors in the 1980s] and there were enough to go around. You had this whole generation of actresses of my age and we were all working in wonderful movies for great directors. And it wasn’t limited to one or two movies a year. That’s all changed. So many movies now seem geared towards post-pubescent males.”

Nah, don’t think so. More or less the same now as then. Which isn’t great, but perhaps a little rich for her (star of King Kong, 1976) to be donning the rosy tinted retrospective specs…

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1. Dan Sullivan - July 26, 2008

As one of those post-pubescent males, it is worth pointing out that after the crowning glory of Star Wars the target demographic for Hollywood through much of the 70s and 80s was pre-pubescent males so we have some way since then.

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2. WorldbyStorm - July 26, 2008

Indeed. The later Star Wars films validate that completely.

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3. crocodile - July 27, 2008

Have a look at this week’s listings for, say, the Vue cinema in Liffey Valley. Puberty is a distant prospect for most of the audience at which this stuff is surely aimed.

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4. WorldbyStorm - July 27, 2008

:)

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5. EvotingMachine0197 - July 29, 2008

As Dustin Hoffman said to a post-pubescent Tom Cruise – ‘Quantas never crashed’. (Not strictly true I think)
Maybe those giant winged creatures met their match on this one.

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6. WorldbyStorm - July 29, 2008

I think you’re right. What is the Quantas safety record? It was very good…

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7. EvotingMachine0197 - July 31, 2008

According to wiki it had 8 fatal accidents upto 1945 (62 people) but half of these were when Quantas were operating on behalf of the Royal Aussie Airforce.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas#Incidents_and_accidents[/url]

Nothing fatal since then apparently.

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8. WorldbyStorm - August 2, 2008

It’s the links you put in your comments which causes them to get caught up in the spam… anyhow… Good to know! :)

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