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wtf: daycare sends six-year-olds to an R-rated movie

Um, what? A Texas day care center is facing a state probe over allegations that it took a group of 6-year-olds to see a raunchy R-rated movie in Waco in July. Young Expressions Childcare in the Waco suburb of Bellmead, Texas, is under investigation by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, a spokesman … more…

because our mass media corporate overlords are insane

Came home this afternoon from a non-movie-related client meeting, flipped on the TV as background for the next few hours’ writing, and discovered an announcement from my cable company, Cablevision: • ABC is threatening to pull the plug on WABC-7 unless Cablevision and its customers agree to pay millions of dollars in new fees. Cablevision … more…

question of the day: Huh? What? “Glenn Beck comedy show”?

Words fail: NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel’s latest sensation, is taking a comedy show on the road for six live performances over six days during the first week of June. Beck calls his act a “poor man’s Seinfeld” and intends to mix topical humor with his modern-day reimagining of Thomas Paine’s … more…