This is a still from 'Redacted', which was shot in HD and therefore relevant to the entire postJust a few things to point out on a cold, cold Toronto morning — I mean, seriously, the tenacity of this winter is ludicrous at this point. I’m sorely tempted to go all Mrs. Carmody on the problem, and start preaching expiation at my neighbors.

(Sorry, I’m working on a DVD column about “The Mist”. It gets into your head.)

Anyway, news: The U.S. death toll in Iraq hit 4,000 over the weekend — but that’s no big deal, it’s just a number, shake it off, keep going, the surge is working, freedom’s on the march.

Here’s another number: Six. That’s the version number of SlySoft’s nefarious AnyDVD software, which was released last week … and which cracks the purportedly impregnable BD+, the layer of extra-strength copy protection that tipped studios like Fox and Disney over to Blu-ray at a key moment in the high-def format war. Which is now over, of course.

See, it’s all in the timing. And what you can get people to believe.

5 thoughts on “Milestones”

  1. You can stick your political commentary right up the wazoo Norm.

    Seriously, I come here to read about movies, not to see you use dead people as a political prop.

    BTW, is this guff a pre-req for you working at NOW, now?

  2. @ Karen – If this is the first time you’ve noticed political commentary here, you either haven’t been paying attention or you’re new. Either way, not my problem.

    I think you might have misunderstood the purpose of the whole “blog” thing. It’s my space, I’ll say what I want.

  3. I wonder if “Karen” speaks with a male, English accent?

    Keep up the good work, Norm. And joke ’em if they can’t take a fuck.

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