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Sidekick

Daniel Baldwin may be the greatest actor in the world. It’s just so darned hard to tell since he never seems to appear in great films. Sidekick is not a great film. A mousy young…


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RV – Movie Review

In RV, Robin Williams plays Bob Munro, an overworked, under-appreciated husband and father. When his slime-ball boss orders him to make a presentation for a company they’re trying to acquire, rather than cancel his vacation…


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The Illusionist

Have you ever watched a magician perform and wonder, how did he do that? You know it’s just a trick, but you can’t figure it out and it drives you crazy. This is the frustrating…


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Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Well-known actors lend their voices to a group of animals living in a valley, blissfully unaware that the glacier around them is melting and their paradise is doomed. Hmmm…. Sounds like people today. The actors…


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Good Night, and Good Luck

If you were alive and aware of what was going on in the 1950’s, Good Night, and Good Luck will, I’m sure, bring it all back in glorious black and white. If you weren’t around…


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A Scanner Darkly

Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly is a mind-bending showcase of drug induced psychosis. Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) is an undercover police officer tracking down the source of a potent…


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The Virus and Bacteria Hoax

Have you ever seen a picture of Darth Vader, the big dude in black from the Star Wars movies? Sure you have. Scary, isn’t he? But do you really believe Darth Vader exists? Are you…


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Another Bank Loses Your Data

One more entry in Random Notions’ Business At The Speed Of Stupid file. When banks transport money, they usually do so using armored trucks and armed guards. There’s a lookout posted when the stop. They…


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Rogers Drops Services

From Random Notions’ Business At The Speed Of Stupid file. For more than 20 years, Rogers Cable has provided 20 to 30 radio stations over its analog cable service. Customers could hook up their cable…


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Stupid Radio Station Stunts

From Random Notion’s “Business At The Speed Of Stupid” file. A radio station, KDND 107.9 in Sacramento, held a contest they called “Hold Your Wee for a Wii.” The winner, whoever could drink the most…


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The Soap That Wouldn’t Leave

We have in our bathroom a bar of soap we picked up about six months ago from a Holiday Inn in Michigan. Yes, my wife and I are among that sad class of obsessive individuals…