March 2008 Archive

failure to communicate

31 March 2008, 6:17 am
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At the Abbey Lounge the other night I kept trying to figure out the name of the band advertised by this sticker:

I’m pretty sure it’s not Thunder Cl-phi-with-a-circumflex (note: φ with a ˆ is not an html character entity) My best guess is “Thunder Clip” but Googling for that as a band name doesn’t turn […]

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really scary movie

29 March 2008, 7:27 am
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El Orfanato, a.k.a. The Orphanage, had me all frisson -ed even before the credits rolled (”one, two, three, knock on the wall” has got to be the creepiest kid’s game ever). It’s a pull-out-all-the-stops haunted house story that reminded me obliquely of The Others*, and two of the most frightening pieces of fiction I’ve read […]

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