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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Time’s A Wastin’

Posted by on February 23 at 16:01 PM

A friend of mine turned me on to this game called “fastr, a flickr game,” in which a collection of images tagged with the same title on the public scrapbook flickr appear, one by one, and you have to guess what they have in common. It’s usually the object in the picture that is the most obvious (gum, for a girl blowing a huge bubble), but you also have to contend with artiness and things that are just plain wrong (a turtle isn’t a fish!).

It didn’t totally work on my Safari browser—my points kept jumping erratically between zero and my actual total—but it’s très fun.

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Dear Annie:
I heart you- I've decided that you're officially my favourite reviewer EVER. I've read _The Stranger_ online for a long long time now, and I have to say that your reviews are always interesting, intelligent, and insightful. Keep up the good work, sister.
I hasten to add that I couldn't agree more with one Mr. MacFarlane's comments in this week's Letters to the Editor section. Megan Seling's film reviews are trash, trash, trash- uninspired drivel, in my opinion. Someone needs to alert her to the fact that she's in the wrong line of work.

wow goodbye job hello fastr this thing is addictive

AND she doesn't like Kiss!!!

I don't read Megan's movie reviews (she always seems to be reviewing some weird kids B-movie that I'm not interested in). But admit it Mr. Bryce, Megan's music writing—her line of work—is great.

Point taken, Josh. I'm not really "into" music reviews, so I never bother to read many of them. (All music reviews that is, not just ones in _The Stranger_.) I guess I was just itching to see someone express my viewpoint concerning the film reviews. (i.e. If you know you'll hate crap like _Zathura_ ahead of time, then don't bother to review it.)

Well, thanks for your complimentary words. However, in addition to writing reviews, I am also the film editor, which means I assign Megan reviews. So I am sad that you cannot appreciate the sneaky genius that is reviewing "crap like ZATHURA" in the little-boy first person.

Sneaky genius? Or just plain irritating? Let's call a spade a spade. It might have had its charms the first time. But why keep up the gag? After all, there's only so many little-boy first person reviews one can handle. I respectfully disagree with these particular editorial decisions. Otherwise, you're amazing!

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