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Movies Watched in May 2007

Movies Watched in May 20071. 2007/05/01 The World Is Not Enough. James Bond. (1999, 128 mins.) NR
2. 2007/05/02 The Best Years of Our Lives. Drama. (1946, 168 mins.) NR
3. 2007/05/03 The Thirty-Nine Steps. Thriller. (1935, 86 mins.) ****
4. 2007/05/04 Glengarry Glen Ross. Drama. (1992, 100 mins.) ***½
5. 2007/05/05 Dead Poets Society. Drama. (1989, 128 mins.) NR
6. 2007/05/05 A Night in Casablanca. Comedy. (1946, 85 mins.) NR
7. 2007/05/05 A Dry White Season. Drama. (1989, 97 mins.) ***½
8. 2007/05/06 My Favourite Year. Comedy. (1982, 92 mins.) ****
9. 2007/05/06 The Thirty-Nine Steps. Thriller. (1935, 86 mins.) ****
10. 2007/05/07 High Noon. Drama. (1952, 85 mins.) NR
11. 2007/05/08 A Night At The Opera. Comedy. (1935, 96 mins.) NR
12. 2007/05/08 A Night At The Opera. Comedy. (1935, 96 mins.) NR
13. 2007/05/09 My Man Godfrey. Romantic Comedy. (1936, 94 mins.) NR
14. 2007/05/10 North by Northwest. Thriller. (1959, 136 mins.) ****
15. 2007/05/11 Never Cry Wolf. Drama. (1983, 105 mins.)…

Metric System

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 ...Americans loath the metric system--sometimes...Quick. True or false. The length of American cigarettes is measured using the metric system."It's the 100 yard dash, goddamn it," they'll say."I weigh 300 pounds and stand five foot two. Not an inch more."But go find a pack of the 100s. Those long slender American cigarettes that, in a pinch, work as pole vaults.Find a ruler and measure them.Surprise.The name 100s, used for these cigarettes, comes from the fact they are 100 millmetres long. Go figure.In Canada, you can buy Winston 100s. They are made specifically for the Canadian market so the packaging is bilingual. On the English side it's 100s and the French side it's 100mm.I know. I know. I'm making it up. This can't possibly be right. They aren't 100mm, they're 3.93700780078 inches!Posted 2007/05/01 at 19h37ET in Life.

Spelling

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 ...Of crosue you can raed tihs...The mnid can do smoe fnuny tinhgs. Oaky. Smoe anamizg tgnhis.Tkae any wrod with fuor ltetres or mroe and jmlube the ltetres bweeten the fsirt and last ltteer and you can raed it.Too bad the wrod peosrscor I'm unisg wtnas to corerct me all the tmie.And so much for spelling.Posted 2007/05/01 at 19h51ET in Writing.