1. I agree with you about the snobby article about reading. I agree people should read more and literature is good, but reading books doesn’t make a person superior.

    There seems to be a lot of importance placed on reading fiction books as a measure of knowledge these days. This article (correct me if I’m wrong) seems to point to fiction as the path to knowledge. Personally, I don’t have the time or patience to finish many books, and the books I read are rarely fiction. I do read all day long though, mostly news (online and print), stuff online and articles/books for college. The books I read for fun are usually non-fiction (although I do read fiction sometimes). Does that mean my brain is deteriorating? I don’t think so. I still feel somewhat of a inferiority complex because I don’t read a lot of fiction books though. For me, I guess I get a lot of fiction stories from films, and that takes away a need for read fiction. Maybe films are killing literature?

    I also disagree about the X-Files, I’ve gotten into watching that show again (they play it a lot on cable late at night) and I’m dying to see another film! Even if it sucks, it would feel good to know they at least tried. It won’t make the older shows worse.

    Scooby Doo manga is wrong. So is Rich Little.

  2. Get “siller” with the triller, G (as in Grossman).

    I can’t figure out whether cable is airing only the bad X-Files reruns, or if every episode was that way. I don’t remember much from 7th grade. Maybe one of these days, scientists will find that hormones are good for erasing memory. Either way, I won’t be seeing that sequel.

    I have a hard enough time deciding whether to see the Simpsons movie.

  3. I remember saying that The X-Files was going to be my generation’s equivalent of the original Star Trek. Seems like it’s right on schedule.

    (Yes, that prediction was in part an unflattering comment on David Duchovny’s abilities, specificaly that he is about as much of an actor as William Shatner.)

  4. They’ve been re-running a lot of the later conspiracy episodes lately, which aren’t as good (in my opinion) as the older stand-alone episodes.

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