Thursday Miscellany

  • user warning: Table './blogs6/captcha_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: INSERT into captcha_sessions (uid, sid, ip_address, timestamp, form_id, solution, status, attempts) VALUES (0, 'kuoc20ocb7tqtj6dk0et6hccjl46uprp', '54.198.139.141', 1397900908, 'comment_form', 'undefined', 0, 0) in /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/CustomSitesDefault/blogs/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 97.
  • user warning: Table './blogs6/captcha_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE captcha_sessions SET token='167736ce2b0a49cfdf67b047dd32347a' WHERE csid=0 in /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/CustomSitesDefault/blogs/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.module on line 213.
  • user warning: Table './blogs6/captcha_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT status FROM captcha_sessions WHERE csid = 0 in /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/CustomSitesDefault/blogs/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 127.
  • user warning: Table './blogs6/captcha_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT status FROM captcha_sessions WHERE csid = 0 in /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/CustomSitesDefault/blogs/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 127.
  • user warning: Table './blogs6/captcha_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE captcha_sessions SET timestamp=1397900909, solution='1' WHERE csid=0 in /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/CustomSitesDefault/blogs/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 109.

• Confession: I've never read Beowulf. However, the trailer — stellar cast aside — doesn't exactly make me seventeen kinds of excited for the movie. Note to Zemeckis: That Polar Express-style animation? It still looks stupid, even when you're doing strange things to an ancient classic instead of ruining a classic children's book.

• In alt-weekly news, the Chicago Reader has been sold to Creative Loafing, which publishes papers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa and Sarasota. Blog reaction from the Reader is here.

• Remember Sweet Valley High? According to a Publishers Weekly email, the series is getting a relaunch soon — an updated relaunch involving mobile phones and email. It seems like that would take an entire rewrite, not just a surface makeover; remember what happened when somebody posted a purity test on Veronica Mars (ignoring certain issues with how ... OK, no, not nitpicking VM here, not yet)?

• Forget "Is Harry Potter bad?"; the new question is, "Is Junie B. Jones teaching kids bad grammar?" (Login may be required; BugMeNot is your friend.)

• While you're logged in at the NYT, check out artist Hope Larson's OpArt piece, which I am going to go read just as soon as I finish typing here; I'm linking to it already, though, 'cause it's so purdy.

• Still sad about the end of Harry Potter. Still tempted to re-read the entire series now. Still not posting anything even remotely approaching a spoiler, promise. Still engrossed in various message-board threads about HP7.

• Chow! is done! YAY!

I swear I'll get funnier as I post more.

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