Mary Kay Letourneau’s Wedding Registry

Remember Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher who was put in prison for sleeping with her eleven year old student? Well she has been out for a few months now and is getting married to that same student. I have strict rules against attending weddings of pedophiles and their victims so I won’t be able to attend but they have registered online for those who don’t mind sending them a gift. The cheap gifts are almost gone but they still need two Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Makers. (Isn’t that the real crime here?)

Alan Smithee

Ever see a movie or tv show that was directed by Alan Smithee?

Alan Smithee, Allen Smithee & Adam Smithee are pseudonyms used between 1968 and 1999 by Hollywood film directors who want to be dissociated from a film for which they no longer wanted credit. It was used when the director could prove to the satisfaction of a panel of members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers that the film had been wrested from his or her creative control. The director is also required to keep the reason for the disavowal a secret. The pseudonym cannot be used to hide a director’s failures.

IMDB has a list of all tv shows and movies where Alan Smithee has been credited.

GMail Invites Available

I hate the way that Google has made everyone that has gmail into some sort of quasi-carnival barker (“Step right up, get your Free Gmail here”). They would a holder of a gmail account 5 invites every once in a while and now I noticed that I have 50 to give away. My hat is off to google who really has done a great job putting the buzz out on gmail and getting us to work for free in spreading their invitations. My cynical side wants to just not mention it at all but I guess there is still demand out there and I actually like the service so “Step Right Up and Get your Free Gmail Here!”. Send me an email with your name or sobriquet for an invite.