Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The "Found Footage Festival" will be here next month, and I have to see it! Home movies, cable access weirdness, training videos...cheap entertainment at its finest!

And some more strangeness:
- I found a Wikipedia entry on SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome). I had no idea this was a widely-noticed phenomenon, but my mom did mention once that a Guiding Light character born around the same time as me had three ex-wives by the time I finished high school...

This made me curious about plot holes in general, so I did some searching and found "8 Classic Movies That Got Away with Gaping Plot Holes". This page points out something so blaringly obvious that I instantly felt stupid for not noticing it ages ago: How did journalists know that Charles Foster Kane's last word was "Rosebud"?! He was alone when he whispered it! Doy!


tshsmom said...

Yup, on Guiding Light, Alan Michael Spaulding was born 1 1/2 yrs after you were. He disappeared from the show for a few years and came back as a 20-something(you were 8). By the time you reached high school, he had had 3 wives and was the head of a multi-national corporation.

You are such a slow starter compared to Alan Michael. WHERE did we go wrong? *sigh*

SME said...

Well, I had the last laugh...he's probably in a retirement village watching an 87-year-old majorette's routine in the annual talent show right now. ;D

The funniest one mentioned on Wikipedia was a girl who was sent to boarding school and came back 10years older than her older brother, who hadn't aged at all.