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Thursday, April 18, 2002

Just had a momentary reality check. I was browsing the list of news stories on My Yahoo and ran across the biggest load of hooey I've seen in a while. An entertainment article on Brittany Spears arrival in Australia (after being snubbed in London, which was the part that intrigued me) listed her movie Crossroads as "critically acclaimed". Staring at this phrase in disbelief, I headed to imdb, which gave it a 2.5 out of 10 rating, the most dismal I've ever seen. And then to Yahoo Movies, where I looked up the movie reviews for Crossroads, and not one gave any "critical acclaim". In fact, phrases like "...less a movie than a mind-numbingly dull road trip..." and " pathetically lame that hopefully even [Spears's] most ardent young fans will give this stinker a big thumbs down." Who the hell wrote this article? Journalistic credibility? What's that? Never heard of it...

Oh well. If even the Commander in Chief gets history rewritten for him, I shouldn't be surprised to find it happening for pop icons.


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