Just a thought from 23 December 2004 about .

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is fantastic. It's better acted, more beautifully stylized, more captivating storytelling, and just more of a joy to behold than any of those wretched Harry Potter movies. And be sure to stay until the very end, the movie has the most beautiful ending credits I've ever seen.

Just one thing: If your child is not old enough to READ, then just leave them home, okay? It's a dark movie, so if your kid's too young to read, they're probably too young for the movie. And there's jokes in text, so if your child asks you, "what does that say?" over and over again, eventually the bitter couple sitting in front of you will turn and say something ... unfortunate.

Aside to Jason: Sometimes, when two people love each other VERY MUCH, they use ALL CAPS to denote SARCASM. This is called STYLE. Look it up.

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Unfortunate” that I wrote on 23 December 2004.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Technorati in Transit” on 18 December 2004. After this, I wrote “Merry Christmas from Fray” on 25 December 2004.

Technorati in Transit
Everybody send the Technorati Team some good vibes as they pack our servers into a van and move them across...
18 December 2004

Merry Christmas from Fray
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25 December 2004

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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