Wednesday various

  • It’s as I always suspected: Twilight will kill you.
  • Heaven knows Kaleidotrope contributor Genevieve Valentine isn’t a fan:

    The good news is that if you are seeing a Twilight movie to mock it, you’ll feast every time.

  • The Fab Faux’s live cover of Abbey Road raises a really interesting question: what is the difference between a really great cover band and a classical orchestra? [via]
  • Meanwhile, Janis Ian covers herself (with a few tweaks) for this year’s Nebula Awards. [via]
  • And finally, also meanwhile, all those covers on Glee would probably get the school in a lot of trouble [via]:

    These worlds don’t match. Both Glee and the RIAA can’t be right. It’s hard to imagine glee club coach Will Schuester giving his students a tough speech on how they can’t do mash-ups anymore because of copyright law (but if he did, it might make people rethink the law). Instead, copyright violations are rewarded in Glee — after Sue’s Physical video goes viral, Olivia Newton-John contacts Sue so they can film a new, improved video together.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday various

  1. I have to admit that I like the Twilight movies for a Friday night rental…when you’re tired and feeling like something fluffy but can’t handle a Lindsay Lohan flick.

    There’s a time and place for Twilight. Not much of either, but every now and again…

  2. I’ll admit, I’ve never seen the movies (beyond this gloriously awful scene), nor read the books. But everything I have read and heard about them suggests that a) they’re not particularly good, and b) the message they send young women — along the lines of “save yourself for marriage, but only if it’s to really creepy, manipulative guys outside of whom you should have no discernible qualities” — is questionable at best. It seems like fluff with a side of unsettling.

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