In the meantime, the public celebrated the last weekend of the Bush era by spending $33 million dollars on Paul Blart: Mall Cop, easily making it the top film in the nation.
Chip: "Film snobs like Richard think we should all be seeing Revolutionary Road, but why should we punish ourselves with Mendes' despairing vision of American suburbia when we can step into the auditorium next door and watch a fat man fall down for ninety minutes. The success of Paul Blart restores my faith in the public as a good-hearted nation that can laugh with ease at our foibles."
You're almost certainly planning to watch innumerable hours of inauguration coverage this week, but what's the best snack for this event? Allow us to recommend Ben and Jerry's "Yes Pecan" ice cream, billed as: "An Inspirational Blend! Amber Waves of Buttery Ice Cream With Roasted Non-Partisan Pecans."
Chip: "Let the hippies have their Obama-cream, but I wish there was also a good Republican ice-cream chain which offered flavors for the rest of us, like "Reagan Berry."
Richard: "I'm going to eat a big bite of Yes Pecan at the exact moment Obama is sworn in and it's going to taste like freedom!"