Presumably this is Oprah's intention, right? Probably she's a major fan of the genre and wants her vast following to venture beyond their comfort zones? Or maybe not. Here's her thoughts on the majority of contemporary short fiction: "...usually short stories leave you wanting something and you're like, 'Huh, what happened?'"
Chip: "Exactly right. That's the best description of contemporary short fiction that I've ever read. Myself, I'm rereading the portions of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters that feature the shitting monkey."
Richard: "Ten bucks say Oprah is actually reading Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. I know I am. Those Freemasons are fucking scary, man!"
Horny fanboys are in quite a dilemma this weekend with the opening of the Diablo Cody-penned horror-comedy Jennifer's Body. On one hand, few people are more hated on geek websites than Cody, for reasons that are somewhat obscure (the fact that her dialogue is overly stylized seems the typical criticism which, keep in mind, is coming from people who mostly read comic books). But on the other hand, it stars the ultra hot Megan Fox, who is loved by fanboys for being beautiful while simultaneously hated for being arrogant.
A quick look at the Aint It Cool News talkbacks reveals posts with titles such as:
"JB IS A FEMINIST WANK JOB DISGUISED AS A HORROR MOVIE"
"DIRECTED BY A DYKE, WRITTEN BY A WHORE, STARRING A SLUT...."
And someone named CarlThorMark1978 takes time to fully explain his critique:
"With Jennifer’s Body, the lesbian overtones are only there because Cody thinks that its “edgy” to have teenage girls kissing each other while [director] Kusama is amazed that she gets paid to watch Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox kiss each other on set. What I find interesting is that you don’t hear lesbians complaining about how their sexuality is being used for light titillation in this movie while it avoids the reality of girls eating each other out in a 69, scissor fucking or fisting which would probably get it an INSTANT NC-17 from those fascists at the MPAA. Kusama, Cody and Fox are nothing more then lipstick lesbos putting on a show for horny geekboys."
Richard: "This 'horny geekboy' is headed to a matinee right now!"