Monday, December 23, 2002

Nyhan's column lives. Walter Brooks, who compiles the invaluable News Junkies Weekly Fix, sent me an e-mail explaining where Salem News content disappears to after that day's issue expires. So without further ado, here's the link to David Nyhan's column of last Thursday. But hurry! Once this Thursday's paper comes out, it will be gone for good.

Sophisticated kidvid. The Wild Thornberrys Movie is wonderful, a story aimed at adults and kids alike. I took my daughter to see it on Saturday, and felt like I'd been rewarded for all the times I'd been forced to sit through such loathsome fare as the Pokemon movies and Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. There are lots of children's movies that try to lure in the adults with double entendres that fly over the kids' heads, but The Wild Thornberrys doesn't stoop to such cheap tricks. It's sophisticated enough for the grown-ups, and it never panders to the kids.

Happy holidays. Media Log is going on semi-hiatus until after New Year's Day. I may feel the urge to spew a couple of times, but between Christmas, travel, and some serious computer problems that I haven't been able to diagose, it seems like it would be a good idea to hibernate for a few weeks. I won't be sending out e-mails, but you might want to check the website from time to time.

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