Wednesday, June 1, 2005

DEBATE AT LOLITA BAR: "Should Marriage Be Only Between a Man and a Woman?"

Jinx debate: Marriage should only be between a man and a woman.
Yes: Bernadette Malone
No: Richard Ryan
Moderator: John Carney
Host: Michel Evanchik

Wed., June 1, 8pm
downstairs at Lolita bar on the northeast corner of Broome and Allen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (That’s one block south and three west of the Delancey F stop; free admission and cash bar.)

I, Todd Seavey, won’t be hosting this time but still have the following contributions to make to society:

This article, written just before the mostly-great and continuity-respecting Revenge of the Sith came out, describes every devoted fan’s fear of plot continuity errors, whether in films, TV shows, or comic books (you might say I’ve been researching since childhood to write this one):

Oddly enough, most of the copious reader comments about the piece are over on this other site (which in turn noticed my piece because of a reference to it on the Liberty & Power blog):

And thanks to NYPost’s Kyle Smith, I got to see an advance screening of Sith and contribute one line (about the oddness of the film’s brief reference to an off-screen resurrection) to this article.

On a similar sci-fi note, here’s a brief piece of mine about the earthly relevance of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, ending with links to some other items of interest:

If rock trivia’s more your bag, check out the site co-created by my predecessor as Brown Film Bulletin editor, David Kamp (and then buy the book):

In stranger entertainment news, I have to ask a slightly awkward question: does anyone out there know if Ruth Morrison, New Jersey-dwelling thirtysomething writer of some Wonder Woman and Batman material a few years back (and at one point girlfriend of comics artist Alex Ross), is still alive? Apparently, some of her comics industry acquaintances here can’t recall seeing her since 9/11, when we think she was working in the financial sector, though she is not on official lists of the dead. Apologies in advance if this question causes chaos, but it seemed worth asking (if I hear anything, it will be in the next mass e-mail).

In other slightly depressing news, this man needs a liver transplant if you know anyone who can help:

Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 06:29:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Stephen Gruber
Subject: Medical Need

Liver transplant desperately needed for Dr, Michael Harris, chief of pediatrics hematology at Hackensack University Medical Center and a member of Congregation Ahavat Torah, Engelwood, N.J.

He contracted hepatitis C from a needle stick while treating one of his pediatric cancer patients. He needs a cadaver liver blood type A or O.

If you can help at all with this great Mitzvah please call Joel Budin, M.D. at 201-567-4891 or Annette Jotkowitz, R.N. at 201-692-1861 or cell# 201-446-1274.

He has devoted his life to the care of pediatric cancer patients with love and compassion and now it behooves all of us to help him.

Please feel free to pass this on to your friends and other email lists.

P.S. Want to debate in or suggest a topic for one of these monthly Jinx Athenaeum Society meetings? Best to do so well in advance of the day, so e-mail me (and others who may want to be involved) your suggestions.

(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar.)