Gerry Canavan

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Wednesday Night Links

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* Durham in the news! And not even for something bad.

* If I ever manage to scrape together a hundred dollars, I certainly won’t want it to look like this.

* Glenn Greenwald makes the case for Diane Wood.

* A brief history of Crazy Eddie. Via the MetaFilter thread on former Crazy Eddie CFO Sam Antar’s recent post on Goldman Sachs, in which he declares: My research on Goldman Sachs is a freebie for securities regulators and the public in order to help me get into heaven, though I doubt that I will ever get there anyway. I personally believe that some people at Goldman Sachs may end up joining me in hell.

* Facebook’s privacy policy finds a way to suck just a little bit more.

* OK Cupid’s case against paying for online dating is compromised only a little by the fact that they run a free online dating site.

* Utah Tea Party: We’ve Taken Over the State GOP. What could possibly go wrong?

* Six states are considering legislation that will allow secretaries of state to arbitrarily remove candidates Obama from the ballot “if the secretary of state has reasonable cause to believe that the candidate does not meet the citizenship, age and residency requirements prescribed by law.” What could possibly go wrong?

* New polling suggests opposition to the Citizens United decision could be reaching “Constitutional amendment” levels.

* And we must ban involuntary microchip implantation before it is too late.

Can Bryan Fuller Save Heroes?

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Can Bryan “Company Man” Fuller save Heroes? Fresh from the (sigh) cancellation of Pushing Daisies, he’s looking like the show’s last hope.

AUSIELLO: Where did Heroes go wrong, in your opinion?

BRYAN FULLER: It became too dense and fell into certain sci-fi trappings. For instance, in the “Villains” arc, when you talk about formulas and catalysts, it takes the face off the drama. And I think the goal for everybody is to put a face back on the drama. You have to save something with a face; otherwise you don’t understand what you’re caring about. I thought the “Villains” arc started out very interestingly, and then became sort of muddy and dense and I couldn’t get my hooks into the characters to understand their motivations. I also started to feel confused about what people’s abilities were. One of the great things about the first season is that the metaphor for their abilities was very clear. Those metaphors seem to have gotten complicated in the past two seasons. I share that concern with everybody on the writing staff. It’s not like I’m coming in and saying, “This is what you need to do to fix it!” Everybody knows what needs to be fixed and everybody is sort of rowing in that direction.

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December 11, 2008 at 6:30 am

How to Save ‘Heroes’

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December 6, 2008 at 7:11 pm

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