Today's Top Five
1. It's out. It's done. Can we stop talking about it now?
Thankfully, Da Vinci Code stories are down to a trickle. Some of the remaining stories are worth reading if only because they're ridiculous. For example, check out the Associated Press dispatch, " 'Da Vinci' Theater Projector Lenses Stolen":
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A movie theater was forced to close on the opening night of The Da Vinci Code after 20 projector lenses were stolen, but the manager said he did not think the theft was related to protests of the film.
A sign on the door of the Carmike 10 Theaters Friday night told moviegoers that The Da Vinci Code would be shown at another Carmike-owned theater in the city. Showings of nine other movies were canceled.
Some Christian groups have decried The Da Vinci Code based on Dan Brown's best selling novel as sacrilegious, and Christian leaders in China, Singapore, India, South Korea, Thailand and elsewhere have tried to get the film censored or banned.
Protesters some holding signs that said "Boycott Hollywood" and "Pray for Dan Brown" said the theft was not connected to their demonstration.
Manager Richard Melby also said he did not think the protest and theft were related.
"It's their right to do what they're doing, and I don't have a problem with it," he said.
Investigators made no immediate connection between the theft and the movie.
One supposes the article could just as easily have been written thus:
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A movie theater was forced to close on the opening night of Over the Hedge after 20 projector lenses were stolen, but the manager said he did not think the theft was perpetrated by Dan Brown fans or anti-Christian fanatics attempting to thwart a proposed "other-cott" ...1
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