Today’s news and commentary:
- “Copycat Attack - Copycat Headlines”
- “Suspected thieves run out of gas at Goodwill store”
- “Is the U.N. Deadline on Curing Malaria Wishful Thinking?”
- “Court affirms online content law unconstitutional” (Submitted by Barry.)
- “Fewer Studies Cited in Internet Age”
- “Tough Choices: How Making Decisions Tires Your Brain”
- “Buyer Beware: The Many Ways Retailers Can Trick You”
- “Exiling the Happy Meal” (Also submitted by Barry. Down with evil fast food!)
- “Bystanders help man after wind scatters his cash”
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Theological review of “The Festival”:
This is the story of someone who goes back to his ancestral town to celebrate Yule, only to find his relatives there are a bunch of weirdos who use the Necronomicon as a sourcebook for the ritual. This is another nearly-no-plot wonder, and no one does anything worthy of scariness. There is also nothing here of particular theological interest.
Theological rating: I (for lack of relevant material).
Scariness rating: I, still wearing my pants, mock this story.
In the queue for tomorrow: “The Call of Cthulhu”. If you get annoyed by only one Cthulhu Mythos tale, get annoyed by this one!