If this were a day earlier, you might think we were April Foolin’ with this Open Thread. But we’re not!
Biggest news this weekend is the opening of Clash of the Titans, the hyped 3-D remake of the adaptation of the synthesis of the appropriation of half a dozen Greek myths. The critics distrust it, giving it an average score of 46 on Metacritic. Is it time for an epoch-shattering war of moviegoers versus film reviewers? No. But we had to ask.
Question: What will you be using “Release the Kraken!” as a euphemism for over the next 2 to 5 months?
And while I’ve been trying to go more than a week without commenting on a celebrity death, this one bears note: Jaime Escalante, the Los Angeles schoolteacher depicted in Stand and Deliver (and featured in OTI tentpole 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes). After retiring from teaching calculus to inner-city students, Escalante went on to combat drug smugglers in Miami, root out human replicants in L.A. and lead the last survivors of a Cylon attack on a search for the fabled planet called Earth.
Question: Favorite “tough teacher reaches out to inner-city students” movie?
Could Jaime Escalante teach calculus to the Kraken? Or is there something else you want to discuss? Sound off in the comments, for this is your … Open Thread.