July 20th, 2005

Phoenix

For Smurfs Sake...

Just when you thought the 80's nostalgia crash was dying off a bit, Paramount's Nickelodeon Movies division has announced that a 3-D, CGI-animated SMURFS feature film is targeted for 2008. This is the first in a planned trilogy

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Phoenix

X-Cellent

40 YEARS OF X-MEN DVD ROM
From Graphic Imaging Technologies! Revisit and relive every X-Men comic book ever
printed spanning 1963 through August 2005 on this DVD-ROM — that’s a total of 480
complete comic books covering over 40 years! Scheduled to ship in October 2005.
Phoenix

You Deferred Succeeded at Life!

Nonono. This is just going too far...

LONDON (Reuters) - The word "fail" should be banned from use in classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralising pupils, a group of teachers has proposed.

Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life.

A spokesman for the group said it wanted to avoid labelling children. "We recognise that children do not necessarily achieve success first time," he said.

"But I recognise that we can't just strike a word from the dictionary," he said.

The PAT said it would debate the proposal at a conference next week.


Demoralize the students? Y'know what? If you fail, you SHOULD be demoralized! BECAUSE YOU FAILED!

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