Since I'm not much for Harry Potter arcana, how 'bout we stick with something everybody knows a lot about? Like, say, "Leave It to Beaver"?
Okay, here's the question--continental residents of North America only, please: Over six seasons of "Leave It to Beaver", Beaver kept a number of increasingly exotic pets. Name at least two kinds of animals that were briefly members of the Cleaver household. First correct answer wins.
(Please be advised that the disc sports bilingual (English/French) cover art.)
In other news, I guess it's worth boasting here as well as at the mothersite that we were recently chosen as one of the Internet's finest movie sites by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, an organization comprised of "more than 230 professional film critics spanning TV, radio, and digital platforms throughout the US and Canada." As FFC's always been a bit of a misfit--too vulgar for the snobs, too discerning for the fanboys, and maybe too mean for the faint of heart--the accolades haven't exactly poured in during our 12 years online; I'm not ashamed to say the BFCA made me feel like Buffy at the prom, 'cause getting 230 people to agree on anything can't be easy.
Apropos of nothing, since I literally have nowhere else to put this, here are my Top 10 TV shows of the decade:
9. The Wire
8. The Sopranos
7. Arrested Development
6. The Office (US)
4. Six Feet Under
3. Veronica Mars
2. Mad Men
1. Freaks and Geeks
Let's hear yours, or complaints about mine.
Finally, with the Christmas season upon us, one last pitch for "The Film Freak Central 2009 Superannual": 528 pages, 63 previously-unpublished reviews, and I like to think it makes a really nice gift--especially to yourself. Our distributor, Lulu, is currently offering a whole host of holiday discounts (a new one every day, advent calendar-style), and of course the book is readily available at Amazon.com, too.
Stay tuned for a link to Walter's Avatar review.