Overused Plots in Great Movies -updated

I experienced something peculiar and serendipitous today (Feb 11) while I was riding a bus with a video player in it. I rarely travel and fate accidentally offered me to watch the best part of this movie for about 20 minutes.

presidents of the united states of america

In the movie, a male Russian superspy infiltrated the US military command center while the US president was inside and initiating a nuclear attack. The hero (or heroine) is a woman (the actress is really sexy to me but no, she was wearing shirt and pants like a corporate man) but she’s the one being suspected by the presidential security as the assassin (overused). I started at the part of the movie when the security forces knew for certain that an assassin managed to ‘get inside’ and the security was trying to kill the hero (overused). After the true assassin managed to immobilize or kill all presidential guards, he disabled a forced US nuclear attack and coded a new attack on US instead.

The hero was finally able to engage the spy after fighting with both sides. Guess what happened? (hint: overused) After the hero disabled the US attack on computer while fighting with the spy, the ‘good guys’ finally arrived but attacked and shot the heroine (I had to get off the bus exactly at this time. Another reason I said this was serendipitous).

The plots of the movie might be cliché but the I think the movie production is Class A that’s why it got my attention. I failed to ask the bus driver what the movie title is since my mind is always hyper. Sorry about that.

The Worth of Huff Post Boggers

The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post -By NATE SILVER

According to Silver, although HuffPo gets about 15.6 million page views a day, the typical blog post gets just 1/450,000th of that.

‘When The Huffington Post announced earlier this week that it was being acquired by AOL for $315 million in cash and stock, one group felt slighted: a set of unpaid bloggers for the site, identifying by the Twitter hashtag#huffpuff, which claims that The Huffington Post has “built a blog-empire on the backs of thousands of citizen journalists.”

‘Some analyses in the mainstream media have echoed these sentiments. “To grasp The Huffington Post’s business model,” wrote the Los Angeles Times’s Tim Rutten, “picture a galley rowed by slaves and commanded by pirates…”

‘I will focus this analysis, more specifically, on the politics section of the Web site. The first step in our calculation is easy. Ms. Huffington says that politics represents about 15 percent of The Huffington Post’s traffic; 15 percent of 15.6 million daily page views is 2.3 million.

‘Those 2.3 million page views are split between about 100 articles per day. But the distribution is highly unequal: unpaid blog posts receive much less traffic than those that The Huffington Post is paying its staff to write or curate…’
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/the-economics-of-blogging-and-the-huffington-post/?partner=rss&emc=rss

What Happened to Flash Fiction?

When I started blogging regularly in November 2008, Flash Fiction seemed like a very promising venue for creative writers. But last August, I found out that it was easier to publish eBooks at real publishing sites like Amazon. Am I wrong? Could someone correct what I said?

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