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Ebert holds his thumbs hostage

by Varun Lella, posted Aug 28th 2007 11:01AM
Roger EbertI love thumbs as much as the next guy. They allow me to grab things, I can use them for sucking in place of my pacifier and, most importantly, they allow me to pass pure, unadulterated judgment on everything from my mom's home-cooked meals (thumbs up) to my new neighbor Steve (sorry Stevie).

However, with the news that film critic Roger Ebert plans on withholding his famous thumb movie rating scale, I have grown tired of the thumb. I really wouldn't mind if you just lop it off (his, not mine).

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Speed dating, TiVo style

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 11th 2006 11:04AM
tivo valentineTiVo is playing matchmaker. On Monday, TiVo is hosting a speed dating party with hundreds of its single subscribers in the San Francisco area. Singles will wear name tags that list their favorite television shows and they will be paired up with other singles who list the same shows as their favorites. And, in true TiVo style, daters will use "Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" stickers on their cards to rate their potential mates. Unfortunately, they cannot fast forward the boring candidates. To get an invite to the event, you have to take the matchmaker quiz (and be in San Francisco by Monday).

Let's say you're on a blind date where your date tells you what shows he/she watches. What shows would make you never call him/her again? I'd run from anyone who watches Dr. Phil.

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