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Last night turned out to be a mini-nightmare for Hudson the wonder dog. I've mentioned before how my brave Airedale's fear of thunder and explosions also applies to the chirp of a smoke alarm that needs new batteries. This turned into a problem when one of the plotlines in last night's episode of Modern Family involved being unable to locate a smoke detector making such a chirp, so the episode featured the sound throughout, which freaked her out more each time it happened, even after turning the volume way down. If the episode had gone any longer than it did we would have just given up and shut it off. Luckily we don't generally watch reruns.

Chirping Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Missing Mechanism.
Links: 8 Rare Sequels That Destroy Their Originals. GB&TU is a prequel (and doesn't destroy its forebears).
Neatolicious Fun Facts: Marbles.
Harry Potter blamed for India's owl crisis. Thanks Slashdot.
Stories: Enter the all-analog coffee, hand-brewed by the cup.
Paris girl 'survives six-storey fall unharmed'. Thanks Neatorama.
Science: New Findings on PTSD and Brain Activity.
Images: Retro Video Game Vehicle Posters.
Media: The Troll Hunter Official trailer. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Sim's Night Out. Thanks Voodoo Extreme.
Introducing Jackie Chiles: For the People.
Auction: Have lunch with Expendables'' Eric Roberts. Thanks ASLayerAODsk.
The Funnies: Brevity.
Follow-up: This Saturday We're Going 'Back To The Future' Again.
Cop Flipper-Offer, Settles First Amendment Lawsuit for $4,000. Thanks nin.
The remaining episodes of "Caprica" will air on Canada's Space channel.

8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2010, 14:02 Verno
Aliens is a better action movie than Alien but I don't think it's necessarily a worthwhile direct comparison as they differ in scope and presentation. Alien is far more unsettling and slow paced, it's a slow burn film. Aliens is more like a freight train, traditional action movie in a sci-fi setting. They're both excellent films and Aliens without question is an amazing action/sci-fi movie but I don't think it necessarily surpasses the original so much as it is just a totally different experience.

tl;dr - Alien is more like sci-fi/horror while Aliens is more like an action/sci-fi film. Alien 3 is a more apt comparison to Alien in my opinion.

Offtopic but I watched Predators last night and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Definitely a step in the right direction after those awful AvP movies.
Playing: Ni No Kuni 2, Persona 5, Vermintide 2
Watching: Annihilation, The Quiet Place, A Dark Song
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