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Out of Tune

5 Oct

Welcome to New York.

It’s a place that’s practically empty on a Friday night, where there’s always a parking space right in front of clubs, and where high school kids can not only get into bars easily, but they can bypass the lines with ease and can be served alcohol — enough to get totally drunk.

This is the New York of Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist, where everything is seemingly just right so as to engineer the kind of “crazy” night that may lead to an unlikely and rather forced love connection between our leads Nick (Michael Cera) and Nora (Kat Dennings).

Infinite Playlist is that kind of movie, complete with a hip soundtrack, and made for a particular target audience that doesn’t really include me. Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

5 Oct

According to a survey by AnyBirthday.com, more Americans are celebrating their birthday today, October 5, than on any other day of the year.

How do we know this for sure? Well, AnyBirthday.com claims to have a database of more than 135 million people’s birthdays. And their survey asked 12,576 people — not a huge sampling, but big enough, I suppose.

(By the way, the least common birth date in the U.S. is May 22.)

If you think about it, it’s not sooo surprising that October 5 is a popular birthday. After all, what was nine months ago? That’s right, conception would have fallen on New Year’s Eve.

Oddly enough, I have more than 350 friends on Facebook, and not a single one of them is celebrating their birthday today.

But if you are, then allow me to wish you a very happy day.