Did you get your iPad yet?


Shawn Magrath

There are clearly two types of people in modern culture: Those who spend hours in line waiting to get their hands on the new iPad and those who ask “Why are you doing that?” With the release of the new iPad this morning and me choosing to go to work instead, guess which group I belong to.

I’m a tech geek myself, but the thought of standing in line to be one of the first to buy a new product makes me shutter a little. I don’t do well in lines. In fact, you may be one of the less than fortunate people who has stood in front of me at the DMV, post office or in the check-out line at the grocery store. I was the jerk who let out such a sigh that it blew your hair forward, remember? Sorry about that.

For all my fellow Dr. Seuss fans out there, heads up; studios are already milking the success of “The Lorax,” which has topped box office charts for the last two weeks. Reportedly, plans are in the works to make another big screen adaptation of “The Cat in the Hat,” to which all I can say is… please, don’t.The last one (with Mike Meyers) was awful and I don’t see a new one doing much better. In fact, leave all of Seuss’ books alone (including the not-so-popular ones like “Fox in Socks” and “Mr. Brown can Moo! Can you?” – although Mr. Brown would be quite the heroic protagonist on the big screen). It’s no secret that the movies, all of them, ruin the books. Create new ideas and write all the crappy movie scripts you want Hollywood but I implore you, leave Seuss creativity be.

Shifting gears a bit, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is hosting their annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research tomorrow at Park Place. Also, Roots and Wings is hosting an event at Taylor’s Country House tomorrow night – Both raising money for good causes but only one leaves behind a new populace of shaven heads (it almost sounds occutlic but again I promise, it is for a good cause).