Thursday, December 6, 2007

3rd\SE Quadrant 12\10 '07

The Approval Matrix: Week of December 10, 2007

Chronicles of Starbury

With a nod to the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" series, NBA FanHouse brings you inside Stephon Marbury's shaved head. Make the right decision, and you're a hero. Make the wrong play, and things get ugly. Choose wisely!

The month is November. The setting is Madison Square Garden. You are Starbury, the world's greatest point guard.* You have been benched by your coach, Isiah Thomas, who could be fired any day now.

This is appalling. Michael Jordan didn't come off the bench. There's no scenario under which Stephon Marbury should sit behind a scrub like Mardy Collins.

What do you choose to do?

Click here to stay with the Knicks. Maybe you can be New York's hero again.

... or ...

Click here to negotiate a buyout agreement. You can free yourself from the shackles of MSG management. The team is a disaster; best to extract your paycheck and bounce.

... or ...

Click here to go AWOL again. You left before, and got Isiah a lot of bad press. Maybe the powers-that-be will force Isiah out if you do it again. (AOL Sports)

"Futurama: Bender's Big Score"

Plot Outline: Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes. (IMDb)


Jackson 5 Reunion

Jermaine Jackson has confirmed speculation The Jackson 5 are to embark on a reunion tour in 2008 - complete with pop superstar brother Michael.

Concert promoter Leonard Rowe - the man behind Michael Jackson's Off The Wall tour in the late 1970s and early 1980s - recently admitted he had been in touch with the infamous Jackson family to discuss reforming for a number of live dates. He also claimed Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon had already confirmed their involvement - the Thriller superstar was the only family member yet to give a firm 'yes'.

And Jermaine reveals the Abc hitmakers have been planning a comeback for years, but the project was delayed by Michael's child abuse trial in 2005. He says, "Michael will be involved. We feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public." (Teen Music)


Plot Summary: In an animated fairy tale world, a young girl meets and falls in love with the handsome prince of her dreams. News of this romance upsets the prince's mother, the evil queen, who uses her black magic to send the girl hurtling out of the animated world into the one place in the universe where there is no true love: modern day Manhattan. The now-real girl has to survive in New York City and find her way home again to her true love. (IMDb\Written by Giorgio_C)

"Enchanted is a sugar spun delight. It's as fluffy as a bunch of newborn bunnies and as cute as an entire collection of buttons." -- Bill Gibron, PopMatters


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