September 2009 Archives
The television adaptation of Robert J. Sawyer's 1999 award-winning novel Flashforward premieres tonight at 8:00 pm EST on ABC (check local listings). As I'm somewhat grateful that Hollywood studios can actually turn to established genre literary sources to produce movies, TV shows or even theme parks based on those sources, the results don't always turn out well.
Like many a kid in the 60s & 70s, I grew up watching on television dubbed and edited versions of the various Japanese "kaiju eiga" films produced by Toho Studios. I loved watching the various giant monster movies such as Godzilla (1954/56), Rodan (1956), Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster (1965) , Frankenstein Conquers the World (1966), and War of the Gargantuas (1966/70), among others.
Today's New York Times has an article on how insurance companies are forcing the speech impaired to purchase and use more expensive -and less useful- products when more cheaper and better alternatives -like the iPhone!- are prohibited. Read the story here.
Update: You can contact your local or state representative and let them know how you feel about this situation. Go to this link to see who represents your district and state and how to get in touch with them. And feel free to contact the Senate Committee on Health via email too.
For those who missed it last week, my podcast on services at the library for the disabled can be found at: