Oh, man. Every now and then your heroes validate themselves and it is magical. Two of my long-time internet heroes posted essays today about the difference between Twitter and Facebook, and both essays are absolutely brilliant. Matt Haughey, the founder of metafilter, a site I’ve frequented since the end of 1999, published an article on
Jason just linked to an article at The New Yorker with a list of the five scariest movies of all time. I’ve only seen one of the films on the list — The Silence of the Lambs — which I thought was a great thriller, but it didn’t particularly scare me. Cannibals and serial killers are simply not high on my list of Things Which Frighten.
I just don’t see how anyone could make a list like this and not include Jaws. I’m 35 years old and I still think of that damn shark any time I’m in the ocean. Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t? Hell, I think it wasn’t until I was out of my twenties that I could swim in a $#&* pool without being scared.