We’re growing tired of remakes. Some rehashes claim to be better than the original, but we’re not sure “better” is the right word.
Do we need another Karate Kid, another Dr. Doolittle, another Ghostbusters, another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or another Steel Magnolias? What was wrong with the first film?
(The second Karate Kid was okay, but “Pick up your coat” is incredibly lazy compared to “wax on, wax off.”)
However, some remakes add something, and in some ways improve upon the original. A few, in fact, are so good that we sometimes think that the remake is the original. Continue reading “5 Remakes that pass for originals”
For most, Easter is a wonderful time of year. Schools (and even many employers) are closed, so families of all religions can celebrate together. Some paint boiled-eggs, then hide them for children to find. Others use chocolates (or even toys) in place of boiled eggs. In any case, they are hidden in places that aren’t obvious, but for obvious reasons aren’t too hard to find.
Children then seek out these treats, which they enjoy and share. This is called the Easter Egg hunt.
When children look for the eggs, they come equipped with baskets. Though some make it competitive, organizers usually ensure that there are enough eggs for everyone. Sometimes we even limit what each child can gather.
The spirit of Easter is about giving and even sharing, not competition. (Although there are sports competitions that sometimes accompany the hunt.) Continue reading “Easter Eggs.”