September 7th, 2004

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Michael Moore says he won't submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for consideration as best documentary at this year's Academy Awards. Instead, he's going for the bigger prize of best picture.

In the midst of the presidential campaign, Moore's announcement is a strategic move for his Oscar campaign. Documentaries and animated films have their own categories, but the conventional wisdom in Hollywood is that those niche awards can limit a film's appeal in the overall best picture class.

Moore said he and his producing partner, Harvey Weinstein, agreed "Fahrenheit 9/11" would stand a better chance if they focused solely on the top Oscar.

Actually, I think this makes sense. Put fiction where it belongs.
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"Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be president -- or the credibility to be elected president."

Who said it?

Take a wild guess.
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Yes, I'm in a Mood, but this is just plain stupid.

An F is an F, but failure seems so much friendlier when it comes in purple.

A growing number of the nation's educators are stocking up on purple pens for grading papers and passing on the traditional red, which they say can be intimidating and damaging to a student's self-confidence.

"Teaching should always be a positive practice. Red seems to stand out in such a negative way," said Dorothy Porteus, school support specialist with the New York Charter Schools Association. "Little guys internalize the red and it doesn't make them feel good."

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