Sedaris had everyone in the entire theatre shaking in their seats and rapidly dying of uncontrollable laughter. I could see it then, a headline reading "American Humor Writer Kills Palm Desert Retirees."
In short, the expected mega-blockbusters were indeed mostly mega-blockbusters, the expected middle-of-the-road hits were just that, while the films pegged most likely to flop or at least financially disappoint did just that.
If students want to circumvent their addiction, and avoid academic trouble, they can do what I've done in previous paragraphs. Use those funny little things called quotation marks and give credit where credit is due.
At Hipster Pho, I got the number 5, which was basically a tempura taco springroll with shrimp and steak, aka deliciously perfect, and the number 16, which was essentially the same thing over noodles instead of inside a tempura crepe
Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.