Once again, I have been too intimidated by the sheer volume of livejournal (and too busy with other things such as working and having migranes from the unbearable heat (no worries, migranes all gone now and heat abating)) -- to read anything for a couple of weeks. But I'm doing okay, so I figured I'd post a movie review or two.
Stardust in 25 words or less:
The rare mixture of "romantic" and "comedy" -- like a darker, less-quotable Princess Bride. Possibly the best new movie I've seen this year. A.
[note: review of "Bourne Ultimatum" removed as I realized I had already reviewed it (in strikingly similar terms!)]
The Simpsons Movie in 25 words or less:
A Very Funny Movie. A bit more sentimental than typical Simpsons fare, but full of the touches that no one else does quite as well. A-.
 Answer: Yes, it is. According to Merriam-Webster, "phylogeny" is (1) "the evolutionary history of a kind of organism"; (2) "the evolution of a genetically related group of organisms as distinguished from the development of the individual organism"; or (3) "the history or course of the development of something (as a word or custom)." It occurs to me that a nefarious and extremely convoluted strategy would be to post some sort of virus or sales pitch on the wikipedia page for an obscure word like "phylogeny" and then spam the word out to the world for people to find it. I can't imagine that it would be a good idea. On the other hand, I learned something. So yay!