2017年5月28日 星期日

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The tech economy is a ruthless meritocracy. Those who are merely good, rather than great, are expendable


Seating Dispute Leads to Stabbing at Comic-Con
In a rare show of violence at the annual convention, a man in his mid-20s was stabbed in the eye with a pen by another man who wanted his seat at the "Resident Evil: Afterlife" panel.



What is Comic-Con all about? Comic-Con is an annual international gathering of comic book creators, hobbyists and aficionados. It began in 1970 in San Diego. Each year, new movies and television shows that feature comic book, science fiction, anime and game characters are screened, and many of the stars make guest appearances at the convention. This year's three-day Comic-Con, which closed yesterday, previewed upcoming movies Megamind, RED, The Expendables, Super, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Paul and Cowboys and Aliens, among others. Comic-Con is the largest gathering of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Happy 65th birthday to Helen Mirren, a featured guest at this year's Comic-Con. Especially known for her roles as Queen Elizabeth (I and II), Tolstoy's wife (in The Last Station) and Prime Suspect's homicide detective Jane Tennison, she stars in the thriller RED along with Bruce Willis, Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich.







expendable
ɪkˈspɛndəb(ə)l,ɛkˈspɛndəb(ə)l/
adjective
  1. of relatively little significance, and therefore able to be abandoned or destroyed.
    "the region is expendable in the wider context of national politics"
    synonyms:dispensable, able to be sacrificed, replaceableMore
    • (of an object) designed to be used only once and then abandoned or destroyed.
      "unmanned and expendable launch vehicles"



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