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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Under the Dome . . . and Union Underground (#AtoZChallenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter U, as in Under the Dome. Yes, my alliteration theme has failed me for the day, but only for the 2nd time, which isn't bad. Today gives me a chance to highlight the latest magnum-opus from Stephen King, which is set to become a TV miniseries this summer. The concept alone is fantastic, no matter how many times it's drawn comparisons to The Simpsons movie. One day, out of nowhere, a dome appears around a small town, completely cutting them off from the rest of the world. Where it came from is the least important (and silliest) part of the tale - where King triumphs, as usual, is in exploring how society crumbles and how quickly our humanity is stripped away in the face of fear.

The musical accompaniment for the day comes to us courtesy of The Union Underground. What the hell ever happened to these guys? One great album, with a shout-out-loud anthem that demands to be cranked up to 11 and screamed out in the car, and then they disappeared. It's a shame, because I would have loved a follow-up, but at least they left us with a killer track.



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1 comment:

  1. I've heard people say they really liked it and some say they liked it up until the ending. I guess I'll have to watch the mini-series to see how it ends.

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