What if you combined Gigli-bashing, a terrorist futures market, and never reading your own paper?

Yeah, it’s August, but someone’s really phoning it in at the Guardian. After spotting some headlines in the IHT about the twin critical flops of Gigli and John Poindexter’s terrorism futures exchange, Duncan Campbell straightfacedly proposes “a futures market in which we all bet on filmic atrocities.” [Note to Duncan: If you call it, oh, the Hollywood Futures Exchange, don’t be surprised to find your British arse sued by the positively ancient Hollywood Stock Exchange.]
This is an unusually daft article, and not just because HSX was repeatedly reported as an inspiration for the Pentagon’s policyanalysismarket.org. I mean, the Guardian already discovered the seven-year old HSX way back in January.