The other day out of the corner of an ear I caught a commercial on the Encore movie channel. Something about showing a romantic movie Monday nights at 9. But the gimmick was famous nines, like “There are nine planets in the solar system…..cats have nine lives…..Beethoven wrote nine symphonies…..Shakespeare wrote nine sonnets…..” WHAT? Fine, “Shakespeare In Love” is one of the movies currently in their rotation, so they were going for the tie-in. But man, that’s just painful to my ears. Sure he wrote 9 sonnets…on the way to writing 154 of them.