Websites: ''The Cable Guy'' and ''Eraser''
As the would-be summer blockbusters keep coming, so too do the related would-be hit-magnet websites. The Cable Guy site is pretty dumb, but you expected sophistication from a Jim Carrey tie-in? As well as the standard PR material, sound clips, and video footage, you’ll find an unimpressive Java animation, a virtual-reality chat room, an insultingly easy trivia quiz, and a sweepstakes that’s primarily an excuse for the marketing department to get their mitts on your vital demo stats. The Eraser website (from the team that created the loopy Twister site) sports better design and bracingly sarcastic humor. In addition to the clips and promo fluff, there’s a program that, like the U.S. Marshal Schwarzenegger plays in the movie, takes your typed-in personal info (not ”used for any purpose whatsoever other than for your entertainment”) and gives you a new identity. According to the site, I’m now Garth Lehman, an insurance adjuster living in White River Junction, Vt. Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have told you that. The Cable Guy: C Eraser: B+