Thursday, September 09, 2004
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the reason I won't go see Aliens vs Predator in the theater...
Tired, and a little depressed. More tomorrow.
Monday, September 06, 2004
Not actually familiar with this author, but if you go to his web site, you can sign up for a free serialized horror e-novel, starting September 14. I've always thought the best way for authors to publicize themselves is to let people sample their work, so I'm a sucker for these sorts of free e-serials. (Douglas Clegg does the same thing every year.)
You're Love in the Time of Cholera!
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by
sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give
consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the
one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions
barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff
could get you killed.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Saturday, KidsWB premieres the new Batman cartoon, called The Batman. I don't think I need to say any more about that.
And Sunday, we get the first episode of Jack & Bobby, the first new fall series to premiere with some actual positive buzz surrounding it. Produced by West Wing director/producer Thomas Schlamme (the man who made the show look better than everything else on TV, until he quit two seasons ago), the producer of Everwood (which I've recently started watching), and co-created by novelist Brad Meltzer, this one sounds like it could be interesting. On the surface, it may be a typical WB kids/teens drama, but with the additional hook that one of the two brothers will grow up to be president. This sense of destiny is what may separate this show from the pack. We'll see.
So I'm not the only one who isn't hooked by the current style of sitcoms. I feel somewhat vindicated. (Thanks, Steve, for the link.)