Apropos of nothing: If anyone is planning a biopic of my hero Orson Welles, I hope they will consider my other hero Jack Black for the lead.
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Month Impossible: Day Twenty-six, Let’s get it on
Steelers win. Worst ever Monday Night Football game, and possibly worst ever NFL game. But we won, and it counts. Starting my NaNoWriMo writing for the day … now. Yeah, it sucks. Even my mom thinks I’m not going to meet the 50K goal. But she’s kind of a pessimist. Will be drawing during breaks …
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Month Impossible: Day Seventeen, 2PointHome
If you’ve been following my Month of Challenges, you know that today I planned to finally catch up on NaNoWriMo. You also probably know me better than I do, and guessed that I would not succeed in this plan. I went to an event in McCandless today, a suburb north of Pittsburgh, to check out …
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Somebody’s day off
Separated at birth? Sergey Brin of Google (from the Android SDK promo video — which amusingly is on YouTube) …. … and Ferris Bueller. I think that means this guy must be Cameron: (Video spotted on Engadget)
Sunday videos — Fionn Regan
For unexplained reasons, iTunes will not let me buy anything this morning. Thus, I cannot purchase “The End of History” by Fionn Regan. I’ve just learned about it (ads and banners on the web work at least some of the time), and it sounds interesting and singer-songerwriterish, nice for a summer Sunday. But iTunes says …
New music Tuesday
An update on the Beastie Boys’ new album, The Mix-Up: so far, so very groovalicious. This video isn’t much to watch, except to glimpse the hair of Adam Horovitz (on the drums), which has blossomed into a wondrous Jew-fro. A thing to admire. Bonus recommendation: I’m also enjoying the new White Stripes album. Gritty, funky, …
My various geeky obsessions will do battle in the coming weeks
Upcoming dates of importance to me: June 26 (today!): New Beastie Boys album released. Supposed to be as good as Paul’s Boutique and Check Your Head! Must download before heading out of office. July 10: New They Might Be Giants album released. Sounds dark, discordant. Excellent. July 11: New Harry Potter movie opens. More Gary …
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Suggestions for enjoying “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”
Watching pretty people talking fast while they walk? Sign me up.
In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next you’re out
Speaking of fashion, tonight brings us a new episode of Project Runway. I didn’t want to like this show, but I’m drawn to it — the design challenges, the psychological battles, the excellent and horrific outfits, and Heidi Klum’s hypnotizing smile. My pick for winner is Laura. The dress pictured here (or maybe it’s a …
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Great Moments in Journalism
Someone at the Economist needs a vacation.