Thursday, June 10, 2004

from all around

Pages I've come across this morning
What Ri does when she is pretend-working

Amyslayer shows us the Harry Potter salute to Y Tu Mama Tambien (for those who haven't seen Y Tu Mama Tambien, the roadtrip/coming-of-age movie features a threesome somewhere down the road between two best friends and a wiser woman)

Velvet Revolver shoots out - Stone Temple Pilots' erstwhile lead Scott Weiland is clean now and has teamed up with former GnR stalwarts Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to "bring back rebellious rock anthems". They're no longer the "youth"--but maybe they can pull it off. The angst of middle age and all.

Supposedly the greatest novel ever written is now a movie - This is James Joyce's classic Ulysses, a book that I tried to read once and never tried to again. Apparently they've made it into a movie--I figure it will be easier to understand.

The Shrek 2 trivia page at - Lists a lot of the film references, lots of stuff that I didn't know or failed to notice during the movie. For example: did you know that the Stonehenge poster in Fiona's room was a shout-out to Spinal Tap? ididnaknowthat!

One man takes on McDonald's - Super Size Me was quite the hit, earning $6.2M from a handful of theaters, with a budget of $65,000. At least we now really have proof that a McDonald's lifestyle isn't healthy. And I adore McDonald's--but only in moderation.

And a quote:
"Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance."
- Charles Caleb Colton

Also: (added 19:00)
I didn't know Jonathan Brandis was dead. I used to watch SeaQuest DSV a whole lot and of course, like Wesley Crusher before him, I connected with Lucas. Apparently he hasn't really been out of the limelight: he had role in that Bruce Willis/Colin Farrell movie Hart's War. RIP Jonathan.

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