September 14th, 2006

msauvage purple

Random thoughts, as usual

Apparently Britney's second child is now named Sutton Pierce, and I started thinking. I can't remember where I read this, but apparently parents tend to name children according to their own aspirations. Collapse )

The "White Flour! White Flour!" comment y'all pointed out on the original Martha Stewart/Gawker entry was so awesome that I had to make an icon. Take if you want.

Gunman wounds 20 at Montreal college. Contrary to what was reported before, "Police spokesman Ean Lafreniere said there was just one gunman at the school and the search for any others was over. Although police initially suggested the gunman had killed himself, Police Director Yvan DeLorme later said at a news conference that 'based on current information, the suspect was killed by police.'" An article about the shooter himself.

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards dies.

Lawyer Says Smith Tried to Revive Son. Also, TrimSpa CEO says Anna Nicole is incoherent with grief. God, she's got new-mother hormones on top of all this, too.

Tenth would-be planet's name changed from Xena to Eris.

Whitney Houston Seeks Separation.

John Mark Karr faces porn charges.

CBS wants to buy the next YouTube, not YouTube.

Gay Israeli-Palestinian love story alienates many.

Neil Gaiman, "drawn as an agent of the Empire spreading pestilence over our world."

The Go Fug Yourself girls review the Heatherette show at Fashion Week.

queenofattolia: "Hey -- I know you love jewelry, and I thought you'd like what this girl designs (she casts the Day of the Dead silver jewelry herself; most of the other stuff is from Oaxaca). She's a very nice person with her own little cottage industry, and I think her stuff deserves wider recognition." Outstanding--I like the Day of the Dead and Xochitl collections in particular.

quizzicalsphinx: "I have no idea if you or anyone on your friends list will realise precisely how freakin' awesome this is, but Peter Jackson has bought the rights to Naomi Novik's Temeraire novels and plans to get to work on them after The Lovely Bones and (potentially) The Hobbit are complete. If you know not of the Temeraire novels, they are Master and Commander with dragons."

Speaking of dragons, new Eragon trailer out. It looks like the cheesiest movie good money can buy--does that make sense? Maybe it will after you've watched it. The production values are good, but the production design, I guess... it ain't Chronicles of Narnia, I'll put it that way. Caveat: I am severely biased against this movie.

Same link as above: a second Apocalypto trailer.

skyblade: "On your digest blog [my note: which woefully has not been updated in forever, and may be combined back into this one], you made a prediction about Kristen Bell in the movie Fanboys and whaddya know..." I don't remember what my prediction was exactly, but if I had to guess, it was probably, "Five bucks says they manage to get her into the gold Leia bikini." And as always I was right.

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