Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

More crazy than usual

Is today Lostnesday again? (I promise no recaps. Mostly because if I promise them, I don’t deliver, and if I don’t promise them, I do.) Speaking of which, there’s a Lost page up at the wiki now. It’s not finished, but it does have a complete list of recap links up.

Meanwhile, no one’s found anything else to clutch their diamonds and pearls over since yesterday, but since it is Prince Week, I bring you a download of one of my favorite Prince songs: Thieves in the Temple. Here’s the thing about Prince songs: 98% of the videos are crap. There are a ton of '80s Prince songs that I just didn’t get at all until I finally heard them on CD or the radio when I was much older. “When Doves Cry”? Did not get the big deal at all, because the video was so unendingly lame. And now it’s one of my favorites. So what I’m saying is, if you remember the utterly lamesauce video for “Thieves in the Temple,” wipe that from your mind. Also, true fact: I listened to this a lot while I was writing “Titanic in Fifteen Minutes.” I don’t know why, but it got me through it.

Also, the visitors map from yesterday: so far I've gotten hits from France, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Norway, Malaysia, Latvia, somewhere in Africa (I didn't get to see the text description), Greece, Singapore, Colombia and the Netherlands. So far the only continental holdout is Antarctica, but the penguins are probably too busy dancing to get online.

Doctors say superbug can be controlled.

Dems may override Bush on kid insurance.

Wal-Mart faces historic sex bias case.

'Special relationship' questioned after US releases friendly-fire video.

Police want sex charge for boyish con. Aaaaand apparently now they have video of an actual crime.

School accused of covering up assaults. Sadly, the assaulter in question is a completely different, actual 12-year-old boy. Seriously, read this one--the school's handling of the problem is mind-boggling.

NASA to review screening process after attempted astronaut murder. Yup, y'all called it.

Massive hacker attack slows but fails to bring down Internet.

Italy may bar fans from soccer stadiums. Wha?

Teaser ad for Sweeney Todd YAY!

London museum devotes show to Kylie.

skyblade: Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller to play grown-up versions of the Hardy Boys. I must concur with Sky's pronouncement that this is "grotesque." Also, Tom Cruise's career is over. (The Hardy Boys? Seriously?)

From agatha_mandrake: Harry Potter and the Hint of Death. Now, I had heard about J.K. Rowling "vandalizing" a statue in the hotel room where she finished the final Harry Potter book (and after fifteen years of writing the damn things, I can hardly blame her for whatever mental state she was in at the time), but I hadn't heard that the crazy psychofans are trying to read Deep Clues into her choice of statue. Never mind that I'm not sure there even was a "choice," as it's not like she had a wide array of statuary to choose from. Early reports that she wrote on a bust of Hadrian led to "Septimius SEVERUS OMG!" speculation; the correction that it was a bust of Hermes has now set the Harmonians off. Because... you know... Harry/Hermione = Harmione = Harmony = Hermes... somehow. In that vein: Rowling mourns, celebrates Potter's end.

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