MY MOTHER: Should we put candles on the cake?
SISTER GIRL: It's not my birthday!
ME: Put those number-shaped candles on--the amount of money Culinard cost.
SISTER GIRL: Oh, like the cake's wide enough.
World Fantasy Nominees Named. Hey hey! There's at least two LJers on the list: Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora and Catherynne M. Valente's The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden. Congratulations!
Iconic philanthropist Brooke Astor dies at 105.
5 killed in fall from Ferris wheel.
Toy maker in giant recall commits suicide.
Reporter who cooked up dumpling hoax jailed.
How to stop travel’s sad customer-service slide.
Here's how to ace dorm-room design. God, I nearly forgot--I'm far closer to thirty than twenty (Jesus! ), so the idea that people would be going off to college soon slipped my mind. Who here's about to go off for the first time?
Arrogant igmo running amok at Wikipedia.
VH1's 40 Greatest Reality Moments. Okay, any list that does not include "MY OX IS BROKEN!! " is not worth its salt.
Parker says snake in 'Weeds' promo photo is real.
''Rush Hour 3'' sluggish, but still No. 1. Meanwhile, Stardust comes in at #4, woe, despite most of y'all reporting back that you enjoyed it muchly.
Chris Weitz to draft Subtle Knife. (Huh--so that is what Hester should look like.)
Slow-Day-at-ONTD Movie Trivia: And lots of it. "The Matrix: The blocking moves Neo uses against Agent Smith upon his realization of being "the One", are the exact same techniques Daniel LaRusso uses against Mr. Miyagi upon his realization that he has in fact been karate training in The Karate Kid (1984)."
Rolling Stone Exclusive Sneak Peek: Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan film, ‘I’m Not There.’ Includes "Cate Blanchett as Dylan... screaming 'play your old stuff' at a statue of Jesus Christ alongside David Cross as Allen Ginsberg" and "Christian Bale as the late-’70s born-again Dylan."
Sam Raimi to direct 'Hobbit' film if Peter Jackson produces.
Has Paramount Picked a Helmer for Their 'G.I. Joe' Movie? Specifically, noted auteur Stephen Sommers.
Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night director David Slade to Direct Gaiman's Neverwhere.
Gordon-Levitt Continues Indie Streak.
Shoot 'Em Up : The Sequel?
MTV Exclusive Photo/Clips: ‘Across the Universe.’
Millennium Acquires Conan Rights.
Caspian Mixes Up New Creatures.
Heat-packing velociraptors and other signs of fourquel suckage. Shpfff, I wrote about that JP4 script three years ago.