Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
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As usual, less productive than I had hoped

Please note that a good 70% of my Tonner announcement freakout euphoria earlier today was specifically doll-related. Remember, I already made my list of Ten Dolls I Would Like to See Tonner Make, so... this is all doll-collector crazy right here. Mostly.

(Since I mention a Susan doll in that top ten entry, here's pictures of the Narnia dolls Tonner pulled from their site [maybe they went back to the drawing board?]. Not only do I want them to actually get around to selling these, because I desperately want a Susan, but I also want them to make a Caspian so bad so I can buy him for her. I know, it's crazy, but for some reason I love Susan in the movies. [That's probably not how you expected me to finish a sentence beginning "I know, it's crazy," is it?] )

Also, in completely unrelated news, I created a media page on my little personal wiki, mostly as a scrapbook for myself so I can remember when people let me pretend I was someone important (whee!). So SUCK IT, WIKIPEDIA! Media outlets have occasionally mistaken me for someone notable enough to write about!

Anyway.

Whoa, where did all the linkspam come from?

Travis Barker And DJ AM In Critical Condition Following Plane Crash; DJ AM, Blink-182's Barker expected to recover; Feds: Tire likely caused musicians' plane crash.

Thomas Dörflein, the keeper who raised Knut the polar bear, has died.

Crime writer Dominick Dunne hospitalized; Crime writer rushed from O.J. trial to hospital.

L.M. Montgomery actually committed suicide?

Going, going, gone ... Yankee Stadium.

Large Hadron Collider to be down two months; LHC Shut Down After a Ton of Liquid Helium Leaks into Tunnel.

Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for Rock Hall of Fame.

This is horrible but it made me laugh, since I find David Blaine's "magic" antics to be so willfully ill-advised (YOU DON'T HAVE TO HANG UPSIDE DOWN AND RISK A STROKE OR GOING BLIND, DUDE): He is TETHERED, you can GET HIM.
I CALL FOR ANY NEW YORK ONTD MEMBER TO GET A DAMN FANSIGN. HE IS ATTACHED TO A WIRE, HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
And according to Inside Edition (which is on right now) there is possibility for him to suffer a STROKE or go BLIND, so that'll be exciting to witness if you go.

Tip from comments:
Bring a remote control helicopter.
Ike helps uncover mystery vessel on Ala. coast.

Experts 'solve' mystery of Stonehenge.

Oprah chooses best-selling 'Story of Edgar Sawtelle.'

Why Literary Fiction Should Embrace Digital Publishing.

New York's Romance Writers Celebrate Golden Apples; 2008 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Announced; 'The New Moon's Arms' Wins Sunburst; British Fantasy Winners Announced.

Japes for Owre Tymes, or, middleenglishcomics.blogspot.com.

Users protest, defend Facebook face-lift.

Beware Cakey, The Cake from Outer Space.

The Best & Worst of the 2008 Emmy Awards [Recaps]; Emmys show failed for a host of reasons; Emmy Hell Postmortem: The Only Thing Worse Than the Hosts Were the Ratings; Emmy ratings may be worst ever; The Hater: Someone Made This Show?; Every Awkward Emmy Moment in Two Minutes [Clips]. All I know is, occasionally would people would pop into the comments of my HAI GUYZ I SNERFLE post and be like, "There are five hosts and they all suck" or "Josh Groban is scaring me." I really was better off passed out amid a pile of Kleenex, apparently.

("Say what you will about his talent, his popularity, his banality, his backstory, whatever, but [Groban] isn't stupid. He knew the position he was in, he knew the job he had to do, and unlike the hosts, writers and producers who pumped (and tape-delayed!) three hours' worth of bullshit into America's beloved televisions, he did his job. And he pretty much meant it — every outlandish segue into a condescending gospel choir or Muppet guest appearance seemed to nudge his energy incrementally higher.")

Also: It's Fug Christmas over at GFY!

Robert Wagner reveals romance with Barbara Stanwyck.

'Godfather' films finally restored to glory.

50 nifty filmmaking states. So... all of them, is what you're saying. Anyway, a partial listing of who filmed what where.

Images: 'Kick-Ass' Set Shots Look Accurate ("You'll be astounded at how accurately a real-life bird man crashing onto the top of a car recreates a drawing of a bird man crashing onto the top of a car." More on Mark Millar: Hollywood's New Player Declares War On Science); 'The Argentine' and 'Guerrilla'; 'Changeling'; EXCLUSIVE: Images from Steven Seagal's 'Kill Switch' (sarcastic woo!).

Trailers and clips: 'Revolutionary Road' Trailer Will Shatter Your 'In Titanic, What if Jack Lived???' Fantasies (just don't send 'em to Annie Proulx, that's all I know); Worth Watching - Red Band 'Good Dick' Trailer; Extended Clip From 'Bolt' Revealed; New Trailer for 'Bedtime Stories' (Russell Brand is apparently in this?); Worth Watching - First 'Deadgirl' Teaser Trailer; Flashy New TV Spot for Oliver Stone's W.

25 Minutes of Half-Blood Prince in IMAX 3-D; HBP Photos Galore: New Luna Lionhat, Sanguini the Vampire and More; 53 HBP pictures; More calendar photos!; Wizarding World of Harry Potter: "Revealed in 2010"; PotterCast 165: Terminus Part One; Followup: Indian Court Rules Against WB in "Hari Puttar" Case; NPR Interviews Dan Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths; Dan Radcliffe to be a guest on "Inside the Actors Studio"; High Res Photos from Filming on Rupert Grint's 'Wild Target' Movie; Emma Watson Confirms Education Focus Post 'Deathly Hallows'; MTV Talks WizardRockumentary; How To Tell You’re At A Wizard Rock Show ("When, instead of throwing panties, girls yell out to the resident hearthrob, 'Alex, you’re my Patronus!' ").

Daniel Craig and Marc Forster Answer Your Bond Questions!; Mark Forster and Daniel Craig Answer Your 007 Questions! Again! Some more!; New 'Quantum of Solace' Poster Artwork Revealed; 'Quantum of Solace': Shortest Bond Film Ever; 'Quantum of Solace' to drop the famous 'Bond. James Bond' introduction as well as 'shaken, not stirred' line (well, the last time he said "Bond," etc., it was fucking badass, so I'm okay with retiring it for now); 'Another Way To Die' Digital Download Now Available To Purchase; Keys Wanted To Record Bond Theme With Winehouse; Bond. Molecular Bond.

'The Dark Knight' Goes Kinetic... Why So Serious?; Batman Versus The Novelist.

Twilight: Four Italian character posters (AHHHH HE'S EATING MY SOUL MAKE HIM STOP), complete with cutesy statistics across the bottom; Interview magazine October 2008, in which Robert Pattinson spent a year drunk in a "cool little ex-crack den" with Tom Sturridge, is currently having a hard time keeping his pants on (see accompanying photograph); Japanese manga-style illustrated edition of 'Twilight,' with pics for great sparkle!

Fantastic Fest Review: Tomas Alfredson's 'Let the Right One In.' Okay, here's an actual vampire movie I want to see.

Owen Wilson in a Dracula Buddy Comedy? Ha! Oh, You're Serious. Aaaaaand there's one I do not.

First pic of Megatron in Transformers II?; Artist Creates Real-Life Transformers.

Star Trek's Henke On Kirk's Uncle; "I play the green girl. There you have it."

Keira Knightley Dresses Up For ‘The Duchess.’

Nobel Hopeful Steven Spielberg Brokered Fragile Peace Between Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood [It Can Now Be Told].

Universal Tells Spielberg 'No' on Financing 'Tintin'; Discuss: Could Steven Spielberg Direct Superman? What do you mean, "could he"?

Josh Brolin wasn’t Oliver Stone’s first choice to play George W. Bush--Christian Bale was. What is with Oliver Stone and Welsh actors for president, anyway?

Rosario Dawson discusses 'Eagle Eye,' 'Zack & Miri,' and her general awesomeness.

D.J. Caruso Describes "Major Plot Change" in 'Y the Last Man' Movie.

Astro Boy Gets Its Release Date!

Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Samuel L. Jackson In Terrorism-Themed ‘Unthinkable.’

Finally Some Good News: Uma Thurman Joins Latest Muppets Movie; Uma Thurman, Jesse L. Martin to appear in NBC's Muppets holiday special.

Natascha McElhone to play James Miranda Barry, "a woman who pretended to be a man in order to qualify as a doctor."

Hathaway & Hudson in 'Bride Wars'; Anne Hathaway Waiting By Her Shoephone For ‘Get Smart 2’ Call.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Video Added: Megan Fox Gets All Wet and Proves Her Worth.

‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ Shifts Release Date, Set To Open April 10, 2009; Miley Cyrus Finds Her Head Has Grown Too Big For 'Hannah Montana' Wig [Exit Strategies].

Gervais Said No To Pirates, Da Vinci And Arthur. Well, thank God.

Nicolas Cage and Dominic Sena's Witchy Reunion.

Could 'Unbreakable 2' Break Shyamalan's Losing Streak?

Turkish Alien Babies Load Up For A Russian Revolution, Plus Grzegorz Jonkajtys' Ark Now Online [Cult Movie Worship].

Here's Why No One Playing 'The Sims' Ever, EVER Said, 'This Would Make a Great Movie.'

Dane Cook's New Dog Poop Lawsuit May Be Funniest Work of His Career.


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