Tried to record a Halloween story reading; made one tiny stumble--but at a key line, unfortunately--so I can't put that take out. But I haven't been able to get the right voice back on any subsequent takes. I tried to warm up by
Didn't have the most productive day ever, but soldiered away at the Prestige footnotes until finally I just said, "This is as done as it's gonna get right now, even though there are a couple that aren't ready, but screw it, I need to move on to something else." The POTO footnotes are going to be a lot of work to finish, I think (I've been skipping around the whole time), but at least it'll be something different.
(Trying BPAL's Dorian--which has been in my little storage chest for far too long--as a room scent. Not really sure it's working for me in that capacity. Need a bottle of High John the Conqueror, actually--my sample vial of that got me through the last three months of writing the 15M book, to be honest.)
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Body in suitcase full of heroin, cops say. Y'all, someone is having a real, real bad day.
Glowing-jellyfish research earns Nobel Prize; Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Transgenic, Glowing Animals.
Cute, lost penguins 'fly' home.
'Opus' creator to retire from comic strips.
Superman's dad is dead ... again.
Eurythmics' Dave Stewart teaming up with Mick Jagger.
Ads straighten out teens who say 'so gay.' Okay, I am having huge trouble coding this link for some reason. The Adfreak front page is here.
I'm reminded of when someone used the phrase "that's so gay" in front of a gay friend of mine, then looked to him awkwardly and asked, "Oh man, is it OK to say that?" My friend replied, "I don't know, how gay was it?"Show Us Your Best (or Most Humiliating) Scifi Halloween Costumes.
Get lost in Australia, say Baz Luhrmann ads ("Given the nature of these ads, the movie [Australia ] looks more like a benign version of The Ring").
David Tennant in 'Love's Labour's Lost.'
Apt time for themes of 'Man for All Seasons.'
Will 'Spring Awakening' and 'In the Heights' Hit the Big Screen?
Dunst working on her own musical.
Interview: Lee Pace on the Whimsical World of 'Pushing Daisies.'
'Heroes' Isn't Derivative, Claims Executive Producer. "Maybe he should go and talk to the other writers on the show who have said that The Fly 'definitely' inspired the Suresh scenes." HA!
Images: Killer Pics From Terminator 4, Earth Stood Still, Torchwood & Fringe! [Morning Spoilers]; Amazing Documentary 'Dear Zachary's' Official Poster Revealed (oh, wow, I really want to see this now); New 'Madagascar' Poster, Photos and Site Update!; 'Punisher' Loves Weapon-Based Homemade Craft Projects.
Trailers and clips: Watch The 'Splinter' Monster Shimmy, Just Don't Touch; 'Max Payne' Full Site Goes Live (hey, apparently Olga Kurylenko's in this one as well); Zack and Miri's Money Shots - Webisode #1.
(Related: No 'Dragonball' Trailer with 'Max Payne.' Here's the part that made me laugh: "FOX GETS OFF ON BEING WITHHOLDING. 'WOULD YOU LIKE ANOTHER SEASON OF FIREFLY? NO, WAIT, I'M WITHHOLDING IT. LOOK AT ME, GETTING OFF.' ")
'Quantum of Solace' - Official Blog Report #29; Kurylenko Landed Bond Role Without Rehearsals; Arterton Fears 'Career Crash' After Bond; Behind-The-Scenes: Heineken's 'Quantum of Solace' Commercial (OKAY, SERIOUSLY? If you can't put it in a martini or blow shit up with it, James Bond does not need to be shilling it).
‘Hobbit’ Films Will Be One ‘Continuous Journey,’ Promises Guillermo Del Toro; Guillermo Del Toro To Fly Solo On ‘Hobbit’ Directing Duties, Says No To Peter Jackson Assist.
Okay, y'all, stop sending me the Baby Renesmee Bella Stephenie Whoever link. I got it from like ten different people and it mostly just makes me sad. Anyway. Director and cast of Twilight at Elle red carpet; from ninjatachyon: "DO I DAZZLE YOU? WHAT, I DON'T? WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?"; A fan's top 10 Twilight makeout spots. You know, there's a point where you go... what? Someone thought about this? Someone asked about this?
(You want to make out in the Vampire Volvo of Vengeance? Really? I would at least hold out for the Cullens' Aston Martin.)
Gerard Butler accused of attacking paparazzo; Review: ‘RocknRolla’ will run you over; 'RockNRolla' is pure, gritty Guy Ritchie. What makes me laugh is that that last review then gives it only two stars.
'Body of Lies': the EW review.
Forest Whitaker is in a 'Wonderful World'; Forest Whitaker Returns to Jazz as Louis Armstrong.
Helen Mirren in Julie Taymor's 'The Tempest'; Russell Brand joins Helen Mirren in Julie Taymor's 'Tempest'; Mirren, Irons, Molina Among Taymor 'Tempest' Film Cast. Mirren is playing Prospero (Prospera?), by the way.
Full Desk Series of Posters from 'W.'; Crusading Josh Brolin To Take On Tasers, Shreveport Cops in Next Role: "W. star and Shreveport jail alumnus Josh Brolin spoke up for the first time on Wednesday about his bar brawl and subsequent detention by that city's police, illustrating a Southern idyll where he was maced, co-star Jeffrey Wright was Tasered and his assistant was hauled to jail for 'asking too many questions.' "
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie And Clint Eastwood Talk ‘Changeling.’
Today in Deadpan Hyperbole: "Why 'Revolutionary Road' is going to be a big, practically zeitgeist-defining hit."
foresthouse, this is for you: Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Teases Wolverine ... and Deadpool?
Lima to Direct Live-Action Tom Thumb.
New 'Indiana Jones' DVD Loaded with Coolness.
Blu-ray Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Collector's Edition).
Dominic Monaghan and Freddy Rodriguez Headed to the Future in 'Fortuna'; Big Prizes and Population Control Await Fortuna's Contestants.
Brett Marshall Has ‘The Crazies,’ Will Remake George Romero Zombie Film.
Shyamalan Unpacks 'The Happening'; Mark Wahlberg Talks To Pharmacists About Cough Syrup.
[The Happening] got its DVD release yesterday, bringing us to the above Mark Wahlberg/Zooey Deschanel exchange. For those left confounded by Andy Samberg's brilliant Wahlberg impression on SNL last week, we encourage you to watch both, then imagine Manoj's crackling dialogue replaced with: "Hey pharmacist, how's it going? I like your lab coat and name tag, that looks really great. So you're a pharmacist, right? What's that all about? Where's the cough syrup? OK, well it was great to meet you. Say hi to your mother for me, OK?"Ape Man Goes Wild! [Found Footage].
That was going to fill the Uwe Boll Slot today. And then... I found a headline that could not be denied:
John Gulager Explains The Problem With Monster Peen [Feast 2].