Also, Sister Girl wants you to know that Pete now has a lampshade on his head. You know, one of those cones they put around dogs' necks to keep them from chewing at stitches and whatever. "I'm going to have a satellite dog for a week," she moaned. "Well, maybe you'll get better reception now," I said.
Anyway, today's journal flashback: let's do that one time I went to see Derailed.
Rudy Ray Moore dies at 81; comedian and filmmaker influenced rap and hip-hop.
Banks get 30 angry letters containing powder.
'Dinosaur dance floor' unearthed in Arizona.
10 Things the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know (U.S. News & World Report).
Federal agents take on Mongols motorcycle gang.
Police: 89-year-old won't give kids' ball back. I keep thinking there must be an accompanying article titled "Area Man Wants You to Get Off His Damn Lawn."
What Should A Smart-Ass Be For Halloween? I just wear what I normally wear and tell people I'm an undercover FBI agent. Really undercover.
eBay has announced that it will be banning all sales of ivory.
New Feist video with puppets: "Honey Honey."
Newest 'Guitar Hero' lets you create music.
McSweeney's dumped a ton of links into its RSS feed today, so: Feature: "World of Warcraft vs. My Girlfriend" (I would forward this to my sister, except that I think she may be even more addicted to WoW than her boyfriend); Feature: "From 'The Complete Guide to the Care and Training of the Writer in Your Life' " ("In the 1920s, the French brought the first writers from Asia to Europe, often installing them in cafés. Recently, there have been news stories about writers growing to well over 200 pounds and becoming aggressive or uncontrollable"); Feature: "Excerpts From 'The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Adolescent Female Edition.' "
Tragically, due to Buster’s less-than-stellar mental capacities, the spoon bent him.
Compare movie references in The Simpsons to the originals.
The Creatures Who Eat Your Fear for Breakfast. WARNING: PENNYWISE.
Justices turn down appeal in 'Alpha Dog' case.
Oscar Update: 'Reader' Love, My Hathaway Problem and More Best Pic Talk; Recall the Gold: The 1998 Best Supporting Actor Oscar race.
Scream Awards 2008: The anti-Oscars.
Transformers Attraction Coming to Universal's Parks.
Images: Steve McQueen's 'Hunger' Poster Finally Revealed (no, a different Steve McQueen. Also: Y hello thar, Michael Fassbender).
Trailers: 'High School Musical 3' Unscripted (‘High School Musical 3’ Week Kicks Off: Ashley Tisdale & Corbin Bleu Profiled!); Exclusive 'Let the Right One In' Red Band Clip (And That's Why You Always Formally Invite Your Vampire Girlfriend Inside); Must Watch: Great Featurette on the Origin of 'The Spirit'; First 10 Minutes From 'Sex Drive'; 'Madagascar 2' Thoroughly Enjoys 'Moving It.'
Must Watch: Fantastic 'Quantum of Solace' TV Trailer; 'Quantum of Solace' TV Spot #6 Online; Behind-The-Scenes 'Quantum of Solace' Footage; Craig, Kurylenko And Forster Comment On 'Quantum of Solace'; Daniel Craig On The Tonight Show; Marc Forster Can Only Handle One Bond at a Time; Everyone Stop Thinking Daniel Craig Might Play Thor ("He added jokingly, 'It would have been too much of a power trip, both Bond and Thor, and running around with long hair and a hammer' ").
‘Twilight’ Tuesday: Anna Kendrick Asks If We’ve Heard Any Good Gossip Lately; New Premiere interview with Peter Facinelli ("So the paler you were, the easier it was in the make-up chair. So I'd be walking around L.A. pre-shoot, taking the kids to school in a hat and glasses and a hood. I looked like the Unabomber"); Three reasons Robert Pattinson should host 'SNL' (STOP ENCOURAGING THEM, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY); New Twilight footage to premiere tonight on Spike TV during the Scream awards. Call me if there's sparkling.
More hi-res HBP calendar scans; Marketing Professor: Only Hufflepuffs Totally Loyal to Harry; New Interview with Tom Felton on Music, MySpace, and More.
Neil Gaiman Steps Aside For David Fincher On ‘Black Hole’ Adaptation.
Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Will Treat Transformation As An Addiction.
Really, Don't Hold Your Breath For Dark Knight 2.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Says ‘Dr. Strange’ Movie Likely Among Next Crop Of Films.
Jackson On Fury, Iron 2, Spirit.
Hulk Hate Puny Movies, And The Feeling Is Mutual.
Classic Swashbuckling Space Action — Frank Miller Style! He's not telling us who or what yet, though, which is good because a lynch mob might form after what complaints about he's done to The Spirit.
Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham Join '13 Tzameti' Remake.
David Gordon Green to Take On 'Freaks of the Heartland.'
‘The Princess Bride’ Director Rob Reiner To Helm Zoe Green’s Action-Adventure ‘Book Of Shadows.’
Hopkins Conducts Texan Orchestra.
Fickman, Twisted Remaking Four RKO Horror Pics.
Dispatches From Direct To DVD Purgatory: Brendan Fraser Gone Crazy Edition.