This Must Be Thursday

Now that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie has opened, I’d better get my early bird review out there before the worms get it. Thanks to The Observer’s free preview screenings, I’ve known whether all the other reviewers were right or wrong for a full 42 and a bit hours. And the answer is... [scroll seven and a half million years down for spoilers].

Read More · 29 April 2005 · · Film

Speaking of mp3s... I’ve been getting into the Kaiser Chiefs, whose “I Predict a Riot” is at a few promo sites (like that one), and Bloc Party, whose US label has a stream of their debut album.

New New Pornographers: mp3 from upcoming album Twin Cinema at their label site.

I wonder, did it say “No animals were harmed during the making of this motion picture” at the end of Old Yeller?

And at the end of The Twilight Zone: The Movie, did it say “No animals were harmed, unless you count human beings”?

28 April 2005 · Whatever


Scotland’s capital city must be too English for Google:

Read More · 25 April 2005 · Whatever

And lo, it was fixed. The server issue that’s plagued me this past week, that is, which was keeping the Feed entries off the main page. Huge thanks to Paul for service above and beyond the call of duty in tracking down a fix. I kiss you!

The Graun on Ukip’s manifesto: “Newcomers to the country, Mr Knapman announced, would face ‘Britishness tests’, but he seemed unable to define Britishness. If people failed the test, he said, they would have to take it over and over, presumably until they became bitter but decided they probably shouldn’t grumble, at which point they would have achieved an exemplary British mindset.”

Server woes have knocked out my Movable Type plugins for a while, so I've had to take the Feed entries off the main page for a bit.

The Long Emergency (via Ed and MeFi): “We will not believe that this is happening to us, that 200 years of modernity can be brought to its knees by a world-wide power shortage.”

Apologies. My lungs have been shut down by the flu for the past week and a half, so my brain has been starved of the precious oxygen needed to spark new entries. So much for the comeback.

Read More · 5 April 2005 · Comedy “You wanted to be with me to the end, Lois—this is it! So long!

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