- A Hallmark card erodes, but spiders in amber last forever.
- Emma Garman and Lauren Cerand (aka Le Cineclub) discuss Going Shopping. (Sometimes, I think reading their back and forths would actually turn out to be better than seeing the movie.)
- To celebrate the giant squid find, fabulous poetess Erin Keane posts her "The Giant Squid Mourns the Loss of His Privacy," which is also in the latest issue of Full Unit Hookup.
- Matthew Brooke, 26, was charged Friday with felony theft of library materials and criminal damage to property. He went to the Historical Society on Thursday, according to a criminal complaint, and smashed the window on a second-floor antique display case with his elbow. He allegedly swiped the "Pennsylvania Evening Post" from inside the case. And later in the story: Brooke told detectives he took the book because he wanted to read a story on page 106 about a historical figure named William Hill. Dan Brown and Nic Cage: call your agents.
- Is this The Jet Li?
- Dr. Shrinker: who knew?
- Bizarre little NYT story about Threshold, which looks down its nose at SF the entire time. (Yeah, it must not be science fiction if it’s good, right? This is STILL happening?!)
- Rebecca Skloot on the truth about quicksand and how to get out of it.
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That really is a bizarre little article. So dealing with “geeks” is a necessary evil? I’m not sure, though, if it’s Itzkoff creating that little nugget or if Braga and company are really wanting to distance themselves from SF.
I like “Threshold,” but the writing is probably the least of the reasons why. Number one is the cast, who–with the exception of the bohunk and, sadly, Charles S. Dutton, who’s been giving little to do but be grumpy at everyone–really make the characters live. Dinklage is the bomb.
The fact that anyone can still listen to Brannon Braga talk about SF on television without punching his lights out is frankly baffling to me.
Also, what’s geeky about being a champion fencer?
By the way, you’re kidding about Dr. Shrinker, right? I will never forget that show, or the cheesy theme song. “Dr. Shrinker, Dr. Shrinker, he’s a madman with an evil mind . . .”
Very much agreed on Threshold (yay for Peter Dinklage) and no, I’d never heard of Dr. Shrinker! I’m so jealous.
Here’s a Dr. Shrinker site, with audio of the theme (done by the Osmonds!). It was a Sid & Marty Krofft Production, like Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, H.R. Puffnstuff, and all that other madness.
Just reading the post got the theme rolling in my headm just like Dave. It was a much better theme song than the one Electra Women and Dyna Girl had. I vaguely remember finding Dr. Shrinker scary but Sigmund’s brothers were even scarier. Ah the Krofft Super Hour…
How did I miss this? This sounds like the best show ever. (With the possible exception of Monkey.)
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