-- My Bloody Valentine 3-D. Wow, the 3-D works. Seen in a packed theater with the appropriate screaming, it's a hell of a time. Occasionally it forgets its nature and attempts to let people act, but not so often to distract you from the over-the-top gore. The coolest thing? This gentleman makes an appearance:
-- Apparently there's been a rash of perfect ice circles forming in Britain.
As we know, it's impossible for such complexity to arise spontaneously in nature. Plainly, this is proof of an intelligent designer!
-- There are a lot of specialty travel sites, but a friend has recently started one oriented around "just couples" travels, focusing on getting to know the destination organically rather than hitting touristy spots. Check out Travels with Two.
-- Although this Penny Arcade strip mentions documentaries about single letters of the alphabet merely in passing/mocking, I must note I would watch a documentary about the letter Q. My friends still joke about the fact I read Salt: A World History. Often during the mocking they botch the title as "The Story of Salt." That, of course, is totally off-base. It's not the story of salt; it's the story of the world as told through the lens of salt. I can only imagine their shame, now that I've pointed out their mistake.
It's a great book. He's also written about Cod and Oysters. But the Salt book is really his best.
-- Gail Simone's Welcome to Tranquility is the comic you didn't read, and you are poorer for it. And anyone who can explain why the Batman R.I.P. arc was both necessary and relevant to the sequence in Final Crisis, feel free to take your shot in the Comments.
-- Cowboy BeBop is, and will forever be, Cowboy BeBop.
-- Today in the writer's room:
"Did you know Dolly Parton's first album was cut in 1957?"
"I did not."
"And look at this album cover --"
"-- Dolly had a really modern look back then."
" John, why are you on a Dolly Parton Timeline site?"
" ... blogging is not always pretty, Chris. Sometimes you follow a link, and it leads you ... places."
-- You're welcome.
-- For discussion in the Comments: Maureen O'Hara in The Quiet Man or Angie Dickinson in Rio Bravo?