Monthly Archives: April 2005

A Thought About Films

Several nights ago I was watching Dinner For Five and the guests were Roger Corman (who has helped film 360 of the crappiest films committed to celluiod) Bruce “Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell, Rob Zombie, and of course Jon Favreau. Through the course of the discussion Bruce and Roger began talking about how the movie […]

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Small Gods

While talking to a friend tonight I mentioned the book Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. The book is about what happens when people continue to worship a god, but they really don’t believe in him. They go to church, they tithe, they sing all the songs, but deep down they don’t have any belief left. […]

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NERD ALERT!

Slate has a review up for the new movie Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as does Hollywood Bitchslap (Yeah the name is a tad vulgar, but they have the most honest reviews around). I’m a little concerned about this one. This is probably one of the first true scifi books I ever read, and I […]

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Meeting an Artist

Tonight, Leigh and I had the honor of meeting an artist. I’m sure I had met one before, but tonight there was no doubt. Jonathan Safran Foer (an author I’ve spoke of before on this blog) visited Bookpeople in Austin tonight. He answered questions about his works and signed books. Here’s a photo of Myself, […]

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Matrix from Memory

I’ve seen The Matrix more times that I should have. That said, this site has posted the funniest retelling of the movie I’ve ever seen. Little pictures accompany the text, and the text is pure genuis: “Neo went to a club where they played White Zombie and he started talking to the girl who looked […]

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Miracles of the Modern World

Miracles nowadays really suck. I don’t even think the Divine is really trying anymore. No wonder churches are always asking for money. God needs to increase his advertising budget. I bet the cheese on that first one was something cheap, like velveeta. Or that crappy low-fat cheese that doesn’t really melt, but instead slowly burns […]

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Ten Mistakes Writers Make and a Haunted Bra

This site has a list of ten common mistakes writers make. It seems geared more towards fiction writing than academic, but the site has some good suggestions nonetheless. Kind of an aside, but I’m tired of people using the phrase “show don’t tell.” That was probably witty back in 1963 when someone uttered it during […]

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The End of Paradise Lost

We finished covering Paradise Lost tonight in class. Makes me sad. In honor of PL I would like to post the first chapter of Good Omens, a novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. This was a work (along with many others) that got me interested in Paradise Lost. This post will be a little […]

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A Couple of Late Night Links

Still doing Milton research. I think I may hate him now. I’m not sure. I find myself wandering on the web when I should be working. I haven’t started cooking pickles yet so that’s a good sign. I found a site called The Literature Network. They have “over 300 full books and over 1000 short […]

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Taking a Break From Milton

I’m tired of reading about Milton. I like’em…but I’m tired of’em. I’ve been messing with this site to try and take my mind off Adam and Eve. It’s a site called Cartoon Fridge. They stream episodes of cartoons like Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Futurama, and (take note Dr. Womack) The Simpsons. They have […]

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