Collaboration Is Not Second Guessing

I real­ly enjoy most movies-based-on-books in which the author is involved in the film itself (“Hell­boy” and “Sin City,” for exam­ples). Of course, what hap­pens when a direc­tor or screen-writer decides to sig­nif­i­cant­ly change por­tions of the sto­ry (like in vir­tu­al­ly ever one of the “Lord of the Rings” tril­o­gy of films)? Well, I am… Con­tin­ue read­ing Col­lab­o­ra­tion Is Not Sec­ond Guessing

Harry Potter and the Getting of Your Act Together

Angela and I are both real­ly excit­ed about Har­ry Pot­ter this month because with­in the span of about a week, both the fifth film will come to the­aters (we’ve already got our tick­ets) and the sev­enth book, and final, book will be arriv­ing at book­stores (yes, we’ve already got one copy on reserve at our… Con­tin­ue read­ing Har­ry Pot­ter and the Get­ting of Your Act Together

On The Day After Kurt Vonneget Died

After read­ing the news of Kurt Von­negut’s death, I decid­ed it was about time I got with it. I’ve nev­er read any­thing by him over 1,000 words long but at lunch today I went and picked up a paper­back copy of Slaugh­­ter­­house-Five. Bet­ter late than nev­er, I sup­pose. I’ve had a lot of friends rec­om­mend… Con­tin­ue read­ing On The Day After Kurt Von­neget Died

Apparantly, Mr. Iacocca Is The Leader

I read near­ly this entire book excerpt with my jaw dropped. Who would have thought that one of the most sin­cere and harsh cri­tiques of our coun­try – its gov­ern­ment, its media, and its cit­i­zens – would come from an 80’s indus­tri­al­ist leader who has long been a sup­port­er of both big busi­ness and big… Con­tin­ue read­ing Appa­rant­ly, Mr. Iacoc­ca Is The Leader

Geek Test: I Failed

Looks like I have some seri­ous read­ing to do: The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien The Foun­da­tion Tril­o­gy, Isaac Asi­mov Dune, Frank Her­bert Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Hein­lein A Wiz­ard of Earth­sea, Ursu­la K. Le Guin Neu­ro­mancer, William Gib­son Child­hood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke Do Androids Dream of Elec­tric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick… Con­tin­ue read­ing Geek Test: I Failed

Learning French at Hogwarts

Kot­tke has a post today about a fel­low who rec­om­mends read­ing Har­ry Pot­ter in a for­eign lan­guage in order to help learn that lan­guage. I thought this was inter­est­ing since Angela pur­chased Har­ry Pot­ter à l’école des sor­ciers over a year ago for just that pur­pose. Fur­ther proof that she is just way ahead of… Con­tin­ue read­ing Learn­ing French at Hogwarts

What Facial Expressions to Use When You’re Expecting

So Angela and I have been read­ing some dif­fer­ent books on preg­nan­cy. Okay, she’s been doing most of the read­ing so far as she has about five dif­fer­ent books. I bought one, titled Preg­nan­cy Sucks for Men: What to Do When Your Mir­a­cle Makes You BOTH Mis­er­able, which is a fair­ly enter­tain­ing read as well… Con­tin­ue read­ing What Facial Expres­sions to Use When You’re Expecting

Seed Magazine’s Site Is Out of Beta

Seed Mag­a­zine’s site is out of Beta today. That took less time than pret­ty much any­thing from Google and it looks loads bet­ter. One of the most inter­est­ing things is that their site is actu­al­ly built on top of Mov­able Type (although Word­Press would have been even cool­er). Of course, does­n’t it make per­fect sense… Con­tin­ue read­ing Seed Magazine’s Site Is Out of Beta

And You Thought My T‑Shirt Was Cool

…and you thought my t‑shirt was cool. Online pub­lish­er Blurb has announced their “slurp­er” that will grab con­tent from you blog and turn it into a very slick look­ing cof­fee table book. I real­ly love the idea of bring the online world into the phys­i­cal world, and these books look very nice.