mar 21


Today's theme: Books and Movies and Vegans (in that order):

 Book Magazine's 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900. The first 10:

  1. Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
  2. Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951
  3. Humbert Humbert, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955
  4. Leopold Bloom, Ulysses, James Joyce, 1922
  5. Rabbit Angstrom, Rabbit, Run, John Updike, 1960
  6. Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1902
  7. Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
  8. Molly Bloom, Ulysses, James Joyce, 1922
  9. Stephen Dedalus, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce, 1916
  10. Lily Bart, The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton, 1905

 At the first glance of the headline, I thought that the newspaper chain Knight-Ridder had a movie coming out. While it's not that, the actual event is pretty weird: "Knight Rider": The Movie!

 McSweeney's: "Quotes From The Movie Jaws In Which 'Shark' Is Replaced By 'Jimmy Page'."

 Harry Knowles has seen a rough cut of Star Wars Episode Two, and writes about it.

 Timeline Of Cinema As Seen Through TIME Magazine Covers.

 Burger King adds BK Veggie to menu.

 Vegan Porn: "We at Vegan Porn don't want to suggest that adopting a vegan diet will get you laid - we want to go right out and say it - if you go vegan, you will get laid."

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