For Halloween, I was gonna dress up in a yellow jump suit and call myself "AOL Man!" But now my costume is fucked, because everyone will think I'm Uma from Kill Bill. Today's links:
Hendrik Hertzberg at The New Yorker does his bit on Rush.
Ad Age names its Top 10 Mags of the Year, and I don't read a single damn one of them (and I read about 35 magazines/month).
L.A. Times slideshow of the Gehry Disney Hall Opening.
As GreenCine says, "If you read only one article, review, blurb or gum wrapper on Kill Bill, make it this interview with Quentin Tarantino." It answers all those "that's a reference to what?" questions. Amazing.
Anthony Lane's New Yorker review and The Chronicle's critique of Sylvia (trailer). (The same issue of the New Yorker has an excellent Don DeLillo essay on ephemeral filmic memory and a very long Tarantino profile.)
The Guardian did its list of the 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time. Pretty British, eh mate?
I don't really understand what Nike's Keep The Ball Alive is, but it seems to have something to do with playing urban rugby with SMS devices.
You can now shop online at Ikea.
Gothamist's Flirting 101.
Some of the quotes here are a bit dubious, but the idea of sitting down a group of tweens to play old-school video games (Space Invaders, Pong, etc.) is brilliant.
Video Games Awards to air on Spike TV in December.
K Street has raised the ire of Drudge.
Did you know that Miami Vice isn't coming out on DVD because of the prohibitive costs of getting the rights to the music? I blame Phil Collins for everything.
C.J. has an amazing tidbit on Prince. Unbelievable. (Note: I'm just now seeing this cross the wires, so it will likely become a national story soon.)
SEMEN DONORS NEEDED!!! Roseville, $150 per specimen.
Social Hygiene Database from the University of Minnesota.
Just stumbled across Whither, a blog by a former Minnesotan with a good essay about the Twin Cities urban landscape.