2006: back with links
Media pundits are flopping around like suffocating carp over Soderbergh's new movie, Bubble (trailer), which will be released on DVD (now available for pre-order on Amazon) just a few days after it comes out in theaters.
From last month, a Rolling Stone profile of the guy who created NowThatsFuckedUp.com, which is extremely fucked up -- among other things, the site contains gruesome unedited photos of people killed in Iraq.
Tag everything: TagWorld.
Last year's totally old rumor is back: Yahoo to buy Technorati?
Anyone else notice that nearly all the skits on this weekend's SNL contained musical numbers, including the intro monologue by Scarlett Johanson? Lazy Sunday, what have you wrought?
Outrageous Firsts in Television History. First toilet on tv, first use of the word fuck, first abortion, first rape, and of course first lesbian kiss.
Cool Sony commercials in which balls are set free in San Francisco.
The Go Daddy commercials that won't air on the Super Bowl. Boring.
I've had several conversations with people who so greatly misinterpreted Gladwell's Blink that it seemed they never read it, but I never realized someone could write a whole book about his misinterpretation: Think.
I should really start a whole blog about last week's James Frey scandal, but here are just some related links: mammoth Kottke thread, Laura Miller at Salon offers her take, a history of literary hoaxes, and what will happen to Frey's and JT Leroy's movie deals?
Idlewild, the new Outkast film.
Miami Vice, the Jaimie Foxx / Colin Farrell version directed by Michael Mann.
Apocalypto, in which Mel Gibson goes native.
Tristram Shandy, the first postmodern novel turned into movie.
Manderlay, in which Lars von Trier continues his Beckett-inspired movie-plays.