So of the various Lord of the Rings movies, only the first and third are available to stream via Netflix, at least for a Mac. What the hell?
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Ron Moore, and some of the writers, pontificate on the latest Battlestar Galactica episode here. Spoilers abound, if you’re not caught up and you don’t want to be, move along.
So… how ’bout that 5th cylon? For all Moore’s comments about how it’s been planned since season 3, he’s been known to lie to preserve the [...]
After all, they’ve all got their apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. Via The Daily Dish, an interesting review of L’Apocalypse dans l’Islam. Judging by the review, I don’t have nearly the background in Islamic studies necessary to easily appreciate the book, but just the review is illuminating. I can’t imagine why Hegghammer, the reviewer, didn’t refer [...]
From One Human Minute:
“Every night, electrons, forced to lick the screens of our television sets with frenzied speed, show us the world chopped up and crammed into the Latest News” – Stanislaw Lem, One Human Minute
There’s a lot of cultural momentum with the image of TV as a rounded rectangle, some 50 years worth.
flickr image [...]
From Reason.com, it’s the Playmobil security checkpoint!
The Amazon customer reviews give an indication of the important lessons your kids will learn with this kit. Personally, I much prefer the lessons learned when playing with the Rally Car, but it’s discontinued.
Kevin Drum addresses some of the same points I did.
Also, didn’t the first few seasons build up more slowly? This one seems foot-to-the-floor from the first 15 minutes. To be kind to anyone who hasn’t watched, I’ll hold off on examples.
I had been wondering if 24 would be less predictable this year. I was also wondering if the recent changes in the political climate would reduce the torture-porn level to, maybe an R rating? 45 minutes into the first episode, and I’m not so hopeful on either point.
From flickr via SimpleComplexity:
For work, I’ve got a data set that might be applicable – there’s ~100 data points, which are grouped into 3 major sets. At the moment, we show the 3 sets on separate bar charts, but this technique might let us show them all on one page. The radial nature of the [...]
Other people got Infinite Jest for Christmas, apparently. I really thought it was supposed to be here, next to Comm Ave.
I’ll have plenty to read for a while…