* I've had to remove the Amazon ads from the sidebar due to Amazon Associates now being taxed in North Carolina. I don't know yet if I'll bother replacing them with anything—they weren't bringing in that much money. Direct donations still of course accepted.
* After something of a slow start with too many hi-I'm-reading-because posts, Infinite Summer is finally starting to heat up with good posts today on IJ and the Kenyon Commencement at Infinite Summer and Infinite Zombies.
* Promo for Dollhouse episode 13. Remember how I said Fred was now positioned to be either the show's new lead or else next season's Big Bad?
* Did the failed Watchmen adaptation hurt book sales? Occasional Fish has gathered some links suggesting it might have.
* Letterman couldn't resist some jokes at Palin's expense last night.
* New B-movie, coming this fall: They Saved Jackson's Brain!
* Things you may not have known about the late Robert McNamara: he was the one who told the world about the hydrogen bomb buried in the swamp outside Goldsboro, NC. (Via Dave F.)
* The New Organizing Institute is having a mock election running superheroes for DC mayor. Of course I'll be voting for Superman, but the Green Lantern's wholesale ripoff of the Obama aesthetic gives me pause.
* Also in superhero news: You're a fun-loving, high-maintenance girl that grew up in a New Jersey suburb. You live close enough to New York City to want the clothes and the cosmopolitan lifestyle, but you're not brave enough to move away from you over protective parents. What's a girl to do? If you're Zoe, you marry the first God of War that crash lands in town during a life or death struggle with his evil adversary! But, what happens when even an all-powerful God can't exactly measure up to your elevated expectations? Jersey Gods.
* ASCII Portal.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Posted by Gerry Canavan at 5:49 PM
Labels: Amazon, B-movies, Barack Obama, comics, David Foster Wallace, Dollhouse, film, Green Lantern, Infinite Jest, Infinite Summer, Letterman, Michael Jackson, New Jersey, North Carolina, nuclearity, politics, Portal, Robert McNamara, Sarah Palin, superheroes, Superman, Washington D.C., Watchmen