January 23, 2006

Another Music From A Different Kitchen

First, please welcome Invincible Superblog and Stop the World to the blogroll - can't say if either one is "work safe", but if you're worried about work safety...maybe you shouldn't be reading blogs on the job. Just a thought.

Also, take a gander beneath my picture - for the next two weeks, I'm taking a reader survey. Trust me, it's more fun that modifying pictures of comic characters.

Tonight's blog is brought to you by the St. Louis Public Library...

Outfoxed - this is the film Michael Moore should have made. Easily hangs the Fox News Network by its own petard, and doesn't have the hit-you-over-the-head-until-you-get-a-bad-nosebleed feeling that Mr. Moore's work has. In fact, they even have a blog of their own. Given that the president's losing his popularity, it's important to watch now more than ever. Highly recommended.

WE3 - You know, only Grant Morrison could combine way-out science fiction, realistic gore, and some total heartwarming moments. This is an excellent collection - you gotta have this on your bookshelf, dude. Highly recommended.

The Jack Paar Collection - As Roger pointed out, Jack Paar shared many qualities with Johnny Carson...but is a relatively unknown figure. This three-disc set gives a taste of what Mr. Paar pioneered - using television as a way of relating to other people. (Saying he invented "talk shows" only gives a small picture). However, given the quality of the source material, my suggestion is to rent through Netflix - it might not be to everyone's tastes.

Ultra: Seven Days - If I had a girlfriend, I might feel more guilty about enjoying this book. It's not just that it features women - it's an intelligent, sharp look at celebrity, relationships, and other matters through the filter of superheroes. It's enough to make me begin buying the series. Definitely recommended.

One Night At McCool's - Although it's a pleasant enough film, this movie exists for only two purposes:
  1. To objectify Liv Tyler, and put her in provocative poses; and
  2. To show this person get seriously injured - twice - in the same movie.
Nickel & Dimed - Normally, I'm not a fan of books like these - the author goes undercover to discover what it's like to be one of the "working poor." She gets to return to her relative affluence, whereas those who have to live paycheck-to-paycheck don't have the luxury. However, this has some excellent insights (and Wal-Mart comes out especially scummy), but at the very least, it led me to begin reading her follow-up.

And until next time, readers, always remember....

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