Friday, June 24, 2005
The Long Tail: Massively parallel culture
I think this is quite interesting. I don't think it's as new as he makes it sound -- it's just, well, more so. But it looks like a blog that I'll want to review more -- how we all participate in different information sources and have our degree of specialization...
MIT Weblog Survey
Thursday, June 16, 2005
The Dregs - A Capella Irish Pub Music
Can't go wrong with some local a capella Irish music... fun stuff, and they have a show tomorrow with the release of their new CD.
Monday, June 13, 2005
Two Impossible Things
a) Michael Grade singing the praises of Doctor Who
b) Roger Waters is going to be playing with Pink Floyd for the London Live 8 concert.
One would be tempted to make some comment about the Michael Jackson verdict, but honestly, I'm not that surprised, and that interests me a whole lot less than those two...
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Obviously, someone has too much time on their hands...
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
UFO: Ed Bishop and Michael Billington
I'm sad to see that two of the stars of the series, Ed Bishop and Michael Billington, have passed away with days of each other, according to this Gerry Anderson fansite.
A sad day for fans of British Cult television.
A Certain Age
I knew that Marv Wolfman was writing for Fantastic Four around issue 200, when I first started to read the comic regularly, but when I picked up Fantastic Four Visionaries: George Perez, Vol. 1 today, I discovered that Len Wein was writing for it before that, with some of the earliest comics that I ever got, when they would be packaged up in random groups of three, where you'd see what two of the issues were, but the third would be a surprise.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
A stunning moment
It's very odd, considering that the series has been more successful in the UK than any of us could have possibily imagined, that there's been so little word about how it will get officially distributed in this country. There's a lot of enthusiastic talk in Doctor Who Magazine and online amongst British fans about how mainstream the series is now days, when it's almost as cultish as ever in this country.
As someone who has loved Doctor Who for over two decades, though, I'm happy that the new series got it right for the UK audience, as opposed to falling into the middle of the ocean trying to make it big in America. As I've pointed out before, it quite frequently takes a year or so for things to cross over to an American cable station.
Friday, June 03, 2005
Britain, Britain, Britain
I highly recommend Little Britain, an odd British sketch comedy show narrated by Tom Baker and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, with occasional appearances by Anthony "Giles on Buffy" Head. It's a hysterically funny series.
In the "how long does it take to get to America" curiousity file, I point out that this DVD originally came out in the UK in October of 2004, and will come out in August of 2005. It's aired on BBC America since 2004, and originally aired on the BBC in 2003. (There has since been a second series.)
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