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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Some Random Thoughts
Just some random things that have caught my attention in the past couple of days...

Beverly Cleary's Ramona to get her own movie
Growing up, I loved Beverly Cleary's books. I think I read all of her books to the point that I had most of them memorized--esp. the Ramona series. I still vividly recall the time when Beezus wanted a new haircut from someone other than her mom and saved up her allowance to go to the mall and get one. Ramona's mom asks Beezus if they should turn left and Beezus replies "Right" (as in correct) and Ramona's mom drives the wrong way for a while. So, to hear about a movie based on Ramona is pretty exciting--assuming they stay faithfully to the books and don't just borrow the characters and then run in their own direction with it.

I also had no idea Beverly Cleary was 90.

But the best news--with the movie and Cleary's big birthday coming up, they are going to re-publish all of her books. Now, I've not seen many that are out of print, but I've not really looked for them in years. I did look a few years ago to get BrainyBoy one for his b'day and I have to admit part of me looks forward to the day when I can share these books with Gracelyn and Davis.

Why can't we have something like this in Nashville?!?
How cool would this be to have in Nashville? An entire session of watching the first season of Veronica Mars in a marathon and the shows creator and some of the stars will be there? Sure, there's the DVD and you could do an all-day marathon yourself, but how cool would it be to watch it with fellow fans on the big screen? I have to say--I'm really pumped for tonight's new episode that is supposed to be pivotal to the season. Plus we have a mini-Buffy reunion with Charisma Carpenter and Allyson Hannigan sharing screen time. How can you go wrong?

And if something like did come to Nash-vegas, I know at least one other fan of the show who might come out for the event...

BBC angry over Dalek adult cinema film
& Police bust mobile strip club at Buc's game.
Yeah, these two stories are just...well, weird. The one about the the mobile home being used as a strip club at a Buc's game is just disturbing on many levels. But even more so is that some people thought that somehow making an adult film with the Daleks would be a good idea. It makes you wonder--where the hell do these people come up with these things? I mean, I love Doctor Who and the Daleks are my favorite villians..but at no point in the years I've watched the show have I thought--you know what is missing here? The Daleks getting it on with naked women. Never, ever crossed my mind. But yet it did and apparently it was selling pretty well over on Ebay before it was pulled from the site.

That said, this quote cracked me up:
(Terry Nation (creator of the Daleks)'s) Estate director Tim Hancock told The Sun: "The reason the Daleks are still the most sinister thing in the universe is because they do not make things like porn.

"They weren't ever intended to be sexual creatures. It's simple - the Daleks do not do porn."

Please, feel free to insert you own jokes about the fact that Doctor Who fans don't have sex so why should the Daleks here....

posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/30/2005 08:32:00 AM | |
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