Hey, I’m having a great day so far, let’s do an open thread.
The Svengoolie movie this week will be The Mummy’s Tomb. Originally on a double bill with Night Monster.
Spoilers for The Mummy. Also - American Werewolf in London (Why haven’t you seen that yet, if that matters?)
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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for has been won by author Naomi Alderman for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power. Set in a dystopian world, she envisages a paradigm in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will.
There was no TMIT last week because we were off on vacation. What was your last/next vacation? Going anywhere exotic? Just taking a week off to sit at home and veg? This is the place to share your travel stories.
Chastushki are like Russian limericks — short, funny and often obscene. They are also popular for their absurdist humor and clear rhythm with obvious rhyming. I would say this is the part of the Russian culture that makes me least nauseous.
Rachel Bloom is the main actor, writer, and co-creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. In fact, Bloom won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy for the first year of the show. But you should totally know that she totally doesn’t care about award shows.
Tonight FART get involved in Regime Change once more and decide that they’re now in the business of forced genetic manipulation.
Hello and welcome to WednesdayBookClub, everyone! I’m your host, Geesejuggler. In grand tradition of WednesdayBookClub actually being written on a Wednesday, I just woke up so I’m a bit out of it. So let’s get started.
Sunday’s new American Gods was like two episodes mixed together; one good and one disappointing. It all looked good, though.
So America’s Got Talent last week (I only watch the acts on youtube) had a magician called Will Tsai. The nicest magician in the world. He also did a pretty cool little trick. He is adorable! I invite you to watch it and not go WTF at some point. It is also not a camera trick. It is not magic obviously. There is…
How is this for an agenda? The Guardian is reporting that the estate of Harper Lee has given approval for a graphic adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. It will be drawn by Fred Fordham who drew Phillip Pullman’s The Adventures of John Blake for UK comic story weekly The Phoenix. A collected edition of the first Blake…
The Beeb have a fun spot quiz on their junior experimenters Terrific Scientific website - How much do you know about forces?
Sometimes you may wonder why films are called what they called, sometimes a film beats you over the head with it. Especially when they’re base on a book, title drops may be a bit shoehorned in. Be that as it may, here are some of the best. (Sans Star Trek :) )
Twin Peaks took a turn for the melancholy in last night’s new episode. So far it’s been mainly intriguing weirdness but with last night’s episode the show subtly shifted focus to the emotional state of victims.
The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle (Tor.com publishing)