Throughout the whole movie, I kept thinking: No one but Bill Murray could possibly pull this off. Turns out that director and writer Jim Jarmusch says that he wrote the script in two and a half weeks with Bill Murray in mind for the lead.
Archive for August, 2005
Aug 18 2005
I had read the headline as “USA Today to punish Tech Magazine.” That what I get for being at a middle school orientation all morning. At the middle school, detention is now called “Break” which stands for something about getting your act back together.
The AP article says that USA Today Now Personal Technology will be 80 glossy pages and will be released on October 17th.
Aug 17 2005
I first heard Vassar Clements back in the 60s when I was in high school. Always the odd boy, I was not digging the sweet soul music called “beach music” and the rock and roll available was mostly from the UK. But I was happy to be one of the few long haired or gypsy dressed kids at a serious bluegrass concert. I recall fondly how Vassar Clements was early to play with John Hartford and then with the Earl Scruggs Review and then soon after on the Nitty Gritty Dirtband’s Circle LPs.
Lethem and Chabon. Patricia Storms has fun with a couple of my favorite manly authors, Jonathan Lethem (“Fortress of Solitude”) and Michael Chabon (“Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay”). The testerone powered comic fixated McSweeney boys, as you might imagine, meet their match.
Nate Raymond has some good feelings about the web-strip at sugarbombs.
Aug 16 2005
Just spoke to our School of Information and Library Science Librarian, Rebecca Varga, and she tells me that she ordered Rex Libris a few weeks back. If you are in Manning Hall, there is a good chance you can get the book right here!
Aug 16 2005
David also sends an alert for his show at The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center (56 Broadway in downtown Asheville) called “Immersive Media Environments.” The show is part of the “Buskmaster” oops R. Buckminster Fuller celebration there.
WorldCat from OCLC announces that they have cataloged their 1 billionth entry into their 34 year old shared catalog of library holdings.
You can thrill to pictures and tests of vintage products from Consumer Reports testing while I run out and pour some gasoline down a yellow jacket nest.
Tonight’s safety question: Do I set the nest on fire after dousing it or not?
I’ve six poems written and four of those published for the series I’ve been working on based on the number seven. Since each of the six corresponds in some ways, often obliquely, with each of the seven days in Genesis’ first creation story, I could take the seventh day off for rest.
Aug 11 2005
Besides the SlashDot article posted below, ibiblio has received some other very good and varied attention in the past few hours.
John Reuning had an article on Osprey accepted and posted last night on SlashDot
The comments were various and many. Here’s the article and the links:
Aug 10 2005
At least what he will admit to. See his panorama of Santiago de Campostela in Spain.
Aug 10 2005
Dr Fun creator Dave Farley writes to say that he’ll be interviewed for a documentary on the Eastertime favorite Peeps called “The Power of the Peep.” Dr Fun has had a load of fun with peeps over the years.
A few links to some Dr Fun peep featuring cartoons below.
Aug 09 2005
August in Chapel Hill is usually dry. I recall several summers in the past decades when we were under water restrictions. Today we are simply under water. When I walked in this morning, water wasn’t rushing out of the grates; it was shooting up out of the grates! I had on a poncho and was carrying an umbrella but from the knees down I was soaked. Megan reports that Franklin Street was/is flooded down toward Panzanella (and the Wicked Burrito).
This week is the 10th anniversary of the Netscape IPO. Some people are claiming that should be the anniversary of the Internet or the Web, but of course things were longer in the making than that. Kevin Kelly has a good essay in Wired this month on the subject with an amusing projection into the next decade.
Aug 08 2005
The original scroll of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road will be exhibited at the UNC-Chapel Hill Wilson Library from September 29-December 17 this fall. The opening reception will be free to the public on September 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Saltarelli Exhibit Room, third floor of the Wilson Library. The NC Writers’ Network is a cosponsor of this significant event
No not the Linuxbierwanderung, but the movie about Emperor Penguins, the March of the Penguins. I wondered if people were serious about how good and how moving this Antarctic documentary had been for them when they saw it. Now that I’ve seen it myself, I too am impressed. The story of the penguins yearly life cycle is dramatic and amazing on its own, but thinking (when not totally absorbed by the movie’s story and beautiful photography) about how the movie was made in such adverse conditions raised my level of amazement even higher.