June 8, 2012

The Weeklies #216

The Weekly Affliction. Sick kids.

The Weekly Disappointing Superhero. Owen's been listening to a lot of the old 1940's Superman radio broadcasts before he falls asleep. Being a fan of old radio, I love them. Except for something I noticed. Old-school radio Superman? Kind of a douchebag.

The Weekly TV. Outcasts. I stumbled on this BBC sci-fi series and it's incredibly good. Sadly, I'm on episode four and the whole thing lasts a mere eight shows. Sadness.

The Weekly Cool Fact That I Did Not Know. Did you know the Great Wall of China hadn't been officially measured - including all it's parts and pieces - before? As it turns out its nearly twice as long as we all thought clocking in at nearly 13,000 miles. It's, um, great.

The Weekly Read. I read Drive by James Sallis this week. It was an odd, eerie noir novel that was recently turned into a movie. I haven't seen the movie but that might change. If it's half as good as the book, it'll be a winner. The novel was solid and gritty with very spare prose. My only complaint was the constant shift between present and past. Because of the spare prose, it wasn't always clear when we were but it all worked out in the end.

The Weekly Autotune Awesomeness. I love Mr. Rogers. The day he died, my mom called me at 6:00 in the morning so she could make sure that I heard the news from her. So it's no wonder I love this so much:

The Weekly Reason To Celebrate. Happy Transit of Venus!

The Weekly Music. Mr. Trololo has died. If you have no idea what I'm talking about watch this. It'll be the strangest 2 minutes and 42 seconds you've ever spent.

The Weekly Question. So, Miley Cyrus is getting hitched. What's the over/under on how long that'll last?

Posted by Chris at June 8, 2012 8:08 AM

Mylie's parents should be smacked. I don't think Billy Ray did such a good job. Talk about exploitation!

Posted by: Maribeth at June 8, 2012 9:12 AM

Where did you find Old Superman radio broadcasts? I'm curious.

Loved Mister Rogers.

Seems too young to be getting hitched.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at June 8, 2012 10:36 AM

I've seen that Mr. Rogers video and it's awesome. I loved that show so much!

Posted by: Heather at June 8, 2012 1:21 PM

Oh god. If you're referring to the recent Drive movie starring Ryan Gosling...for the love of all that's holy...just skip it. Seriously. It was apparently adored by critics, but all the real people I know who saw it absolutely hated it. Of course, I haven't read the book so maybe that'll change things, but consider this your warning!


Posted by: shan at June 9, 2012 1:36 AM

The Mr. Rogers clip made me tear up. Damn you.

Posted by: Ickaboo at June 9, 2012 4:03 PM

I agree about Drive. I really wanted to like it, but just...no. Skip it. Maybe I'll read the book, though.

Posted by: akofaolain at June 11, 2012 10:23 AM