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