I don’t speak Japanese, but if I understand this right, you get a free pen for sitting through this movie.
Clarence Tate looked to his right. Denice, his little girl, breathed evenly, one little chocolate hand moving arrhythmically to some tune playing in her head. She stared at the patterns in the wallpapered ceiling, her eyelids drooping slowly, coming open, dropping back down. Almost there.
I made it just for us, and I filled it with all our favorite tunes.
Time magazine, that putative arbiter of popular taste, once called George R.R. Martin “the American Tolkien.” But what the copywriter responsible for that blurb fails to realize is that Got/ASOIaF is not in any way a “Tolkienesque” fantasy. It’s not about purely good people fighting evil forces. It’s about antiheroes…
Premiere broadcast, 1980. This is from the Chicago area, but they were all over the place in the early-to-mid ‘80s — an over-the-air subscription TV service that cost as much as cable, but featured only one channel. There was also porn, live sporting and music events, and porn.
UPDATE: The Douthat column is now live on the NYT opinion pages and my story is linked in the text of the editorial. I guess a little publicity never hurts.
With less than a week to go before the seventh season premiere, lots of folks are thinking about the wacky, dragon-infested land of Westeros. (Presumably to get their minds off of all of the apocalyptic stuff going on in the decidedly less fun but far more alarming real world.) One of these individuals is The Week …
...punching himself past the scarlet tiers of the Eastern Seaboard Fission Authority, he saw three figures, tiny, impossible, who stood at the very edge of one of the vast steps of data. Small as they were, he could make out the boy’s grin, his pink gums, the glitter of the long gray eyes that had been Riviera’s.…
Except, you know, Roy Neary would still be around 35 and his kids would be doddering around a retirement home.
Glove & Boots’ Fafa and Mario play Farming Simulator 17. What epic inspirational video game are you playing this weekend?
So just whatevuh. I’m lettin’ it happen. I’m freewheelin’.
The song and the album big enough to encompass all the 3 AMs of the world.
Found via William Gibson’s Twitter feed.
Do you close your eyes to see miracles?
Do you raise your face to kiss angels?
Do you float on air to hear oracles?
“I don’t like becoming a part of things.”
“Nobody. Nobody at all. But the secrets of the universe don’t mind. They reveal themselves to nobodies who care.”