Saturday, September 6, 2014

Visit from Miss Sellany

-- Margaret Atwood is the first novelist to be a part of the Future Library project, in which an artist's work is sealed up for the next 100 years. Given the increasing impenetrability, flashback-itis and numbing lengthening of her work over the last 20 years, this is not a bad thing. Unless you're alive in 2114, that is.

-- In 1930, the BBC created a guide on how to listen to the radio, that newfangled invention that wirelessly received sounds and broadcast them into your home. Strangely, turning up the bass so loud your fellow drivers wish they'd brought some grenades doesn't seem to be on the list.

-- If the double rainbow tripped this guy out, I hope he doesn't ever see a moonbow.

-- DNA may have identified Jack the Ripper.

-- Do you know what would be cooler than a TV show featuring bland characters, ham-handed dialogue and plots that just spin around and around until they fall down, like a spastic chimp, set in that deadest of dead genres, the zombie movie? Another series of the same kind of characters with the same lousy dialogue and plotting and the same lame backdrop, but in a totally different part of the world!

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