Thursday, June 16, 2005

Tid Bits

This week has been very light in terms of actual content on Acrentropy. What with the redesign and other things going on (plus the fact that I have had little to write about), I've resorted to just links. So allow me to continue this tradition with some completely random links to inform the general populace (i.e. Mrs. Mosley and anyone else who randomly stops by):

A book that Mrs. Mosley persuaded me to read years ago is getting adapted for the screen. The Children of Men, based on the novel by P.D. James, is to star Clive Owen and Julianne Moore and be directed by Alfonso Cuaron. There are a number of reasons to rejoice, here. First, the casting of Owen is great for such a dark, brooding story. Second, the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a great choice for this film for the same reasons. Finally, the story concept itself was so rich in the story and will be equally so in the film. For those who have not read it, it's the near future where the human civilization is slowly dying out due to everyone on earth mysteriously becoming infertile. I have high hopes for this film.

Tourism for Cheapskates.

A victory for libraries today as the House of Representative voted to restrict provisions of the Patriot Act that allows FBI access to library records. Speaking of libraries, I attended a class last week called The Invisible Web about accessing corners of the web that most Search Engines do not go to. The class website has tons of very interesting and helpful links.

Bad clothes. Bad hair. Just...BAD.

I recently got my copy of Brian Froud's latest Goblins book, and it's as great as everything else he's done. Froud is the guy who worked with Jim Henson on the designs for The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. His books are along the same line and, therefore, incredibly creative and funny. I just discovered that Froud has his own website. But then, of course, doesn't everyone these days?

Finally, one of my latest acquisitions to be soon added to the La-La Land Library collection: Pimpadelic Wonderland. The name says it all.

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