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Let’s start out with a smile (to keep from crying): From Jay Leno
“According to the New York Times, swine flu can be transmitted on money. You know what that means…We’re all safe. No one’s got any.”
Okey-dokey, all, as Mario hinted in his post on Monday, we are launching another contest
not for cash, unfortunately, but for RT shwag. Round one starts today and the prize is:
There will be a couple of other goodies, too, but Mario didn’t get his act together so I could take a picture of all of it. Big surprise, huh?
Anyway, here’s the deal. Really easy this time. Just name your favorite villain—can be movies, TV, books, a relative—submit the name as a comment and maybe a sentence or two why. But this is strictly a raffle kind of deal so you can enter as often as you like. Closes to entries Wednesday, May 13th, midnight.
Next week—I’ll post another prize package for your favorite hero(ine). Same deal as above. I’ll remind you. Winners for both contests will be chosen by random drawing and announced on May 21—
Onward and upward—Amazon unveiled its new Kindle. There’s a video here
and as you can see from the pic, it’s got a larger screen (and larger price tag.) Anyone who has an older Kindle care to comment? I always thought there should be a trade-in deal for those who took a chance on the first edition only to find out a newer, shinier model was right down the road. It’d piss me off, but I’m that kind of gal.
A really cool look at Penguin SciFi covers
from the 1930’s – 1970’s. I really thought Mario would scoop me on this since he’s all arty and shit. Here are two of my favorites: The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
Art exhibits I hope hit the road: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – on exhibit
now in Chicago.
New Star Trek starts this week!!!! Official site here
. Has so many bells and whistles, it takes awhile to load even on my superspeedy new MAC—
A Whedon tie-in From WhedonInfo.com:Joss Whedon is the Top 5 ’Star Trek’ Dream Directors
Why we want him on board :
Joss is God, or so his legion of faithful fans likes to proclaim. Like Abrams, his television work is amazing, and we bet he could make a fantastic Trek. While his dialogue is snappy and his storylines are exciting, what makes us most yearn for his involvement is his respect for the genre. He’s already shown his space opera chops with the short lived and much beloved Firefly series and Serenity feature film.
How his style would change Trek :
We wouldn’t be surprised if Whedon went the same route as Abrams, focusing on a younger crew. Expect a totally different vernacular with the crew getting in some "holodeckage" and feeling "hyperdrivey."
What we could expect :
Joss has a thing for strong women paired with paternal protectors. In his Trek, we’d bet that James T. Kirk would be reborn as Jamie Kirk (played by Eliza Dushku ?), the toughest chick ever to squeak through Starfleet. (Hey, a gender-swapped Starbuck worked for Ron Moore’s reimagined Battlestar Galactica !) Spock would probably be an older Vulcan dude, maybe with an English accent. Fanfickers, start your engines…
Loved this video
"Dollhouse" Tv Series - Exposed : How To Hack In & Who Runs It
Wolfram????? How cool is that?
One more video
that’s kind of nostalgic: "After Sunnydale" Music Video
Remember our basket on Brenda Novak’s auction
—the bidding is up to $130.00!!! Nice.And finally: To Vickie and Suzanne and all the other mom’s out there—Happy Mother’s Day!!