A paleoclimatologist claimed it would take a 100 dollars to get him see the Day After Tomorrow. . Readers of the Usenet group where he made that claim collected money to send him to the theatre.
His review is amusing, summing up that
This movie is to climate science as Frankenstein is. (link via Kottke’s link log).
to heart transplant surgery
The SCI FI Channel is adapting Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea. This is almost cool, except that it’s a Hallmark production. However, I see that despite what the author says about the book, it appears that they’re casting white people in it. OK, so Ogion is played by Danny Glover, but in the books he and Ged (here played by Shawn Ashmore, the kid that did Iceman in the X-Men movie) are of the same people.
Tenar in the book is actually white (a Karg, sort-of moslem viking barbarians), but she’s probably not as pretty as Kristin (Smallville) Kreuk, who is playing her in this. But then, who is?
Prophet – Ex-libris – Le site de Mathieu Lauffray Cool-looking French comic I reached by typing words into Google (well, Firefox).
Encouraged by people around me to have a small early mid-life crisis, I decided to go to Noreascon, the World Science Fiction Convention in Boston (September 2nd to 6th). Today I registered and reserved a plane ticket and hotel room.
I’ve got until tomorrow to fill in a ballot for the Hugo Awards (including retro-Hugos for 1953!)
Le Parkour is a sport originating from France which involves treating the urban environment as an obstacle course. In other words, jumping about buildings like Spider-Man or Daredevil. It was used in one issue of Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency comic, and will probably make it into an episode of the TV series, simply because it’s so cool.
Ironically, in a comic (like the original GF story), it appears a lot less novel, because this is what acrobatic superheroes do all the time. On film it would be real cool (see the videos on the linked site for examples, including a BBC ad showing a man – Le Parkour creator, David Belle – beat rush hour traffic by jumping across rooftops, which looks like it was the jumping-off point for the GF story).