Friday, December 27, 2002

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- Brett Favre is a national treasure.

And here's Favre himself on the QB mojo.
Just before Christmas, Joe Strummer died of a heart attack at age 50. Here is an obituary from the Guardian and a rememberance from Billy Bragg. Here is an article on Strummer from the Washington Post, and a rememberance written by someone who knew him before he formed the Clash.

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Bigfoot has left the Building

The Seattle Times reports that Ray Wallace died on November 26th. According to Wallace's family members, he orchestrated the prank that created Bigfoot in 1958. He had asked a friend to carve 16-inch-long feet from alder-wood. Then he and his brother Wilbur slipped them on and created the first Bigfoot footprints as a prank. Wallace continued to milk the prank for years with films and photos he supposedly captured of the creature in the wild. Read the story here.

Friday, December 20, 2002

This Sunday's New York Times Book Review includes a review of 6 new graphic novels. The review is written by Nick Hornby, author of “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy.” You can read the review here.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Turkish filmmakers have acquired the habit of stealing American films and TV series and remaking them with additional characters and "their own unique set of production values." For example, in Turist Omer Uzay Yolunda, better known as the Turkish Star Trek, Kaptan Kirk, Mr. Spak, and Omer face the menace of Profosor Krater, his assistant Nancy, and a Tarzan robot. Here's a review of the Turkish Star Trek from The Wave.

For more Turkish cinema, here are reviews of the Turkish:

Wizard of Oz,

Star Wars, and