especially given this comment:
But you should really see this movie. It's very, very good. It isn't as good as the graphic novel. But nobody thought it would be. And reading the graphic novel in one sitting isn't as good as reading it over 12 issues. What I'm saying is that the medium is very important. And I do have other thoughts on this as well which I may get to later. (For example, everybody who thinks the movie should have been an extended miniseries on HBO or something...you're wrong. It wouldn't work. If I have time later, I'll tell you why.)
Also, you've read the book or seen the movie, or even if you just know anything about it or Alan Moore, you'll realize that Saturday Morning Watchmen (which also was all over the Internet last week) would be Alan Moore's worst nightmare if it came to pass. Or it might just be. Because he doesn't really seem like the kind of guy who enjoys things like jokes.
As for the other links that would have been more timely if I'd posted them last week:
- Ebert 4 Stars Watchmen
- Always understanding to review genre movies for what they are while not so much of a fanboy that he's overwhelmed by the minutia, he gets it exactly right for far from the first time in his career
- If Rihanna takes Chris Brown Back -- What it doesn’t mean.
- EXCELLENT post on an issue I'm not posting on for obvious reasons of privacy and such. But if linking to this important blog post means that somebody who might need an education or help reads has a better chance at reason it, I feel its a good reason to break my silence.
Like I said, I should have posted this earlier too -- because now that it seems to have happened, the media is sticking its nose in where it wasn't belong. Hey world -- you get to have an opinion on this, but you don't get to talk about it. Even you,Oprah, even you!
- NPR: Commentator buh-ROCK oh-BAH-mah is now President
- "Barack Obama is a civil rights lawyer and writer. He lives in Chicago." So ends this NPR commentary from All Things Considered in 1994. Obviously, he's gone onto bigger things in the last 15 years.
- The rules of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
- The extended version of roshambo was popularized on The Big Bang Theory and I find it very amusing. Growing up, a friend of mine and I used to play an extended, extended version where we'd just make shit up as we went along -- popular additions included volcanoes, pterodactyls, tornadoes, and, oddly, Kryptonite but not Superman. (In our version, kryptonite somehow affected all living things.)
- ThinkGeek :: Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock t-shirt
- Let my board and me become as one: the Wii balance board/Google Earth mashup - Offworld
- Surf the world on your Wii thanks to a German Research Center. [Insert lame 'thank god the Germans are using their powers for good.' joke here]
- She-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named Apparently Can't Go Home Again...Because She Doesn't Know Anything About It.
- Would the governor, a smiling Stevens [a Republican] asked, like to share some of her plans and proposals for the coming legislative session? [She] looked around the room and paused, according to several senators present. "I feel like you guys are always trying to put me on the spot," she said finally, as the room became silent
- Coding4Fun : Wiimote Virtual Reality Desktop
- "a Virtual Reality system that can be build with two Nintendo Wii Remotes (Wiimotes) and just a little extra hardware that costs less than $10 USD." Awesome!