Monday, May 5, 2008

the avenger initiative

Please excuse the glut of fanboy geekery: Iron Man made a lot of money this weekend, so Marvel has greenlit a bunch of comic book movies. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly lists the Best Comic-Book Movies Ever Made. Now The Dark Knight has something to prove, and this new trailer looks so awesome that I can't understand life. As the world's only person that didn't like Batman Begins, I'm trying not to get my hopes up.

I'm Not There comes out in a fancy DVD tomorrow -- PopMatters loves it.

Reading Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao made me curious to check out a list of the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction -- this makes number six for me. Of sixty. Ugh.

Is Dave Chappelle's next Block Party going to be in Dubai?

The New York Times profiles the world's last pinball machine factory and Brawndo, the bizarre energy drink spin-off from the otherwise unpromoted Idiocracy.

Humans are The Strangest Species -- I mean, I could have told you that.

mental_floss is Debunking Grammar Myths -- you CAN split an infinitive, after all!

Esquire lists The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master.


Tom Drew said...

I've only read two of the Pulitzer winners: The Caine Mutiny and The Old Man and the Sea. I won't embarrass myself any further by posting this information on my own blog.

Shane said...

I'm with you on Batman Begins. The first half or so was fantastic, but then it went silly like all the Batman's before it. That's all I could think about halfway through Iron Man when I was praying that they wouldn't screw it up.