My in-laws are visiting from the US, so blogging will probably be lighter than normal for the next week. In the meantime, some links:
On Twitter, Lawrence Miles has started a World Cup Of Things (you’ll need to be logged in to see that link). One of the two teams I’ve entered – ‘a 1970s Comic-and-Record of “Escape from the Planet of the Apes”, Where the Record Tells the Same Story as the Comic’ is the host team. The two matches so far have been a 1970s Comic-and-Record of “Escape from the Planet of the Apes”, Where the Record Tells the Same Story as the Comic vs Jupiter and The Trumpton Fire Brigade vs Fistfights Between Academic Scholars, both draws. Other Things entered in this World Cup include the crows from the Kia-Ora ads, a dried out-of-date cheese slice, my other entry – “Those passages of I, Claudius and Claudius The God not used in either the TV or radio adaptations of same”, disdain and “The thing best described at any given time as ‘The thing best able to win its current match.'”
Millennium gives about one-and-a-half cheers for the news that Simon Hughes is the new Lib Dem deputy leader.
Andrew Rilstone continues his look at the new series of Doctor Who with the Weeping Angel two-parter. I do hope “Weeing Angel” was intentional, rather than a typo, because the image it calls up, of marauding Mannequins Pis, is fantastic.
Botswana Beast annocommentates Batman 700. I’ll probably have something to say about this tonight or tomorrow.
And Jess Nevins seems to have found the first occurrence of the Mad Scientist archetype.