Monday, March 20, 2006

Bitchin' News (03/20)

  • Audiences were in a rebellious mood, lifting the action tale V for Vendetta to the top spot at the weekend box office with a $26.1 million debut. V for Vendetta was adapted by Andy and Larry Wachowski, creators of The Matrix franchise, from a graphic novel about a masked freedom fighter battling British fascism in the near future. The film was produced by Joel Silver, who also made The Matrix flicks, and directed by James McTeigue, a protege of the Wachowski brothers. -I have no desire to watch this movie at all. But who knows; if I find myself with nothing else to do, and it’s showing, I might check it out. Another thing, I HATE those “s is for stupid,” “f is for finger fucking” books. I think the author could be a bit more creative and get herself some real titles.
  • Before cops threw the book at him, Jakub Fik threw something unusual at them—his penis. Fik, 33, cut off his own penis during a Northwest Side rampage Wednesday morning. When confronted by police, Fik hurled several knives and his severed organ at the officers, police said. Officers stunned him with a Taser and took him into custody. -My guess is they found him treating his body like an amusement park, and he thought the hard blunt object would knock at least one cop out.
  • There’s a little bit of everything in our spring fiction roundup—novice novelists as well as those who’ve been around the bookcase and back, books that make you laugh and those that put a giant lump in your throat. Need the one-minute rundown? Standouts this season: Ali Smith’s The Accidental and Gentlemen and Players, by Chocolat author Joanne Harris. Books to skim or skip: Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Other Impossible Pursuits and Paul Auster’s The Brooklyn Follies. -Some interesting reads coming this spring. The list is, as always, lacking books in women’s fiction, chick lit and romance.
  • The third anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq was marked this weekend with two days of anti-war marches and rallies across the world, including the first co-ordinated demonstrations in the US, Britain and Iraq. -When will Bush put an end to this?
  • Tom Cruise has a new “Mission” coming out soon, but right now, he’s also get a new controversy on his hands. The question at hand is, did Tom threaten to derail his own movie in order to have a Scientology spoof taken off the air? Sparking the controversy—an old episode of the Comedy Central cartoon South Park, which pokes fun at Scientology and targets Cruise. -Tom, get a life, please. It’s not like if they don’t air that episode, everyone will be dying to join your cult. I think you’ve pretty much killed any desire a sane person would have to join your science fiction tree house church.
  • Is sex far too overrated? Yes, says a reader who gets more of a charge from hiking.


3 comment(s):

Anonymous Angela Low said...

Tom Cruise is nuts RUN KATIE RUN !!
I can't stand this he can dish it out but can't take what a loser!!

3/20/2006 10:38:00 AM  

Anonymous Vixen said...

"Science fiction tree house church"


3/20/2006 11:13:00 AM  

Anonymous Angela Low said...

So true !!

3/20/2006 11:37:00 AM