Congrats to our friend, Lou Anders, who is poised to make the leap from professional editor to professional author next year with the release of his first novel Thrones and Bones: Frostborn, “a fantasy inspired by Norse folklore involving a dead Viking sea captain, wyverns, and a 1,200-year-old dragon.” The release date is August of 2014, so I informed him he’s already been booked as our August (of 2014) Book of the Month Club guest author!
Thanks to all of you who suffered through Dark Knight Rises and took the time to submit your thoughts, in addition to the movie’s many, many stupid and illogical moments Cookie Monster missed in his review.
Thanks, in particular, to gforce and HBMC for offering links to these pointed video critiques that are just too good to languish in the comments section of this blog:
Next week, I thought it would be nice to throw Cookie Monster a bone and have him review a good movie for a change. And so, next Monday, we’ll all be sitting down to Despicable Me 2. The week following…
Well, that’s up to you. Let the nomination process begin!
Airelle writes: “Well Joe, movie aside,, good place for it,, how did the oven shopping go?”
Answer: We didn’t have to go shopping for a new oven after all. When we woke up the next morning, our old oven was working again. Scared straight, I imagine.
Supplyship writes: “I can’t tell if you’re trolling us, or if you really don’t know that actresses Anne Hathaway (Les Mis, Dark Knight Rises) and Natalie Portman (SW-Queen Amidala, Black Swan, Your Highness) are two different women?”
Answer: They are? Are you sure? It’s interesting to note that they’re never actually pictured together.
Phantrosity writes: “ Can you infect elephants with goa’uld symbiotes? And would you call the resulting creature a jaffafant, or a japhpha?”
Answer: Oh, I’m sure you could. But why would you want to? And the correct term is Jaffelephant.
Joanie writes: “Just wanted to share with you all. The new Doctor Who has been announced…It’s Peter Capaldi!”
Answer: Ah, damnit! Always the bridesmaid; never the bride!
Bastien writes: “So tell me, great master, when is Stargate going to come back ?”
Answer: To be honest? I think when MGM feels sufficient time has passed.
Tom writes: “How much money could be lost by turning this into an eBook?”
Answer: Don’t know. A decision like this would be in the hands of the studio.