At Home He's a Tourist

He fills his head with culture/ He gives himself an ulcer.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004


It'd be nice to live in a country that takes movies so seriously: "French Minister of Industry Patrick Devedjian signed into law a provision allowing cinema and theatre owners to install cell-phone jammers to prevent their customers from making or receiving calls during performances." Great!

Observer interview with Michael Palin. People assume that because you've eaten bull's penis or grasshoppers, they must be the worst things you've ever eaten - but more disgusting were those huge plates of food they give you in America. Totally tasteless.

Scrooge McDuck stolen from Oslo library

According to a study conducted by Kentucky University, men's loss of inhibition is more than three times as great as that of women with the same concentration of alcohol in the blood.

Consumption of alcohol was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation or flutter in men.

Anheuser-Busch develops sweet, caffeinated beer. I would call this blasphemy but for the fact that ordinary Busch beer is a sacrilege to begin with.

NYT review of Dylan's Memoirs, vol. 1.

Groening plans to pull the plug on The Simpsons in 2008, but promises to make a full-length movie. (The latter article, though, has Groening saying that the show could continue into the foreseeable future.)

Simpsons season 5 DVDs to be released December 21.

New Book: Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation. Publishers Weekly says "Turner's fannish enthusiasm and tsunami of trivia will appeal mainly to devotees."

A Russian Orthodox church erected in Pyongyang.

Anti-Bush harassment.

New version of Vivisimo search engine.


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