There's apparently an upcoming remake of Carroll's Alice stories--Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, &c. I'm not sure whether this is good news or bad news.
Good news: It will in no way be marketed to children, and seems appropriately bizarre and dark.
Bad news: It's the pet project of Marilyn Manson. I haven't necessarily wri... more->
I adore magic tricks, and when I was eight I had a book of Scarf Illusions and Coin Palms from which I used to practice*. I also had any number of pre-packaged "Tricks to Astonish and Amuse your Friends", like the fake nickel that squirted water, or the specially prepared deck of playing cards. I also had a "thumb tip"--a flesh-colored plastic sleeve that fit over your thumb. Designed for close-up magic, you pretend t... more->
Ok, so apparently it's a new, open OS for cell phones. What will it allow you to do? According to the unbelievably cute video that accompanied Google's press release (or at least the version on their blog), everything from giving you a peanut-butter sandwich to "making animals feel better". Awww, what a nice phone!
Instead of writing a blog entry about how I recently legally changed my name, or a blog entry musing about the Question of Achilles, and why I think that Homer is so underrated, I think I'll write about cell phones. And no, you can't complain, because any comment that you leave will be instantly drowned in comment spam that I have yet to figure out how to block.