May means spring is here in North Carolina, the summer movie season is starting out, and another week has passed meaning I need to update this site before my reader
s get bored and go elsewhere to read about God knows what. So what’s up this week? Well, let’s jump right in…
In books, I finished Neighbors by Thomas Berger. What a demented book. It’s a great novel covering the events of one night when new people move in next door to Earl Keese. Harry and Ramona then proceed to torment Earl in a way that makes me (even more than now) want to never speak or look at my neighbors again. You can buy it here at Powells or here at Amazon.
Continuing in literature, One-Story magazine has published issue #102.
In pop culture, Electricity & Lust is back to the general pop culture posts. Also, thanks to Electricity & Lust for pointing us to a trailer to the new Hulk movie. I might be one of the few people excited about seeing it.
Also, Iron Man has come out. I’m looking forward to seeing that too!
Cinematically Correct wrote his weekly Lost thoughts. I’m very jealous as he went to see Jack White and the boys in concert Thursday night.
In the interwebs, Google has added new artist themes to the options of stuff you can add to your iGoogle page. It’s some asshole artists and some good stuff. It’s at least worth checking out.
In technology, I saw a couple of cool things this week. Most are for the road warrior. They include:
- The Belkin Mouse Trap, a nifty way to store the little stuff from your desk and your mouse to zip up and take with you.
- Also from Belkin, a way to add more USB ports.
- Finally, a very cool speaker for the IPod. It also appears to be a good solution for various Sirius radios with an AUX jack but no speakers.
What else? A few loose ends…
- Former nerdy teen Patrick Dempsey has released what I want to nominate as the dumbest, worst movie of the year: Made of Honor. This movie sucked the last six times they made it.
- A few new comics came out this week, but Secret Invasion #2 is on the horizon for next Wednesday.
And a final word of advice for all of you out there shopping for Mother’s Day. It comes from my lovely wife Shannon who is a new mother (just 8 weeks) herself.
Don’t buy me anything for Mother’s Day that the television tells you to buy.