May 28, 2000
[movies] The Lost Ending to Clerks — “I’m not even supposed to be here today!”
May 29, 2000
[dando] Interesting thread on the Jill Dando murder suspect Barry Bulsara in uk.local.london. “A man stepped out who looked rather like Freddie Mercury and a buzz went round that it was his cousin. He produced a large, white floral tribute in the shape of an arch, with a gold plaque on the bottom inscribed with a message, and signed from “your cousin, Barry Bulsara” (Bulsara, being Mercury’s real surname). My sister, knowing I had some artwork of Freddie on me ( I had it with me to show somebody I was meeting), went and asked him to sign one of my pictures, which he did.”
[comics] Alan Moore in Love. “Oh, Darling? I know it’s difficult for you! It’s difficult for ME, as well! I mean, you ARE married, and English, and you have two lovely daughters my age, and you seem to think you can levitate, and you’re always talking about your birth caul, and you haven’t had a haircut since Elvis was popular, and you produce a ten page book of footnotes after every date, and I have so little to offer a man like you?!” [via Adventures At 50 Feet]
[bbc] Perfect Day? Not if you’re working on a bank holiday!
May 30, 2000
[entertainment] BBC News reports on a reporter who faked interviews with celebs such as Courtney Love for a German magazine. “… An unrepentant Kummer maintained he had done nothing wrong, describing his work as “montage reporting” – pooling information from other sources – which has also been christened “borderline journalism”. “
[weird science] newsUnlimited reports that the first hand transplant patient has done a runner. “A criminal past is no bar to being a medical pioneer. What frustrates Owen, Hakim, Dubernard and the other doctors involved is their patient’s unpredictability, the mystery of his whereabouts and his conviction that he knows what is best for his hand.”
[comics] Nicely designed comic site: Alex Tam’s Starman Compendium.
May 31, 2000
[mad world] See mad catapult woman bounce! [Real Audio]
[clerks] Kevin Smith talks about the Clerks Animated series. “There’s really no pressure on us because at this point it’s not as if we have to get good ratings to stay on, as we’re not going to be coming back. Having said that, however it does on TV, you have to figure that the worst night would probably reach more people than most of our films have reached theatrically. Potentially, if we let it run on TV and receive some nice feedback, then maybe we can turn it into a feature with a viable box office prospect ahead of it.”
[film] newsUnlimited reports on the film of L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth. “His conclusion was “the one thing that could dent the armour-plated cause of Scientology is the sound of global derision.” Indeed, the only subliminal voice I could detect came about 10 minutes into this 121-minute film and it seemed to be saying “Leeeaaave thisssss cinemmmaaa nooo””