Thursday, March 04, 2004


This article is headlined, "Stalin's last army - hordes of gigantic crabs on their way to invade Europe". I found the story linked on Neil Gaiman's blog and I felt it was the sort of news that should be posted everywhere, in case you're Norwegian and you want to keep all your fingers. Or if you're a Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay production in need of a concept. I suggest a combat strategy involving forks, bibs, and melted butter.

The weirdest part of this is the fact that this is a result of "a Stalinist era scheme to provide food for the populations in the north-western Soviet Union". I guess he eventually gave up and let the people starve to death. Little did he know that if he'd just waited until the 1990s, the crab population would explode and invade Norway, leaving environmental devastation and tasty eatin' in their wake. No word on how this will affect the imitation crab industry...

Monday, March 01, 2004

Obligatory Oscar Post

So, RotK swept the awards. Good for them! I mean, there are cinematic achievements and then there are Cinematic Achievements.

I totally missed Michael Moore's cameo in the opening montage with Billy Crystal. I watched the first little bit of that and it was painful, so I wandered off into the other room for a minute. I hope Moore's back at the winner's podium next year with his upcoming Farenheit 911. Come to think of it, there was a surprising lack of rabble-rousing considering Tim Robbins and Sean Penn both won.

Anybody out there seen The Fog of War? I saw the trailer when we went to see Bubba Ho-Tep and it looked fascinating. I can't believe Errol Morris was never nominated before this year. Gotta see that movie.

And what the hell was Uma Thurman wearing? A shower curtain? A dry cleaning bag? When Quentin Tarantino knows how to dress you better than you do yourself, it's maybe not your best day as a glamour gal.