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March 16, 2009

Criminal Machine

Saw this at Amazon this morning. Waring Pro Professional Electric Martini Maker. Oh jeez. A $190 machine to make a martini? Only if it is a robot that looks like William Powell. No wonder it was marked down to $78.52.

March 12, 2009

The Future of Futurama?

Is it true? Will Futurama be coming back as more DVDs or a new series? Good news, everyone. There's an article at Wired today that looks into things:

"I don't know if there will be more DVDs, or if the show might return to TV in some way," Cohen told Wired.com. "But the return of Futurama is being discussed. I'm just not privy to those discussions."
Will Futurama live on beyond these DVD releases? Will it ever find its way back to prime-time television?

"There's no official word, but I think the future looks positive," Cohen said. "The DVDs are selling well, and that helps. I admit I've developed an addiction to checking our sales rankings on Amazon."

I still need to pick up the fourth DVD: Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder.

March 9, 2009

Watchmen parody

Sorry, haven't seen the movie yet. All the hype about it makes me want to reread the graphic novel. Maybe I'll see the film next weekend. There was a great parody of the story and the state of newspaper comics over at PVPOnline last week, though. Worth a read even if you are not familiar with it.

March 4, 2009

Kindle for iPhone Platform

This morning I saw that Amazon has released a Kindle app for the iPhone platform. Grabbed a copy a little while ago and installed it. After setting it up, which involved remembering the unique e-mail address and password I use for Amazon, I quickly scanned through my wish list to see what books were available. Several were, so I grabbed a free sample chapter of G.K. Chesteron's What's Wrong With the World. It arrived quickly. You turn pages by flicking to the left or right on the screen. Sadly, it doesn't rotate, which I would find to be a little more useful way of reading. Nice to discover that the book's price was $1.99 for the Kindle version. I may end up grabbing it and Peter Ackroyd's London: A Biography (only $7.96) and test out a real, full length book or two.

So far, so good.