Tell Me Something Good: Open Thread

What's currently thrilling you - pop culture wise. Books, music, movies, interesting blogs? Share with the rest of the class. Also, why aren't you reading and commenting on Snarky's Machine? Tsk Tsk! After Kate's electrifying post oh yes, I'm most certainly going to toot my own clown horn, baby. You've seen me here. You'll soon … Continue reading Tell Me Something Good: Open Thread

Treme/TV Themed Open Thread

Treme - HBO's hot anticipated series by writer/producer/personal patron saint David Simon (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street) premiered last Sunday to exTREMEly glowing reviews from Simon fanboys and television critics alike. Hank Stuever at WaPo says: Will it be as good as "The Wire"? Three episodes in, I'm willing to say "Treme" (the … Continue reading Treme/TV Themed Open Thread

Wednesday One-Liners

Hello there, Shapelings: • No doubt you remember hearing the story of Samantha Clowes, a British bride-to-be who died of heart failure while sustaining herself on diet of 530 calories a day. Well CNN sheds more light on medically supervised diets with the unintentionally hilariously titled article Extreme diets: Life on 800 calories a day. … Continue reading Wednesday One-Liners