Friday, November 16, 2012

That British Show That Was on MTV A Couple Times


The Comic Strip Presents starring [Limeys].  Several episodes of this funny show played on MTV in later '80s (or so).  For years after I would check TV listings for Comic Strip.  Whenever Comic Strip was listed I'd tune in and, sure enough, it was some stupid show with stand-up comics.

Each episode was a half-hour parody and, hopefully, they hold up after 30 years.  This one is very 1980s.  Lemmy of Motorhead appears at 1:01.

Cabin in the Woods starring [people I never heard of, again].  Summer campout turns deadly.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Large Print Monster Will Crush You To Death

Large Print

Killing Kennedy: the end of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.  The Large Print Monster teeters above you.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.  The stacks of books seem to reach into space.

A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans.  A sudden gust of wind sways the stack sideways.

Last Man by Vince Flynn.  At first, just a few copies at the top curl downward.

Sleep No More by Iris Johansen.  Suddenly the whole stack starts to peel off as in a simile I cannot think of.

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury.  You fall to your knees, vainly covering your head from the tons of paper cascading down.

Dodger by Terry Pratchett.  "No! No! Why did you let this happen?!" you scream to the Library Director.

Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell.  "Stop exaggerating," says the Library Director, "I'm weeding the old stuff and we can do a better shift after the renovation."

EDIT:  I just noticed two of the titles listed above are regular print.  Oh, well.  My observation stands.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Select Quotes


Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson.  Damon stood...beating a hooker...with a partner. ... "Court is now in session!" ..."Nobody better have touched those eggs!"

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan.  I was naked ... and ... been typing for forty minutes. ...One hundred and thirty-six pages...had...a...talking-ape.


The Chronicle of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellows, et al.  His uniform...excited...the Electric Hotpoint Toaster.  There were some perks to this a