11 February 2014

Retcon Camels To Rule Them All

New scientific data suggests the Old Testament was written hundreds of years after its events, based on the appearance in it of camels. Camels were domesticated in the 10th century B.C., hundreds of years after the Patriarchs. 

10 February 2014

And the Oscar for book trailer soundtracks goes to...

I was interested in this project anyway based on its appearances on Jezebel and Deadspin, but this tune is downright jaunty:
My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha from Spinks on Vimeo.

07 February 2014

Bell's South Africa ad celebrates adult literacy

You'll cheer for the man learning to read and write in English, and then drink with him. Maybe? Well, I thought it was touching.
One of my favorite books of 2006, Blair Tindall's memoir MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, is one of Amazon's newest show pilots starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Lola (sister of Jemima) Kirke. And Malcolm Macdowell! What could go wrong?

03 February 2014

Check under the bed, Brooklyn

70,144 books went AWOL from the Brooklyn Public Library last year. We heard they just moved home for a few months and they'll be back soon, though!