The Chewing magazine thread of Calvin and Hobbes was so amazing. A friend reminded me of this strip today.
Because I work in a business where people get asked this, I occasionally get asked what my favourite advert ever is. It is this, which I never even saw at the time.
The product is fucking horrible, obviously. If there was a “golden age” of British TV advertising in the 1970s I’m pretty sure that was the reason: if you have to sell shite like Smash, you need to be good.
wow daleks looked different in the 1970s
WHAT ABOUT THE GORILLA DRUMMER
Huh. So what would nu-Jukebox give Medina these days?
Finally blurbed something for the Jukebox (new Taylor, natch). My god, am I actually nostalgic for Alison Iraheta?
Yikes! I am so (SO) stupid about poetry. I just don’t, like, get it. At all. So I’m going to have to go ahead and say Shel Silverstein, since it’s the most poetry I’ve read in years. The only books of poetry I own, that I’m aware of, are an e.e. cummings collection (which I’ve barely skimmed) and Khalil Gibran, whom I quoted in a wedding, but it’s practically prose!
Best adaptation of a novel to a film
I never did much more than skim _Rum Punch_ but it seems like _Jackie Brown_ managed to stand on its own legs as an adaptation, comment on film (sort of), and (above all) is actually a really good movie.
The one person whose work I’ve never seen adequately adapted even though it’s just begging for it — and it just wouldn’t be that hard! — is Carl Hiaasen. _Hoot_; might be an exception (never read the book), but that no one has done a film of _Sick Puppy_ is a real shame.
I also wonder why D.B. Weiss, whom I mostly know from his novel _Lucky Wander Boy_, hasn’t done more film work (he’s a co-creator for _Game of Thrones_; and also guest wrote a fantastic episode of _It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia_ with the other _GoT_ guy).