I didn’t realize Taylor Swift was writing for the Onion now!
I’m so glad that Calvin and Hobbes didn’t survive the internet age.
I mean this isn’t even a joke anymore.
The Chewing magazine thread of Calvin and Hobbes was so amazing. A friend reminded me of this strip today.
Finally blurbed something for the Jukebox (new Taylor, natch). My god, am I actually nostalgic for Alison Iraheta?
jonathanbogart said: 35, 44
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).