Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nick Hornby, Pomplamoose, and Ben Folds

Hornby being a dick on video pondering the cognitive surplus… in celebration of his new album with Ben. Pomplamoose still awesome.

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If Only We Could Read Faster

New books for August 31, 2010. If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen You may have heard about this one. The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose … Continue reading

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Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die — Enthusiasticast Episode 25

Jon endorses Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die. We also mention… Jonathan Franzen’s new book Freedom Times cover story on Jonathan Franzen Sam Tanenhaus reviews Franzen in The New York Times Franzenfreude covered at the GlobeandMail.com Behind the Franzenfreude … Continue reading

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Trailer Park

   On an upcoming podcast we’ll be talking about all the many (many) movies based on books coming to theaters this fall. Somehow we managed to miss the fact that Danny Boyle’s eagerly anticipated 127 Hours was based on a … Continue reading

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Look at this post, now look away, now…

Last weekend,  while walking through the Eaton Center Sears store with my wife, I was confronted by a humongous wall ad for Diesel’s Iron Man cologne. “I can’t imagine who the market is for that,” I said. “I wouldn’t buy that … Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim/Matrix Mashup

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Walter Macken’s Lord of the Mountain — Enthusiasticast Episode 24

Mark endorses Walter Macken’s Lord of the Mountain. We also mention… Avatar and Inception Adaptation of The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer The Big Chill, Philadelphia Story Grace is Gone, Prozac Nation, The Bell Jar Adaptation of Never Let Me Go … Continue reading

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How Novel

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, James Cameron discussed the as-yet-unscheduled Avatar novel he’s writing, and laid a smackdown on the term “novelization”: I hate that term. A novelization is when the merchandising department hires a hack writer for … Continue reading

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Correction

Obviously Jonathan Franzen is a much more important writer than these hacks. I mean, look how much bigger his name is. Benjamin Alsup makes the case for Esquire.

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Dave Nicholls’ One Day — Enthusiasticast Episode 23

Jon endorses Dave Nicholls’ One Day. We also mention… Scott Pilgrim’s box office(boxofficemojo.com) Kick-Ass, The Losers, Jonah Hex, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off The Killers and Day and Knight King Kong v Godzilla geekitude Scott Pilgrim Versus Itself — The Awl … Continue reading

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