Monday, June 14, 2004

Bits and Pieces

After a short stint as a solo blogger, Michael Blowhard has found his own girl in Chicago, the pseudonymous, Vanessa del Blowhard. What is it with these Chicago girls; they just don't seem to like to give up too many personal details.

A very interesting Lileks today. Just get past the Gnat stuff, and there is a fascinating piece about The Black Dahlia murder case of the 1940's.

Some good entertainment consumption this weekend.
Mystic River: Sean Penn is our generations Al Pacino. Make of that what you will.
Ripley's Game: John Malkovitch is perfectly cast as Patricia Highsmith's sociopath anti-hero.
City of God: This will find itself on to my (and I suspect many other's) best movie lists. A must see. Inventively filmed, well written, riveting story.

Currently reading, Bruce Sterling's latest novel, The Zenith Angle.

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