Somehow or another, last week I forgot to write my weekly web writeup of all things cool and weird found on the internet. So, now that I've remembered, expect a little bit longer of a BWW this time! And here we go:
Why Star Trek is better than Star Wars, at least according to William Shatner. (video - CinemaBlend)
See Parks & Rec star Amy Poehler as 30 Different Alter Egos. (NY Mag)
Rachel Caine's 12-book series The Morganville Vampires has been contracted for a further three books. (Publisher's Weekly) You can find reviews for the first four in the series here (1 and 2), here (#3) and here (#4).
Have you seen The Princess Bride Monopoly Board? Now you have. No more "Jail", now it is The Pit of Despair, etc. I love The Princess Bride.
The Mark Twain Papers, located here, are currently FREE! So grab these while you can and enjoy the wit of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Did you know that Facebook can now track what you do online even after you've logged out? That site just gets shadier and shadier.
It's Banned Books Week! Here's a list of the ALA's most recently challenged books by year/author. I'll probably read some Harry Potter and something by Margaret Atwood. Have you offended someone with your reading choices today?
Interesting and fun read on Mindy Kaling in the NY Times, written by one of my favorite authors (Curtis Sittenfeld.) (NY Times)
THIS is pure fun! Do it, just draw a stickman and see what happens.
I found this very interesting: a map of the United States, with the states relabeled as the countries with the closest GDP of that state. For example, my home state of Arizona has roughly the same GDP as Finland. (Business Pundit)
10 Films that Fail the Bechdel Test. The test is simple: two women discuss anything besides men onscreen. Surprising additions: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter.
Interesting article on the state of YA today compared to ages past. (The Boston Phoenix)
Good news in the fight against AIDS. Yay science! (NewScientist)
Three articles from Cracked I enjoyed:
- Six Obnoxious Assumptions Hollywood Makes about Women
- 23 Rejected Covers of Famous Books
- The 6 Most Badass Families of All Time
A "visual compendium of notable haircuts in Hollywood." It is exactly what it sounds like
Hands down, the coolest currency I've ever seen. Good one, Canada. (io9)
The cutest! video of hedgehogs getting bathed in a sink. The cutest. Even more hedgehog baths of sheer adorableness! (YouTube)
The food of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, in pie charts of how much each food is eaten throughout the novels.
Also, the first teaser trailer for season two of A Game of Thrones is out! The night is dark and full of terrors.
Nic Cage is a vampire. There's proof. (Geeks of Doom)
As a reviewer, I get a kick out of these. I also feel better about *my* reviews. Check out "Lone Star Statements" of books from Time's list of the 100 best. My favorite:
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)“Obviously, a lot people were smoking a lot of weed in the ’60s to think this thing is worth reading.”
Have you heard they've discovered Tatooine? Sadly, no Luke Skywalkers present. (The BBC)
25 Depressing Portraits of Closed Bookstores. RIP sad little stores.
Review's I've Posted:
That's it and that's all for this BWW. Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone!