Monday, March 9, 2009

A few items of note...

1) Barbie is 50 today. (She was introduced on March 9, 1959.) She looks pretty good for an old broad, doesn't she? Check out this TV ad from 1959, the year of her birth. Also, she's having a big party in Milan today to celebrate. Check out the pink Barbie Fiat she's getting. Blondes have all the fun.

2) Beware the Ides of March. Check out this card from someecards that I sent to my sister today:



Julius Caesar jokes never get old.

3) Saw The Watchmen on Friday. (Yes, opening night... in Times Square. Complete with Times Square hooligans applauding, cheering, and yelling at the screen. Quite the experience if you haven't seen for yourself.) I thought it was excellent. As someone who hasn't read the graphic novel or anything, I was new to the story and the characters. I must say, my favorite character by far is Rorschach. Brilliant. Did you see the movie? What did you think of it?

4) Fox is planning on stripping special features from rental DVDs. One more way Fox is trying to get me riled up. As this post at Boing Boing notes, hopefully this doesn't apply to Netflix. Let me know if you hear one way or the other.

5) Two comics of note. As a daily reader of the blogs xkcd, indexed, toothpaste for dinner, nataliedee, phdcomics, and a few other similar sites, I'm always armed with several clever comics to share. Enjoy.

(from toothpaste for dinner):




(from xkcd):

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