Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from the Internet...
...The Self-Styled Siren calls attention to favorite films from the late '50s and early '60s in an interesting post titled "Ten Melos the Siren Would Watch Instead of MAD MEN." Click the title of this post for the link.
...Check out the cute Halloween Dots shapes at CandyBlog: bats, ghosts and candy corn.
...The Variety website may be available by subscription only starting next year.
...Rush Limbaugh has donated half a million dollars to the House Ear Institute in honor of the late Dr. Antonio De la Cruz, who performed Limbaugh's cochlear implant.
...House Moms on Campus is an interesting read at American Profile. (Hat tip: A Quiet Simple Life.) The concept is so nice and old-fashioned.
...Martha Stewart's newest cookbook, MARTHA STEWART'S DINNER AT HOME, debuts October 13th. It's subtitled 52 QUICK MEALS TO COOK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Based on her other cookbooks I'm betting this one will be a winner too.
...The liberals currently running California would rather take away freedom and kill business than build more power plants, so the state is on the verge of banning the sale of large TVs, perhaps as many as 25% of all TV sets currently sold in the state. I previously wrote about this in March. I wonder if there will be a court challenge... This will sure help our economy and our 12% unemployment rate!
...Surprising news last night as Disney Studios head Dick Cook left (or was pushed out) after 38 years. Cook began his Disney career as a cast member on Disneyland attractions. Will this throw PIRATES 4 into doubt?
...In cheerier Disney news, check out the neat INDIANA JONES-ish site for the new documentary WALT AND EL GRUPO. For more on the film see my post on the D23 Expo.
...Video from Fine Cooking: "How to Grill Corn on the Cob." We've been grilling it all summer...corn tastes so much fresher when it's not waterlogged!
..."The Media Genius of Andrew Breitbart." Breitbart is the proprietor of Big Government, which had a splashy debut with the shocking ACORN videos. Breitbart also runs Big Hollywood and Breitbart TV.
...A neat baking website I just discovered thanks to a friend: Bakerella, which in in the midst of transitioning from its prior web address.
...A political roundup: American Thinker has published a provocative article by a psychotherapist, "Is Obama a Narcissist?" Her analysis of his upbringing is particularly interesting... Mark Levin's LIBERTY AND TYRANNY has sold a million copies yet never been reviewed by the New York Times or Washington Post... Chris Wallace, anchor of FOX NEWS SUNDAY and a genuinely "fair and balanced" newsman, is not impressed with the professionalism -- or lack thereof -- of the current White House... The Democratic National Committee is promising there will be a "rain of hellfire" on those who oppose their plans to nationalize healthcare. Gee, how American. Didn't Hillary tell us "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism"?
...JULIE AND JULIA (2009) continues to inspire cooks.
...A Tesco supermarket in Wales was accused of discriminating against Jedis -- yes, you read that correctly -- for requesting that they remove their hoods. Someone at Tesco really knows their STAR WARS and showed that knowledge and good humor in a terrific response.
...I just came across a post at Sidewalk Crossings about growing up as a classic film fan in the '70s. I could have written a lot of that post myself as it mirrors many of my own experiences. Love the section about life before and after STAR WARS.
Have a great weekend!