Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Short Thrusts

Parallax View wishes a very happy birthday to Anja, possibly the one true defining genius of the internet, as well as still being damned hot at the grand old age of 26.

Meanwhile, Large Hearted Boy has opened up his enlarged pumping organ to select his First XI of albums released in 2003. Any list with The Thermals at #2 is okaysie-fantaysee by me.

Jessica Alba (steady, now) is to start work on her new movie Into The Blue which she describes as 'a remake of The Deep - without the wet T-shirt'. This sounds like a pointless exercise in so many ways.

And of course, this month Parallax View is reading Pynchon, because, frankly, you don't have the time to. Today's Mason and Dixon Watch takes us from pages 149 to 175. Dixon has returned to Cape Town where he nearly takes a bullet on Mason's behalf, before declining the advances of one of the Zroom girls bursting out of her bodice. Meanwhile, Mason has started seeing a ghost of his dead wife Rebekah, and reminisces about their first meeting, shortly after his altercation with a monster cheese rolling down a hill (you think I'm making this up, don't you?). Although the RevD Cherrycoke reveals there is no record of their wedding so has she always been a phantom? The plot is indeed thickening faster than a Westlife waistline.

Sorry to end tonight on a grim and ominous note but Jorn Barger, the man behind Robot Wisdom and who first coined the term 'weblog' is apparently missing. (via The Copydesk)



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