Vulgar and adorable: that’s my three word review of the movie Superbad. A movie that I was able to see on a Monday afternoon because the rest of the American Sector household is on holiday. Which leads to me getting home from the movie and eating macaroni & cheese for dinner with a beer chaser. That’s kind of vulgar and adorable in its own way, don’t you think?
- You kids and your facebooks. It turns out teens are creeped out by the old timer invasion of Facebook. Let’s just say that us old timers are a little creeped out ourselves… by the ads for High School Musical 2 and having to indicate whether or not we know a business contact thanks to a “hook up”.
- Like the first time. Remember the first time you launched Mosiac and experienced the wonders of the web? It was all so… new. And… slow. I have become addicted to StumbleUpon in the last few days and it feels like 1993 all over again, but a lot faster.
- This American Max Fisher. The Atlantic takes on Ira Glass and Wes Anderson for killing us slowly with their quirk. Timed perfectly, the trailer is out for the new Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited.
- Health Codes be damned. Chicago plans to let dogs hang out with you at your insufferable outdoor cafes. Can’t wait for this one to backfire.
- Yoyodyne, Inc. Finally, a news story that makes you glad to be alive: A New York artist installed a semaphore on top a San Jose high-rise and waited for the world to figure out what it was saying. One year later, a couple of Silicon Valley geeks cracked the code: the message was the entire text of Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49. Trystero lives.
Yes – Mac & cheese with a beer chaser.