June 14th, 2008

smartypants

UNUSUAL INTERESTS.

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I'm delighted by "unexplained bacon" but otherwise they're are pretty obvious and boring. Except that I don't like Philip K. Dick so much, so no Valis for me. I don't use emacs. The rest is good old pretentious me!
bigmouse ignatz

This week in academic publishing



Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal

Says Variety:
Men like Steven Seagal are not born; they are forged in the heat and hell of Hollywood offices. Unlike his bloodthirsty macho contemporaries, Seagal burst onto the bigscreen with fists blazing, parlaying Ovitzian connections into a starring role in "Above the Law." Ain't-It-Cool's Vern puts the action star on a pedestal in "Seagalogy," a tome that explores all aspects of the man behind the ponytail with utmost respect. Fans will find it irresistible, but those who caught "On Deadly Ground" on cable might well wonder what all the fuss is about.