Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A week or so ago, I was talking about Death Race 2000...and behold, they're now remaking it as Death Race 3000. This should be...interesting.

Slate has an interactive "buddy list" graphic that explains who's who in the Middle East and whether or not they get along. (I like the "it's complicated" icon.) Click on each square and get a pop-up explanation of the situation.

A young Pittsburgh boy is apparently the reincarnation of a WWII soldier. My dad always says that he thinks he was shot down in the Battle of Britain in a former life, so stuff like this intrigues me.

Speaking of Britain, there's a lot going on there right now. Yet another theory on the identity of Jack the Ripper has been publicized (this one fingers an immigrant as the villain); the Street Wars are going on in the alleyways of London; and this Saturday there's going to be, um, er, a masturbate-a-thon. All day. I'm just telling you here.

The hunt for the Holy Grail goes on, Da Vinci Code be damned, and there's now a tour you can take which incorporates the book's locations along with the original Holy Blood, Holy Grail spots, like Rennes-le-Chateau. (Admittedly, I'd love to see Rennes-le-Chateau. The place is bizarre.)


bjkeefe said...

That Slate interactive thing is pretty cool. Thanks for pointing it out.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the WWII story was really cool! I think I've told you about my one cousin who told us all about his "family before". He did similar things with foods he'd never eaten, talked about how his mom wore her hair, the pets they had etc. He also learned to read VERY early. As far as I know he never talked about how he died.

The Ripper thing is very interesting. They call out this theory in "From Hell" but in the movie, they make it seem like it was more of a anti-semitic kneejerk reaction vs something based in fact.

Jinnet said...

Okay, wait, I don't think I ever heard about your cousin. I will grill you about it when I see you next!