Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!

I completely missed the "Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture" conference at the University of Hertfordshire which happened last month, but the program is still up and you really need to see the names of the presentations. "Vampiric Economies at the Anglo-African Margin"! "A Fledgling Biopolitics of Vampire Addiction"! They're all like that, and they all look great!

If you're up for even more morbidly themed humor, check out the UK-located Deathlist. Sometimes it's surprising who's still alive. (Betty Ford? I had no idea!)

Back in the days of the Cold War, bunkers were being constructed under East Germany. They're stilll finding them today. Yikes.

If you thought yesterday's combination of Scorcese, Hugo Cabret and 3-D was odd, here's what I bring to you today: the Gorillaz, Alan Moore, and alchemist John Dee. IN AN OPERA.  That's going to be hard to top.

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