Category: media

The Daily Show is a program I like a lot. 10 O’Clock Live is trying, somewhat self consciously, to be a British Daily Show, and both passes and fails. The Daily Show format, for those who haven’t seen it, is…

(This would be the opening of chapter two, had the main character not had second thoughts about who he was and become the protagonist of a completely different book instead. Since I have nothing better to post today, you get…

Kinetic typography is the name given to an animation of the text of some kind of speech or performance. I quite like them, so here are some. Remember, Remember it’s the 5th of November, and so we start with V’s…

I missed this the first time around. Did you know that when the West Wing writers were looking for a candidate to base Matt Santos on, they went for a young politician – not even a senator yet? For what…

Gosh, Five days in and I’m already a day behind. I suck. A book review, today. Or, rather, the circumstances behind the book review. Every so often, I do something that I can foresee is going to be a bad…

SAN DIEGO—On day two of the 2008 San Diego SorCon, the biggest Aaron Sorkin convention in the world, screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin revealed plans for his next project, an animated continuation of his most popular franchise, The West Wing.…

Things that have amused me today: Follow the profile. It appears that Disney/Muppet Studios are publishing a series of new muppet sketches via YouTube. Trials for a new Muppets series? I’d hope that Disney are able to let them make…

This post is entirely useless. I mean, you already know that Warren Ellis is writing a free webcomic, issues released every friday, called FreakAngels, don’t you? And you already know he wrote Transmet, and various other important things like the…

It is half past three in the morning. Insomnia sucks. (This week’s AqCom banner brought to you by raindrops and blurred photos) This post does not contain any major spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, though comments might.…

Creative Commons. So, in summery, then. The SFWA, who are a guild of writers, saw that the annoying-yet-apparently-popular site Scribd was hosting a large number of eBooks of works by its members which are still under copyright. They compiled a…