Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weird film adaptations

It's strange enough to hear that "What to Expect When You're Expecting" is being adapted to film as a romantic comedy.

But I was really amazed to see a press release announcing that DreamWorks is in negotiations to buy the film rights to View-Master. Yes, that View-Master, the stereoscopic toy. It's supposed to be a "Goonies"-style film from the writers of the new "Transformers" movies. And the press release wasn't dated to April 1.

I can even imagine a film based on "Candyland" or "Battleship". But aren't movies supposed to have conflicts, plots, or at least characters?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The wheel of fortune ever turns

And what goes comes full circle, I suppose. Yesterday morning we went outside to discover that over the weekend, someone had broken into our back shed and stolen my commuting bicycle along with a push mower and some other yard tools. I had won that bike last year, and dubbed it the Jub-Jub.

Since the Jub-Jub is gone, I'll have to have the Esquilax fixed up for commuting. And possibly uglify it even further.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More metro council race

I summed up some of the backstory of this race a few weeks ago, but it was interesting to see the yard signs at the St. James Art Fair last weekend. The show is one of the largest events in Old Louisville, and has some interesting work; we spent the afternoon making and selling sandwiches for a neighborhood association fundraiser.

In the weeks leading up to the event, it seemed like Ken Herndon was the only candidate with any actual campaign. Not only have there been plenty of yard signs from his previous campaign with a "Write In" sticker, but he's printed new yard signs for the write-in campaign. Judging from yard signs, Herndon's campaign is clearly the most prominent in the neighborhood, drawing far more support than the Conway-Paul senatorial race, the Lally-Yarmuth congressional race, or the Fischer-Green-Heiner mayoral race. By contrast, it hardly seems like Deonte Hollowell or David James have a campaign at all.

The James campaign got a couple of large yard signs up around the time of the show, but I've hardly seen any Hollowell signs (just promotional paper fans). At least Hollowell has been ruled a valid candidate for the race, although there have been reports of marijuana possession at a 2009 speeding arrest.

Friday, October 1, 2010


It's official: for Louisville, this is the driest September on record, and the third driest month ever. 0.14 inches of rain in 40 days, and little prospect for more soon.