Here are some things around the web you should be reading, doing or otherwise participating in while I recover from the Raiders of Ghost City-induced ennui.
SBBN will be participating in a couple of blogathons this summer:
There are several more blogathons in the near future, which you can read about at Ivan’s place in this helpful post — and if you have a blogathon coming up or know of any others, feel free to mention them in the comments!
Speaking of Ivan, there have been some big doin’s going on at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear. For those who missed it, Ivan’s last Mayberry Monday went up early last week. Mayberry Mondays was immediately replaced with his new serialized television project (pronounced “pro-ject” and not “praw-ject,” because it’s scientifically important) is the wacky Doris Days, a revisit of the bland-o-rama that was “The Doris Day Show.” His first recap is here, and look for more over the next… er, 120-odd weeks, I guess. The man knows commitment.
In the Don’t Say I Never Learned You Nothin’ department:
The Coudal Archive’s constantly updated page of Stanley Kubrick stuff.
At Geek Tyrant from a few months ago, a page of the executive notes from the studio after watching Blade Runner. “They have to put back more tits,” indeed.
From Paul Ivester, his Guide to Identifying Color Movie Stocks.
Author Harry Connolly’s handy guide on how to use your social networking skills to build a community of assholes. This particular incident started with a problematic romance author, but I spend more time than is strictly necessary in the online sci-fi/fantasy culture and have seen plenty of self-appointed leaders actually follow these steps — never admittedly, of course — to create their own set of henchpersons who are more than happy to “defend” their honor. It’s amazing what people will do to suck up to their favorite celebrity or almost-celebrity. It happens so often that when I see someone well known in SF/F who doesn’t have their own internet mob, I immediately want to send them doughnuts or flowers in appreciation. Or flower-flavored doughnuts.
Neat People You Should Read About:
Scott C’s saucy look at the most recent Superman reboot.
From last November, The Mary Murphy who wasn’t my sister by Mark Murphy.
Excellent article by Michelle Dean at The New Yorker on the friendship between writers Mary McCarthy and Hannah Arendt.
David Cairns’ wonderful post on Clarence Muse, one of my favorite character actors, posted at The Chiseler.
More on SBBN forthwith.