Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Please, Hammer, don't hurt 'em.

Reason # 42,136 to hate the Atlanta Braves. (Via Metsblog.)

To me, Clark Kent in a phone booth and Houdini in a packing crate, they were one and the same thing.

According to the man himself, Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union will finally be published in January of 2007. And if that wasn't enough exciting news, there's this:
This Paramount/Scott Rudin production, to be directed by Stephen Daldry, has recently entered a status that some of those involved have referred to as "pre-production" or, more conservatively, "pre-pre-production." Key elements, such as Production Designer Patrizia von Brandenstein and Costume Designer Ann Roth, have begun work. Initial creative design for the comic-book elements of the film--of which there are many--is being done by certified genius Paul Pope, which is, in the general opinion, way cool. Casting has begun, with no roles yet cast as of today.

Though the production has by no means been greenlighted, prospects for this long-running, oft-moribund project are suddenly looking better than they ever have before.
I'm still not exactly sold on Daldry and I'm still attached to my idea that the book should be made into an HBO mini-series, but this could still be excellent.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Behind the bag. Gets through Buckner.

My new hero, Conor (at San Diego Serenade) has recreated the final inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series on Nintendo RBI Baseball (with Vin Scully play-by-play). (Side note: It'll really make you want to buy this. ) Even Red Sox fans might now be able to enjoy the ball going through Buckner's legs. Or not. Seriously, check it. It's amazing. (Via Metsblog and Gunga Gene.)