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Sep 25, 2008
He was wearing a green striped tie so I knew he must to be there for the same reason I was but I asked just to make sure. His name was Steve and yes, he was. Thank god! I planned ahead and brought a bunch of things to keep me occupied but luckily Steve was really nice and very talkative so the time just flew by. I found out he was part of the Meetup group, The Group That Shall Not Be Named. I was later told by other members of the group that I was awesome and had to join, no two-ways about it. Fearing a Bat-Bogey hex if I refused, I joined. Happily.
Like I said, the whole thing was live on the internet so I didn't get to see myself read but the Scholastic website blog says they'll have a full video archive of the reading up next week. I also mentioned a news crew. NY 1 (a station I don't actually get in NJ) was there for a while and interviewed a bunch of us. When I got home later that day I checked to see if there was a video on there site and sure enough there was. I had been included in it! When I went to go find it again later it had been replaced with different segment from the event BUT I was in this one too! Unfortunately they used the same link so the older video is gone as far as I can tell but here's the link to the second video. The cool thing is, my brother, who gets NY 1, was able to see both pieces on TV. I was also interviewed by Columbia Radio News but I haven't had any luck finding that. There's a bunch of pictures on Flickr and since Scholastic suggested tagging them with CoverToCover it makes them really easy to find.
Sep 23, 2008
Holy crap! I just read. I don't think I've ever been so nervous in my life. I was the first after the editor!
It seems my picture messages haven't posted. I'll repost later. If anyone gets NY1 I might be on tv!
I was just told there's no ramp up to the famous chair. Oh well.
They're rolling out a red carpet! Awesome! It's 5:30. I'm tired. :(
It took me FOREVER to find parking but I got here at 3am and I'm number two on line. As of 4:45 it's still just two but l'm having a blast!
Sep 22, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
Just a heads up for those of you who were interested, the "recruiting" portion of the Lost ARG now has a deadline. All tests must be completed by 12 pm (PDT) October 7, 2008.
I first told you about the new Lost Experience game back in May after the season finale. The recruitment began at the San Diego Comic Con where fans got to take the initial tests in a fun little booth. For those who weren't able to attend SDCC *cough*me*cough* the test was available soon after online at DharmaWantsYou.com.
Sep 18, 2008
Even though Lois is in her ridiculous I-hate-how-I-look time-of-the-month phase Clark knows just what to say. Plus he doesn't have to think about it, it comes natural to him. He still might not understand exactly why Lois is acting this way but all it takes is some of that farm-boy charm and a simple, "I've had a big life, you know that. But you're the one I've spent that life waiting to love," and...
...voilà! Lois is the happiest, most content woman in the world again. Boys, you'd do well to commit this scene to memory and use it in one of those BREAK GLASS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY moments. Trust me, if you're sincere, it'll get you out of the dog house. You can learn from Superman. And James Robinson.
Sep 17, 2008
Just because we killed you...doesn't mean we didn't love you. Many were the discussions in the writers' room about the fate of "Dr. Venture," as we referred to the character. And since what happened in the attic is in many ways the central trauma of season two, we're going to be seeing more of Mr. Urbaniak in a future episode.
Sep 16, 2008
We have a relationship that's been stronger and longer-lived than some of our straight friends, and yet we were not equal. What this does is give us that dignity; (it's) being part of the American system and being whole. We're making the American system whole as well, as America is becoming more equal.
Sep 12, 2008
There were talks long before the film was even released of an Oscar-worthy performance by Heath Ledger but now it seems Warner is going all-out to get as many of the gold statues as they can. According to the article, "Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman acknowledged ongoing talks with IMAX execs over the prospect of restoring the Christian Bale starrer to some giant-screen venues in January. It's uncertain if "Dark Knight" also will reappear in conventional venues at that point."
Unfortunately we'll no longer have the pleasure of hearing this man's amazing bass tones on the big screen. He passed away September 1 at the age of 68 from complications in the treatment of an ongoing illness in his lungs.
Sep 2, 2008
Check out this awesome PSA from 1981 put out by Lucas Film and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.