August 29th, 2006

the only earth?

monday/tuesday media consumption report

watching double

Last night, I met up with Peter to hear Marisha Pessl read from her new book [mb]. And to see the person whose hotness had been viciously dissected by Gawker for the last week. During the reading, a guy with stringy long hair and eccentric clothing dramatically walked in and continued to wear his sunglasses throughout the three book sections and q & a. He did not q. I didn't buy a book, mostly because earlier in the day I saw that it was forty percent cheaper at Amazon, but also because it would have seemed weird to start reading something with the author's voice still in my head.

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Tonight I watched the Wild Blue Yonder at the Northwest Film Forum. It gave me a headache on multiple fronts.

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I don't know how it happened, but I've become hooked on Islands and the first five tracks from Return to the Sea.
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i am not a stuffed tiger.

grammar anyone?

A story about intra-womb cannibalism among developing grey nurse sharks was included in a fascinating "human nature" round-up today on Slate [#]. This is the headline:
Scientists seek to save baby-eating sharks from themselves [yahoo!]
I feel like there is something incorrect about it, or maybe several somethings. Shouldn't it be "... from each other"? And isn't "cubs" a more accurate name for juvenile unborn sharks? What I would really like is a sentence diagram.

Nevertheless, it's a really weird story.
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