Monday, January 26, 2004

It's been nearly a week, time to update.

Lots of Mystery Science Theater 3000 since last week (all borrowed from Teena or just watched at her place).
  • Further Tales of the City (checked out of the library)
  • MST3K: The Castle of Fu Manchu Bad, even by MST3K standards.
  • MST3K: The Amazing Colossal Man
  • MST3K: War of the Colossal Beast, which starts with the short "Mr. B Natural," one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
  • MST3K: Outlaw Teena's favorite MST3K episode, and I can see why. Very funny. It's got Jack Palance, many silly hats, and an overabundance of shots focussing on people's crotches. Best Brains won a Peabody award for this episode.
  • Roxanne I wish Steve Martin made more movies like this and fewer like Cheaper by the Dozen (which I haven't seen but assume to be terrible)
  • MST3K: Cave Dwellers

  • Graphic Classics: Jack London Stories adapted to comics form by a variety of artists (checked out of the library)
  • The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen (borrowed from Teena)
  • Batman: Terror by Doug Moench & Paul Gulacy (library)
  • Lucifer, v.3: A Dalliance with the Damned by Mike Carey et al. This is feeling less "Vertigo-y" than earlier volumes, and therefore I'm liking it more. In general, people who aren't Neil Gaiman shouldn't try to write like him.
  • The Frank Book by Jim Woodring. Strange, dreamlike, wordless stories. Good but unsettling. (library)
  • Alias, v.2: Come Home by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. No connection to the TV series. This is the 2nd collection of a comic book about a private investigator, Jessica Jones, who used to be a superhero. Very good stuff.
  • Naruto, v.1 by Masashi Kishimoto. More manga.
  • Alias, v.3: The Underneath by Bendis & Gaydos
  • Naruto, v.2 by Kishimoto
  • Project: Telstar by various. This is a collection of short comics stories about robots or space or both. (library)
  • Animal Man, v.3: Deus Ex Machina by Grant Morrison & Chas Truog. This book collects the final issues of Morrison's run on Animal Man. Now if only DC would start collecting more of his run on Doom Patrol
  • Death's Domain by Terry Pratchett & Paul Kidby. (borrowed from Teena)

New DVD acquisitions
Last weekend Fred Meyer had a sale on DVDs that cost over $25, so I picked up a couple things.
  • The Simpsons season 2
  • Futurama season 2
  • Jeremiah season 1. I don't know much of anything about this series. (It aired on some cable channel I don't get or don't watch.) But it was created by J. Michael Straczinski, the man behind Babylon 5, so I feel confident it's pretty good.
  • The Ben Stiller Show (Thanks, Teena!)

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