Last weekend I was in Manhattan. There are two places I need to visit a couple of times a year, Manhattan is one and Vegas is the other. This time Manhattan included a fine day at the MoMA, highlighted by 20 years of Pixar and an evening at English is Italian, delicious food but be hungry, there's lots. As always, it was a thrilling just to be in Manhattan, but like everywhere else, it's better when the weather is warm.
Football-wise, I did a quick postmortem on the Indy Colts. If you've been following the column you may find it interesting.
Lastly we have the usual linkage, both subtle and gross:
- An animated .gif of the famous Bigfoot film, but with the camera stabilzed. I found this oddly mesmerizing. That is because I am weird.
- From Slate, the story of how Blockbuster managed to get lobbed on to the ash heap of history.
- A list of some interesting satellite maps from Google Earth. Very cool. Naturally I zeroed in on The Strip...
- Why oh why do we need Clerks 2? I suupose I should keep an open mind, but is it so hard to leave well enough alone? What's next More Office Space?
- I'm a little late with this, but here is a good list of the most misinterpreted and downright inaccurate statistical pronouncements of 2005. (Abuse of statistics by the idiot press is a real pet peeve of mine.)
- Top 10 literary mysteries. I have read exactly one: The Name of the Rose
- The divine P.J. O'Rouke on writing. I love to hear how successful writers feel the same way about writing as I do.
- Josh seeks a Godly wife. Josh has certainly narrowed the field.