Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Odds & Ends: The Nook, X-Files, Glee, Castle, Weather Channel and slacking off

Sorry about yesterday: I had to cancel Tuesday due to basement sewage issues, getting vomited on by a cat and a headache that felt as though a team of Clydesdales was kicking its way to freedom from my cranium. So let's move on to Wednesday, shall we?

+ Have you seen Barnes and Noble's sleek new Kindle competitor called The Nook? (Smaller models, I assume, will be called Nookie?) It's got a cool sharing capability so you can still swap books with your friends. And it's available at a relatively reasonable price of $260. Saucy!

+ David Duchovny would like to see a third "X-Files" movie but hopes it will focus on the alien conspiracy rather than a monster of the week tale. In related news, I saw "Californication" for the first time last night and really enjoyed it. Duchovny should do comedy all the time.

+ Joss Whedon will be directing an upcoming episode of "Glee," the Fox musical series.

+ In other very good TV news, ABC has picked up "Castle" for a full season. More Nathan, more happy.

+ Wil Wheaton writes eloquently, as always, about his guest appearance on "The Big Bang Theory" this past Monday.

+ In the category of "sure, why the hell not?" comes this news of The Weather Channel adding a movie night to their lineup. Called "The Weather Channel Presents...," the network will air a tenuously weather-related movie each week beginning October 30 with "The Perfect Storm" followed by "March of the Penguins" and "Misery"...because there was a snow storm in that one that I barely recall but sure, why the hell not?

+ You know how sometimes you're just sitting at work and you start staring into space and then 20 minutes later, you realize you're slack-jawed, drooling and thinking about Wookiees? Apparently, science says that may be a good thing. I suggest you print the article out and tape it to yourself the next time the boss gets snippy. "I'm being creative, my good man! Leave me be!"


Sarah said...

David Duchovny, no. The only saving grace of the last movie was that is wasn't a retread of the labyrinthine alien conspiracy plot.

Emily said...

I'm predictable but there are two things in this post that make me VERY happy, Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion. Nuf said.