Across the street from the Convention Center was an official South Park area. They recreated the whole town, including Tom’s Rhinoplasty XD
Covert Affairs– a show about a woman kicking butt. Hell yeah! Anne Walker (Piper Perabo) is a CIA trainee who receives a sudden promotion. She speaks seven different languages fluently (not counting English): Italian, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Farsi, and Portuguese.
For this contest, we challenge all of you to test your language skills and win this awesome prize pack!
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Fallacy by Adam Whitaker
Fallacy follows the ups and downs in the life of Mortimer Bigsby and those around him. The title is apt in that the story deals with people’s misconceptions of each other and of their own lives and the chaos and occasional beauty that results from those fallacies. There’s a great deal of absurdity, much of it stemming from Mortimer himself, but the book also deals with some serious issues like faith, religion, and abortion.
It was actually the serious subjects that felt most out of place. As a reader I was quite ready to accept the ridiculous things that Mortimer and those around him did. What I had a harder time swallowing were the interjections of what felt directly like the Author’s opinion, not the character’s, about subjects like faith and abortion. It reminded me of War and Peace, when Tolstoy would break from the story and rant about Napoleon and history for a few pages. Unfortunately, in Fallacy, Whitaker remained in character when this happened and it felt incredibly out of sync with the rest of the story.
Where Whitaker succeeded most was in developing his characters. He is quite talented at painting a portrait of who a person is by describing the small things that make up their life. The intricacy of everyone’s relationships and how they change over time is deftly handled. Family gatherings stick out as fine points where characters we see only for a few pages become three-dimensional and you can empathise with them and maybe even pity them for the choices they made that led them to that point in their life.
Overall, I feel Fallacy is a good character study, but suffers from losing focus on that and side tracked by unrelated topics.
If you follow me on twitter or facebook and was awake at around midnight last night, you probably witnessed me freak out over this Gizmodo article: Is Nike Finally Releasing the Shoes Marty McFly Wore in Back to the Future?
I am floored. Thrilled. THRILLED.
I was so excited that I was on the verge of either crying or throwing up. Or both.
Nothing has been ‘officially’ confirmed yet and apparently there is a party going on tonight to an “unveiling”… why was I not invited to this party?!
Check out the teaser video below. UPDATED! Video from sneakernews.com below with a better look at the shoes!
From the press release:
The season finale of â€œTorchwood: Miracle Day,â€ entitled â€˜The Blood Line,â€™ premieres on STARZ on Friday, September 9 at 10pm ET/PT. In the original hour-long episode, the Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission, but the Three Families are unstoppable unless a terrible sacrifice is made. Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer) guest stars as The Mother.
Wow, it’s already the season finale and it looks like shit are about to blow up. Who will not survive this season? Captain Jack, you can’t die yet! This show have come a long way since its first season.
Be sure to tune in on Friday, September 9 and watch!
Videos and photos below.
The Lady Defectivegeeks discusses Gizmodo’s female intern’s mean-girl blog about her online dating experience with a harmless nerd. Don’t mess with our nerd brothers, we will shank you. Gizzy offers her services to rub baby oil on Spartan cosplayers in Greece and we talk about the possible Beetlejuice sequel. Fanfic Theatre this week is all about Sailor Moon girl action.
Listen to our interview with the Chris Taylor Show: Ep. 36 Dianne and Giselle of Defective Geeks.