Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Table-Talk of Parkus Grammaticus for February 11, 2009

3 February 2009
They were doing a new Star Trek series, this time without sets. Everything was shot in the hallways of the studio building. The idea was, it could be a hallway on the Enterprise, or on another planet. The cost savings were incalculable.
—William Poundstone's Dream Blog

A new Triple Canopy has been constructed. (I like how they gradually trot out the articles, rather than all at once.)

Listening to RECORDS these days. I don't have very many with me so these constitute an automatic "Desert Island" list.

Cylon detector (via Brent)

(See also James Parker's excellent piece on Battlestar Galactica in the current Atlantic....I'm not linking because this is an issue worth buying!)

The Dizzies...Your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite....yesterday....SPOTTED: A Hungarian Bookstore called THE BLUE DANUBE on 83rd Street.......ALSO the Webster branch of the NYPL has a well-stocked bookstore in the basement.....It's been there for five years?!.....Newish hardcovers for $2, interesting trade paperbacks for the same..........tons of cheap-o mystery and SF............xoxo, THE DIZZIES



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