Friday, March 2, 2007

Your Weekly Linkage

Its Friday people and Rickey is excited (or possibly very giddy due to a severe lack of sleep). In fact, Rickey's so excited that he went ahead and posted an image of Ming the Merciless in his blog for no apparent reason other than the suspicion that Ming was behind the stock market's recent woes.

Please note that scrolling over all links posted here now results in a small preview window popping up. Very snazzy, no? Next week: fully embedded youtube clips of professional lumberjacking tournaments. You know you want it. To commemorate the occasion, here are a few items of interest to tide you over while wondering whether or not your new apartment building allows its tenants to own marmots.

Now that David Fincher is finished with Zodiac (and sweet jebus does that look good), word is that he’s planning on making the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” into a film. While not quite as awesomely bizarre and gothic as Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” this little tale is still quite good. Rickey can’t wait to see what Fincher does with it. This link takes you to a full text of the story for your reading pleasure, thus saving you bewildering looks from the staff at Borders when you show up dressed up as Jay Gatsby demanding to be escorted to the F. Scott Fitzgerald section. Don’t say we never did anything for you.

Always an invaluable source of Mets related humor, Toasty Joe whips up a transcript of interviews from Port St. Lucie for you to browse through. Enjoy Part I and Part II. By the way, for those keeping score at home, we’re roughly 1 month away from opening day. So why hasn’t Subway started up their annual cross promotion with the Mets and Yanks yet? Rickey really needs more reasons to bang his head against the wall.

Peyton Manning has been tapped to host SNL. God help us all. Superbowl ring or not, Manning is still the NFL’s version of Anna Kournikova. Would you like to know more? (yes, that’s a “Starship Troopers” reference folks).

We like it when McSweeney’s posts fictitious articles about emotionally unbalanced people doing insane things. Read on.

Finally, when he finds the free time, Rickey is planning on making his own root beer and ginger ale. There’s no particular reason for this really, but hey, everyone needs a hobby. Instructions on brewing root beer and ginger ale can be found here. Just try not to blow your eyebrows off, ok?

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1 comment:

Toasty Joe said...

Toasty thanks Rickey for the linkage.