Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Time Sinks

Choicest links of the day:

Crunks '05 -- the choicest media corrections of the year

Lostpedia -- the "Lost" wiki. Don't get them started about the numbers.

Monday, December 12, 2005

When Giants Walked the Earth

Here's a good, old interview with John D. MacDonald by Ed Gorman. One quote jumped out at me:

I had four months of terminal leave pay at lieutenant colonel rates starting in September of 1945, ending in January 1946. I wrote eight hundred thousand words of short stories in those four months, tried to keep thirty of them in the mail at all times, slept about six hours a night and lost twenty pounds.
800,000 in four months! Holy crap!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Trilogy in Translation

Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" is slated for a Moscow premiere in 2007.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

An Odd Stoppard Anecdote

One of Tom Stoppard's former journalistic colleagues has written a memoir that contains a strange story about Stoppard dressing up as Father Christmas and engaging in "Kids Say the Darnedest Things" repartee.