Welcome back kids.
Another week in the books. With them came the MLB playoffs. Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter in the first game of the Phillies' series with the Reds. That's gotta sting. The Yankees are doing their annual pummeling of the Twins. And, the Rangers are 9 innings away from eliminating the (Devil) Rays.
Oh yeah, and Randy Moss got traded from the Patriots to the Vikings. Let's see if this makes Moss a better receiver and/or Brett Favre a better QB.
It's a mad, mad, mad world kids.
Speaking of madness, say hello to this week's cheesecake, Christina Hendricks.
Ms. Hendricks plays Joan, the real power behind the throne, on AMC's critically acclaimed Mad Men. She also showed up for a couple of episodes of GonzoGeek favorite, Life, to bedevil Adam Arkin.
While I'm a latecomer to the Mad Men party, I have to say the show is growing on me. There is something watching the ugliness under the 60s version of the American Dream. My wife and I are playing catch up thanks to Netflix whilst our trusty DVR collects season 4 for us.
As if that wasn't enough geek cred for Ms. Hendricks, she was recently cast as the voice of Superman's main squeeze, Lois Lane, in an upcoming DC animated movie.
And earlier this week, it was revealed, to nobody's real suprise that Ms. Hendricks' appeal hits all the demographics. Everyone, it seems, digs a curvy redhead.
On to the links.
Spaceships? We don't need no stinkin' spaceships.
Speaking of the Man of Steel, Superman gets a director.
Kevin Bacon leads an exploration of the electric guitar's mysteries.
Chris' latest rock fixation: Dose #1.
...and now LIVE: AFRIRAMPO!
The lighter side of the late Peter Steele.
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage DVD review.
If you're in SF or Oakland, stop reading, click this and get to the METRO.
IGGY: The rider as short story.
The Coen Brothers take on True Grit with Jeff Bridges. All together now: The Duke Abides.
No more door dings! Easy access!
Mmmm...bacon Kevin Bacon.
Alonzo Bodden on Barack Obama and Tiger Woods.
Reality Check TV #470 (featuring Megadeth, Slayer, and Raven).
And still speaking of the Man of Steel, here are five Superman movies that never got made. (SUPERMAN HAT TRICK! THANKS DAVE!)
Unearthed 1978 Stones gem.
Dave Grohl = litigious bastard.
Old school heathen music + zombies.
Tortoise - LIVE!
Meet Rich Rodriguez' savior.
And finally, the Dark Knight meets the Big Easy.