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July 8th, 2007

Follow Up to Yesterday's IM Acronym Post



Gets the prize for the bestest and longest acronym used (to my knowledge anyway) in the history of IM usage!

I give you:


Took me ages just to figure out the front end and back end. The middle part just plumb evaded me!

Treated myself to a trip to the Alamo Draft House yestereve...Saw:

There was so much buzz around this movie. Whether or not Bay could make it work. Would it be true to the fans? Would kids like it? Would adults?

In my opinion Michael Bay did a terrific job! He did good on all counts!



Just finished reading this classic by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Or by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Just depends on your point of view I guess. I've read this book like 5 times since it came out in 1990!

This is a story of the Apocalypse with hilarious implications. Told mostly from the point of view on an angel and a demon, who (mostly) decide to see if they can possibly stop Armageddon because they like things just the way they are.

From the HarperCollins website:

There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witch-finders are getting ready to fight the good fight, armed with awkwardly antiquated instructions and stick pins. Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. . . . Right. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- each of whom has lived among Earth's mortals for many millennia and has grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist (which is a shame, as he's a really nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him. . . .

First published in 1990, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind's final judgment is back -- and just in time -- in a new hardcover edition (which includes an introduction by the authors, comments by each about the other, and answers to some still-burning questions about their wildly popular collaborative effort) that the devout and the damned alike will surely cherish until the end of all things.

TexasT's Rates this one: TTTTT



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