Monday, October 18, 2010

Too Many Pop Culture Links To Twitter

New Releases
An updated edition of David Sedaris' Holidays On Ice with six new stories is now available in hardcover. From the Amazon page: 'This updated version includes The Monster Mash, poached from When You Are Engulfed..., in which Sedaris spends Halloween at the morgue; and The Cow and the Turkey, a new story featuring the Secret Santa woes of barnyard animals. Longtime fans will be happy to have all Sedaris's holiday stories in one volume, and those who've managed to miss the literary funny-man couldn't get a better gift.' This is also available as an unabridged cd. His latest book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, which I mentioned in this post, is a new release. [Here is a new interview with David Sedaris at the Guardian -- I thought I was the only one who wanted to see what Hugh looks like!]

Amy Sedaris' Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People will be the best book of the year, I should think. I mentioned it in this post, as well. This book will be released on November 2, 2010.

Trace Beaulieu (Dr. Forrester/Crow of MST3k, amongst other things) has a new book, Silly Rhymes For Belligerent Children, which will be available in the not-too-distant future is available through his website for $19.99 (PayPal). I haven't seen inside the book, but all indications are it's very much in the style of Edward Gorey. It features Trace's poems for the morbid child and illustrations by Len Peralta. If 'Weird Al' likes it, you will, too!

A Flash-based interactive map of Springfield boasts more than 180 screenshots from The Simpsons. Now you don't need to turn to Mapquest to find Costington's (Yeeeesssss...) and The Singing Sirloin! Now, if only you could figure out what state all these landmarks are in...

Never-before-seen footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in Back To The Future.. That guy is everywhere!

25 Classic Anti-drug PSAs with Pee-Wee Herman, McGruff the Crime Dog, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Nancy Reagan!

A pictorial chronology of Clue(do) suspect card designs

Abe Books' Weird Book room, including Weird Cookbooks [also see Odd Books]

I loved this Gen Xtinct post about dead stores. What's your favorite dead store? Mine's Best!

Another great post at DesignCrave: 101 vintage campy horror movie posters! Diana Cook is responsible for all the posts that I've really enjoyed, including Boardwalk Empire: Vintage Atlantic City Design, Land (Line) of The Lost: Vintage Telephones, and 101 Vintage Lunch Box Designs.

I'm excited to see that the He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special is on DVD. That's a holiday classic! I posted an advertisement for the 1987 special on Flickr.

Flickr photos
Curly Wurly special Halloween package - Creepywurly Ghost Mobile give-away; the mobile; [photos by Jason Liebig]

Adorable Clancy's Potato Snack Ghosts - packaging and the chips themselves. I wouldn't mind being haunted by them! [photos by Neato Coolville and product, possibly, available at Aldi's]

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