Some links, for your linky pleasure, seeing as I'm off to Cardiff today and won't be online tomorrow to do my Friday link thingy. Also because I missed my own deadline for the previous one. So now, a day early, we can all kick back, and rub hot, tasty internet links all over ourselves. Is there no end to the depravity?
Joe Eszterhas Q & A - this is an hour long question and answer session from two years ago, when he released his book, The Devil's Guide to Hollywood. It's great stuff, full of useful info, and there's plenty more in the book. Also highly recommended is Hollywood Animal, his autobiography - half about his screenwriting career, half about his childhood, it's all fascinating, hilarious, and moving.
Spooks: Code 9 starts on BBC3 this Sunday, 10th August, 9pm. Funkier! Edgier! BBC3-ier! Set-five-years-in-the-future-ier! My ep is number 4, so should be shown on the 31st August. I will of course remind you all again closer to the time, so don't you worry your pretty little heads about it. The official site is here, which has lots more info, including the first 10 minutes of the first episode. You can also upload a pic of your face into a mission video, which can be quite disturbing. Look at this suspicious looking chap:
I know, it's quite creepy. Don't look directly into his eyes, in case he eats your soul.
Now. It's been two years. I have finally got the last piece of meat out of my digestive system. It's time to return... to Texas. Yes! It's fantastic... it's a fest... it's the Fantastic Fest, in Austin, Texas. I'll be there from the 19th to the 26th September, at the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar) and various pubs in the area. Obviously, I shall be fasting from now until then, so that I don't explode from the amount of meat they'll be forcing down my neck. If you're in that neck of the woods, and will be at the Fest, come and say hello. You know it makes sense.
And finally: mightier than the spork... *and* the pen? Surely, you cry, such a thing is impossible? No, children. Bow your heads in awe, at the majesty of... the Knork! It's a fork... that also cuts like a knife. Oh yes.
It's the descriptions that kill me: apparently you can "dine on the cutting edge", because "in reality, this beautiful utensil is unlike anything else on the market", thanks to products like these, which "aid in the chaos of today's on-the-go society". That's right, today's society is so chaotic and fast, you simply don't have time to use both a knife *and* fork at the same time. Use a Knork, and your other hand is free to make those important business calls, type important emails, punch people in the face, or tickle the arse of passing strangers. Thank you (I think) to my sister Jools for alerting me to this news. She knows that I live for this nonsense.