Monthly Archives: September 2005

Neil Gaiman on Hollywood

On the last page of this Time interview, Neil Gaiman expresses his exasperation with Hollywood executives:

NG: Yes. It really is this thing of executives loving the smell of their own urine and urinating on things. And then more execs come in, and they urinate. And then the next round. By the end, they have this thing which just smells like pee, and nobody likes it.

Gaiman was talking about movie scripts.


I recently went from using papadums to using papads to accompany my sambar (or I should say: to accompany the sambar I pull of a can because I’m Mr. Lazy when it comes to cooking). I find that I prefer the papads… even though I tend to burn them a bit.

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Should the Kansas School Board include the theory of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in their curriculum? They have decided that intelligent design must be taught together with the theory of evolution so why not this theory too?

But how will the revelations of this church affect my own research regarding the Empire of the Green Penguins (bottom of the page)? It is still unclear…