I was feeling a little down after finishing a biography of Edmund Wilson, so I dug out my old obscure country records to cheer myself up. One of the records I heard was Loretta Lynnâ€™s â€œCoal Minerâ€™s Daughter.â€ As I got wrapped up in the story, I realized, â€œThis would make a great movie!â€ They make movies based on TV shows, so why not a song? I even thought of who could play Lynn: Sissy Spacek. Obviously she can act, but sheâ€™s also made a country album. Plus, she looks a lot like Lynn (see picture above). Seems like a no-brainer to me.
According to CNN, a chicken was revived by mouth to beak resuscitation after being found floating face-down in a pond. Marian Morris said she hadn’t had any practice with CPR in years, but she was interested to see if she "still had it."
According to the chicken, she never lost it.
n. Greek & Roman Mythology.
A three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades.
According to the New York Daily News, Ludacris is joining the Dick Wolf empire:
Chris (Ludacris) Bridges is the latest familiar face set to pass through "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The hip-hop artist will appear in an upcoming episode of Dick Wolf’s popular NBC series playing Detective Fin’s (Ice-T) nephew. "I have been a fan of Dick Wolf’s ‘Law & Order’ for a long time," said Bridges in a statement. "When I was approached to work on ‘SVU’ and read the script, there was no way that I could turn down this amazing opportunity. The character was so rich and the story line so complex that I knew it was something I had to do."
From the AP:
Bill Nye is no longer the Single Guy. Nye, who hosted the
educational PBS series "Bill Nye, the Science Guy" during its nine-year
run, married his fiance Blair Tindall last Friday, it was announced
50-year-old, bow-tied Nye and Tindall, author of "Mozart in the Jungle"
and a former concert oboist, exchanged vows at a conference where Nye
They were married by the Rev. Rick Warren, pastor and author of "The
Purpose-Driven Life." Cellist Yo Yo Ma, accompanied by MIT Media Lab
Professor Michael Hawley on the piano, performed a wedding march.
Is anyone else thinking of the pool scene in Real Genius?
I just saw a promo for Fear Factor: Freaks and Geeks. So let me get this straight: The network that canceled one of the best shows ever (Freaks and Geeks) is using the name of that show to get people to watch one of the lamest and most exploitative shows ever? Now that’s classy!
Jake Gyllenhaal may be in the next Batman Movie.
Meanwhile Marge Soderblum is already cast as Cat Woman
The Unknown Species of Bird of the Day is the Berlepsch’s six-wired bird of paradise, named after the "six fine feathers about 4 inches (10 centimeters) long on the head of the male which can be raised and shaken in courtship displays." According to CNN, this bird was found among other new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants in a "lost world" in the jungles of Indonesia.The expedition
also took the first photographs of a Golden-fronted bowerbird in front of a bower made of sticks, while he was hanging up
blue forest berries to attract females.
It found a rare tree kangaroo, previously unsighted in Indonesia. Beehler said the
naturalists reckoned that there was likely to be a new species of
kangaroo living higher altitudes.
Congratulations, six-wired bird of paradise and all your recently discovered friends!