28 August 2007

Tuesday Morning Links

A Double Dose of Fun from Bookslut
The ten greatest fictional travelers. I do like their putting Dora the Explorer in the Top 10; however, Phileas Fogg was robbed.

Also...
Cormac McCarthy has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Scotland's most lucrative lit award--it's worth $20,000) for The Road.

So the Scots AND Oprah love it. Damn, that sounds like a depressing book.


And a Double Dose from Mental Floss
First, Ugly Jugs. Yeah, they're ugly.

Did you know you could get a fried latte at the Texas State Fair? Believe it or not, this is a follow-up to the smash hit Fried Coke.

For kicks, two from McSweeney's
Brett Ratner's notes on doing a film version of The Road.

Revisiting advice given to a starlet.

1 Comments:

At 28 August, 2007 15:51, Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Agree with you on Fogg.

Cow was just becoming accustomed to the concept of a fried pickle--and now this!

Description of fried latte should rightly be latte-flavored fried dessert stuff...

Moo!

 

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