Thursday, 16 July 2009

in America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are."- Gore Vidal

(He's doing that 'author' thing with the hand on the chin. )


from the third set of Bent Books bookmarks, 2006

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Lawsuit may threaten Hobbit films
Peter Jackson's latest project The Hobbit may be under threat due to a royalties disagreement.
New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson may have more in common with JRR Tolkien's heirs than he thought - they are also complaining about big studio accounting methods.
Tolkien's family and a British charity they head, the Tolkien Trust, are seeking more than $US220 million ($A276.94 million) in compensation for the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy Jackson made in New Zealand.
The Tolkien heirs sold movie rights to the LOTR books 40 years ago for 7.5 per cent of future receipts, but say that three films and $US6 billion ($A7.55 billion) later, they have not seen a cent of the proceeds.

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How did NASA end up looking like a bumbling husband taping over his wedding video with the Super Bowl?
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BERLIN (Reuters) – A German who tried to fix his leaky air mattress blew up his apartment instead, the fire brigade in the western city of Duesseldorf said Wednesday

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2 Comments:

Blogger spacedlaw said...

I really do love those bookmarks. i wish they'd be available somewhere (i.e. somewhere else than at that particular bookshop).

In other news, I just saw this and it reminded me of strange happenings in San Diego (as told by you).

16 July 2009 3:32:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo Eddie,
This is Brendan McCarthy, writing from London. I was chatting with your daughter in GOSH comics and she told nme you're very interested in Aboriginal art, like myself. I spent about 5 years in Sydney writing/designing Mad Max 4 (which will never get made, I think!) and a follow-on from Happy Feet. In that time, I went all over Australia and got into the Wandjina images of the Kimberly and really liked the work from Balgo Hills and historically, the work made at Papunya. I have collected some nice pieces.
I'm finishing up a Dr Strange mini-series for Marvel, and it features an Aboriginal sorceress called Ms. Ningirril, complete with her own Gadachi shoes.
Hope all is well with you. Your blog is great.
Best,
Brendan
swimini@yahoo.com

16 July 2009 5:38:00 am GMT-5  

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