Friday, May 13, 2011

May 21, Judgement Day

Mark your calendars, the end is near.

It turns out that while most of us are preparing for a cataclysmic end in 2012 (that's what we're doing, right?), the day of judgement is imminently upon us, at least according to Oakland's own Harold Camping, who believes that May 21 is the day of rapture. Camping bases his belief on a rigorous study of the Bible, which apparently reveals, beyond a shadow of doubt, that we've got just a little over a week before Christ returns to cast judgement.

But don't start panicking just yet, this isn't quite the End, at least for the vast majority of us non-believers. We've got a few more months: the actual end is slated for October.

In the meantime, read a good book. If not The Good Book.

Not a taco truck

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The event of the season

Suffering from royal wedding withdrawal? Find yourself wistfully longing for a little more pomp in your life? Got a knack for crafting? Boy, do I have the book for you: with Fiona Goble's Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, you can relive or heck, even reimagine the ceremony in as creepy cute a way as your heart desires.

Oh, those fabulous dresses! And those hats! So many hats!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Famous Moustaches in Literary Fiction

I don't recall a particular description of The Count's facial pattern in the book so why not a handsome mustache? He looks coy, you'd hardly expect the imminent gnawing that he's preparing to deliver. Best book cover I've seen in a while. Had to share.