Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday + Five = This Post

Song: Electric Barbarella, Duran Duran. For no good reason, except Tony Hadley is apparently going into politics for the Tories.

Book: Northern Lights, Phillip Pullman. It's for kids! There's a film coming out in December under the American title The Golden Compass. It stars Nicole Kidman! Read the book before I drag you to the film! Or afterwards. Or not at all if you like.

Film: Hollow Man. This film is essentially a vehicle for the quite extraordinary "invisible man" effects; Kevin Bacon's character picks some almost deliberately stupid things to do (if you're invisible) that happen to create really striking visual images. In a film filled with ludicrous science, Elisabeth Shue's character at one point makes an electromagnet to escape from a room - this was analysed by the short-lived but entertaining program Hollywood Science.

Food: Breadcrumb cake. With too many breadcrumbs left from topping tomatoes, simply add salt, pepper, herbs, a little oil and some Parmesan and put under the grill for a couple of minutes!

Wild Card: The question was asked on Scans_daily "How many times has Lois [Lane] been engaged?" Someone with a complete run of Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane comics (running from the late 50s to the early 70s, a companion comic to the other Superman comics of the period) has taken a look at all the proposals, engagements and weddings that Lois went to in just this comic. It was the comic with the greatest frequency of Lois getting engaged, but it's quite extraordinary; the series runs in ten parts.
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