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June 4, 2008

Somebody Stole Kurt Cobain's Ashes...

I just heard about this story the other day and thought it was terrible.

Kurt Cobain’s Ashes Were Stolen, Courtney Love Says...

The ashes of Kurt Cobain were stolen from the Hollywood home of his widow, Courtney Love, The Guardian of London reported. Ms. Love, left, told authorities that the ashes had recently been stolen from a heart-shaped handbag in a secret hiding place in a wardrobe. She said that she was suicidal as a result of the theft, The Guardian reported, and that the ashes had been taken by an acquaintance.

“I can’t believe anyone would take Kurt’s ashes from me,” she said. “If I don’t get them back I don’t know what I will do.”

Most of the ashes of Cobain, the lead singer and songwriter for Nirvana, were scattered at a New York Buddhist temple and in the Wishkah River near Aberdeen, Wash., where he lived as a boy. He committed suicide in 1994.

New York Times

June 25, 2008

Current Reading List...Graphic Novels

As many people know I have been a long time fan of all things related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have blogged about my love of the show and even created several class projects while in college that were based around its moral and philosophical value. In the past I have read novelizations of the show, but never before had I really become interested in the Buffy graphic novels until the other day while browsing the science fiction section (right next to the graphic novels) at my local Barnes & Noble. Much to my surprise I found that where the television show ended (season 7) the graphic novels began with a season 8. I thought I must be in heaven. My favorite television show of all time was not over after all.

I picked up the first two books of season 8. They are entitled The Long Road Home and No Future For You. I have to credit Dr. Wendland for this discovery in a sense. If it weren't for the Media Aesthetics class in which I learned about graphic novels and their value I may never have even ventured over to that section in a bookstore. I am more than pleased with the purchases and cannot wait to continue reading. The novels have somehow managed to encapsulate every part of the show that I loved so dearly during its run. The best part is that the unique dialogue is all intact. I feared a loss of this voice as the story transferred mediums, but it is still as contemporary, sarcastic and witty as ever. I highly recommend these graphic novels for any diehard fans that don't want to settle with season 7 being the end of their Buffy experience. I can really appreciate the fact that a graphic novel can implement the literary elements of foreshadowing and symbolism as effectively as the traditional novel.

June 29, 2008

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math...The Girls Scouts?

I recently saw a story on a morning television show about how The Girl Scouts have changed over the past ten years and I have to say it really was fascinating. They [the scouts] aren't just about selling cookies anymore, but rather center a lot of their activities around science. In the particular segment I was watching Girl Scouts participated in a robotics building competition similar to robot wars. Now if this kind of cool stuff would have been part of The Girl Scouts when I was younger I just might have joined them! Another part of the story featured a girl that created oxygen kits for pets that were part of fire rescues [dog, cat, and even hamster]. She raised enough money to supply these kits to firehouses in her area.

This kind of stuff really gets to me. I am glad that The Girl Scouts are re-modeling their activities to fit he modern day girl. Some other science events that The Girl Scouts are participating in can be found on their national website. I mean they must be doing something right if Dolly Parton became a Girl Scout in 2008! Kudos to The Girl Scouts of America for being totally awesome and at the forefront of female modernity.

June 30, 2008

Webisodes...Girltrash & More

I have really been getting into webisodes lately. The first webisode series that I ever watched was back in September and I blogged about that experience. While I still watch The Guild, I have also recently began watching other webisodes. I just happened to stumble upon two other series' that caught my interest when I was looking up South of Nowhere on myspace the other day. The internet truly does work in mysterious ways. I was looking up Gabrielle Christian on myspace (an actress on South of Nowhere). Her page linked me to some of the other actors pages as well as a webisode series directed by Angela Robinson (director of D.E.B.S) called Girltrash. Girltrash features Mandy Musgrave, Gabrielle Christian and Maeve Quinlan (all actresses from South of Nowhere). It is very good and put together around a flash fiction type of plot.

Freaking sweet! But it appears there are only ten episodes and no more to come anytime soon. Interestingly enough when I was checking out Maeve Quinlan's myspace page I noticed she is also on another webisode series entitled 3 Way. Kristy Swanson the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer even guest stars in a few episodes.

In related news I bought the complete first season of South of Nowhere on Amazon.com in the form of downloads because the series ended after season 3 and will not be coming out on DVD. I am outraged, and it sucks.

Check out these links for access to the webisodes mentioned above and full episodes of South of Nowhere.

Girltrash
3 Way
South of Nowhere

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