Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

Work is crazy and will continue to be crazy for some time.  I am in dire need of a mental health day but there's no way I can take one for at least another few weeks.  

Hooray, then, for retail therapy via Amazon.  I preordered the Spaced and TV Funhouse DVD sets, both of which drop next week.  (We already own the Spaced DVD, and we'd managed to unlock our old DVD player to play UK DVDs, but we're now using the PS3 as our primary DVD player and in any event, this new set has tons of cool extra features.)

I've bought 5 or 6 books over the last few months and haven't finished any of them.  I was reading The Essential [Harlan] Ellison, and I was enjoying the hell out of it, but I was persuaded by a number of external influences to pick up The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, and I'm very glad I did because it's absolutely wonderful.  Check the AV Club and NYT reviews, if you're interested. 

Quick impressions of the E3 press conferences can be found here.  Even quicker impressions are offered thusly:
  • Sony:  humble; good stuff is coming next year
  • Microsoft:  disjointed; good stuff is coming this year; Netflix; FFXIII FTW
  • Nintendo:  fuck you

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