Archive for January, 2007

Wii News Channel Launches

I just updated my Wii to access the newly launched Wii News Channel. The top headline for New Zealand today: “New Zealand declares National Lamb Day”.

The country is finally coming out of the closet to declaring their Lamb Love with a national day.

Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton stated, “New Zealanders had no reason to be embarrassed about their sheep … we hope all New Zealanders will recognise … this milestone and mark it by enjoying lamb for dinner on Feb. 15”.

Oh, we’re celebrating eating them then. Fuck off Jim I’m vegetarian.

Neal Stephensen's Diamond Age being made into a mini-series.

Pretty exciting news for Neal Stephensen fans:

Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions.

It’s hard to imagine how the novel could be squeezed into six hours but I’m looking forward to finding out.