munchman: Anyone Remember Bob Cringely?

What feels like centuries ago, the Robert X. Cringely byline went with a couple of books/films and many columns in an otherwise obscure IT weekly whose name we forget. Cringely was kind of famous, even though he wasn’t real and  was “played” by several different writers, the best of whom spent much more time talking about Cringely’s supposed relationship with a hot young babe (fun!) than about IT (not fun).

Somewhere along the line there was an intellectual property war over the byline, and the winner has a sometimes interesting blog that we sometimes get something interesting out of. Case in point:

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The Rapture Comes to HBO

No, silly, not that kind of rapture. We’re talking the Big One, not what the French refer to as the Little Death.

Damon Lindelof returns to TV to film the Rapture for HBO
by Meredith Woerner 

Damon Lindelof is getting back to his television roots with Tom Perotta’s The Leftovers, a supremely wild novel about what happens to those left behind after the Rapture. The two are currently in talks to adapt this book for an HBO series. read article

It’s the Hulk! On the Toilet! What Else Do You Need?

Destined to be the biggest viral video of the century, if it isn’t already:

Courtesy of The Art of Stodoe

Huh? Oh, you want the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Tp6beYfqm18 read article

munchman: The Kardashians Are Writing an S-F Novel

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Reveal Latest Project: They’re Writing a Book!
by Ken Baker and Natalie Finn

Kendall and Kylie Jenner could be penning the next Twilight.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars have exclusively revealed to E! News that they are working on a novel together, aimed at the young-adult audience that can’t get enough of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and the aforementioned pretty successful vampire series. read article

Today’s Coolest Tweet

…From Louis CK:

Louis C.K.?@louisck
well. after 45 hours, my tour has sold 100K tickets, box office gross of 4.5 mil $ (not all mine). I guess it was a good idea.