Rescue Me Minisode # 2: Fantasy

Good dream or a bad dream? Tommy’s (Denis Leary) fantasies take a turn for the worse when Garrity’s bunk gets sticky. It’s a bad night for Tommy.  (For Mature Audiences)

$100,000 for a bike?

Tom Mault bought this bike for $350 and later found out that it was a wise purchase: the bike is a 1963 Schwinn Sting-Ray bike, one of the first of its kind off the line.

And Schwinn collectors have offered him up to $100,000 for the “rare piece of American history” – Tom, however, had another idea:

Bike collectors from London to Japan “flipped out,” Mault says. By 6 p.m. Thursday, his online posting had been viewed almost 1,900 times, and people had offered him between $2,000 and $100,000 for the bike.

The catch, he says: It’s not for sale.

Mault, who owns roofing company Tidewater Exteriors in Hampton, says he would rather donate the Sting-Ray — one of the hottest American icons of the 1960s and ’70s — to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.  (Reprinted from Neatorama)

Just Released: One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia

This just released 304 page hardcover book is a stunning, comprehensive visual encyclopedia featuring gorgeous photography that not only illustrates, but educates. This encyclopedia is driven by its striking imagery that brings more than one million things to light.


Rather than string together multiple photos of objects, the Visual Encyclopedia features sweeping single-shots that encompass a multitude of objects creating a seamless and striking presentation.

A truly unique take on reference books, “One Million Things” also sports a detailed glossary to help people find what they’re looking for, whether it is an ice sculpture to illustrate states of matter or pop art movie posters to describe various types of film. Certainly sure to be as popular with adults as with kids, “One Million Things” is a must-have for every household and classroom.

The book retails for $24.99 and can be ordered here.

Stephen King’s The Stand Sketchbook and Sketchbook Variant Covers

Today both The Stand Sketchbook and Sketchbook Variant will be in comic book stores. This provides your first look at September’s landmark release adapting Stephen King’s seminal novel. The covers are below.



 The Stand Sketchbook Cover


The Stand Sketchbook Variant Cover

AT&T Announces iPhone 3G Pricing Plans

AT&T today announced its pricing structure for the next iteration of Apple’s iPhone — which you can plunk down money for come 8 am, July 11th. There’s not much that’s surprising here — new customers and those eligible for an upgrade will be able to nab the phone for $199 (8GB) or $299 (16GB), while “early upgraders” will have to fork over $399 or $499, all with a two year contract and $18 upgrade fee, of course. The telco says a no-commitment version of the phone will be available for $599 and $699, though it looks like that will come after the initial launch. AT&T appears to be leaning pretty heavily towards the all-in unlimited plans, but there are options if you don’t want to go that route. Below is AT&T’s “iReady” video.


The Lost Book Club has just announced the formation of a LOST Book Club, which will spotlight titles that have been referenced on the show.

The book-club site shows a list of books that have been mentioned on each season of the series. You can browse the list by season or theme (books that have popped up in the background, address the theme, have been quoted, etc.)

“Also available on will be a message board to discuss the titles, a synopsis of each book along with when and how it was referenced in the show and an introduction by co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse,” a press release states.

Titles include everything from The Fountainhead and Lord of the Flies to Aldous Huxleys Island and Flann O’Briens The Third Policeman. (Reprinted from Pop Candy)

Watching the Watchmen By Dave Gibbons

Voted among Time magazine’s 100 Best Novels from 1923 to the present, a perennial bestseller over the past twenty years and widely considered the greatest graphic novel of all time, WATCHMEN is a gripping, labyrinthine piece of comic art, which has earned an acclaimed place in modern literary history. Now, you can enjoy the ultimate companion to the comics masterpiece, as artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of WATCHMEN in this dust-jacketed hardback volume, opening his vast personal archives to reveal excised pages, original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches and much more, including posters, covers and rare portfolio art. Featuring the breathtaking design of Chip Kidd and Mike Essl, WATCHING THE WATCHMEN is both a major art book in its own right, and the definitive companion to the graphic novel that changed an industry. “I’ve had a great time, re-visiting the very beginnings of Watchmen and unearthing material I haven’t set eyes on for many years. As a fan myself, this is the kind of stuff I eat up and I’m sure the many devotees of the graphic novel will do the same!” says Gibbons.


The book will be release on October 21, 2008 and can be preordered here.

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