Oh LJ, I did miss you.
I was going to do a rec-post about how much I love the new BBC show Merlin, but sarahtales beat me to it
. To summarize: it plays merry hell with the Arthurian legend, but it's so damn charming you can't help but love it. Plus
Anthony Head plays Uther and
Santiago Cabrera shows up as Lancelot!
Instead, I'll give a plug for John Hodgman
's newest book, More Information Than You Require
. It's been making me snort with laughter when I read it during lulls in work when I have to hang out at the register.
Just as he did on his last one, (most of) the introduction that is inside the book is also written on the cover. This one also has some testimonials from Jon Stewart ("An exercise in a certain kind of genius I truly do appreciate"), Ricky Gervais ("Hodgman is funny, clever, and has the face of a giant baby") and Justin Long ("I love this book so much I nearly read it!") among others.
In essence: John Hodgman is funny. He wrote another book. Therefore, buy his book because it will make you laugh. Perhaps even snort.
THAT IS ALL.