* In Television News:
Tomorrow at 7pm EST the SciFi Channel begins showing the outstanding second season of Jeremiah, which introduces one of my very favorite TV characters, Mister Smith. If you missed the first season (which was good, but not in the same category as the second, in my opinion), you can catch up with this quick and handy summary from belleferret. I highly recommend catching this season!
* In Music News:
Thanks to a friend's recommendation, I've discovered the band Nuclear Bubble Wrap (former neighbors of mine from Germantown, Tennessee). Their music is quite fun. Check out the free downloads for "Dumbledore Died" and the wicked Harry Potter-centric parody of "Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang, "Bad Spell."
* In Personal, X-Files, and Podcasting News:
My tribute to The X-Files is featured today on the main page of StarShipSofa. The latest episode of the podcast features my "whirlwind tour" of the genre ancestors of Agents Mulder and Scully of The X-Files -- in other words, a discussion of the history of science fiction investigators in literature and television. It begins about 13 minutes into the podcast. You can download it here, listen to it streaming here, or get it via iTunes under "StarShipSofa."
* In Personal and Convention News:
I now have confirmed my appearance as a guest at two cons in 2009: ConCarolinas and RavenCon.
* In Lovecraftian News:
I adore this new Miskatonic University class ring. Badali Jewelry rules!
Kurdy: What's it all for, Smith? You one of those guys likes to spy on people for kicks?
Mister Smith: Not for kicks. For history.
- "The Mysterious Mister Smith," Jeremiah