Frivolities du Jour - 2015-03-06

  • Good news for Heinlein fans: his novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress may be a movie soon.

    I've griped for a long time about Heinlein's relative underrepresentation in science fiction cinema. Compare his IMDB page (14 writing credits) with that of Philip K. Dick (23 credits) or (whoa) Richard Matheson (84 credits).

    Just because Heinlein's name is in the credits is no assurance of a faithful adaptation. Here's hoping they avoid the Starship Troopers treatment.

  • Time compiled a list of "The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet".

    Of the 30:

    • Never heard of: 19
    • Heard of, but don't follow: 10
    • At least occasionally look at: 1 (Matt Drudge)

    I'm not sure what this means. I might have been able to come up with something if I cared more about what Time thinks.

  • And finally, animation genius Chuck Jones actually wrote down his rules governing his Road Runner cartoons.