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Friday

National Knock Knock Day

Knock Knock

Who’s there?

Boo

Boo who?

Stop crying and open the door

Motorola Droid ignites killer talks

Motorola Droid vs iPhone 3GS vs Palm Pre

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My thoughts:

1. Droid seems more of a clone than a killer.

2, Why isn’t Blackberry in the mix?

Thursday

Tuesday

Take Action for the Center for Biological Diversity

Take Action for the Center for Biological Diversity


The rapid melting of sea ice due to climate change is forcing the Pacific walrus, a well-known resident of the Arctic seas between Alaska and Siberia, into a land-based existence for which it is not adapted. In 2007, the disappearance of summer sea ice pushed females and calves onto the Russian and Alaskan coasts in abnormally dense herds.Russian biologists reported that 3,000 to 4,000 walruses, mostly young animals, died in 2007 after being crushed to death in stampedes. In September of this year, government researchers reported a large herd of 3,500 walruses on shore near Icy Cape, Alaska, as sea ice disappeared over their foraging grounds in response to a warming climate.Days later, more than 100 of those walruses, all new calves or yearlings, were found trampled to death.

Saturday

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are movies based on books. I've seen movies based on scrumptious books. Indulged in book vs movie contrasting from time to time. A couple of times I've seen movies and went back to their source material - the original book they were based on. This too winded up with the book vs. movie indulgence mentioned earlier. For the first time ever, I bought and read a book based on a movie trailer and related news articles. "The Lovely Bones" came into my consciousness when Peter Jackson (Lord of the rings trilogy, King Kong) announced that it would be his next movie. The trailer came out this summer. I found myself in the suspended state between book and movie unable to decide which one to pursue first. The book won. The story is narrated by a 14-year old whose life has been cut short by a monster. She is suspended in the after-life and witnesses the effect that her death has on her family, friends, the police and the murderer. A wonderful point of view with the right amount of everything. View all my reviews >>

The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller, #2) (Harry Bosch, #14)

The Lincoln Lawyer and Harry Bosch join hands in this Connelly novel. Its more of the lawyer than the policeman. I understand that the book is set in the fantasy world of Hollywood but Connelly shouldn't have made a Hollywood (in fact Bollywood) ending to this otherwise trademark grim narrative.

All fall down


Allfalldown, originally uploaded by DeepTrance.

True evolution will be realized when men have control over hair like trees do. Shed them in the summer and get furry in the cold winters.

Wednesday

The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Where the Da Vince code and Angels & Demons provided a healthy dose of puzzles of various forms, The Lost Symbol restricts itself to one big puzzle that sort of underwhelms when revealed. Dan Brown gets a little too philosophical and almost all the main characters mull upon their respective beliefs - sometimes whole chapters are devoted to this exercise. Thanks to the Tom Hanks driven movies, I was imagining the screenplay for this version. It is going to be a tough task without some major alterations to the story line. Will Washington D.C benefit from tourism revenue the way Paris did? I doubt it. View all my reviews >>

And the real life inspiration to the heroine in this story talks to NPR