October 17, 2007

"Toon" In Tomorrow

I'm sorry! I'm sorry. I just couldn't help it. I know that pun needs to be dragged out in the street and shot. Go ahead. You have my blessing. The reminder still stands, though--tomorrow, Thursday, October 18, we will post the names of three winners, plus the grand prize winner, for the inaugural Toon Thursday contest. AND--tomorrow's toon will feature the grand-prize-winning entry, so don't miss it.

In the meantime, a couple of tidbits for your amusement. Firstly, I was highly entertained by Jay Asher's photoessay on The Disco Mermaids documenting...Jay returning a copy of his own book to the bookstore. Go read it and find out why. And laugh.

Via AS IF! comes something that's much less of a laughing matter--the Catholic League is up in arms about the Golden Compass movie. Arthur Slade has posted a fascinating and insightful critique of the Catholic League's press release, which claims that Pullman's trilogy was "written to promote atheism and denigrate Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism." However, that criticism is tempered ever-so-slightly by their admission that the upcoming movie is "based on the least offensive of the three books," according to the Catholic League president. Yeeeeaaah. Ooookay. Slowly. Backing. Away.

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