Before we do the official round up, Eric and have been having a "discussion" that has gotten "heated" and may start a "feud," that is entirely the fault of the British mail system. The Royal Mail is putting out fantasy stamps. Dumbledore, Aslan, Merlin—lots of folks. I tried to come up with a list of iconic fantasy characters from the US to start my own stamp system, but my suggestions of Spiderman and Crash Bandicoot and Darth Vader were rejected. So: thoughts? All of my ideas have been callously rejected, and shit's going to get serious soon. This is a cry for help. Please help.
So while you're thinking about that, think about this: Funny or Die has a new book imprint, but they're not publishing Bill Cosby's new book, or the new Shel Silverstein collection. Which, you know, sad. But I'm sure they'll do something good. I'm considering getting an Amazon Prime membership to get all of their new books, either with free shipping or downloaded on the Kindles Amazon might give to Prime members. I can read through all of the untrustworthy online book reviews before I read Archie babies or Goodnight Dune. Although those might be more iPad-y books. Either way, I can use my letterpress app to really fake that old timey paper book feeling, while I watch second hand bookshops go out of business.
I'm going to keep my old timey TV so I can watch this Michael Chabon magician versus Nazis HBO series. What, is that too much awesome in one sentence for you? Then you might want to cover your eyes, because it turns out Harlan Coben was in a frat with Dan Brown at Amherst. Also, there's this hugely detailed sci-fi map. Overwhelmed? Take a breather with this trailer for Water for Elephants—oh wait, Christoph Waltz, the most creepy adorable man in the world, is in this movie. You know what, maybe think about investing in a place to write that's nice and quiet and doesn't have exciting Christoph Waltz news.
So I'm out, readers. Please list great American fantasy characters I can put on stamps in the comments—this is very important for my emotional well being, and also because I need to one up Eric. Until next week!