"...I'm here to present to you - not lectures that are part of some curriculum; but in fact, I've combed the universe for my favorite subjects, and I'm going to spend twelve lectures bringing those favorite subjects to you."
Renowned astrophysicist and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson
discusses the various aspects of our universe in twelve separate half-hour long lectures (MLYT). [more inside]
posted by Evernix
on Nov 26, 2011 -
A Beijing graphics design house makes with the stylish and creepy in a Neil Gaiman adaptation of his tongue-in-cheek mini-story, "Nicholas Was."
posted by Kitteh
on Dec 23, 2010 -
"Many banks were concerned about business-sensitive information and requested confidentiality of individual survey responses. Accordingly, pursuant to our legal obligations, SIGTARP is unable in this report to attribute any results or comments to a specific institution. However, SIGTARP is in the process of evaluating recipients’ claims of confidentiality and will provide copies of the individual responses that will include information provided by the banks to the maximum permitted by law. SIGTARP plans to post the responses, redacted as necessary, on its website
within 30 days." TARP special inspector general Neil Barofsky
posted by RoseyD
on Jul 21, 2009 -
Anybody remember Slow Bob In The Lower Dimensions
? Turns out the short video, once a mainstay of early 90s late-night MTV, was created by one Henry Selick,
director of, oh, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone,
and the forthcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline. A lot more
on Selick; also, higher quality, alternate format (but slower loading) versions are available here.
posted by kimota
on Jul 29, 2007 -
Neil Diamond on MySpace
"I sang Cracklin Rosie at Kareoke last week and was then inited[sic] to a threesome. Thanks Neil. Your songs are magical." Neil Diamond has 9981 friends.
posted by srboisvert
on Nov 6, 2005 -
The first issue
of the comic book adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
was released yesterday. Mr. Gaiman is credited as a "consultant." So far, the story is fairly intact, but it's the visual element that deviates from the novel--characters look nothing like they were described, and don't even resemble the old BBC miniseries
. And for someone accustomed to the phenomenal artwork seen in most of Gaiman's previous graphic novels (which included several adaptations of his short stories), Neverwhere
seems downright bland. If a feature film follows in the same vein as this adaptation, will Gaiman pull an Alan Moore and refuse all royalties
? (Go easy on me; it's my first post.)
posted by Saellys
on Jun 23, 2005 -