I won’t be posting for about two weeks, as we are going on vacation to Ireland. We’re very excited about the trip; we’ll be driving around the entire coast, staying in ten different B&Bs around the country and spending an extra day in Dublin. It would be cool if I found a way to post some of our digital pictures while traveling, but I can’t make any guarantees. In the meantime, I leave you in the capable hands of shaft and czar, who I will again call upon to keep DrikoLand going in my absence. Have a good Labor Day holiday, and I’ll be sure to update you once we’re back!

Scotty Gets A Star

ScottyJames Doohan, best known as Scotty from Star Trek, received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame last week. Joined by shipmates Sulu, Chekhov, and Uhura (I mean castmates George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols), “it was expected to be the last public appearance of the 84-year-old performer, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and lung fibrosis.” I’m glad to see him get some recognition, but I’m sad to hear that he’s not doing so well.

Zell Miller Is Going To Hell

The London News Review contends that Zell Miller is going to Hell, and although I wouldn’t quite put it that way, I must say that the article makes many good points. For those of you who don’t know who Zell Miller is, he is a Democratic senator from “rural Georgia” who supports W and who made the keynote address yesterday at the Republican National Convention. This stands in stark contrast to Miller’s last appearance at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, in which he asserted that George Senior was “out of touch.” The article does a better job skewering Miller than I ever could (although I’m tempted to try), so I’ll just refer you to it. Oh, and W sucks. :-p

Clerks Sequel?!

Kevin Smith revealed last week that he plans on revisiting Clerks with a sequel entitled The Passion Of The Clerks. The interview reveals that the sequel will pick up 10 years later and will be “about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s. Those dudes are kind of still mired, not in that same exact situation, but in a place where it’s time to actually grow up and do something more than just sit around and dissect pop culture and talk about sex.” Shooting may start as early as January of next year. I’m still a little surprised to realize that the original has been out for ten years, but I’m not sure that Smith will be able to pull this one off. The low budget of Clerks was part of its charm, and trying to reproduce that will be impossible. Only an awesome script could possibly make the sequel any good, but I will admit that I’d like to see it…

Subversive PhotoStamps

A couple of weeks ago I posted about PhotoStamps, a new product offered by the United States Postal Service that lets you send submit photos in order to create custom stamps. Although there were some restrictions as to which photos would be deemed acceptable, I was wondering who would be the first to push the envelope. The Smoking Gun does not disappoint, detailing some of the designs it submitted and showcasing images that managed to make their way onto some actual, albeit subversive, PhotoStamps.