Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Link roundup

1. Mario Puzo wrote the Godfather because he was "tired of being an artist." And he had an ugly encounter with Frank Sinatra due to the Johnny Fontane character. More interesting anecdotes here. Via.

2. Go figure, scientists think space elevators might not be realistic after all. Relatedly, I just learned that AMC is turning Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars into a tv series.

3. Forum thread filled with accusations against Shocker Toys and responses by a Shocker Toys rep. Via.

4. Andre Agassi's former manager (and former close friend) has filed a lawsuit against Steffi Graf, alleging she owes him $50k.

*Previously: Organization against space elevators.

*Buy Marvel Legends toys at eBay.