Thursday, June 25, 2009

Space Kook by Rich Page (link roundup)

Rich Page's entry in my Villains of Scooby Doo art contest is Space Kook. If you missed the announcement, go here to find out how you can win a $100 Threadless credit.

And a few more links:

1. "Television programs such as “The Simpsons” and “CSI” are for the first time commanding higher advertising rates at Web sites including and than on prime-time TV." Via these sites.

2. I've always been under the impression that the people who make it onto the sexiest lists in magazines made it there thanks to aggressive work by their agents and promises of access to the magazine. Turns out, sometimes the magazine just messes up. For example, one year, Rich Gannon was supposed to be People's sexiest athlete. But the photographer messed up and took photos of Elvis Grbac instead. They didn't have the heart to break the news to Elvis, so...

3. I was just wondering the other day what was going on with the diaper-wearing astronaut - - she apparently goes on trial December 7. Via.

4. Tucker Stone's weekly summary of the Economist includes this gem:

But then you read Chris Lowsley's anecdote letter, about how he went to pick up a copy of The Economist in the Shanghai airport during the first week of June, looking to read about the 20th anniversary of Tianmen Square. And guess what? By hand, someone had removed the pages. From every copy. He even got a 5% refund, just to see if he could.
*Previously: Alex Pardee paints the Scooby Doo villains.

*Buy Scooby Doo toys at eBay.