From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog: Favorite Blog Spotlights

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Favorite Blog Spotlights

Wanted to highlight a couple of the selections on my blogroll and why:

Batgirl is a baseball blogger of the Minnesota Twins variety. She writes some lively posts that show her unfettered love of her Twins. A highlight post can be found in this rendition of the Congressional hearings on steroids rendered lovingly in Lego (you read this right). Lego theater is something she features on a semi regular basis, along with recaps of the day's Twins action, and with those recaps a selection of the Boyfriend of the Day (i.e. player of game, explained here). If you're a baseball fan, you have to make Batgirl a regular read. She'll have you spewing coffee on your keyboard more often than not. Bonus: Is it just me, or does this story she found call to mind scenes from Bull Durham (free registration required, but try Bugmenot to get a login if you don't want to mess with it)?

Query Letters I Love
Have you ever been to a movie and said afterwords "Who in the hell gave the ok to that piece of crap?" Query Letters I Love lets you see that for every turd that gets produced, there are dozens more that thankfully never see the light of day. "Manager Guy" and "The Empress" give you a look at the loglines and plot synopses of actual scripts that have been submitted to them for potential development in Hollywood. Don't know if they're for real or not, but even if it's all bull, it's a fun read. Highlights: This post is worth reading just to see how someone can try and pitch a script whose synopsis starts with:
Don Siliconi wants to be the Wal-Mart of prostitution.
Think about the images that conjures up in your head. Now go find some nice internet porn once the shudders start. Makes you wonder what the greeters must be like, no?

Then there's this shameless pandering to the more prurient interests:

"Logline: In an attempt to save its desperate fortunes, a world-famous, preppy mail-order company slips a thinly-veiled vibrator into the pages of its conservative catalog and causes a national fervor.
Wonder if they hope to work out product placement with (Note: last link not work safe).

Anyway, give this two blogs a read if your loves happen to include movies or sports.