The Polls Are Open …

… tomorrow for Fat Bear Week! Meet the bears here and vote.
“747” is a behemoth.

These are Kodiak bears – large brown bears that live in Alaska – chowing down for upcoming hibernation. I’m fascinated with the physiology of hibernation, and frequently read about bears. Kodiaks are humongous, but on average not quite as big as polar bears.
And who wins in a fight: A polar bear or grizzly bear?

I was impressed with the number of idiots who have no knowledge at all happy to weigh in on the subject. A polar bear will always win because it’s so much larger, and only eats meat, they tell us authoritatively.
And then, lo, an actual expert with experience:

Laurel Canyon

I’ve only seen the first of these, as recommended to us by Fat Elvis once upon a time. It’s great. A friend recently hipped me to Echo in the Canyon, and I noticed that there’s ANOTHER one out too.

I’m nostalgic for California, now that it’s burning up and falling into the ocean. I loved my time there. I may watch all of these. Maybe someone will tell us that Laurel Canyon gave birth to punk.

Fuck Fuckity Fuck Yeah

BRING IT.

The new season of The Mandalorian starts streaming Friday, October 30, only on Disney+.

The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. “The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.

What Do Y’all Think?

I’ve seen The Thing probably 30 times. Just watched it again the other night as a matter of fact, and it never occurred to me before that Childs-Thing tips his hand at the very end when MacReady offers him a drink AND HE TAKES IT. Carpenter even telegraphs this early in the film by having MacReady pour his J&B into the computer for cheating. My mind is blown.

These Guys Again

And about time! Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, AND Malcolm McDowell?

Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy drama series featuring Nick Frost, Samson Kayo, Simon Pegg, and Emma D’Arcy. A group of part-time paranormal investigators team up to uncover a deadly conspiracy.

I’m in. No firm release date yet.

Better Than a Brain Swab

Did anyone notice that Dead Stars put out a new record a couple months ago? Me neither!

Netflix and Quarantine

I guess the world is closed at the moment. What’s your recommendation for stuff to binge on Netflix/Hulu/Prime?

The Unabomber doc on Netflix is good and only a few recommendations. The Michael Hutchence documentary was a little disappointing. Birth of the Cool about Miles Davis was good.

I’m on episode 3 of You and liking it so far.

What else ya got ye bastards… I’ll also accept book recommendations