Week Links

If some of these links seem more appropriate to last week, it's because that's when they were scheduled to appear.

Jennifer Lawrence, who stars in some movie out now, stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman on Mar. 20th for an absolutely delightful appearance. You should play the full episode over at CBS's website even if you only want to watch her sit-down, which begins at the 15-minute mark, because the video snippets also found there don't cover her entire segment.

A Peel and Lack Thereof

DC's new logo began appearing on publications released last Wednesday, Mar. 7th.
It replaces what officially was called the DC Spin, introduced in 2005 to succeed the long-lived DC Bullet.

new DC Comics logo, with blue D peeling away from black C... or something

New websites were also unveiled for DC Comics and parent company DC Entertainment. And the DC Nation block of programming that now runs on Cartoon Network from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, which debuted on Mar. 3rd, is likewise branded with — as it came to be known soon after news broke on Jan. 13th of DC's trademark filing — the DC Peel.

I don't love it.

Outside the Box

The word-verification system isn't the only thing that Blogger has changed lately. I've complained to the service — with no acknowledgement so far — about the new stand-alone comments page as well.

For one thing, it's ugly.

For another, users can no longer subscribe to comments from it for the particular post that it covers.

For another still, the Preview layout is now crazy, although in Google's Chrome browser as opposed to Safari it's at least easy enough to bump up the page size to sidestep the wraparound bug.

Last week I switched from the stand-alone comments page to comments embedded on dedicated post pages, but that approach has its own issues. So today I switched again to the pop-up window, something that I've always found awkward yet might be the least of all evils — which is itself an ironic phrase to invoke given the mantra of its parent company. One can only assume that Blogger has its best people ignoring these problems. You're welcome to share your own preferences with me, as fellow blogger or reader, either in a comment or privately via E-mail.

[Update: While all of the above still holds in terms of my frustration, the blog is back to using the stand-alone comments page for now.]

Indie Race

Film Independent Spirit Awards title card

Last Saturday morning the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony was held, airing that night on IFC. Seth Rogen hosted and past host John Waters served as Voice of God.

I started this writeup a week ago, but it petered out because no video was online yet and life distractions were abundant.