We're back, and to begin Robert Krulwich (of whom I've spoken before) wondered about the recent "spate" of animal deaths. It has been reported already that such patterns are not entirely unusual and Krulwich offers an excellent link to an infographic on informationisbeautiful.net, which displays the media-driven fears around the world. Cool stuff.
Anywho, on to more geekery:
Alan Sepinwall offers this bit of review from Press Tour about Fox's new dino-show Terra Nova.
Kottke offered up this piece about the ubiquitous sci-fi hallway. Think about it: Alien, hallway; Event Horizon, creepy-ass hallway with spinning lights; Star Trek: tiny hallways they call Jeffries Tubes. But, let's face it, if you're on a spaceship, there are bound to be hallways, am I right? Might as well talk about the omni-present hallway scenes in submarine movies.
Apparently, the entire world's (current) population could fit into the state of Texas. Great. Just one more feather for their ten-gallon hat of state pride.
In comic news: Marvel has announced that Cap' (Captain America, that is) will be taking on the very real and very disturbing trend of soldier suicides. Those comics, they'll surprise you.
And Image released today the first issue of Infinite Vacation, which is getting some good press. Image, as you may know, is the publisher of the immensely popular The Walking Dead. While Nick Spencer the series' writer also pens the on-the-way-to-becoming-immensely-popular Morning Glories, which has not yet released its first collected trade.
A quick side-note to the above: below the Infinite Vacation announcement on Image's page, you'll notice that The Walking Dead is in its second week of "Weeklies," which is the weekly release of every single issue of TWD. So, if you really don't want to buy the trades, hardcovers, or new mega-collection, you can do this instead. I'm just sayin'. It's an option.