Out of the Blue

After completing our re-watch of Deadwood, we finally got to view the new Deadwood movie. It's hard to believe my own reaction, but the series itself was even better than I remember, which says a lot for what I've long considered the best show of all time. The movie probably doesn't earn that kind of lofty accolade from me, but it was still a tremendous experience. It offered some much-needed closure and a glorious chance to revisit the setting and all those beloved characters that became so fully formed over the show's 36 episodes. Hoping this project would get made was a rollercoaster of ups and downs that spanned years, and I am still shocked but extremely grateful it finally happened.

Cinematic Links: Thanks Ant.
Links: Santa Anita Park Officials Announce They Will Stop Allowing Bets On All Upcoming Horse Deaths.
Stories: R.E.M., Roots, Steely Dan Did Not Know About Universal Warehouse Fire.
Why Food Reformers Have Mixed Feelings About Eco-Labels. Thanks RedEye9.
Quentin Tarantino Gives An Update On His Star Trek Film. Thanks Kxmode.
Science: Huge, Shaggy Head of 30,000-Year-Old Wolf Unearthed in Siberia. Thanks Neutronbeam and Max.
Scientists declare nearly 400 medical practices 'ineffective'.
Media: Jon Stewart says Congress 'should be ashamed' over inaction on helping 9/11 first responders.
Whoever Wrecked This Car Really Didn't Think Through The Evidence Left Behind.
Follow-up: Mumps outbreak: Bergen County, New Jersey jail placed on lockdown after suspected mumps outbreak.
The Funnies: Savage Chickens.