Monday, April 12, 2010

One Of My Secret Weaknesses Exposed: Maps In Books.

Okay, I can admit it. I'm a sucker for a book with a map in it. I just really like maps in regards to stories. When I was a kid, I used to make my own painstaking maps of where different things happened in my favorite stories.

So here's the blog Strange Maps. They have a current article regarding pulp crime novels with maps on the cover. The above is a scan of the novelization of the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Rope", with a map laying out the most important events. This pleases me to no end.

This Is An AT-AT. Made Of Bacon. I Don't Know What To Think Anymore.

The bacon AT-AT stands 3 feet tall, is made of 40 lbs of bacon, and apparently took over 21 hours to build. This is the first time I've ever been able to use both the "Star Wars" tag and "Bacon" tag for the same entry. I approve.