- This past Wednesday, January 20, marked the passage of one month since the final post at The League of Melbotis, a now defunct pop culture blog.
- I've discovered that Brad Berryman of Brad's Home on the Web apparently really, really liked my series of posts on Lollapalooza 1992. So much, in fact, that he's taken all the photographs and written content from those posts and placed them on his own website.
- On the blog maintenance front, I've made a number of tweaks and modifications to the right hand side bar. Check it out and alert me if there's anything missing or amiss. If you're not yet a follower of Chronological Snobbery on Twitter, you can subscribe here.
- "In the 'random great find from ten or so years ago' category: Zero Effect. In a modern and slightly parodic twist on Holmes and Watson, Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller play a brilliant oddball private detective and his long-suffering sidekick, on the trail of a blackmail case. I've never seen Pullman play anything other than a basically normal guy, so this was a delightful change. Turns out he can be a charming weirdo quite well," novelist Molly Ringle, writing here, in a January 17 piece profiling the best films she watched in 2009. We here at Chronological Snobbery, of course, know exactly how old this film is.
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