Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jonathan Lee Riches

Jonathan Lee Riches is one of the coolest and stupidest prisoners ever incarcerated. Instead of wasting his time working out, reading books or making friends with other inmates, Riches has spent his last several years in jail suing some of the world's most famous people for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

Riches, who was convicted of wire fraud in 2006, has filed thousands of lawsuits in federal district courts across the United States since entering prison. Just a handful of the defendants in Riches lawsuits include: former President of the United States George W. Bush, Perez Hilton, Somali pirates, Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and Britney Spears. Fearful of being tortured, Riches also sued the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 2007 in an attempt to avoid being deported to Pakistan when he is released from in March of 2012.

Riches has also filed restraining orders against Courtney Cox, Daniel Pearl (deceased), and Katie Couric, who he claims stuck a camera in his cell while he was "in misery" in solitary confinement.

Riches' latest victim? Bernie Madoff, against whom Riches filed a hand-written motion in January of this year. The motion claims that Madoff took money from Riches and other innmates in their medium-level prison facility in Butner, North Carolina, with the guarantee that they'd receive a 16.8 percent return. Instead, Riches said Madoff stole their money and stashed it into a “Swiss account Ponzi.”

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rappin' Rodney

It's very likely that Rodney Dangerfield was the coolest guy to ever live...

Monday, December 21, 2009

"Le Nez"

Check out this great animated short by Alexander Alexeieff based on the story "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

North By Northwest Title Sequence

I saw this the other night for the first time in a while. I had forgotten how cool the opening sequence is. Once you see it you realize how often it is borrowed from...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Nameless One Hits the Web!

Turns out the internets are good for something after all. The complete works of HP Lovecraft are on line. Here. All of them. For real. Go technology!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nobokov on book jacket design

Check out this video of Vladimir Nobokov sharing his favorite covers of "Lolita" while puttering around his study in his bathrobe. Yeah!