1. HEY CHECK OUT THE DARK SATANIC MILLS. Researchers discovered 350 engraved plates by William Blake at The University of Manchester Library. Cool! The researchers also found several members of Happy Mondays sleeping in the cubicles on the fifth floor, but they left them alone.
2. PREPARE TO JUST GIVE UP AND LET THE TERRORISTS MAKE NESTS IN OUR HAIR. A man on a Qantas flight was asked to remove his shirt because the message was deemed potentially threatening and upsetting to other passengers. The threatening messeage, which should be instantly recognizable to Princess Bride fans, read “Hello my name is Inigo Montoya/ You killed my father/ Prepare to die.” He ended up not removing the shirt, but I think he should have at least said, “As you wish.”
3. LET’S GO MAKE A FILM AT THE EX. My favourite bit of news from this year’s Sundance Festival is the consternation surrounding a film called Escape From Tomorrow, which was filmed without permission at Disney World. The question is, will Disney sue? And on what basis, exactly? Remember when people claimed that smaller and more sophisticated tool would give creators more opportunities? Well, uh-oh.
4. THE PERILS OF BEING TOO SUCCESSFUL. Attiwapiskat chief Theresa Spence is not attending today’s events celebrating the end of her hunger strike because she’s still in hospital.