1. This article in the NY Times made me smile: A 67-year-old trying to set a new land speed record essentially bought a JET and put wheels on it. He’ll be the driver when they try to set the record–800 mph.
2. Did you know Audrey Tatou (of Amelie) is starring as Coco Chanel in a new French movie? I will have to see that. For now, you can see the trailer here–with subtitles provided by a high-school student of French. (The official English trailer isn’t out yet.)