aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfpark)
( Jul. 13th, 2014 08:00 pm)
Except for the first one, I don't have much to say about these—just enjoy!

This five episode set of short videos was made to publicize a con, but I think it's funny and I can't even tell you where and when the con is. It's characters living in a magical world playing an RPG in our world: "Cubicles and Careers". I've linked to Episode 1; that links to Ep 2 and so on.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and the Superfluous Female Protagonist.

"Cat and Lynx Become Inseparable Friends".

"'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube"—with clips from his new album, Mandatory Fun.

(Also: I love that I have a miscellaneous group of links but have at least one tag I've already created that fits each.)
I was so excited about Neverwhere being made into a radio show and then about World's End (see here) that I overlooked one more credit under Martin Freeman's name, which I just noticed today:
Saving Santa, where all the credits are voice credits, so it appears to be animated. Voices include:
Martin Freeman
Tim Curry
Tom Baker as Santa!
Noel Clarke
Chris Barrie
A friend put me onto this:

"And the Oscar Will Go To" by Anthony Lane; I had to wait for some kind of ad to go away, but it was totally worth it.

My favorite is 2012, but I enjoyed them all.
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A friend put me onto this:

"And the Oscar Will Go To" by Anthony Lane; I had to wait for some kind of ad to go away, but it was totally worth it.

My favorite is 2012, but I enjoyed them all.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfpark)
( Jul. 18th, 2009 08:45 pm)
We managed to see Moon! I hadn't even heard of it until Brilliant Husband asked me if we wanted to see it. "What?" I asked. He repeated the title and told me that David Bowie's son had made it. "David Bowie has a son?" Then one of my friends said it was really good, and we managed to make time to go. Cut for length, not for spoilers, because I'm trying not to spoil )
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfpark)
( Jul. 18th, 2009 08:45 pm)
We managed to see Moon! I hadn't even heard of it until Brilliant Husband asked me if we wanted to see it. "What?" I asked. He repeated the title and told me that David Bowie's son had made it. "David Bowie has a son?" Then one of my friends said it was really good, and we managed to make time to go. Cut for length, not for spoilers, because I'm trying not to spoil )
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Yes, I do seem to have a lot of reviews to do. Summer, I get a little free time, and what happens? I can actually read and watch things!

We finally saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I don't have a whole lot to say about it. It was a well-made movie, but I got very frustrated with the characters; such is my lot in life, I think. Great cast, weird story; I'm curious to read F. Scott Fitzgerald's original version, which surely doesn't feature World War II! Make-up was phenomenal. I suppose it helps that we have loads of photographic evidence to reconstruct what Brad Pitt really looked like in his teens!

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hestia8 for noting that Jason Flemyng was in the cast, or I might have missed him; I'd only seen two eps of Primeval with him by the time we saw the movie, and wow, does he sound different to me in the movie.

I think it's worth watching, but I wouldn't move it to the top of my list, were I any of you. Brilliant Husband wanted to see it, and it was worth watching with him.

Spoilers/discussion )
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Yes, I do seem to have a lot of reviews to do. Summer, I get a little free time, and what happens? I can actually read and watch things!

We finally saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I don't have a whole lot to say about it. It was a well-made movie, but I got very frustrated with the characters; such is my lot in life, I think. Great cast, weird story; I'm curious to read F. Scott Fitzgerald's original version, which surely doesn't feature World War II! Make-up was phenomenal. I suppose it helps that we have loads of photographic evidence to reconstruct what Brad Pitt really looked like in his teens!

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hestia8 for noting that Jason Flemyng was in the cast, or I might have missed him; I'd only seen two eps of Primeval with him by the time we saw the movie, and wow, does he sound different to me in the movie.

I think it's worth watching, but I wouldn't move it to the top of my list, were I any of you. Brilliant Husband wanted to see it, and it was worth watching with him.

Spoilers/discussion )
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Just two quotations from Pushing Daisies that shouldn't spoil anything but make me happy. They're funnier with context, but I think they're probably funny even on their own.

"You know what, I'll be in the kitchen rationalizing my panic attack."

"Signals are like nuts—mixed is better. Who wants all the same kind, right?"

Fanboys: it's a short review, because I've sunk too much time into this movie already )

Up; few to no spoilers )
Just two quotations from Pushing Daisies that shouldn't spoil anything but make me happy. They're funnier with context, but I think they're probably funny even on their own.

"You know what, I'll be in the kitchen rationalizing my panic attack."

"Signals are like nuts—mixed is better. Who wants all the same kind, right?"

Fanboys: it's a short review, because I've sunk too much time into this movie already )

Up; few to no spoilers )
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( Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:13 pm)
Just a few interesting links I've picked up over the last few days, on varied topics:

This little Freakonomics entry gives you a free link to a Chronicle of Higher Education article about the international paper mill trade. I'd have given you a direct link, but I couldn't give you a free one, and I'm guessing most of my readers don't have subscriptions to the CHE. (We have an institutional one.) The article is fascinating, and kind of horrifying, but also rather funny, in a painful way.

I have cut back my reading on RaceFail '09, but I was glad I read [livejournal.com profile] kynn's entry here. I do believe that parody can be powerful; on that note, food and drink warning applies to the entry.

And now for something completely different: my brother sent me a link to a bit of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a Lego movie. Go watch.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:13 pm)
Just a few interesting links I've picked up over the last few days, on varied topics:

This little Freakonomics entry gives you a free link to a Chronicle of Higher Education article about the international paper mill trade. I'd have given you a direct link, but I couldn't give you a free one, and I'm guessing most of my readers don't have subscriptions to the CHE. (We have an institutional one.) The article is fascinating, and kind of horrifying, but also rather funny, in a painful way.

I have cut back my reading on RaceFail '09, but I was glad I read [livejournal.com profile] kynn's entry here. I do believe that parody can be powerful; on that note, food and drink warning applies to the entry.

And now for something completely different: my brother sent me a link to a bit of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a Lego movie. Go watch.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Mar. 19th, 2009 05:25 pm)
First, I am still shocked at Natasha Richardson's death. Brilliant Husband and I just finished Blow Dry two nights ago (we'd started watching on a previous night). I was going to post a brief review; I thought it was very funny and well worth watching. I think that will have to do as a review for now. Here's the New York Times article about her death. That story has links on the side to a couple of items about head injuries and how they can seem really minor but still kill; CNN also has this.

I'm saddened for Natasha Richardson and her whole family.

I do hope people can learn from this accident, get something out of it, so it isn't simply a terrible waste. It happened so fast I don't know if going straight to the doctor would have saved her, but maybe some other people will be saved now that a lot more of us know that what seems to be a slight injury can be deadly.

A couple of more cheerful things: from [livejournal.com profile] bigtitch at [livejournal.com profile] primeval_denial: an article with a nice video clip about the Walking with Dinosaurs arena show.

From [livejournal.com profile] lunachickk: Extreme Sheep LED art at YouTube. Just watch. You'll be glad you did.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Mar. 19th, 2009 05:25 pm)
First, I am still shocked at Natasha Richardson's death. Brilliant Husband and I just finished Blow Dry two nights ago (we'd started watching on a previous night). I was going to post a brief review; I thought it was very funny and well worth watching. I think that will have to do as a review for now. Here's the New York Times article about her death. That story has links on the side to a couple of items about head injuries and how they can seem really minor but still kill; CNN also has this.

I'm saddened for Natasha Richardson and her whole family.

I do hope people can learn from this accident, get something out of it, so it isn't simply a terrible waste. It happened so fast I don't know if going straight to the doctor would have saved her, but maybe some other people will be saved now that a lot more of us know that what seems to be a slight injury can be deadly.

A couple of more cheerful things: from [livejournal.com profile] bigtitch at [livejournal.com profile] primeval_denial: an article with a nice video clip about the Walking with Dinosaurs arena show.

From [livejournal.com profile] lunachickk: Extreme Sheep LED art at YouTube. Just watch. You'll be glad you did.
aelfgyfu_mead: (Jack&Daniel)
( Feb. 13th, 2009 12:35 pm)
First, a link I've stolen from [livejournal.com profile] or_mabinogi for an article about The Big Bang Theory: "Must-Geek TV: Is the World Ready for an Asperger's Sitcom?" by Paul Collins at Slate.

Now, a movie Brilliant Husband and I recently saw thanks to Netflix: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Minor spoilers at worst )

Now the long awaited Stargate SG-1 s6 episode comments! (Well, [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum has been awaiting them long!) Yes, we're still watching s6: we started the show in s7 and began the DVDs with s1 while it was still on. We hit s6 a little before the show ended, and we lost any sense of urgency. I'll tell you straight up: season 6 doesn't, on the whole, do a lot for me. I like Jonas, but some of the plots seem pretty lame to me, and I often don't feel the team gelling (yes, that happens in other seasons sometimes too). We just saw "Paradise Lost," but I figured if I waited until we'd seen the whole season to post comments, I'd exceed the character length for one entry (and give up in despair). words, words, words--including spoilers for later seasons as well as s6 )
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aelfgyfu_mead: (Jack&Daniel)
( Feb. 13th, 2009 12:35 pm)
First, a link I've stolen from [livejournal.com profile] or_mabinogi for an article about The Big Bang Theory: "Must-Geek TV: Is the World Ready for an Asperger's Sitcom?" by Paul Collins at Slate.

Now, a movie Brilliant Husband and I recently saw thanks to Netflix: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Minor spoilers at worst )

Now the long awaited Stargate SG-1 s6 episode comments! (Well, [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum has been awaiting them long!) Yes, we're still watching s6: we started the show in s7 and began the DVDs with s1 while it was still on. We hit s6 a little before the show ended, and we lost any sense of urgency. I'll tell you straight up: season 6 doesn't, on the whole, do a lot for me. I like Jonas, but some of the plots seem pretty lame to me, and I often don't feel the team gelling (yes, that happens in other seasons sometimes too). We just saw "Paradise Lost," but I figured if I waited until we'd seen the whole season to post comments, I'd exceed the character length for one entry (and give up in despair). words, words, words--including spoilers for later seasons as well as s6 )
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Today was "Dress As Your Favorite Sci-Fi Character" at my daughter's summer program, I kid you not. It's on the calendar. So was "Dress as Your Favorite Star," but only two kids did it (Small Child was one of them).

Today, Small Child was unique, the only one to dress as her favorite sf character. She went as Sarah Jane Smith. We're so proud! Of course, we were too cheap to buy anything, so this meant jeans and a sweater--and then we couldn't find a sweater that fit, so she settled for a jacket, in Tampa, in late July. And she wore her hair down instead of in a ponytail. I gave her an old, nearly used-up lipstick to carry as her sonic lipstick.

No one recognized her, so she identified herself. No one watches the show, so she explained. So, I figure, they don't know she didn't look all that much like Sarah Jane. She was happy, we were happy, and it's the thought that counts.

Brilliant Husband and I took a long lunch hour to see The Dark Knight today, a very long lunch hour. It ended up being even longer than we thought. The nice theater with the stadium seating now charges $7.50 for matinees. Gotta be kidding me. So we went to the cheap theater, which is $5.75 for the first show of the day.

Won't be doing that again. Anecdote and thoughts; spoilers only at the very end, after big warning )
Today was "Dress As Your Favorite Sci-Fi Character" at my daughter's summer program, I kid you not. It's on the calendar. So was "Dress as Your Favorite Star," but only two kids did it (Small Child was one of them).

Today, Small Child was unique, the only one to dress as her favorite sf character. She went as Sarah Jane Smith. We're so proud! Of course, we were too cheap to buy anything, so this meant jeans and a sweater--and then we couldn't find a sweater that fit, so she settled for a jacket, in Tampa, in late July. And she wore her hair down instead of in a ponytail. I gave her an old, nearly used-up lipstick to carry as her sonic lipstick.

No one recognized her, so she identified herself. No one watches the show, so she explained. So, I figure, they don't know she didn't look all that much like Sarah Jane. She was happy, we were happy, and it's the thought that counts.

Brilliant Husband and I took a long lunch hour to see The Dark Knight today, a very long lunch hour. It ended up being even longer than we thought. The nice theater with the stadium seating now charges $7.50 for matinees. Gotta be kidding me. So we went to the cheap theater, which is $5.75 for the first show of the day.

Won't be doing that again. Anecdote and thoughts; spoilers only at the very end, after big warning )
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( Jul. 15th, 2008 07:54 pm)
Go to Oedipus the Movie to see, as the page itself announces:
"OEDIPUS: the story of Oedipus, in eight minutes, performed by vegetables"

WARNINGS: These are from me; the movie itself is unrated. ahem: Vegetable porn (I am not kidding; you don't want to be explaining this to small children; I can just imagine, "Mommy? What is that potato doing with that tomato?"), graphic vegetable violence, great liberties with the story of Oedipus, and do not eat or drink while viewing.

Thanks to a grad student who put me on to this; I'm afraid she'll have to remain nameless so that I can preserve my own pseudonymy.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Jul. 15th, 2008 07:54 pm)
Go to Oedipus the Movie to see, as the page itself announces:
"OEDIPUS: the story of Oedipus, in eight minutes, performed by vegetables"

WARNINGS: These are from me; the movie itself is unrated. ahem: Vegetable porn (I am not kidding; you don't want to be explaining this to small children; I can just imagine, "Mommy? What is that potato doing with that tomato?"), graphic vegetable violence, great liberties with the story of Oedipus, and do not eat or drink while viewing.

Thanks to a grad student who put me on to this; I'm afraid she'll have to remain nameless so that I can preserve my own pseudonymy.
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