Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
October 27, 2008
I want projector eyes too
Category: Linkage … TV, Film, & DVDs

Repo! The Genetic Opera is looking bloody awesome.

Other links of possible interest:

The Anchorage Daily News endorses Obama. That's just... fantastic.

Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill is also pretty amazing, what with animatronic swimming fish sticks and drinking hot dogs and glammed-up rabbits and all. It's too bad it's apparently going away at the end of the month -- this place should be a permanent attraction.

Interview Sarah Palin via the Palin parrot! Granted, Palin's most recent interviews have been a little less embarrassing (though having McCain tag along to supervise doesn't help her image), but she still has a fairly strange relationship with words. It's like sentence structure and coherence are as foreign to Sarah Palin as... well, something that you probably wouldn't find in abundance in Alaska. Gila monsters?

BBC News: New feathered dinosaur discovered -- that little guy looks like the result of a freakish genetic experiment between a peacock and a Chinese dragon! Also, dinosaurs rule.

Apparently Dawn Eden has made it into a Snopes entry. I want to be on Snopes! C'mon people, make me popular. ๐Ÿ˜›

And usually fights between CGI creatures in visual media put me to sleep -- as with Hulk's battle with the Abomination in The Incredible Hulk and that insanely long fight between Kong and the V-Rexes in King Kong -- but I found the encounter between the future predator and gorgonopsid in "Primeval" to be pretty engaging stuff. That goes for the entire series as well, though Series 2 definitely represents a step down from the first six episodes. In any case, I now require a Series 2 Helen Cutter figure to menace the members of my 5" toy collection. Helen Cutter is evil.

Oh yeah, if you're running WordPress, I definitely recommend giving the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin a try. While updating WP wasn't terribly difficult to begin with, it's undeniably simpler when the process is automated for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

-posted by Wes | 2:16 am | Comments (2)
October 18, 2008
R.I.P. DVDSpot
Category: Linkage … TV, Film, & DVDs

I used to have my DVD collection listed at DVDSpot. It was great! Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, DVDSpot shut down this week. This development made me very sad. ๐Ÿ™

Anyway, I've since taken to listing my DVD collection at Chasing the Frog, but because that site lacks an option for me to import my old collection I'm currently in the process of manually adding every. single. entry. to the list. (I'm in no hurry, so I'm doing like a handful whenever it occurs to me to add some more. I imagine I'll be finished by February 2009.) Being hosted by Amazon, the database also lacks entries for some of the more obscure foreign titles. Ah well.

My (now outdated) collection is still up with DVD Profiler, though I haven't used that since they started charging money in order to use the full functionality of the program. Maybe someday I'll feel like it's worth the $30 so that everyone can see precisely which DVDs I own, but that day has not come yet. By the time it arrives, they'll probably want $60 for the service. ๐Ÿ˜›

-posted by Wes | 1:52 am | Comments (3)
September 19, 2008
Brachiosaurus in the Garden of Eden!
Category: Linkage … SC Updates

Remember that ridiculous religious play that I wrote about attending last month? Well, I've finally gotten around to reviewing it on Scary-Crayon! The review contains my thoughts on other parts of the trip as well, including a brief visit to a Biblical tabernacle reproduction and my first and god-willing last encounter with shoofly pie. Feel free to check it out!

Also, I find these survey results to be highly discouraging.

-posted by Wes | 8:56 pm | Comments (2)
September 17, 2008
Those snarky journalists
Category: Linkage

I've written before about how CNN.com journalists are apt to insert sly humor into articles. Here's the latest example, a piece about howa former Hillary Clinton supporter plans to endorse John McCain. I was particularly amused by the last two paragraphs:

"This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don't like him," she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. "I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him."

Forester is the CEO of EL Rothschild, a holding company with businesses around the world. She is married to international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. Forester is a member of the DNC's Democrats Abroad chapter and splits her time living in London and New York.

I can almost hear Mark Preston giggling to himself.

In other news, I was amused by this Huffington Post piece -- not because of the article text, but because of the title when coupled with the image therein. I mean, the photo has Fiorina looking like she's about to shout, "Ta-daaa!" and the title says that she will now disappear. Bloody hilarious.

And completely unrelated to politics, there's this. Is anyone else reminded of Amy? I hope the daughter doesn't end up as a rat!

-posted by Wes | 5:40 am | Comments (1)
September 12, 2008
Also, about Sarah Palin…
Category: Linkage … Serious

...am I the only person who thinks she sounds dumb as all hell in this interview with Charlie Gibson? Maybe that's just how she talks, but she sounds like she's reciting these answers from memory rather than actually thinking about and responding to Gibson's specific questions. And then there's this exchange, where she clearly has no idea what Gibson's talking about. I'm totally not impressed, but I wonder how the general public (particularly the people who didn't roll their eyes and groan when she started spewing that lameness about God's plan and quoting the Declaration of Independence) will react. In any case, Sarah, you'd better do some more Wikipedia cramming before that next interview!

For like the sixteenth time this week, I am reminded of these Sinfest strips:

2008-09-06: Imperil The World 6
2008-09-07: Imperil The World 7

I like Roger Ebert's take on Palin as well.

-posted by Wes | 7:12 am | Comments (5)
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