Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
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. 🙁

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My (now outdated) collection is still up with DVD Profiler, though I haven't used that since they started charging money in order to use the full functionality of the program.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. 😛

-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 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 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)
June 17, 2008
Firefox 3.0 is HERE!
Category: Linkage

Indeed! So make sure you go download it before 1:00 PM EST tomorrow to help Firefox set the world record for the most downloads in 24 hours. So far it's pretty cool -- and I love that it now resizes entire pages instead of just text, which I think is particularly great me since my 1920 x 1200 screen resolution tended to make everything tiny -- even though my favorite theme no longer works with it. Oh well... hopefully it'll get updated at some point. 😛

-posted by Wes | 5:53 pm | Comments (1)