Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!
Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!
Movie characters who were supposed to die but got saved by last minute rewrites…
Gaiman. Simpsons. Awesome. That is all.
12 notorious bookstore cats… (I think this is an American phenomenon – I’ve never met one here…)
Italian authorities are pretty sure they’ve found the tomb of crazy Roman Emperor Caligula
Science is evil, and animals are innocent victims – in two parts…
Ten new alien movies set to invade cinemas in the next year (yay!)
Yet another reason why Johnny Depp is awesome…
Britain’s biggest new chart star – Winston Churchill?
I’m sure the whole planet has seen this by now but…
Great photos of complete nutters having fun re-enacting the Battle of Hastings
Do Not Eat This! (Speaks for itself, really…)
Star Trek 2 sneak peaks and promises… (all of which you’ll break anyway, JJ Abrams!)
University without textbooks – just iPads (Sign me up!)
Goodreads guide to the Best Fairytales and Retellings (*sighs* my wishlist will never shrink now!)
What the Library could do with all its old books (very cool!)
All in the name of science, surely…
25 Classic Science Fiction Movies That Everybody Must Watch (I’ve only seen 9, and I can think of many many glaring omissions from this list but hey, you don’t argue with io9.com!)
Cute cartoon art for StarWars geeks (and MAGIC if you’re also coincidentally a Pooh fan)
Sookie and Bill get real-life married! (everyone… one, two three… AWWW!)
eHowTo – How to Write Bad Fanfic (I guess in case you were setting out purposefully to destroy minds…)
A “Downfall” parody nobody outside Australia will get, but I’ll post it anyway…
More cast released for Game of Thrones:
(I don’t know that this is up-to-date anymore unfortunately. And it’s not as complete as I’d like!)
White Chocolate Cheesecake With Dark Chocolate Cream Sauce – I made this on the weekend and can testify it’s totally food-gasmic!
Historical mystery flash game Bow Street Runner is worth a play if you like that sort of thing. It’s a bit like the 221B game brought out when the Sherlock Holmes movie came out, only a bit more straightforward and perhaps a little more gruesome. Good for a couple of hours of timewasting!
Glasses: the ultimate image changer. Very clever advertising. Noted lack of librarian though.
Quick, while the World Cup’s on and we still can!
I am exhausted today. Totally bone-weary. Don’t know why – I don’t feel that flu-coming-on feeling, and it’s not like I’m not getting enough sleep. In fact, hubby and I watched a DVD as we had dinner, and after it was over I turned off the TV and told him I was tired and going to bed. He blinked incredulously at me and said “but it’s only ten to eight.” I looked at the clock and indeed, 7:50pm. I am becoming my grandmother…
1) One good thing: Watching Season 2 True Blood, and had some happy revelations. No spoiler alert required, let’s just say I hoped they wouldn’t kill off a favourite character and they didn’t. Smiles all round!
2) One bad thing: burned my finger on the oven. Now have a killer burn scar, turning that horrible yellow-with-little-barbecued-capillaries colour, it’s pretty sickening.
3) One thing I have learned: quite a nice recipe for chicken wings (even if the portion size appears to be for starving footballers instead of little old me!) It was pronounced “quite nice” by fussy-as-anything hubby, so that’s got to count for something!
4) Today’s link: a clever little animation on the history of the universe/planet (or one person’s version thereof, we don’t take sides on the creation-evolution debate here!). I like it because it’s simple, cute and has a good pace with regards to how long between certain “things” in the grand scheme of the history of the world…
Made it to the weekend – woohoo! And it’s so nice to have some TIME to blog at home!
1) One good thing: I get to see my lovely Mum tonight. She’s down from Toowoomba on a training course, and we’re having dinner with the Horde of Siblings. (I’m bringing the pasta maker over for another bash at it!) It’s also her pre-birthday celebration, since she’s off to Israel (yeah I know) next week and will be away for a month, missing her birthday… let there be piles of gifts and muchly stroganoff for all!
2) One bad thing: fell off my bike on the way to the shops. Watch for pics of massive shin bruises on tomorrow’s blog entry! What’s even worse, is I wasn’t even moving at the time – no, clever me, I managed to fall completely over onto the ground, bike on its side – dismounting to go onto a footpath. So Alberto Contador, I reckon your Tour De France crown is at least safe from me for another year… 🙂
3) One thing I have learned: Last night I finished reading the fourth Fremonth Jones mystery, “Emperor Norton’s Ghost“. My interest was piqued about this Emperor Norton guy: turns out that he was indeed real. In 1859 local San Francisco crackpot Joshua Abraham Norton proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico”. And instead of popping Norton into the closest convenient asylum, the people of San Francisco called him Your Majesty and stuck him on their currency. Which just goes to show, really – though we might shake our heads and declare that all Americans are crazy, they’re probably not: but they do come up with the best kinds of crazy, for sure…
4) Today’s link: I’ve spent the morning playing The Sims 2, so found these “Reports from Sims Child Services” a bit of a giggle (I admit: I have never drowned a Sim, but I did have one set off a firecracker in a locked room to get rid of her…) If @fionawb drops by, I seem to recall she’s a keen Sims fan too: consider today’s link my gift to you, Fi!
Happy Easter, chickens! Hope you’ve enjoyed your Four Days of Play! (This is how a certain evil empire brown caffein-y soft drink company decided to sell the idea of drinking their drink all through the Easter long weekend. Amazingly, been browsing the blogosphere for backlash from outspoken religious types, and there doesn’t appear to be any. Don’t know if that’s perhaps the most disturbing thing of all…)
Anyways, if you’re not in insulin shock from too much sugary goodness already, here are some sweet treats for you:
1) Absolut Vodka has made Where The Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze’s 35-minute short film I’m Here available online for free in its entirety. A librarian falls in love with a robot and together they learn about sacrifice… (You’re welcome!)
3) Finally, we’re always quick to make super-fun of ourselves here in Australia. Moreso to make fun of our government. Particularly where large sums of money are involved. Now, as a (very speedily done, mind you) parody followup to our new “there’s nothing like Australia” tourism campaign, seems this site agrees that indeed this is the case: but not for the reasons you’d think…
Hi friends! Back after a long bout of “how to fire people” workshops, last minute research office slavery, and flu-of-the-not-swine-kind. Nice to see you all again!
At the moment, I’m sharing my morning with a malfunctioning office alarm system, which shrieks every thirty seconds to remind me that it’s here and in pain, and nobody seems to want to come and save me from it. So quick, this week’s links before my brain asplodes!!
1) Does it annoy the heck out of you when people quote things wrong? Especially movies? You might be doing it yourself, you know… here are the Top Ten Misquoted Movie Quotes, hang your head in shame if, like me, you’ve been guilty of dropping the odd one of these!
2) Happy (and long overdue, for my mind) news for Terry Pratchett fans…
3) I just finished off (and really quite liked) “The Boleyn Inheritance”, and now (other than a strange desire to see Jonathon Rhys Meyers in a fat suit) am gleefully passionate about all things Tudor at the moment… let’s celebrate that in Cartoon form…