Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!
Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!
Mark Wahlberg may be doing a remake of The Crow (This movie gave me nightmares when I was a teenager, but I think the thought of Mark Wahlberg in Goth makeup is a nightmare unto itself…)
Felicia Day as a werewolf hunter, complete with very large guns? Yes please!
(This goes on the list of “Illegal downloads I would gladly go to prison for”, along with Game of Thrones once HBO releases it.)
Use your eBook reader without losing those classic bookish scents you love…
We read Kim Newman and Neil Gaiman’s Holmesian pastiches – now try Christopher Fowler’s, where finally Mrs Hudson comes into her own!
Just in time for Halloween, for your own safety – How to Detect a Witch
The week that was!
1) One Good Thing: Mum’s back, and she brought with her an awesome story of her mistakenly gatecrashing an official OPEC function while holidaying in Europe. Told in fits of laughter while proudly wearing her OPEC cap and polo-shirt received in the press-pack she got because they thought she was a journalist, instead of just a tourist who can’t read timetables properly…
2) One Bad Thing: Have dreadful head-cold. Facing weekend filled with working and marking. Sleeping poorly as a combination of the aforementioned. Not fun.
3) One Thing I Learned: That Tony Curtis died. Made me kind of sad. Vale, sir…
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…
Neil Gaiman has written a script to turn Anansi Boys into a movie!
Nick Cave writing script for remake of The Crow
Kitten “returned” through library book drop (poor little guy! I hope he ends up okay!)
Neil Gaiman talks Vampires with EW. *fangirl drool…*
Costumes and Singalongs – the new movie theatre craze. (You would never catch me dead doing this. Ever. I knew they did it in Britain with Mama Mia! but I just assumed it was one of those nutty British things…)
Ghylene blogged the hilarious “Old Spice – the man your man could smell like” ad clip during Blog Every Day Of June. I shared this newer follow-up with her, but it’s worth sharing with everyone. (If you’ve never seen the original, go have a look, it’s brilliant and well-deserving of the awards it’s won!)
(Update: Isiah Mustafa will apparently now do you one of these on request via @oldspice on Twitter…)
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!
1) One Good Thing: I lent a colleague my Sanctuary season 1 DVDs. As you might remember from previous posts, I’m reasonably reluctant to lend and recommend in case people don’t like it. And Sanctuary does run the risk of being disliked intensely (as much as it does being liked intensely). But he enjoyed the exploits of Dr Helen Magnus and friends, we had a great chat about it, and have promises of much DVD exchanging in the coming months. Hooray!
2) One Bad Thing: disappointed in last night’s MasterChef elimination. Matthew was one of my favourites. And poor Callum was so distressed – as my sister put it “the bromance is dead!” Lesson – don’t try to be clever! At least he now gets to play cheffies and work for Neil Perry (who, to my Dragonlance-obsessed brain, is probably a kender in disguise. That topknot!)
3) One Thing I Learned: that apparently, the Queen of Australia is Queen Isabel, her husband’s name is King Harry, she has three servants and she’s not as good as the King of the Universe. Asking six-year-olds questions is fun 🙂
4) Today’s Link: special breaking “news” from South Africa from the Onion…
(Image cc from Flickr by Coca Cola South Africa)
1) One good thing: not much explanation needed. Just these, last night, from hubby. Lucky me! And I’m pretty sure he didn’t even do anything wrong!
2) One bad thing: we were hoping that the woman who’s 4WD hubby clipped merging into traffic the other day wouldn’t bother taking her vehicle off for minor cosmetic repair and make us pay for it… but she did (to the tune of $1100! Seriously, how much can a bumper bar actually cost?) and even though we could use our 3rd party insurance, we’re still up for $500. Which I would have liked to use for something far more fun…
3) One thing I learned: they’re making a live action Tintin movie! (Tintin is one of the biggest book influences from my childhood, even though I was far too embarassed to put that on the #booksthatchangedmyworld Twitter meme. I was all set to be a journalist because of Tintin, until my evil sexist father told me that girl journalists didn’t get to shoot rifles or go to the moon, they only got to report on fashion shows and bake sales. Thus died the dream…)
4) Today’s link: It’s only new, but the Bad Postcards blog already has many delights for those of us who like the kitsch, kooky or the vaguely disturbing in stationery… exhibit A below.
Beginning of Week 2: and boy I’m glad it’s June when we’re blogging (so I have time at work to breathe even, let alone spend 15 minutes blogging per day!) I’m hoping you’re not all bored silly by the minutiae of my life!
1) One good thing: last night hubby and I caught up with a good friend of ours for dinner who we’d not seen for a year, at least. Hubby has known this guy since high school, he’s now living in Tassie and at the Maritime college whenever he’s not at sea. He also brought his girlfriend up with him – and I do love meeting the ladies in the lives of “my boys”. Dinner was at a restaurant owned by another friend, and was delicious, we had the place pretty much to ourselves, and it wasn’t too cold a night. Win all round!
2) One bad thing: it’s not such a bad thing, because it’s better than working on ERA rubbish, and it’s got to be done sometimes, but at work the course reading lists for Semester 2 courses started pouring in yesterday. It’s not a bad thing as much as bad timing, since my assistant is off to Europe for 4 weeks tomorrow, and when he gets back it’ll be panic stations for both of us getting everything done. I hate panic stations.
3) One thing I have learned: apparently Apple had the idea for the iPad first, then thought “we could make this a phone too” and turned around to make the iPhone before they did the original iPad idea. (Taken from here – transcript of Steve Jobs interview. It’s quite long, the factoid in question is about halfway down). If anyone can think of a good reason why Apple would have made this decision, please share with the class – because I sure can’t think of one!
4) Today’s link: (Okay, so it’s a webcomic episode, not a link. Sue me.) My Twitter friends (and quite a few RL ones too) have been eBook reader mad lately – so this one’s for you guys (via xkcd.com)