LiberryDwarf

August 11, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: music, Nerds, Vampires — liberrydwarf @ 2:53 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Books

The possible science behind how Twilight vampires sparkle

Geekery

Sequel to “American McGee’s Alice” announced (yay!)

How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad… 23 years ago

George Lucas is giving away half his fortune! (This from the man who apparently charges journalists entry fees to visit his ranch…)

Music

10 Songs Secretly Written About Famous People

Barenaked Ladies perform “The Big Bang Theory” theme song live…

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July 14, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, Celebrities, Humor, Kittens, movies, TV, Vampires, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 8:20 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!

Books

Neil Gaiman talks Vampires with EW. *fangirl drool…*

Movies

Twilight Saga: Eclipse as performed by Lolcats

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…)

TV

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…)

Seven D-Bags on TV that we love to watch.

June 29, 2010

Blogging Month Day 29: Sharing Sites, Salons, Silly Names and Sookie Stackhouse

Filed under: Books, Celebrities, Fashion, music, Trivia, TV, Vampires, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:00 pm

I have something large and overarching prepared for tomorrow as the last day of June, so this is probably my last entry of day to day “good thing/bad thing/learned thing/link thing”. So enjoy!

1) One Good Thing: Taught an, um, “older” colleague (okay, he’s old. Not like my grandfather old, but probably older than my dad. I often get accused of being ageist. I’m not, I’m just observant about these things…) anyway, taught a colleague how to use LibraryThing. He’s a classic book hoarder, has sheds full of bookshelves on his property, thousands and thousands of titles, and had the idea that not only did he want a list of exactly what he had, but he also wanted to be able to sort or filter it by things like topic, year, author etc. He’s also, not to be unkind, a two-finger typing technophobe. But I showed him how my account worked, and how he could use a barcode wand to scan in the ISBNs from the back of his books to add them to his account quickly, and he’s happily going off to give it a go, and if he gets to 200 titles on his free account and likes the way it works for him, he’ll get an upgraded one. Sensei Liberrydwarf, guiding pupils to greatness!

2) One Bad Thing: My old hairdresser has moved out of town, and I’ve been putting off the decision about a new one for ages. I finally called the local salon for an appointment – painstakingly explaining what I usually have done, etc. And I get the feeling that they think I’m a complete idiot. I’m hoping that it was just the girl answering their phone who wasn’t overly thrilled to be getting my business – and that they don’t screw it up! D-day is Thursday, so hopefully I won’t have to come and put “I’m so horrified” pics up!

3) One Thing I Learned: that apparently in NZ you can name a baby “Midnight Chardonnay” but not “Fish and Chips”. By law. Ah, thank you Mental Floss!

4) Today’s Link: pinched from kalafudra – again! I know! I’m sorry! But since the Book and TV Memes proved so many #blogeverydayofjune bloggers were Charlaine Harris/True Blood fans, I absolutely had to share this new Snoop Dogg clip 🙂

July 20, 2009

“I restore myself when I’m alone.”

Filed under: Librarian, TV, Vampires, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 10:29 am

Hi friends!  Apologies – no staff all week means no blogging all week too, unfortunately! And precious little time to waste in timewasting! Let’s redress the balance right now, shall we?

1) Rereading both Stephenie Meyer AND Laurel K Hamilton at once this week – and is it just me, or a vampires largely the stupidest things to ever walk the Earth sometimes? Surely there are some sort of guidelines for vampires around to prevent them from getting squished? Surely the almighty Mother Internet can provide?

2) Why I Am Embarrassed To Be A Librarian, exhibit A. Actually, Exhibits A through Z, summation, case closed. No wonder nobody ever takes me seriously when I swear on my life I can be cool…

3) Finally, YouTube this week makes fun of Brits again (as we so often do!), and this time I think we pull out and polish off the “Honorary Australian” award…