Oct. 21st, 2008 09:52 pm
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A work colleague pointed me to this upcoming film: Shark in Venice.

Errrrrr... worst film of the year, anyone?
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Happy birthday [profile] arnavtul !

Today is a beautiful day because it is the day you were born.

May you have sunshine and smiles, and kittens and coffee, and kisses and whirling, and laughter and music, and joy.

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Well, let's face it, you don't need to hear about how shitty my job has been recently, do you? My job is shitty. I need a new job. There you go.

Instead, linkity linkity! From the nethers of the Internets, I bring you:

THAT photo from the Obama vs The Toad debate (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] warren_ellis )

A song called Circus Fish by Vermillion Lies here or here  (thanks to neil gaiman) which includes the great line "I want to smoke you like a fish". Nicely twisted cabaret.

Also from Neil: XKCD was featured in the New Yorker! And they had a Cartoon-Off!

Err, also from Neil: here is a timely page from The Onion about why Republicans, um, should not be.

Oh, I nearly forgot to tell you: I saw Amanda Palmer last Friday and she was amazing! Seriously :) And I saw Neil Gaiman shaking a tambourine on stage as a backing musician and you, in all likelihood, did not :P

Having said that, I'm not going to his scheduled talk/interview op for Blackwell's in London on the 31st - it's sold out now anyway - because I will (hopefully) be doing something more special for Halloween. What, I don't know yet, but you can tell how much Halloween means to me if I'm scorning Neil (who I quite like, did you get that already?) for the merest chance at doing something else.

Halloween: it's important. Do you know what your kids are? (as long as they're not Republicans. Patrick Bateman has that costume covered)

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Happy birthday [profile] apple_crumble !

You are an astonishing pineapple in a basket of pears. Long may your awesomeness continue.

Here is a story in honour of your birthday about a drunk pony called Fat Boy.


Oct. 7th, 2008 09:41 am
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Happy birthday [personal profile] buddleia  !

May random commuters burst into dance around you (or was that flames?) and fireworks and fighter planes fire off overhead, while ponies made of chocolate run around you in circles, and cats and kittens wrap themselves around you like scarves and mittens so that you are neither too hot nor too cold but only just right.

Mwah! Lots of love x x x


Oct. 6th, 2008 02:53 pm
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I just wanted to point people to this post by [livejournal.com profile] blankbadge .

It's a great little sci-fi short story - the idea and format is very simple but I think it packs in some remarkable ideas. It blew me away - I'm lucky to have such talented friends.

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Bahrain in the news again! Not for a negative reason this time - Bahrain urges new Gulf organisation to include Iran, Turkey, Israel.

Hear hear.

Weird day - I had sex with a blue-skinned alien this morning (quick half an hour on Mass Effect on the X-Box 360), just had one of those flashes that means I've just remembered I had a dream about Selena last night but can't remember any details (just a very fleeting sense of her), and accidentally stumbled across a very hot and heavy sex scene in the (sci fi) book I'm reading... at lunchtime, in a cafe, surrounded by people. It felt like my head turned purple.

Slightly out of phase today.

Must not accidentally wander through any walls.

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Hi all - can anyone recommend a good "Search and Destroy" type antivirus programme?

I mean the kind of programme that can remove a virus/worm/trojan that has already infected your system.

(Luckily I'm asking for a friend and not for myself!)

By the way, I cannot state this enough:

Be very careful what you download from the internet.

Try to only download from sites or methods you trust.

And please, check anything you download with an anti-virus programme before you open it!!

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Heh heh, I'm kidding. Although today hasn't been great and I'm not feeling too tip top at the moment, nobody needs to hear about my  Grumble Grumble Whinge Whinge!

Have a link instead - not sure who made this icon, but it's The Joker singing a happy little song.


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Autumn already? Deary me, that was fast. Shame on you summer, you were lame. I don’t like the heat, but I shall miss the sunshine.

Disneyland was great, thanks for asking… although I have to say it was very odd to go along without a kid in tow! It really is all about the kids – lots of tiny girls in princess outfits, with their trainers and jeans poking out underneath, and little boys with a gun, or sword, or collapsible lightsaber… and all of them wandering around with eyes like saucers. Still, jolly good fun – on the last night we had dinner at The Blue Lagoon which is a restaurant built around a large cavern towards the beginning of the Pirates of The Caribbean ride – delightfully surreal and the food was good too.

I have been swimming in place since we got back – one week off is not enough, particularly since no one picked up my work while I was away – and am still not sure what I’m doing. But we have also started looking at flats with a view to moving closer in to town.

And now it’s Autumn… where does all this time keep going? And can I keep a piece for myself, please? Thank you kindly. I shouldn’t be this stressed and tired all the time and yet I feel like I am.

Must go as someone has dumped more work on my desk. Because that’s funny *makes face*

ETA: Just thought I would add that as soon as I'd posted this, I got given tons of work. And then my computer gleefully crashed.

Mondays. They're nearly as bad as mornings. I'm just saying

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By the way, British people - did anyone catch that new comedy programme No Heroics on ITV2 last night?

I did, and I thought it was very funny.

It's a comedy about off-duty superheroes - more often than not hanging out in a Powers pub called The Fortress - and, being a British comedy show, it was vulgar and bitchy and all about failure. Very funny, I recommend it.

Same to the rest of yers. Arr.

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Avast, me hearties! Tis Talk like a Pirate Day, arr! So splice your mainbrane, twist your clews, and shank a whale afore ye go!

Rum, rum, glorious rum, huzzah!

Look lively there, and pass the word around.

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...here are some fun links:

Brokeback Mountain author bombarded by torrent of porn rewrites.

Bwa ha ha.

Colfer handpicked by Adams' widow to write new Hitchhikers book

Yes, but will it get the bad taste of Mostly Harmless out of my mouth? I hated that book - I thought it was one of the biggest examples of a writer being forced into writing something he didn't like. Hence killing off the property so people would stop asking him to write another.

(another example is Poppy Z Brite's Exquisite Corpse which I also didn't like because, again, it felt like something the author was forced into writing and it shows)

...and I really enjoyed this spoof of the Joker Interrogation scene in Dark Knight - hilarious!

"The Dark Knight is a fcuknut"

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It occurs to me that some of you may not have seen this:

Proposed theme tune to Quantum of Solace.

Bound to be better than what they actually come up with, eh? It makes me laugh anyway. And keeps getting stuck in my head!

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It’s… just so beautiful!

“Chainsaw Maid” – YouTube video (with sound). Keywords: Zombie, Plasticine, Animation Short.

Look at the brightly coloured little Plasticine guts! Aww, cute.

ETA: Thanks to BoingBoing, I found more from the same talented artists, yay!
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Oh my god, The Spirit looks so bad:


 My favourite line in the review?

 “He looks like the world's saddest drag queen”

Looks like Frank “Whores! Whores! Whores!” Miller has done it again :(

This really does look like the brain-damaged stepchild of Sin City and the 60's Batman series, and not in a good way.

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GRAHR!!! My bastard bastard work computer keeps on eating my LJ posts…  I have lost my most recent update twice now and cannot be bothered to type it all in again.

 All that remains of my previous post is this lonely sentence:

 “My hermitude is deliquescing and that simply will not do.”

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Now some links for you:

Feel your age with this video montage of 80s cartoons - drown in nostalgia here.

There are some horrible gruesome murder stories in the papers today (and yesterday too) - I do sometimes despair of this world, I really do. This one in particular had me gasping in horror and shaking my head - not sure why really, except a) it's really gruesome, b) I'm surprised by the response of the passengers and c) it's in Canada, not really known for its horrible gruesome murders. Children see man decapitate fellow passenger on Greyhound bus in Canada - please please don't read if you are particularly sensitive.

Hey look, the Google Street Cam project is going ahead - read more - and instantly there is a website that gathers the best interesting or unusual sightings taken from the website! - see examples here.

This is a lovely and succinct indictment of Braveheart’s feeble pretensions at historical accuracy (I still like the film though, pile of historically inaccurate tosh though it may be)

And hey, how patronising is this article? The geeks have huge influence on Hollywood. Gasp. Really. You don't say. With their weird costumes and their scary obsessions with films. Utter tosh, I could've written it while dead in a ditch, and it could've been published anytime in the last twenty or thirty years. I wouldn't call it news, dearie.

There are some nice new trailers out there thanks to Comic Con, you should go and look if you're into that kind of thing. The Spirit, Watchmen, Tron 2 (or Tr2n as they seem to insist), the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, and so on.

Must go now... although I have loads of time at work to read these reviews and links, we have a really strict internet policy (read: stern but ineffective threats) so I'll vanish now and reappear anon.

Brighton Pride tomorrow.


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