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I really only have one thing to say about this ep:

Spoilery caps )
shadydave: (peace out)
William Tell Family Medicine: Because Life Doesn't Give You a Second Shot

I guess in this case, an apple a day means the doctor will just shoot it off your head.
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
Paradise Lost: The Movie

With Bradley Cooper. As Satan.

...

WHAT.

On the other hand, it doesn't sound like they'll be skimping on the fight scenes! At last, maybe we'll finally get to see why you should never bring a cannon to a mountain fight as God Satan BRADLEY COOPER WTF Milton intended.

Thirty Days of Genre

Day 4: Your guilty pleasure book.

You know, one of the good things about being an English major is that I can argue the merits of even utter crap quite convincingly, so clearly none of my favorite books are guilty pleasures. But for works I love despite, ah, certain flaws, I would probably have to pick The Belgariad by David Eddings (which hasn't aged well in certain spots, but generally makes up for it with SNARK APLENTY) or Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (which somehow manages to feature cardboard supporting characters, a wonky time line, a main character who is literally Boy-in-the-Iceberg!Katara ("I JUST HAVE ~SO MUCH HOPE~!"), and so many plot twists at the end that they start twisting for things that have absolutely no relation to the current plot (one word: PIRATE) -- and yet is still made of win.) Because Awesome can carry you a looooong way.

Off to the Philly Folk Fest this weekend!

wtf

Apr. 1st, 2011 09:17 am
shadydave: (...en fuego?)


HAHA. VERY FUNNY, WEATHER. YOU CAN STOP WITH THE APRIL FOOL'S DAY PRANKS NOW.
shadydave: (poisoning pigeons in the park)
Haha, remember that time a noreaster rolled in during the five minutes it takes me to walk down the block to Starbucks, and then it immediately stopped raining as soon as I got there? ME TOO. ::wrings out khakis::

In other news, on my commute this morning, I honest-to-God saw one of these trucks.

It's probably just as well I don't have Lance in my pants; he'd be soaking wet by now.

Spam, Spam, Bacon, Links, and Spam:

Any article that mentions kuru is a winner in my book - FYI: Could Scientists Really Create a Zombie Apocalypse Virus?

The pizza you save may be your own - Alert Pizza Delivery Driver Saves Customer's Life

Said Bookisms: the edible ball-bearings of the writing world - The Use and Abuse of Dialogue Tags

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE - Time Lapse Videos of the Universe

Seriously, anyone who doesn't put Isabella in the Lawful column clearly didn't pay any attention AT ALL during Measure for Measure - Shakespeare Alignment Chart

Damn you, British theater-goers! WHY CAN'T I HAVE NICE THINGS - Danny Boyle's Frankenstein (Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Lee Miller) (HAHAHA HIS FAAAAAAAACE.)
ETA: Woohoo, broadcast!

The Christian Science Monitor: boldly going where all 12-year-old minds have gone before - Need Help Finding Uranus? (And don't miss the follow-up article, Scientists Plan Uranus Probe. Did you know Uranus has the most powerful wind observed in the solar system?)

WTF

Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:08 pm
shadydave: (...en fuego?)
Via Laura:



DAVE: WTF

KATHERINE: I don't understand why you are confused...makes perfect sense to me

DAVE: ...

KATHERINE: clearly it is a metaphor for the antelope-headed demon inside all of us

DAVE: but what about THE BEES AUGH THE BEES OH MY EYES?

KATHERINE: the bees are a metaphor for the identity-less workers of our society

DAVE: and the hair?

KATHERINE: the mask all of us hide our true feelings behind

DAVE: ...it's all becoming clear...
or maybe i've just gone insane from the dance number

KATHERINE: haha
now that...i can't explain
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BUFFY REBOOT SANS JOSS WHEDON

--AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH



POR QUE
shadydave: (do not taunt the octopus)
"EW is reporting that Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) are the frontrunners for the role of Matheson."

-- Torchwood: The New World Casting News

Chad.

Michael.

Murray.

...

...

...

BRB DED OF LULZ
shadydave: (peace out)
Ray Winstone to Play William Blake

...

...

...

Sure, why not?

I've got an idea for a movie, too! )
shadydave: (do not taunt the octopus)
...the hell?

"NBC [...] is busy developing a much larger-scale project with the help of Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore. The still-untitled drama is being described as “an adult Harry Potter set in a world ruled not by science but by magic[...]”

::blinks::

...

?????
shadydave: (do not taunt the octopus)
So, I found this amongst all the stuff that's been moved out of the classrooms while they have their floors cleaned:



I assumed it was the custodians that piled all the desks in the hallways, but I'm willing to consider the work of lemony-fresh malevolent spirits.

SPooNime?

Jun. 10th, 2010 06:14 pm
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Hahaha, WHAT.

SPooN: the Anime!

"The anime project will not only remake the best episodes from the live-action version, but also depict original episodes not seen in the live-action version."

So I'm guessing we're NOT going to get an anime "Bugs" or "Route 666".

::crosses fingers for more superpowers::
shadydave: (poisoning pigeons in the park)
Thanks to a chance remark from mea soror, we went on an impromptu web quest to decipher THE SAGA OF PERCY SHELLEY'S HEART. Somehow, I am not surprised that of all the literary movements, it's the Romantics who end up playing Hot Potato with dead people's organs.

Time Magazine, 1933:
Romantic to the end was the heart of Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who drowned in the Gulf of Spezia in 1822. Italian sanitary laws then required the immediate cremation of a drowned corpse. Those who disposed of Shelley's corpse were Poet Leigh Hunt (who wrote a nerve-wracking description of the event), Poet George Gordon Lord Byron, and Adventurer Edward John Trelawny. As Shelley's incinerating ribs fell apart on their pyre of driftwood, adventurous Trelawny, a lion of a man, thrust in his brawny arm, snatched out the simmering heart. Cried Lord Byron: "Don't repeat this with me. Let my carcass rot where it falls!"

1) KALI MAAAAAAAAA
2) What are the qualifications for listing your profession as 'Adventurer'?
3) When Byron gets weirded out, you've crossed a line.

IT GETS BETTER.

NYTimes, 1995:
After Shelley's death by drowning, his body was cremated in the presence of his friends Edward Trelawny and Leigh Hunt. Strangely, Shelley's heart did not burn and was retrieved from the fire by Trelawny, who gave the heart to Hunt, who ultimately gave it to Shelley's wife, Mary. The heart was finally buried in 1889, 67 years after Shelley's death, with the body of his son Sir Percy Florence Shelley. In a 1955 article in The Journal of the History of Medicine, Arthur Norman suggested that Shelley may have suffered from "a progressively calcifying heart . . . which indeed would have resisted cremation as readily as a skull, a jaw or fragments of bone."

HIS HEART WAS POSSIBLY MADE OF STOOOOOOONE! WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN?

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. Because as one can imagine, once you have the slightly charred and potentially petrified heart of a guy like Shelley, you're not gonna want to give that up. According to some dude on the Internet, once Trelawny the Adventurer desecrated his buddy's corpse, "...there than followed an unseemly tussle between Mary Shelley and Leigh Hunt, who had acquired the heart. Mary finally obtained custody. She secreted the heart in a copy of "Adonais", which she kept under her pillow."

1) Ewwwwwww
2) Yes, she's the one who wrote Frankenstein. (Years before this, incidentally.)

Of course, she might not have ACTUALLY kept it under her pillow; it's possible she just "carried it with her in a silken shroud everywhere she went for the rest of her life" (someone else on the internet). As one does.

In conclusion: WTF.

HORROR

May. 24th, 2010 03:43 pm
shadydave: (poisoning pigeons in the park)
Twilight-style P&P




But what's even worse is the back cover:

"Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her.

With all the forces in the world conspiring to keep Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet apart, how will fate manage to bring them together? It certainly won't be easy if they're fighting it every step of the way. But theirs is a love that was meant to be, despite all the odds against them.


1) AAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH

2) WAY TO MISS THE END QUOTE

3) AAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH


I believe that whooshing sound you hear is Jane Austen spinning in her grave.
shadydave: (do not taunt the octopus)
Now, I love Robin McKinley, and have read nearly everything she's written.

However, I cannot for the life of me shake the feeling that the summary of her new book, Pegasus, actually originated in the My Little Pony section of the Pit:

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But it’s different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close —- so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo—and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.


Princesses? Pegasi? Mary Sue names? Uncomfortable subtext?

I'm a little nervous.

!!!!!

May. 5th, 2010 09:14 am
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"I still preferred Torchwood, though, which tried so hard and came up with some memorable episodes, of which “Small Worlds” (the one about fairies) sticks most in the mind. It was clever." -- Terry Pratchett

::HEAD ASPLODES::
shadydave: (rock on)
...what.

MUSIC BY ABBA.

I cannot help but think that would have been AMAZING.
shadydave: (do not taunt the octopus)
...hates you, apparently.

Seriously, WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK )

Series finale for SPooN? I think so!
shadydave: (It stinks!)
"[John] Lennon, however, had been championing a Lord of the Rings project (he planned on playing Gollum with Paul McCartney as Frodo, George Harrison as Gandalf, and Ringo Starr as Frodo’s confidant Sam)." -- The Beatles Movies That Never Happened

...

WHAT.
shadydave: (It stinks!)
Either Rob Pattinson has just sarcasmed like he's never sarcasmed before, or he's gone totally off the deep end: Well, I guess Twilight could totally bring it for Best Sound Editing...

In other news, I have a cold. Blech. On the plus side, I also have paid sick days! Woohoo.

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