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?)
shadydave: (poisoning pigeons in the park)
What's better than Shakespeare? ZOMBIE Shakespeare!

My SHAKSPEARE rise ! I will not lodge thee by
Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie
A little further, to make thee a room :
Thou art a monument without a tomb,
And art alive still while thy book doth live
And we have wits to read, and praise to give.

-- From To the Memory of My Beloved Master William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us, by Ben Jonson

For the BRAINS!! they raineth every day.

(And what, do Chaucer and Spenser smell? Geez, Jonson.)

The War of IV Henries: Henry IV, Part 1, A Summary )
shadydave: (rock on)


All hail the mighty zombie arm of Horatio Nelson!
shadydave: (It stinks!)
And the plot thickens!

I would totally go see this movie. AND the J-horror Wuthering Heights.
shadydave: (Do not set yourself on fire)
DUDE.

THIS TOTALLY MEANS MARY CRAWFORD, ZOMBIE HUNTER, IS CANON, RIGHT?

meme!

Jun. 5th, 2008 11:57 am
shadydave: (Do not set yourself on fire)
Ok, so this is kind of awesome:

You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

Weapon can be real or fictional, you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.


1. Flamethrower. BURN BURN AHAHAHAHAHA-- sorry.
2. "Enter the Sandman" It's hardcore, yo!
3. DIBS ON ASH.
shadydave: (army of deanness)
Braaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnsssssssss.

Braaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnssssssssssss!

BRAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
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Hee.
shadydave: (Do not set yourself on fire)
So, I was lurking around [livejournal.com profile] shaksper_random when I discovered this marvelous discussion (and its inspiration here). Basically, the Ninja Replacement Scale evaluates how badly a work of literature needs ninjas in order to be vastly improved, on a scale of 0 (no ninjas needed) to ∞ (everyone needs to be replaced by a ninja, STAT). I'm sure you can see the value of such a system. Anyways, in celebration of my LAST DAY OF CLASSES, I have decided to give the NRS (Ninja Replacement Score) of all the books I read this semester.

Firstly, Shakespeare )

Ghosts and Goths )

Nineteenth-Century Women Novelists )

Children's Literature )
shadydave: (Do not set yourself on fire)
Well, it is 3:15 in the morning and I am not packed. This seems to be a recurring theme in my life. However, there is something of a bonus here, as typically I would be leaving in several hours, and not tomorrow evening, so packing might actually get done in a timely fashion. Not right now, obviously. But I have clothes together and lists of stuff I'll need, if not the actual stuff, so once my laundry is done (midnight laundry loads being another Kramer family tradition) it might actually be not very hard to pack. At least until I realize I have too much stuff. Ah well.

Now, if only the internet would stop hating me and let me download SPooN. Why, internet, why? Why won't you let me be a proper internet pirate? All I need is one more episode and my collection is complete. If you don't have enough bandwidth at 3:20 AM, will you ever? WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?????

The washing machine makes some truly frightening noises.

Possibly I should get some sleep. Of course, this means moving all my clothes off my bed. Sigh.

In conclusion: Troy was a hot movie, but it would have been greatly improved if Paris had died. Like, he could have fallen down the stairs or something. Or Menelaus could have risen from the dead (Agamemnon could have brought him back to life a la "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things") and snapped his neck or eaten his brains or something. Then he could bring Agamemnon back from the dead (because this movie has serious problems with people dying at the wrong time) and they could go back to/with their respective wives, and then Clymenestra could pin Agamemnon in his grave with a silver stake instead of trapping him in a fishnet. And then Orestes and Electra could have grown up to be zombie hunters. Meanwhile, they can make The Odyssey as a sequel to Troy (calling it Random Places in the Mediterranean, I guess) starring Sean Bean as Odysseus, which would be pretty much the most awesome thing ever. Aside from the Atreid zombie hunters, that is. I'm sure there's some way to work zombies into the Odyssey, too. Anyways, this is what happens when I write LJ entries in the wee hours of the morning.

Everyone should leave me their CSU/address, and I'll send you postcards and mythological Greek zombies and stuff! Hopefully, tomorrow/today I will post my address. I could do it now, but I don't feel like looking for all my info.

Clearly, I have decided that the best way to fight jet lag is to get as little sleep as possible. I'll let you know how this approach works.
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Zombie dinosaurs are yet another thing I would like to appear on SPooN. However, given the fact that they apparently didn't have a big enough budget to show a human zombie army larger than nine, I suspect this will happen approximately never.

Actually, dinosaurs of any type would be awesome.

In other news, I have determined that should the school turn into a pirate ship (á la "The Crimson Permanent Assurance"), or encounter any other type of situation requiring makeshift weaponry, the blade from the paper slicer would make a totally badass saber. It's already got a handle and everything.

Quote o' the Day

According to a carefully handwritten and photocopied public service announcement found in my dad's mailbox today...

"Groups of young adults and older adults were instructed in PSU educational and athletic facilities to be occult theatrical performers, to use illegal psychotronic sensing technology, to perform magic, and to teach mind control, witchcraft and the occult sciences."

Why doesn't WM offer courses in the occult sciences? Seriously.

This might be the best letter ever. It's even got a ridiculous number of words underlined for emphasis. Crazy people are funny.
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I've often felt that the wee hours of the morning were excellent times to ponder deep questions, such as, Why are we here? Who am I really? What am I going to do with my life? Why does my wireless internet only work at 4:30 in the morning? Where is my roommate? Why does my hall smell like fish?

Anyways, been packing. Dad is coming at some ungodly hour to take my stuff home. I hate packing. Also, I am slow. At packing, that is.

So, I'm watching "Crouton" "Croatian" "Croatoan" after reading some whining criticism on it. After intense meditation, I think I've discovered how it was supposed to go:

The Making of Croatoan )

Bed time. Ubi est mea amica cubiculae?
shadydave: (by _lady_graphics_.)
John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean metaphysical poet. His works include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, and sermons. -wikipedia

Tristan and Isolde is a movie set in the dark ages of England, circa 500/600 AD.

YOU CAN'T QUOTE POETRY FROM A THOUSAND YEARS IN THE FUTURE, IN A LANGUAGE THAT DIDN'T EVEN EXIST YET.

Other than that, I thought the movie was good.

ETA: further thoughts on Tristan and Isolde )

dum de doo

Mar. 11th, 2005 12:48 pm
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well, the past couple days have been interesting, to say the least.

bummed around on monday and tuesday. wednesday, i was productive and went to work. wednesday, i discovered the location of paoli hospital (despite directions that included things like "turn on to route 30. the hospital is on your left" from the official webpage. no joke) and kept marge company to combat DRAMA, which hopefully isn't quite as dramatic. thursday, i filed and filed and filed some more, and recieved quite a number of nasty papercuts and various other abrasions from the hanging files of DOOM, which are really quite inconvenient if they are packed very tightly in a filing cabinet. back is also quite sore from bending over. but then i hung out with natasha and her friends, who are as cool as i am, and we watched napoleon dynamite and shaun of the dead, which are both pretty awesome. when i got home, i made kirstin watch some more red dwarf because it is awesome. and then i went to bed, and had dreams about zombies, which was rather distressing. however, i have come to the conclusion that, in the face of a zombie attack, school auditoriums are the best place to seek shelter. i mean, they have no windows, multiple exits with sturdy doors, and are really quite spacious. ideally, roaming about the countryside in a car would be even better, but then there's that pesky problem with the lack of gas. if mel gibson could come, though, that would take care of that problem.

also, i have finished reading all the "series of unfortunate events" books that are out so far, and they are quite awesome. lemony snicket is my hero. and if i ever had to join a secret society, i would totally go for the one that involves being well-read and dressing up as a chest of drawers and writing amusing things. hee. also borrowed drowned wednesday from marge, which is awesome not only because it was written by garth nix (who is awesome as well) but also because the back totally says "on monday, there was mystery. on tuesday, there was darkness. on wednesday, there were pirates." huzzah.

i am going to go make kirstin a sandwhich now. she is im-ing me from across the room. dork.

Quote o' the Day:
"Well, I didn't bring very many clothes home. Mostly just books. But not fun books. Well, some fun books, like the Purgatorio."
-my sister, the queen of cool

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