I've got quite a flood of links for you today, so I'll try to keep the commentary to a minimum.
- Studio Ghibli theme songs get extreme heavy metal covers. Don't believe me? Then click through to see the Totoro theme tune like never before.
Ummm, I'm not sure anything can really follow that. But I'll try.
- How about this? 17 Images That Will Ruin Your Childhood. Yes, they will. I'll just say "Greedo in high heels," and leave it at that.
- Or there's this: IF FOX NEWS EXISTED THROUGHOUT HISTORY. Terrorists strike Boston Harbour. (Dear Blogger, that is not a typo. There is a "u" in harbour.)
- And try this from Vintage Sleaze: highly questionable gags from the 50s, which apparently come from vending machines installed in mens' rooms (before condom machines, I assume). This is about the cleanest of them. The rest are NSFW if you live in the 1950s.
- Staying on the subject of gags, here's a piece about the Muzzles, annual awards by the Thomas Jefferson Center for those who restrict free speech. (Did you see what I did there?) I do appreciate living in a country where freedom of speech is taken so seriously, even if it does allow nutters to have a platform. (Insert Voltaire quote here for extra credit if you're a high school student.)
- The headline on this BBC news piece amused me. FBI closes in on zombie PC gang. Oh come on, tell me you didn't have the same mental image as me...
- I reckon we need some good news for a change. Two new Bond films! With the catchy titles of Bond 23 and Bond 24. Let's hope they're more Casino Royale than Quantum of Solace.
- I like a lot of what Seth Godin has to say. Today's blog entry is a positive spin on self-criticism and how to deal with what went wrong. What did you learn from your experience? Nothing new, just well put.
- Local filmmakers, check this out. 48 hour film project is coming to Orlando in November.
- And finally (well, as regards links), check out this concept art from Gates, the new Webcomic from Heavy Metal. Just remember, this is the stuff that wasn't cool enough to make it into the final thing. So what does that say about the stuff that did make it in?
- Why isn't there a link from IMDB to Netflix to say "add this to my queue"?
- Sheesh, there's a lot of wordage when you're reading stuff from educationalists. It's like someone took an academic and crossed them with a politician and corporate jargoneer. I have a theory:
Those that can, do.
Those that understand, teach.
Those that can't, get big government grants to pontificate incomprehensibly to the others.
- Best quote of last night. "The thing is, when I Google for "slave girls in cages" I can tell people it's work, and it's true!" NSFW really doesn't apply here, does it? I guess that's what you expect when our Ferox shows end up being described in the local newspaper as "semi-scandalous playful perversion". I'm still ridiculously proud of that.
- So... how come Anna hadn't even heard of the Gor books until yesterday, let alone read one?
- Emmanuelle is now on Netflix streaming, so we watched it. Well, Anna hadn't seen it. There are some quite surprising gaps in her education. It was even more terrible than I remember, full of pretentious pseudo-philosophical blathering. We fast forwarded through most of it. Gwendoline, also be Just Jaeckin, is much more fun.
- Last night's tapas cooking worked well. I finally managed to cook an aubergine (eggplant) dish that I was satisfied with.
- And lastly, really lastly now, we went to an art show at Sip tonight by some dude I've never heard of but who seems to be a bit of a local celebrity in some circles. Walls full of these things. Kinda cool, doncha think?