Archive for the ‘amusement’ Tag

File under: so wrong it’s right

Funniest thing I’ve seen in a while: voice actor panels at Emerald City Comic Con where they, uh, reinterpret the Star Wars scripts.  They’ve got through the first two movies; one hopes they’ll be doing ‘Jedi’ eventually (looks like they didn’t have a voice talent guest list this year).  Jim Cummings’ ‘Darth Pooh’ is disturbingly hilarious.  :D

Not generally work safe, once they get good and going…

Part 1 (2012)

Part 2 (2013 1st set)

Part 3 (2013 2nd set)

Part 4 (2014)

Never mind the football game

There’s a reason they call them The Best Damn Band In The Land:

What brings the most raw, unadulterated joy into my life?

A new series of I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue. I’m already giggling as soon as the theme music starts.

And The News Quiz‘s Susan Calman making her first appearance on the show is the icing on the cake.

Happy anniversary, H2G2

It was 36 years ago today that a certain radio program(me) made its debut on BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4 is celebrating by rebroadcasting the original series, and re-releasing the (in)famous text game in a modern browser-friendly, illustrated way… with DNA’s original hints.

And if you’re in London and get very lucky, you should know that I can make myself available on the morning of March 29.

Temporally challenged, but in a great way!

I got carded again, just last week. The look on the cashier’s face was priceless when she read the date on my ID. And when she wished me a good day at the end of the transaction, I of course told her she’d already given me one. Fifty isn’t the new 30, it’s the new 21! :D

Roadtrip!

I should be in bed by now, but I’m not, which is no suprise because it’s three hours before my usual bedtime. I’ll force myself to sleep soon, somehow.

Catching a bus in the morning for Cincinnati to spend the weekend with a friend for her birthday bash, which is coincidentally at the same time as my birthday. I turn 50 on Sunday… and it really doesn’t bother me, not the same way turning 40 did.

Maybe it’s because I haven’t had a midlife crisis of any recognizable sort yet, which implies to me that I will therefore live to be at least 100 since I’m obviously not midway through things yet. :D

Not so much a con report as a report from a con

Sonovagun, Bluetooth connectivity between my phone and my computer actually works. But that’s only incidental.

So I was reading an epub of Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World over breakfast, and came across a truly epic typo: “…the American revolutionary, Ethan Alien…”

Which suggests a completely different meaning for “Green Mountain Boys”. :D

I hope Douglas Adams would have been pleased.

I got curious about the home of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, Ursa Minor Beta — or rather β Ursæ Minoris, as it would properly be known — and looked it up on Wikipedia.

It’s 42 times the size of the sun. This was not known until 2011, so Adams didn’t choose it deliberately.

This goes into my file of ‘unexpectedly beautiful facts’. :)

Rapture Redux

Well, no one I know disappeared on Saturday.

Anyway, Camping is at it again, and now says that October 21, 2011 is definitely it. What, did he forget to carry a 1 or something?

Oddly enough, that’s the first night of Ohio Valley Filk Fest.

I vote we have an end of the world party!

“These go to eleven.”

The volume control on videos on the BBC News website di, in fact, go to eleven.

Colo(u)r me amused. :D

And watching tonight’s returns. Should be interesting, especially if Labour polls third nationally and still remains official opposition. If that happens — still a possibility but it’s so hard to say with all the new and undecided voters — one hopes they’ll have the decency to offer a coalition with the LibDems, and specifically with the LD leader Clegg as PM.

The Tories will be hard pressed to claim a mandate when nearly some 60% of the nation is voting for the left and center-left parties (well, okay, center and center left — Blair dragged Labour far right of their historical roots). If it’s hung, Cameron and the Tories can’t even claim a victory without threatening the Queen’s impartiality; Brown as standing PM has first dibs on forming a government.

Well, the price of that is electoral reform, if they want Clegg and the Liberal Democrats. He certainly can’t form a Grand Coalition with the Conservatives without surrendering the premiership. And it doesn’t look like they’ll be close enough to cobble something together with SNP or Plaid Cymry or any of the other minor parties.

So the question Labour has to face is what is more important: Gordon Brown remaining PM, or Labour having a seat at the table?