calliopes_pen: (my bloody valentine Edith hat smile)
From The Nostalgia Critic: The Weirdest Jack And The Beanstalk. It’s just a bit over 15 minutes, without all the usual skits that he's done lately with his reviews.

I watched that movie when I was 2 or 3 in the 1980’s; I'm just surprised someone else knows about it, since very few people I have encountered ever have. Right around that same time, I discovered both Unico movies. And around that same time was The Little Mermaid (also anime; this one, not another from the same time frame) and The Last Unicorn (which wasn’t as surreal as the others). Is it any wonder I am the way I am, and go for the darker (and possibly on the weirder side) fairy tale stuff?

(It explains a lot. Granted, back then I sort of liked the evil Hecuba from that version of Jack And The Beanstalk, and found Jack to be the weird one.)

Meanwhile, checking on the poll in the previous locked (only on Dreamwidth) post: So far, it’s at a tie between people just wanting to vote, and people in favor of a Gothic Horror/Romance community; second place is do both. I forgot to mention that the poll will continue through Saturday evening.
calliopes_pen: (kathyh good books are immortal)
Skype users targeted by malicious worm that locks them out of their PCs.

Dish gives up effort to turn Blockbuster into a Netflix competitor.

Musicians’ Union Sues Over Use of Simpsons Tunes.

Megaupload to remain under indictment pending Dotcom extradition.

31 Days of Horror: The Creature From The Black Lagoon/Jaws.

TV Tango updated Halloween on TV: 257 Halloween-Themed Marathons, Episodes And Specials.

10 Awful Ways To Die This Halloween.

Is There Any Stopping China’s Vampire Zombies? Doesn’t Look Like It.

Ellen Greene on Little Shop of Horrors, The Creation of Audrey, and Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal.

Why are there so many weird and inappropriate science fiction and fantasy toys?

Currie Graham Is The Royal Flush Gang’s “King” On Arrow.

Stan Lee Voices Ball State University Massive Open Online Course.

The Hub will have a marathon of Batman: The Animated Series, on October 15th.

Community Premiere Delayed Indefinitely.

DC Entertainment Announces NYCC 2012 Schedule.

Batman And His Family.

Hasslein Books’Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon Now Available For Pre-Order.

Indiana Jones’ Bid For Tenure Has Been Rejected.

There’s a Samurai Predator, and he is beautiful.

Angelique on Exhibit.

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #174: What comic book characters should body-swap for a day?

Top 5: DC Superheroes Without Powers (Who Aren’t Batman).

The Cinefiles—History According To Shakespeare.

Blue Sky to produce Charlie Brown feature.

Top 25 Worst Sci-Fi And Fantasy TV Show Ever. Birds of Prey is actually a show that I’ve considered watching, if only for Yuletide.

The Worst Movies Nostalgia Critic’s Reviewed.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 79: Ghost In The Machine (1993)

I almost went to get tickets to see Halloween (1978) on October 25th, at 7 PM. However, I realized that Rifftrax Live: Birdemic is at the exact same time/day. I don’t want to be there for the later showing of 9:30 PM, so I’ll just watch it whenever AMC happens to show it again. (ETA: They show it on AMC on the 23rd at 3 PM—works out for me.)
calliopes_pen: (eumelkeks Doctor oi watch it)
Thousands of spiders blanket an Australian farm after escaping a flood. Welcome to my nightmare. Especially since they’re all the same type that I found in the tub a while back, all the same size.

Chrome finally breached in Google’s Hackathon.

A huge coronal mass ejection slammed into Earth today. I’m so happy that someone else at Io9 (in the comments, specifically the one by mayssm) thought of Night of the Comet. Saw that for the first time a couple months ago on Logo, and it was the first thing I thought of when the news mentioned it.

10 movies with the word Terminator in the title (that are 100% unrelated to the Terminator). I watched Lady Terminator after seeing The Cinema Snob’s review of it—it’s gloriously insane if you like bad movies.

Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas have joined the cast of the remake of The Evil Dead.

TV Tropes interviews Doug Walker, aka The Nostalgia Critic.

Toy Story meets The Shining.

A Wrinkle In Time turns 50.

Real Fear: The Truth Behind The Movies premieres on Chiller TV on March 11th.

Two new Rifftrax DVD’s are available: The Galaxy Invader and The Crater Lake Monster.

Four new images for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows.

Aidan Quinn is joining the cast of Elementary, in the role of New York Police Department’s Captain Gregson.

The Austin Chronicle talks to Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard about The Cabin In the Woods. In the process, Goddard reveals everything about the ending of the film. So if you want to go into this film unspoiled, don’t read it. [livejournal.com profile] whedonesque discusses the article and huge plot reveal here.

Trailers From Hell talks about I Was A Teenage Werewolf.

Trailer for the next season of Community.

New tv spot for The Hunger Games.

Victorian Star Trek daguerreotypes.

Thanks to a recent Kindertrauma post about Witchery (aka Witchcraft, aka La Casa 4), I stumbled across this old format for Prevue Guide (which would eventually morph into the TV Guide Channel). From 1991. That would be back before anyone except Memphis (at least around this area) really had that channel, so I only ever saw it when we stayed at a hotel there for my sister’s eye doctor appointments. Strangely enough, I saw this exact one—makes sense, I probably would have been there watching June of 1991.

The entire history of Doctor Who in 10 minutes.

Funny Foreign Film Titles. When you go to Hong Kong, Batman And Robin becomes Come to My Cave and Wear this Rubber Codpiece, Cute Boy.
calliopes_pen: (spook_me someone said garlic)
Satellite News asks who your dream riffer would be for Rifftrax.

Watch Sylvester McCoy deliver the Doctor’s Pandorica speech, at DragonCon.

Linkara and The Nostalgia Chick interview Mike Nelson for Radio Dead Air.

Preview for the season finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day.

For those in search of RPG related memes, over on Insanejournal someone started the group rpmemes. Compiling the memes one at a time.

A very elegant TARDIS dress was spotted at Dragon-Con.

From The AV Club: 21 Forgotten TV Subplots.

A look at the Terror Dog lamp when it’s in use.

Confirmation as to the character Juno Temple will play in The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out this Dalek Car, guarded by a Stormtrooper, at Burning Man.

Sign-ups start today for this year’s [livejournal.com profile] spook_me, and end on the 15th.

In other news, thanks to something Dad did to the computer, which wrecked IE 7, I upgraded to IE 8 (yes, I know I’m behind) this morning. While I love it so far, there are a few sites that don’t cooperate now, so I’m trying to figure out what they have in common, that IE 8 might be lacking, so I can fix it. So far, it’s Whedonesque, Comics Alliance, and Kindertrauma. The message is “IE cannot open the internet site __. Operation aborted.” At which point, it switches to “IE cannot display this page.” Those are the only three that I've come across that give me that message.

ETA: SFX is also on the list of sites this happens to.
calliopes_pen: (spook_me someone said garlic)
Satellite News asks who your dream riffer would be for Rifftrax.

Watch Sylvester McCoy deliver the Doctor’s Pandorica speech, at DragonCon.

Linkara and The Nostalgia Chick interview Mike Nelson for Radio Dead Air.

Preview for the season finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day.

For those in search of RPG related memes, over on Insanejournal someone started the group rpmemes. Compiling the memes one at a time.

A very elegant TARDIS dress was spotted at Dragon-Con.

From The AV Club: 21 Forgotten TV Subplots.

A look at the Terror Dog lamp when it’s in use.

Confirmation as to the character Juno Temple will play in The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out this Dalek Car, guarded by a Stormtrooper, at Burning Man.

Sign-ups start today for this year’s [livejournal.com profile] spook_me, and end on the 15th.

In other news, thanks to something Dad did to the computer, which wrecked IE 7, I upgraded to IE 8 (yes, I know I’m behind) this morning. While I love it so far, there are a few sites that don’t cooperate now, so I’m trying to figure out what they have in common, that IE 8 might be lacking, so I can fix it. So far, it’s Whedonesque, Comics Alliance, and Kindertrauma. The message is “IE cannot open the internet site __. Operation aborted.” At which point, it switches to “IE cannot display this page.” Those are the only three that I've come across that give me that message.

ETA: SFX is also on the list of sites this happens to.
calliopes_pen: (kathyh CSI Camelot Arthur Chicken)
Stan Lee guest starred on Eureka—here’s his brief scene.

The Nostalgia Critic reviewed the first five episodes of Duck Tales.

George Lucas lost his Supreme Court case against a man who designed Storm Trooper helmets.

Flightpath interviews Mike Nelson, discussing MST3K, Rifftrax, The Room, and—briefly—Rebecca Black’s Friday.

Frank Darabont is stepping down as showrunner of The Walking Dead.

Marvel is offering to send out free copies of Fear Itself to retailers, if they send them 50 ripped off covers of first printings of DC’s Flashpoint #1.

Wondercon is moving to Anaheim.

Nicholas Brendon surprised Anthony Stewart Head at Comic Con. Rather cute. [profile] whedonesque discusses it here. Anthony Stewart Head in an interview at Comic Con, which periodically veers off into silly.

Rifftrax celebrates five years with a Best Of Rifftrax reel, and simultaneously plugs the upcoming live show on August 17th.

Judge rules that Jack Kirby’s heirs have no claim to Marvel copyrights.

Karen Gillan on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.

Teaser for The Avengers.

The Comic Con panel for Merlin can be found here: 41 minutes, 53 seconds.

If LJ is down, you can always find me on Dreamwidth under this same username. Feel free to friend me. If both are down for some reason, I’ll be on Insanejournal under the same name. For those that would like one in case of another bit of downtime, I have 16 Dreamwidth invites. Just comment and let me know.

Lastly, a meme:

Comment here and I will tell you which celebrity/PB I associate most strongly with you.
calliopes_pen: (kathyh CSI Camelot Arthur Chicken)
Stan Lee guest starred on Eureka—here’s his brief scene.

The Nostalgia Critic reviewed the first five episodes of Duck Tales.

George Lucas lost his Supreme Court case against a man who designed Storm Trooper helmets.

Flightpath interviews Mike Nelson, discussing MST3K, Rifftrax, The Room, and—briefly—Rebecca Black’s Friday.

Frank Darabont is stepping down as showrunner of The Walking Dead.

Marvel is offering to send out free copies of Fear Itself to retailers, if they send them 50 ripped off covers of first printings of DC’s Flashpoint #1.

Wondercon is moving to Anaheim.

Nicholas Brendon surprised Anthony Stewart Head at Comic Con. Rather cute. [profile] whedonesque discusses it here. Anthony Stewart Head in an interview at Comic Con, which periodically veers off into silly.

Rifftrax celebrates five years with a Best Of Rifftrax reel, and simultaneously plugs the upcoming live show on August 17th.

Judge rules that Jack Kirby’s heirs have no claim to Marvel copyrights.

Karen Gillan on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.

Teaser for The Avengers.

The Comic Con panel for Merlin can be found here: 41 minutes, 53 seconds.

If LJ is down, you can always find me on Dreamwidth under this same username. Feel free to friend me. If both are down for some reason, I’ll be on Insanejournal under the same name. For those that would like one in case of another bit of downtime, I have 16 Dreamwidth invites. Just comment and let me know.

Lastly, a meme:

Comment here and I will tell you which celebrity/PB I associate most strongly with you.
calliopes_pen: (pureglasscup Shadowcat See Ya)
The Dark Knight Rises will shoot primarily in Pittsburgh.

Why George Takei should be Spider-Man. I love that man.

A new tv promo for Green Lantern.

The Nostalgia Critic reviews the first two episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series.

There’s a new meme, called the Let Me Smother You In My Undying Affection Meme. You post your username, and people will tell what they like about you, or something else along those lines. My comment is here.

I still have 12 Dreamwidth invite codes, should anyone on my friends list want one. Meanwhile, I dread when I finally need to transfer all my icons over there. There are just so many.

ETA: Oh, yes. I forgot to mention that last night I watched a very bizarre movie on Flix by the name of Piñata: Survival Island. About an evil piñata, going around and killing people in various ways. Ways that were done with little to no budget, from the look of it. Looked more like a stone statue than a piñata, too. Starring (and produced by) Nicholas Brendon. It was made in 2002, so he made this one during season 6 of Buffy. Just...wow.
calliopes_pen: (pureglasscup Shadowcat See Ya)
The Dark Knight Rises will shoot primarily in Pittsburgh.

Why George Takei should be Spider-Man. I love that man.

A new tv promo for Green Lantern.

The Nostalgia Critic reviews the first two episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series.

There’s a new meme, called the Let Me Smother You In My Undying Affection Meme. You post your username, and people will tell what they like about you, or something else along those lines. My comment is here.

I still have 12 Dreamwidth invite codes, should anyone on my friends list want one. Meanwhile, I dread when I finally need to transfer all my icons over there. There are just so many.

ETA: Oh, yes. I forgot to mention that last night I watched a very bizarre movie on Flix by the name of Piñata: Survival Island. About an evil piñata, going around and killing people in various ways. Ways that were done with little to no budget, from the look of it. Looked more like a stone statue than a piñata, too. Starring (and produced by) Nicholas Brendon. It was made in 2002, so he made this one during season 6 of Buffy. Just...wow.
calliopes_pen: (amberleewriter had to be there Methos)
Some more casting news for Dark Shadows—Eva Green is in talks to play Angelique. This is great for me, since I was expecting Tim Burton to cast Helena Bonham Carter for the role. The character is originally from Martinique, so it would work.

The Nostalgia Critic (as Chester A. Bum) does a great skit in the middle of Chicago’s snowstorm.

10 Awesome DC Animated Moments From Cartoons That Aren’t Part of the DC Animated Universe. After reading the comments, sounds like I should track down Justice League: The New Frontier.

And now, answering a meme, from [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1:

- Comment with "Paper. Scissors. Rock. Spock. Merlin."
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


Like [personal profile] persiflage_1, switching the words--this time, to “Paper. Scissors. Rock. Doctor. Methos.”

1 - Who'd win in a sword fight between Jack and Methos?
I’ll say Methos, given that he has the most experience. Jack gets himself decapitated since Methos ignores the flirting and assumes he’s an Immortal after his head. Likely just shoots him dead, takes his head. When Jack revives and continues talking while just a head on the ground, it gets a little bit freaky. And, thus, we finally have the one true explanation for just how he became the Face of Boe.

2 - If you could study any subject at all, anywhere in the world, what would you choose?
There are a few. Folklore, mythology, Absolutely nobody will be surprised by this one, not even my family. Paranormal/Parapsychology. You can blame Ghostbusters for that one. There was a college somewhere where they were studying vampire films and tv shows. I would have loved to be in that class.

3 - Finish this sentence: It's raining...
“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, and couldn’t get up in the morning.” It’s an old nursery rhyme. It was either that, or it’s raining and turning into a massive amount of sleet.

4 - What's your favourite New Who episode?
Blink. I love the first appearance of the Weeping Angels. A very close second is The Unquiet Dead, since that was the first episode I ever saw.

5 - If you could persuade a film maker to reboot a favourite movie, what would you pick?
This was a tough one. Avoiding Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, or Indiana Jones, since remaking those would be horrific.

At one point, they were trying to get a live action version of The Last Unicorn off the ground before it faltered—so I’ll say that. Get Peter Jackson behind it—ideally once he’s finished with The Hobbit. Try to keep Christopher Lee as King Haggard. If he’s unavailable, then try for Ian McKellen. Get Peter S. Beagle to oversee the script so it won’t divert too far from his vision, and this time make sure he gets his fair share of the profit like he so richly deserves.
calliopes_pen: (amberleewriter had to be there Methos)
Some more casting news for Dark Shadows—Eva Green is in talks to play Angelique. This is great for me, since I was expecting Tim Burton to cast Helena Bonham Carter for the role. The character is originally from Martinique, so it would work.

The Nostalgia Critic (as Chester A. Bum) does a great skit in the middle of Chicago’s snowstorm.

10 Awesome DC Animated Moments From Cartoons That Aren’t Part of the DC Animated Universe. After reading the comments, sounds like I should track down Justice League: The New Frontier.

And now, answering a meme, from [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1:

- Comment with "Paper. Scissors. Rock. Spock. Merlin."
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


Like [personal profile] persiflage_1, switching the words--this time, to “Paper. Scissors. Rock. Doctor. Methos.”

1 - Who'd win in a sword fight between Jack and Methos?
I’ll say Methos, given that he has the most experience. Jack gets himself decapitated since Methos ignores the flirting and assumes he’s an Immortal after his head. Likely just shoots him dead, takes his head. When Jack revives and continues talking while just a head on the ground, it gets a little bit freaky. And, thus, we finally have the one true explanation for just how he became the Face of Boe.

2 - If you could study any subject at all, anywhere in the world, what would you choose?
There are a few. Folklore, mythology, Absolutely nobody will be surprised by this one, not even my family. Paranormal/Parapsychology. You can blame Ghostbusters for that one. There was a college somewhere where they were studying vampire films and tv shows. I would have loved to be in that class.

3 - Finish this sentence: It's raining...
“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, and couldn’t get up in the morning.” It’s an old nursery rhyme. It was either that, or it’s raining and turning into a massive amount of sleet.

4 - What's your favourite New Who episode?
Blink. I love the first appearance of the Weeping Angels. A very close second is The Unquiet Dead, since that was the first episode I ever saw.

5 - If you could persuade a film maker to reboot a favourite movie, what would you pick?
This was a tough one. Avoiding Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, or Indiana Jones, since remaking those would be horrific.

At one point, they were trying to get a live action version of The Last Unicorn off the ground before it faltered—so I’ll say that. Get Peter Jackson behind it—ideally once he’s finished with The Hobbit. Try to keep Christopher Lee as King Haggard. If he’s unavailable, then try for Ian McKellen. Get Peter S. Beagle to oversee the script so it won’t divert too far from his vision, and this time make sure he gets his fair share of the profit like he so richly deserves.
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach lady of the lake cartoon)
Since the Holiday Wish List Meme keeps going around and around my friends list, I thought I might as well link to my own lists one final time. My post for my Holiday Wish List is here. And my [community profile] fandom_stocking entry is here.

Word is spreading that Delicious is not shutting down after all. Yahoo is trying to sell it, not shut it down—Delicious will be trying to head elsewhere.

Watch a sneak preview of the Doctor Who Christmas Special Confidential. For those trying to avoid spoilers for the special or the coming season, there’s no need to worry. I didn’t spot any.

BBC America is adding Primeval, Bedlam and Outcasts to their Supernatural Saturday block. After reading the descriptions of the latter two, Bedlam seems interesting. It also doesn’t have an IMDB or Wikipedia page, so I can only assume we are getting it at the same time as the UK.

The Rifftrax for Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is now available.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale—about an evil version of Santa—actually looks pretty good, going by this trailer. The American voiceover doing tag lines ruins it a bit, but I’ve heard there’s another trailer floating around. And thanks to Familiar Faces over at That Guy With The Glasses, I immediately thought of the Krampus. Here’s his video on that topic.

Adrienne Roy has passed away, at the age of 57, following a battle with cancer. May she rest in peace. She was a colorist for many comics, including “a 16-year run on Detective Comics, a 15-year run on Batman and a 14-year run on New Teen Titans.”
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach lady of the lake cartoon)
Since the Holiday Wish List Meme keeps going around and around my friends list, I thought I might as well link to my own lists one final time. My post for my Holiday Wish List is here. And my [community profile] fandom_stocking entry is here.

Word is spreading that Delicious is not shutting down after all. Yahoo is trying to sell it, not shut it down—Delicious will be trying to head elsewhere.

Watch a sneak preview of the Doctor Who Christmas Special Confidential. For those trying to avoid spoilers for the special or the coming season, there’s no need to worry. I didn’t spot any.

BBC America is adding Primeval, Bedlam and Outcasts to their Supernatural Saturday block. After reading the descriptions of the latter two, Bedlam seems interesting. It also doesn’t have an IMDB or Wikipedia page, so I can only assume we are getting it at the same time as the UK.

The Rifftrax for Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is now available.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale—about an evil version of Santa—actually looks pretty good, going by this trailer. The American voiceover doing tag lines ruins it a bit, but I’ve heard there’s another trailer floating around. And thanks to Familiar Faces over at That Guy With The Glasses, I immediately thought of the Krampus. Here’s his video on that topic.

Adrienne Roy has passed away, at the age of 57, following a battle with cancer. May she rest in peace. She was a colorist for many comics, including “a 16-year run on Detective Comics, a 15-year run on Batman and a 14-year run on New Teen Titans.”
calliopes_pen: (kathyh alien foam invasion thwarted Doct)
Topless Robot lists The Seven Biggest San Diego Comic-Con Announcements. #3 is the stabbing in Hall H—#1 is the geeks protesting against the church. In the comments there, you can find a link to a video report on the protest from The Nostalgia Chick. It includes a moment where the guy dressed as Jesus waves at one of the church people from across the street.

For anyone only interested in that and not the list, you can watch it here. Oh, and Io9 got a picture of the guy dressed as Jesus (possibly the other one—I’m not sure, there were at least two out there) in the middle of the Justice League.

And now, the meme:

Reply to this post, and I'll tell you THREE reasons why I like you. Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.

Plus one more that seems fun:

You post a "top five" topic, list, category, etc. for one of my characters, such as "five tattoos Serena would get" or "five reasons Bill recycles." Then I'll reply with the answers to all your top 5 ideas. Serious or fun!
calliopes_pen: (kathyh alien foam invasion thwarted Doct)
Topless Robot lists The Seven Biggest San Diego Comic-Con Announcements. #3 is the stabbing in Hall H—#1 is the geeks protesting against the church. In the comments there, you can find a link to a video report on the protest from The Nostalgia Chick. It includes a moment where the guy dressed as Jesus waves at one of the church people from across the street.

For anyone only interested in that and not the list, you can watch it here. Oh, and Io9 got a picture of the guy dressed as Jesus (possibly the other one—I’m not sure, there were at least two out there) in the middle of the Justice League.

And now, the meme:

Reply to this post, and I'll tell you THREE reasons why I like you. Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.

Plus one more that seems fun:

You post a "top five" topic, list, category, etc. for one of my characters, such as "five tattoos Serena would get" or "five reasons Bill recycles." Then I'll reply with the answers to all your top 5 ideas. Serious or fun!
calliopes_pen: (made_in_ink Meggan song on the wind)
Okay, during the night an anonymous commenter wandered into my journal and posted a comment in the previous entry. I’m set to screen comments if they’re from someone that’s not on my friends list, or anonymous. I believe it was spam. The text was hitting the limits for how big it could get, all caps, and bright red. I deleted it. The words were basically gibberish, but slightly entertaining. This (sized down, removing the red for easier reading—still in caps, though) is what was posted: “THE BIRD OF THE SUN MUST BRING AN OFFERING TO THE LADY OF THE LAKE, FOR IF THE STEEL MAN HIDES THE KEY, THE ARMIES OF JUSTICE WILL MARCH TO SESAME STREET.”

I thought it was a reference to something at first, but a Google search turns up nothing. Although, it does sound like something The Question would mutter while discussing conspiracy theories, and in between saying that aglets are designed to kill. Or some obscure password that spies would mutter to gain entrance to a forbidden club.

That, or Piotr Rasputin is going to lay waste to Sesame Street after locating the sword Excalibur and getting access to the Phoenix Force. Your call.

Io9 lists The 5 Most Tear-Jerking X-Men Deaths. Little Illyana from the Legacy Virus, and Doug are two that I definitely agree with. If we weren’t only counting X-Men, I would have added Aunt May in Amazing Spider-Man #400—even if it was retconned into being an actress pretending to be Aunt May.

If you haven't already seen The Nostalgia Critic's latest video, you need to do so. He's reviewing The Room, and through the course of the video he does a skit relating to Back to the Future, and a "This is an ex-parrot" homage. The whole thing is great.

I’m leaving the poll open until Thursday afternoon. As of right now, it looks like Renee Montoya is winning with 7 votes.

I've just received word that my old elementary school principal has passed away. I don’t think I had seen him since middle school, since he occasionally popped over for a visit with the principal there. He was 73, but it wasn’t old age, it was pancreatic cancer. Mom says that when he retired, he became a beekeeper. From what I gather, he did that until the day he died.
calliopes_pen: (made_in_ink Meggan song on the wind)
Okay, during the night an anonymous commenter wandered into my journal and posted a comment in the previous entry. I’m set to screen comments if they’re from someone that’s not on my friends list, or anonymous. I believe it was spam. The text was hitting the limits for how big it could get, all caps, and bright red. I deleted it. The words were basically gibberish, but slightly entertaining. This (sized down, removing the red for easier reading—still in caps, though) is what was posted: “THE BIRD OF THE SUN MUST BRING AN OFFERING TO THE LADY OF THE LAKE, FOR IF THE STEEL MAN HIDES THE KEY, THE ARMIES OF JUSTICE WILL MARCH TO SESAME STREET.”

I thought it was a reference to something at first, but a Google search turns up nothing. Although, it does sound like something The Question would mutter while discussing conspiracy theories, and in between saying that aglets are designed to kill. Or some obscure password that spies would mutter to gain entrance to a forbidden club.

That, or Piotr Rasputin is going to lay waste to Sesame Street after locating the sword Excalibur and getting access to the Phoenix Force. Your call.

Io9 lists The 5 Most Tear-Jerking X-Men Deaths. Little Illyana from the Legacy Virus, and Doug are two that I definitely agree with. If we weren’t only counting X-Men, I would have added Aunt May in Amazing Spider-Man #400—even if it was retconned into being an actress pretending to be Aunt May.

If you haven't already seen The Nostalgia Critic's latest video, you need to do so. He's reviewing The Room, and through the course of the video he does a skit relating to Back to the Future, and a "This is an ex-parrot" homage. The whole thing is great.

I’m leaving the poll open until Thursday afternoon. As of right now, it looks like Renee Montoya is winning with 7 votes.

I've just received word that my old elementary school principal has passed away. I don’t think I had seen him since middle school, since he occasionally popped over for a visit with the principal there. He was 73, but it wasn’t old age, it was pancreatic cancer. Mom says that when he retired, he became a beekeeper. From what I gather, he did that until the day he died.
calliopes_pen: (rosiemoon is it time end of 10)
FamilyNet--it’s a channel for happy and wholesome (and kind of dull, given the listings I've seen on the TV Guide Channel) movies and tv shows for the whole family, from what I gather. So then why would they be showing The Garbage Pail Kids Movie? Why would any channel show it for that matter?

Just...what’s the thought process behind that? Given the rating, it’s an uncut version, too. All the crude and disgusting bits intact for the whole family, on early morning television! Let the kids stare in confusion at that Facts of Life kid stealing things. Let the confusion change to horror with Valerie Vomit and her crew.

I'm not sure if it's above or below the level of Manos: The Hands of Fate.

This has been your almost brain breaking moment of the morning. Anyone that wants to see just how horrible and unfunny that movie is, I’ll dig up The Nostalgia Critic’s review. It almost broke him.

I used to collect the cards and stickers--and I had a ring of those things at one point. I put those stickers everywhere. If you look hard enough, despite everyone trying to remove them, there are still a handful hidden in various corners and closets.
calliopes_pen: (rosiemoon is it time end of 10)
FamilyNet--it’s a channel for happy and wholesome (and kind of dull, given the listings I've seen on the TV Guide Channel) movies and tv shows for the whole family, from what I gather. So then why would they be showing The Garbage Pail Kids Movie? Why would any channel show it for that matter?

Just...what’s the thought process behind that? Given the rating, it’s an uncut version, too. All the crude and disgusting bits intact for the whole family, on early morning television! Let the kids stare in confusion at that Facts of Life kid stealing things. Let the confusion change to horror with Valerie Vomit and her crew.

I'm not sure if it's above or below the level of Manos: The Hands of Fate.

This has been your almost brain breaking moment of the morning. Anyone that wants to see just how horrible and unfunny that movie is, I’ll dig up The Nostalgia Critic’s review. It almost broke him.

I used to collect the cards and stickers--and I had a ring of those things at one point. I put those stickers everywhere. If you look hard enough, despite everyone trying to remove them, there are still a handful hidden in various corners and closets.
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach care for some tea Dalek)
A woman wrecked her car. The reason she told to police? A vampire supposedly jumped in front of her.

The Nostalgia Critic reviewed Hook.

Yet another Spider-Man casting rumor. This time, it’s that Josh Hutcherson was offered the role.

As if anyone expected anything different given how far-fetched the rumor was—the BBC says that there’s no Doctor Who movie in the works, and Johnny Depp wouldn’t star in it if there were. If you read the comments, you will come away with the horrifying image of Gary Busey as the Doctor due to one small joke.

From what I can tell, comment notifications are working perfectly—at least in this journal. [profile] x_meggan, on the other hand, seems to have comment notifications on the fritz. Maybe it’s permanent accounts that get it fixed first, then everyone else (as that’s a plus account) down the line? I have no idea.

ETA: I stand corrected. One comment arrived in the other journal after a 6 hour delay. Meanwhile, the two comments here haven't, as of yet.
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach care for some tea Dalek)
A woman wrecked her car. The reason she told to police? A vampire supposedly jumped in front of her.

The Nostalgia Critic reviewed Hook.

Yet another Spider-Man casting rumor. This time, it’s that Josh Hutcherson was offered the role.

As if anyone expected anything different given how far-fetched the rumor was—the BBC says that there’s no Doctor Who movie in the works, and Johnny Depp wouldn’t star in it if there were. If you read the comments, you will come away with the horrifying image of Gary Busey as the Doctor due to one small joke.

From what I can tell, comment notifications are working perfectly—at least in this journal. [profile] x_meggan, on the other hand, seems to have comment notifications on the fritz. Maybe it’s permanent accounts that get it fixed first, then everyone else (as that’s a plus account) down the line? I have no idea.

ETA: I stand corrected. One comment arrived in the other journal after a 6 hour delay. Meanwhile, the two comments here haven't, as of yet.

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