Monday, 5 November 2012

Entertainment stuff from the week 29/10 - 4/11/12

G'day, folks.

I went to see Skyfall (the new Bond movie, y'know?)

Good film. But rather conflicted.

Daniel Craig's films are prequels to the others, right? The plot certainly seems to indicate that.

Judi Dench's female 'M' carries on from Pierce Brosnan's obviously contemporary Bond.... [loads of other things i'm not going to bother for the sake of terseness]..... and at one point they reference the car that gets introduced to Bond in Goldfinger - the Aston Martin DB5.

How's that supposed to work?
If the film's a prequel (even though it is set in modern climes, with modern technology) then surely he hasn't seen that car yet, for us all to get gooey and nostalgic about it?

Chronology approved.
Continuity denied.

Anyway - putting all that aside - good film, well worth watching :-) 

...and plenty of errors and things for pedants like me to have fun watching out for (don't worry, you probably won't notice them - they're tiny).

...and now, on with the fun...

------------------------------------------------------ contemporary stuff

The Hamster Wheel: Health in the Media

'Obamney 2012' - a mash-up of comments by Obama and Romney

'Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody)'

Especially for Queeneros -- Brian May and Kerry Ellis perform 'Life Is Real' (a less well known Queen song, from the Hot Space album)

Brian May and Bruce Dickinson on the same stage! How fucking awesome is that? (The song's 'Black Knight', by Deep Purple)

------------------------------------------------------ of the weeks

Press Release Of The Week: The British Sandwich Association's 'British Sausage Week' Sausage Sandwich Of The Month

Word of The Week: Prolix

Etymology Of The Week: 'Forty winks'

Town Of The Week: Glocca Morra

------------------------------------------------------ old stuff
Woah - that's some crazy shit - standing waves in a wave tank.

'Kirstie Talks Dirty' - another mash-up

'Nigella Talks Dirty' - another mash-up

I've been catching up on Fake Science, this week. Here's the best of 2012:

Body language

Elephant poaching

Rectangles and squares

Life on Mars

The fossil record

Science at home

Your eyes can play tricks

Bears and honey

America reaches the moon first

Dog whistles

Neat nature facts

'Ursula Martinez the Naked Magician'
How can she do those tricks, when she has nowhere to hide the 'kerchief? Gah.... (the music's the theme to 'A Shot In The Dark', by the way - a Peter Sellers comedy film which features a nudist colony, in one of the scenes)

Wow - that's a lot of penguins - and a lot of pixels!

Well-timed photographs:

Cut-away leaf art, by Lorenzo Durán

Want to see a 3-year-old kid play with an orchestra, in public? Go on, then...
...and this is him, now:

An advantage of getting old is that you can pull stunts like this :D

Getting xxx-ier, now :D :P

A dirty waterspout, LOL

Dog hooked on crack

"i just got stopped by a police woman and she said, "anything you say can & will be held against you" so i said "BOOBS!" hehe" - Lizzy the Lezzy


And a joke to finish. If you understand it, you're old enough to have read it ;-)

Three little ducks go into a bar..........

"Say, what's your name?" the bartender asked the first duck.

"Huey," was the reply.

"How's your day been, Huey?"

"Great. Lovely day. Had a ball. Been in and out of puddles all day. What
else could a duck want?" said Huey

"Oh.. That's nice," said the bartender. He turned to the second duck, "Hi,
and what's your name?"

"Dewey," came the answer from duck number two..

"So how's your day been, Dewey! ?" he asked.

"Great. Lovely day. I've had a ball too. Been in and out of puddles all day
myself. What else could a duck want?"

The bartender turned to the third duck and said, "So, you must be Louie?"

"No," she said, batting her eyelashes.

"My name is Puddles."

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