Monday, 12 November 2012

Entertainment stuff from the week 5-11/11/12

I can barely believe it... the last six weeks has gone past like... well, six weeks, i suppose.
How well have you been paying attention? :-P

...stop rambling, Tap...

What i am referring to, is the end of Red Dwarf X (disregarding the Wednesday repeat). BUT...

The DVD will be available in a staggering one week - its Region 2 release date is the 19th of November.
Region 4 will get it on the 12th of December, and Region 1 will get it on the 8th of January.

How much will it be?
£14.99 for UKians. $24.32 for USAians. $29.97 for Aussians.

And what's going to be on it?

Well - all the episodes, obviously; plus a 2 hour documentary about how Red Dwarf X came to fruition.
There are only 3 hours of episode - and a 2 hour doco? Is that in proportion?! Sounds slightly odd to me... must be quite comprehensive.

"in two utterly compelling hours director Nathan Cubitt gets you closer than ever before to the making of a full series of Red Dwarf. You'll see candid interviews, behind-the-scenes photography, bucketloads of rushes, rehearsal footage, and a lot more."

Sounds it!

Great news for Clue fans - as well as the new series (series 58), due to be broadcast in the new year - there will be a special 40th Anniversary show, of the same ilk as 'I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Christmas Carol' and 'Humph In Wonderland'.
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue's not a show that most people, who've been weaned on TV, grow used to quickly, but it's one of the best - hence why it's been around for four decades!
And it's certainly enough for me to get excited about :)

Third to Dwarf and Clue comes a mention of a little, provincial thing called the, umm.... what was it? ...oh, the US Presidential elections!
Which Obama won - w00p w00p.
I know he's a lawyer, and a polly, and he's achieved so much less than we all expected him too, but -- our options were him, or an oligarchic, Mormon nutbag.
The choice couldn't have been much easier!
This dog seems to agree:

A new Science show on the BBC: Dara O'Briain's Science Club

Episode 1 (of 6), on iPlayer:
One of his guests is Steve Jones -  biologist extraordinaire!

This song just keeps growing on me..."we can change the world!"
'Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge'

This is what ingenuity looks like. Unfortunately.,-empisteytheite-mas-patentes-kathimerinotitas-pou-kanoun-ti-diafora.htm

'In front or behind?'
I think the one on the left's in front... how 'bout you?

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

Word Of The Week: diadochokinetic

Etymology Of The Week: Mooning

Brand-name Etymology Of The Week: Persil (perborate and silicate)

Quote Of The Week: "You can do magic with science, but you can't do science with magic." - Erica Dunning (Brian Dunning's daughter)

Legendary animal of the week: Gyascutus - a mythical beast with legs that are longer on one side of its body, to walk around steep hills :D

Fact Of The Week: A 'mulligan' is a re-played shot, in golf, where the first was cocked up (only in friendlies, though - not in professional golf!)

----------------------------------- old stuff

Bacterio-fungal art. I discovered this while Tumblring, during the week

Some Captain Disillusion videos. I still wonder why a grown man would paint his face to make YouTube videos, but hey - his are damn good! He takes spurious videos and explains how they were faked, or why they're not as they seem.

"Gas Station Ghost" RECUT

"Catching Glasses" Explanation

"I love everybody..."

'Playing with pencil shavings', by Marta Alt├ęs

When Adria Airways lost Andreas Scholl's suitcase, he didn't just get mad - he got even - he wrote a song about it! Don't muck around with this guy...

Wanted: A good proof-reader :D

'Matrix Ping Pong' Brilliant! :D

The week's jokes:

As Air Force One arrives at Heathrow Airport, President Obama strides to a reception from the Queen.

They are driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London, where they change to a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched to six white horses.
They continue on towards Buckingham Palace, waving to the thousands of fervent British monarchists - all is going well.

Suddenly the right rear horse lets fly with the most horrendous earth shattering fart ever heard in the British Empire.
The smell is atrocious and both passengers in the carriage must use handkerchiefs over their noses.
The fart shakes the coach, but the two dignitaries of State do their best to ignore the incident.

The Queen turns to President Obama, "Mr. President, please accept my regrets. I am sure you understand there are some things that even a Queen cannot control."

Obama, always trying to be "Presidential," replied: "Your Majesty, do not give the matter another thought ... until you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses."

Later that day...

{See if you can do the accent, as you read :P }

President Barack Obama visits a Glasgow hospital. He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness. He greets one.

The patient replies:

Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin race,
Aboon them a ye take yer place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
As langs my airm.

Obama is confused, so he just grins and moves on to the next patient.

The next patient responds to Obama's greeting with:

Some hae meat an canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat an we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit.

Even more confused, and his grin now rictus-like, the President moves onto the next patient, who immediately begins to chant:

Wee sleekit, cowerin, timorous beasty,
O the panic in thy breasty,
Thou needna start awa sae hastie,
Wi bickering brattle.

Now seriously troubled, Obama turns to the accompanying doctor and asks, 'Is this a psychiatric ward?'

'No' replies the doctor, 'this is the serious Burns unit.

[groans and/or bemused faces all around, i expect]


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