A century ago today, one of the funniest people who ever lived was born. I've been watching I Love Lucy since before I can remember. It was a staple of my days as a child, and I still catch it now. (And boy, if only Netflix were streaming this series... that would be perfect.) I think everything I originally liked in humor begins with her. Thanks for everything.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
I know, I know, every animal on the internet is the cutest thing ever, but this well and truly is. This may have ruined my ability to appreciate cuteness for an indeterminate length of time.
I mean... damn. Wailing away like Fats in the Rock-A-Fire Explosion. I have been in an unbelievably shitty mood tonight, and this really, REALLY helps.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
As of this week, Wildstorm is no more. Most of it is being folded into the DC Universe proper, I guess... shit, most of this DC Crisis of Infinite Reboots seems like it's turning the whole place into Wildstorm. I was never a huge fan of the Wildstorm Universe (The Authority, Stormwatch, whatev--not for me), but here are 15 comics they published that I really dig.
14. Danger Girl
13. Ball and Chain
12. Tomorrow Stories
11. High Roads
10. Ex Machina
8. Speed Racer/Racer X
7. Tom Strong's Terrific Tales
5. Top 10
3. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen/The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2
2. Astro City
1. Tom Strong
:: So I've finished this now, and it feels less like a rushed half of a story than A Feast for Crows did, but I still feel like surprisingly little happened in 959 pages of narrative. I can feel a vague goal that GRRM is working towards, but he just keeps throwing in more distractions and red herrings and sudden new plot threads for the sake of keeping the drama going, and everything feels like the longest tease. Ever since A Storm of Swords, these books have each felt like prologues for another book that never manages to materialize.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
A review of the films I've seen this past week.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
I was looking at pictures of animals indigenous to Illinois, when I came across this one. It made me realize that the baby turtle I saved years ago from the Walmart parking lot and released over by the pond was a common snapping turtle. I saw him last year scrambling along the road and recognized his bumpy shell and long tail. That was what had confused me when he was small enough to fit in a little basket: his long, long tail. Now I know why he had it: he was a common snapping turtle.
A Doctor Who meme slightly modified from Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges
1 - Your Favourite Who Quote
3 - Your Favourite New Series Episode
4 - Your Favourite Doctor
5 - Your Favourite Companion
6 - Your Favourite Piece of Music
7 - A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Happy
9 - Your Favourite Season (Classic or New)
10 - Your Favourite Villain
11 - The Villain Who Scared You the Most
12 - Your Favourite Who-Related FanFic
13 - The Scene That Made Your Cry the Most
14 - Your Doctor Who OTP
15 - Favourite Who Actor
16 - Favourite Who Actress
17 - An Episode You Wish Hadn’t Been Made