Friday, October 16, 2015

This Week in Neat-O

:: Terry Gilliam's deleted animations from Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Gilliam's own commentary. ("What does John expect me to talk about??")

:: Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in its Original Ancient Language, Akkadian

:: Here's a Deviant Art user who carved a fantastic pumpkin that uses projection to re-create a scene from Luigi's Haunted Mansion.

:: Cracked has an article about some of the differences in the James Bond films and their source novels that includes one of the best descriptions I've ever heard of their different approaches: "The movies are wish fulfillment that try to convince you of how cool it would be to be cool in various scenarios. The books are wish fulfillment for those that would like to be in a nearly constant state of panic, followed by a short span of calm, followed by a lengthy span of vodka. You don't finish the books wanting to be James Bond. You finish the books hoping that James Bond just gets a night of uninterrupted sleep."

:: The trailer for Netflix's Mr. Show follow-up, W/ Bob & David.

:: Steve Irwin died nine years ago now, and I still can't believe it. Did you know that Animal Planet still shows The Crocodile Hunter early in the morning every weekday? It broke my heart when he died. Becca and I were big fans, His daughter Bindi is now an amazing and beautiful young lady, and she did an emotional dance tribute to him on Dancing with the Stars that I found quite moving.

:: Cartoonist Pranas T. Naujokaitis is doing a series of Lost Monster Cereal Boxes on his Tumblr for Inktober, and they're wonderful.

:: And here's another very talented artist who draws... well, he's drawn some... samurai frogs!


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Bindi is great. She is the real deal. I am just so glad she grew into that sweet monkey face she had as a child. You know we all thought she could go either way with it.

Vachon said...

I liked that Quantum Leap song parody. Makes me wonder if the show should be allowed to rest or if it would be worthwhile to reboot it for a modern audience? Surely there are some new stories, some controversial, that remain to be told...