Posts from February 2012

Monday, 27 February 2012

Official Video for “Aghadoe” by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount

Here is the awexome new video for Aghadoe by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount, starring Julia as some sorta forest sprite, Dom as a bum, and Geoff as Jackie Chan from Legend of Drunken Master:

Categories: Videos.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

New Article: Oscar Who?

That’s right! Two articles in two days! This one is my annual article about the Academy Awards, posted only an hour after the Oscar Telecast ended!


Something is different about you, Oscar…

Last year during the Oscar telecast I got the idea in my head that this year (2012) it might be fun to live-blog the Oscars. And then the nominees were announced, and I knew that something was… different about this year’s Oscars. I had this feeling that, because I won an Oscar pool last year, Oscar was going to try to put me in my place this year…
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Categories: Articles.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

New Article: My 10-Year Article Anniversary


That’s a lotta articles, judge.

Way back in the final two days of 2001 I wrote my first-ever article on thisischris.com. Therefore I am (2 months belatedly) celebrating the 10-year anniversary of writing articles
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Categories: Articles.

Friday, 10 February 2012

The Greatest Song On Earth

When two of your favorite musicians who also happen to be two of your good friends collaborate on a song, it’s always kinda inspiring. Behold the majesty of Three Ninjas & Julia Massey together at last:

Categories: Music.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

“Of the Month” February 2012

Link of the Month:
Don Hertzfeldt's Bitter Films Don Hertzfeldt’s BitterFilms.com
Does the name Don Hertzfeldt sound familiar to you? It probably should. By the time he was 23 he’d already been nominated for an Academy Award and been included in the top 100 most influential animators of all time, and at 33 (just a couple of years ago) he’d won a lifetime achievement award. His deceptively simple stick-figure-animation films are shockingly funny and disturbing and profound. And they’re only available through him personally. I urge you to watch as many of them as you can (or can stomach).

DVD & Game of the Month:
Super Mario 3D Land
This 3D Mario game eschews the more open-world, mission-based gameplay of previous 3D Mario games like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy. Instead, it takes a simple pose: what if you took the straight-ahead, level-based gameplay of New Super Mario Bros., but made it 3D? The result is a fascinating and very fun.

TV Show of the Month:
Stephen Fry in America
In 2008 Stephen Fry took a tiny, black, British taxi and drove it through all 48 lower states (then flew to Alaska and Hawaii). It is a very charming, witty, dry, and lovely travelogue in six hour-long episodes from the perspective of a very charming, witty, dry, and lovely British gentleman. True, some states get a bit of a short shrift (Ohio and Idaho come instantly to mind), and Florida doesn’t come out so well. But Mr. Fry stops in some delightfully unexpected places as well. In the end it seems a delightful but somehow all too brief visit from our darling neighbor from across the pond.

Categories: Of the Month.