Saturday, 24 September 2016
Them poor dandelions…
Last night I trekked up to Seattle to see a musics show in a coffee shop. Specifically, I went to see central California folk-punk act Dandelion Massacre play. Specifically, I went to see Phoebe, AKA “I Kill Cameron” play with Dandelion Massacre.
And seeing as how I’m me, I made a bunch of animated .gifs about it. Enjoy! If you download some of their music and watch these .gifs while you listen, then you’ve got yourself a cheap-ass music video!
It was great to meet you, Phoebe! Have fun (and be safe) on the rest of your tour.
Categories: Animated .GIFs, Concerts/Shows.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
There’s a thing going around the internet right now where you’re supposed to post the pictures of 3 fictional characters that, when combined, best describe you as a person. I think there’s even a couple hashtags for it. Yeah: #3FictionalCharacters or #ThreeFictionalCharacters. Anyhoo, I did one. Here it is without comment:
Sam Weir, Bumblebee, and Balki Bartokomous
Qualifier: Original cartoon Bumblebee only, not any of the other versions of the character.
Categories: Life, Pictures.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
TV Show of the Month:
Yes, there is a lot of hype about this show, and a metric tonne has been written about how much of an homage it is to different 1980s pop culture like Steven Spielberg and Steven King and some other Stevens, probably. The thing is, it’s good. It’s not just a nostalgia trip (though it certainly is that). It’s really good. They’re making a season 2 soon. I’m glad about that. It already has a title.
Seriously, though, if for some reason you’re a dumbass and have avoided watching this show because it’s so hyped and popular, shut your hipster hole and go binge it. It’s really good.
Comic Book of the Month:
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now
After the soft reboot of Marvel’s massive “Secret Wars” event, the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic started with a new #1 issue (“Our second #1 in 12 months” the cover proudly exclaimed). This collects the first 6 issues after “Secret Wars” and sees Squirrel Girls as part of an Avengers squad. But the bulk of the story revolves around her being accidentally sent back in time to the 1960s and fighting an earlier version of Doctor Doom who has also gone back in time to the 1960s. It’s absolutely delightful and hilarious. And just so very nerdy. In a climactic scene Squirrel Girl gives secret instructions to a friend by saying a string of C++ code out loud, knowing that the friend is a computer science major and can translate it. This run by Ryan North and Erica Henderson is one of the greatest comic book runs of the past couple of years, up there with Ms. Marvel.
Tweeter of the Month:
Dee is from Melbourne. She is funny. Don’t just take my word for it: John Stamos said so too, once.
Categories: Of the Month.