Posts from November 2007

Wednesday, 28 November 2007


I’m going to do some sorta big update soon about everything that’s been going on over the Holidays, but I don’t have time for that right now.

So instead, here’s an absolutely spectacularly awexome Mika video, animated by an upstart French studio:

Categories: Videos.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Shameless Self-Promotion & Vacation Dreams

I just discovered that if you type “Samus Aran” into Google, my site is the 2nd listed! holy crap! Just because I wrote a humorous article about the endings of the various Metroid games… like three years ago! Take a wook:

So, if anybody wants to know anything about Samus Aran, it’s either Wikipedia or me!

Anyway, let me tell you about a dream I had a couple of nights ago. It involved Carrie, Me, and my whole family going on vacation together. First off we went to one of the San Juan Islands, which was historically famous for having the first-ever freeway onramp in America. It was also famous for having the first-ever comic strip written about a freeway onramp (my dream people actually showed me a closeup of the comic strip, and it was drawn in a glorious 60s-futurism style. Very cool).

After the excitement of the freeway onramp, which was strangely high-tech, we all headed to the area between Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, which (you might not be aware) is a large desert basin that stretches for miles and miles, ringed with rocky hills.

While we were wandering around the cartoon-style sand dunes in this desert, all of a sudden Mt. Rainier erupted. It wasn’t an all-ash eruption like St. Helens in 1980. It was more of a single, quick, but very large explosion. Very fiery and red. It wasn’t at all scary. It was just kind of like, hey, look: Rainier finally erupted. huh.

A few moments after rainier erupted we all saw the shockwave from the blast as it caused the desert floor to swell up like a big wave (which we all calmly and un-eventfully rode out). We all stood there and watched as the shockwave traveled south across the desert, until it disappeared in the distance. Then a couple of seconds later we saw Mt. St. Helens erupt in a big cloud of ash. We all kinda nodded knowingly, like, “Yep, the Rainier eruption caused a huge earthquake, and once it reached St. Helens of course it erupted.”

Then the aftershocks started hitting, and the whole desert was going up and down in waves. Then one of the waves actually broke like an ocean wave—it broke right over Susan’s head, burying her in the sand! She was easy to find, though, because when the wave settled down there was a susan-shaped mound in the sand. She was just a couple of feet down, and it took me only a second of non-worried digging to get her out.

The whole family then decided to head somewhere else, but I woke up before we actually got anywhere.

Categories: Dreams, Life, Links.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

The Year I was Born

My eyes! My eyes! Aargh!

Categories: Links.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

"Of the Month" November ’07

I know it’s more than a week late, but I been sick! And awful busy to boot. So here it finally is. Enjoy it for the remainder of the month:

Link of the Month:
The Language Log Blog
Fascinating ruminations on the world of linguistics, perhaps one of the most important fields of study EVAR. The Language Log, maintained as it is by linguists, is unsurprisingly well-written.

DVD of the Month:
The Call of Cthuhlu
Created by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, this is a to-the-story accurate filmed version of one of the most famous horror stories every written. And the filmmakers chose to make the film as if it had been made the year after the story was written: 1926. As such, it is in black-and-white, is silent with title/dialogue cards, and uses (mostly) techniques that were available at the time. Bonus <spoiler>: Cthulhu is stop-motion!</spoiler>

Album of the Month:
Ballzack: Knucklehead Memoirs
I was talking to a couple of friends of mine who are Katrina evacuees, and I mentioned Ballzack, and they were all like, "Who?" And I was like, you gotta be kidding me! You’re from New Orleans and you ain’t never heard of the best rapper in New Orleans? You know how most rappers rap about (a) how good they are at gettin’ the fine ladies and (b) how skillful they are at rapping? Well, Ballzack raps about (a) how awful he is at gettin’ fine ladies (“I lower my standards to improve my game” he raps in one song) and (b) says that Teen Wolf is the greatest movie ever made and works references to Fraggle Rock and Saved by the Bell into his songs!

Categories: Of the Month.