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!

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