Posts from June 2008

Friday, 13 June 2008

All the Pies of the Movie Waitress

Carrie & I recently watched the movie Waitress starring Nathan Fillion and Kerri Russel. The waitress character is a phenom of a pie maker and invents a bunch of wacky pies over the course of the film. Well, TechLifeBlogged has cataloged the names and ingredients of All the Pies of the Movie Waitress. Some of them are pretty funny.

Plus Waitress it’s a good, sweet, movie with a hint of spice. And whipped cream on top. And I don’t know where else to carry this metaphor.

Categories: Links, Movies.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Signal Patterns

This is actually one of the more accurate personality tests I’ve ever taken. I tend not to take these things at all ’cause I don’t like being pigeonholed, but I agree with most of these results, especially scoring a zero in the “Traditional” category. I scored highest in “Stable,” “Open,” and “Agreeable.” So there you go.

The test is from Signal Patterns, which is an interesting website if you like that kinda stuffs.

(via γ‚†γŒγΎγˆ (Yugamae))

Categories: Links, Philosophy, Pictures, Surveys.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Wow, You Really Missed Some Important Stuff

If you missed Fools Play this past weekend, well then shame on you! Not only did you miss some really hilarious stuff, but you missed some horribly important changes to the status-quo of the show!

First off, Mike Harris the Blue Fool was fired. Yup! He and Fools Play’s business manager, Dana Cox, had an improv showdown, which Dana won. She then summarily fired the Blue Fool! Mike left to become a secret shopper, which he seems to have combined in his head with secret agent.

Dana Cox was then hauled away by a rival improv troupe, The Intellectualles. So both Mike and Dana are gone! But… for how long?

Not to worry, though. Fools Play did gain a new member:


Actually you should probably worry, because that right there is the Improv Spawn, an evil mythological creature that was birthed by Josh Hird the Maroon Fool and has pledged to return to Fools Play week after week and use its mystical powers to make Fools Play’s scenes un-funny.

Plus, its a freakin’ puppet! Fools Play Improv has a puppet in its cast! OMGooses!

How will the Fools ever be able to stop their new arch-villain, the Improv Spawn? Nobody knows, because it’s all improvised!

Categories: Fools Play, Pictures.

Monday, 9 June 2008

hello naomi’s photosets on Flickr


This woman who calls herself “hello naomi” makes the world’s mostest awexomest cupcakes. If you don’t believe me, go take a look at hello naomi's photosets on Flickr.

(via Loup-Vert)

Categories: Links, Pictures, Robots.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Enfin!

Rhododendrons

Categories: Pictures, Yard.

I’d Be in Good Company

No real surprises for me in this survey/test. Though it is interesting that I rated “Moderate” for Level 7. I think it’s just because I like to watch action movies.

The Dante’s Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell – Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Very High
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Very Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Very High
Level 7 (Violent) Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Low
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Low

Take the Dante’s Divine Comedy Inferno Test

Categories: Links, Philosophy, Surveys.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

"Of the Month" June ’08

Link of the Month:
Hulu
A website where you can watch TV online. It has a lot of really great, hard-to-find shows like Andy Barker, P.I., Exosquad, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, She-Spies, etc. It also has recent fare like the new Battlestar Galactica, Ghost Hunters, and even recent episodes of Late Night with Conan O’Brien in case you fall asleep before it comes on. Good quality video with full-screen capability.

Game of the Month:
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
The best of the console Prime series (I haven’t played Hunters yet). Corruption is an enormous game that defies the usual Metroid formula by taking place on several different planets and having your spaceship be a useful game mechanic (besides using it as a save point and to fly between locations, you can use it to pick up objects and also do strafing runs in rooms that are open to the sky). The controls with the Wii remote are fantastic (as long as you have it on Advanced with High Sensitivity) and really feel like a mouse-plus-keyboard control scheme. Missions are surprisingly varied, and it took me upwards of 20 hours to play all the way through it (only getting 81% of items, though I later went back and collected all the ones I missed).

Album of the Month:
Takako Minekawa: Fun 9
Takako Minekawa is part of Shibuya-kei, the same musical genre that produced the Pizzicato Five and Cornelious (whom she would later marry). This 1999 offering from Takako (partially produced by Cornelious) is delightfully eclectic, with vocals layered over jazz/lounge samples and complex, broken electronica beats. It’s really good IDM with really good vocals.

Categories: Of the Month.