Posts from December 2012

Friday, 28 December 2012

Walk-Ins By Appointment?

Can anyone explain this combination of appointment-only and walk-ins?

Walk-ins By Appointment

Walk-ins By Appointment

I saw this on a window of a local Tacoma business and it perplexes me greatly. I doubt I am the only one.

Categories: Pictures, Tacoma.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy End of the World

So the world didn’t end yesterday (big duh), so now maybe all the 2012 prophesy crap can stop.

But… even though the world didn’t end, I think maybe it came closer to happening than any of us realize. Just take a look at this snowflake that I made using my Holiday How-To:

The World Devourer

The Snowflake Devourer?

Could it have been that the world was almost… Devoured?

At any rate, Happy End of the World, everyone! Let’s celebrate by listening to Pizzicato Five’s song “Happy Ending”

Categories: Arts & Crafts, Christmas, Videos.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Happy Birthday, Red!

Today’s Google Doodle is pretty durned awexome:

200th Anniversary of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Google’s Red Doodle

See, it’s the 200th anniversary of the publishing of the 1st edition of the Grimm brothers’ collection of Fairy tales. Which included Little Red Riding Hood.

Anyway, if you haven’t already, click here and enjoy the story of Little Red Riding Hood told entirely with pictures and no dialogue, done in an art style that I absolutely adore (does anyone know how to find the artist credits for these Google Doodles?).

Categories: Links.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Introducing: Rory

This happened on Saturday:



This is Rory, our new kitten.

As is expected, Rory is already a hit with the members of Fools Play Improv, particularly the Maroon Fool, who spent pretty much all of Sunday’s practice filming her:

Suki isn’t quite as fond of the little thing going crazy all over the house. Although last night Suki did sniff Rory’s butt, so that’s a good step in the right direction.

Merry Christmas!

Categories: Life, Pictures, Videos.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

New Review: Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph

I’m gonna wreck it!

Wreck-It Ralph is kind of a minor masterpiece. It is bright, wickedly funny, smart, and has a good heart. Even though it isn’t a Pixar movie, it joins a long line of movies that anthropomorphize inhuman things and endow them with a life they really do not have: Toys, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc., Cars, Wall-E. It also joins that line with being incredibly drenched in nostalgia. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

“Of the Month” December 2012

Link of the Month:
Amazon My Wish List
‘Tis the season to give me lots of presents! #shameless

Album of the Month:
One Christmas at a Time One Christmas At a Time by Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick
Jonathan Coulton (of Jonathan Coulton fame) and John Roderick (of The Long Winters fame) set out to collaborate on an album of traditional Christmas albums. They quickly found this boring, and were more entertained by the jokes they were coming up with than the traditional songs. So they made those jokes into all-new Christmas songs and recorded them instead. The results is a delightfully daffy while still very mucially polished collection of songs about relatives ruining Christmas and wanting an Atari 2600. There’s a very accurate, old-school country song about Christmas in jail (it reminds me a lot of a Three Ninjas song) and an hilarious song about the dangers of celebrating Christmas based on past experiences, or projecting the current Christmas into next year’s. Very funny and very catchy stuff. Get it!

Movie of the Month:
Rare Exports Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
An unconventional Christmas movie, Rare Exports is an extremely straight-faced parody of arctic monster movies (like John Carpenter’s The Thing). Some wealthy American is digging up a mountain in Lapland because he’s certain that it is actually the world’s biggest burial mound. A young boy in the nearby village does some research and comes up with a theory about what (or who) is buried there that turns out to be surprisingly accurate. The results are darkly comedic, with a surprising third-act reveal, and the epilogue is delightful (and explains why the film is called Rare Exports).

Categories: Of the Month.