Saturday, March 07, 2009

Stuff and nonsense

There's a few little bits and bobs that I've been meaning to post recently but which haven't made it on here yet for a variety of reasons (the main one being that I keep forgetting about them), so I thought bugger it I'll shove 'em all up in one go. That being the case, don't expect any coherency to this post whatsoever. Some might say "no change there then…"


Best thing EVAH. Someone's editing Star Trek: The Next Generation clips into hilarious mini-episodes. I was watching this in my lunchbreak the other day and almost peed on my chair.

These are my favourites.

And there's more HERE (including some Back to the Future ones)



I went for a run the other night and noticed about seven herons milling about together in a park - which is unusual because they're rather territorial birds. Then I looked up to see one flying rather low over the top of me. It was an awesome sight - a bit like seeing a real, live pterodactyl. And it was at that point that I realised, being 40 minutes into my run, I was breathing through my mouth and if the heron had been so inclined it could've poo'd right in it.

Must concentrate on breathing through my nose more.


Have you seen it, have you seen it?! Seen what, you ask? The new Star Trek trailer of course!

I kid you not, but May 8th cannot come soon enough. I am *SO* looking forward to this film.

(And in a related matter, may I recommend the comic book prequel, Star Trek: Countdown? I've just read the second issue and it is AWESOME. The collected edition is out in April, conveniently just a matter of days before the movie is released)


Talking of films, I saw Watchmen. It was very good, although kinda spoilt by the fact that an article on Aintitcool made mention of the fact that the production had "someone specifically working on the jiggle physics of his [Dr. Manhatten's] wang." Having read that means that your eyes are inevitably, and rather horrifically, drawn to it to see if they did indeed make it look realistic. I'm no expert on the gentle swaying of a 50 metre-tall blue man's penis as he walks around in the Arctic, but short of painting my own a similar shade and strutting around like I'm on a catwalk, I'm going to say that yes, they probably got it about right.


Are you on Facebook? Yes? Well, may I invite you to join my newly-formed group? I've started a petition to have William Shatner record a cover version of the classic Soundgarden track Black Hole Sun.

Imagine this:

Done like this:

You know it makes sense. Join us HERE. I'm after suggestions for B-sides too.


Ponita said...

Hahahaha! I am with you on the Shatner thing, Tim! That would be hilarious. Especially since he's gotten the spoken thing way more down pat and stylized now, so many years later.

I am looking forward to that new movie as well. Love Star Trek, although I wouldn't say I am a Trekkie. I just really like the movies and the tv series - all of them.

CyberPete said...

Hah! I am joining that, I think you sent me an invite a while back.

The Tall Red Head said...

This probably isn't the time or place to say that I have never watched Star Trek...or Star Wars...or any of those movies is it?

I do watch Boston Legal though! Does that help?

I am so barred from this blog now

Tim said...

Ponita - You just like the movies and the TV series? Yeah, you're a Trekkie!

Cyberpete - Do it!

The Tall Red Head - Dude, you are so not barred! This is perfect! We'll start you off on the new movie (because apparently it's been written to appeal to new fans), then once you're indoctrinated we'll move onto the series and the previous movies. You'll be one of us in no time!

The Tall Red Head said...

I am flattered that I am not barred! But you seem to have put a lot of thought into turning me into a Trekkie. And for that I am honoured. But, what if I don't like the shows? Am I still welcome?

Such stressing times...

CyberPete said...

Done. I will check out the hardcore group action when I get home or this weekend after I've moved and unpacked.

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Emma said...

I can't wait till 8 May either! Is the whole Star Trek gang going? Can I come too? All my other mates are non-trekkers! :o(

Tim said...

The Tall Red Head - What do you mean 'if you don't like the shows?' Of course you'll like the shows!

Don't be talkin' all crazy on me!

Cyberpete - Awesome!

Hapi - Um, OK… and to you too!

File - No. Weird…

Emma - I believe there will be an open invitation to the masses! Preliminary discussions have already taken place!

missyandchrissy said...

that eyeballing game is SO addicting! and a little disturbing - i had no idea i was so bad at making a right angle.

and you probably know by now, but bear and i joined your shatner group - brilliant idea!!

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CyberPete said...

I know! I'm too excited for words.

Tim said...

MissyandChrissy - I know! I've wasted so many hours on it and actually got progressively worse…

And thanks for joining the group!

Keyword - What if I don't want to, eh…?

Cyberpete - Aren't we all!?