"So, we got this musical, see? It's about gamblers and gangsters and such. I'm thinking we cast that Brando kid.""Ah, good idea boss, but, uh, you know Frank Sinatra's interested in the film too.""Oh, good point. Here's what we do; we cast Brando as the lead and give him the bulk of the singing, and … Continue reading A Brief Vignette
This'll probably be my only post on Amazon's disastrously horrible Rings of Power series, and it's just to point out this very funny video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhsGVs6auq0 "Ha ha, what, is she planning to swim back to Middle Earth?""Yes, that's the plan""Ha...oh my god, you're serious." The "Pitch Meeting" videos are generally pretty funny, especially … Continue reading Rings of Power Pitch Meeting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFvFMt_EUTw I think the German shepherd, dachshund, and chihuahua are my favorites.
Two eccentric British geniuses equipped with box-like vehicles with which they go on mind-twisting adventures, but who can pierce the madness to emerge as king of the world of pure imagination? Overall, I'd peg the Doctor to win, as having far more experience as well as superior technology (e.g. time travel). But I think Wonka's … Continue reading Because This Is the Way My Mind Works
1. Most of my reading this week was more stuff on colonial and early American history, which I don’t want to talk about right now because I’m a little tired of controversies on the subject. That’s kind of a pattern with a lot of these Flotsams and, heck, life in general; most of the stuff … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Some History, Headspace, and More
(The following exchange took place on work chat today. One of my co-workers snagged it and posted the below image with the attached caption) There are two kinds of people in the world
Having committed myself to a deadline, I've got a lot of work to do. So I'll leave you in the capable hands of Weird Al Yankovic and the rockin' military industrial complex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-CG5w4YwOI "Burn that microfilm buddy, will you? / I'd tell you why but then I'd have to kill you."
Sometimes, when you're feeling down, a rollicking, inspirational musical number can give you a much needed injection of spirit, telling you that you can do anything. And sometimes...well, sometimes you just want to push as hard as you can in the opposite direction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Z9Zr2RC8U Or maybe that's just me, but I think the song is … Continue reading An Inspiring (?) Song