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Living on the edge

Things I tried last night:
- homemade absinthe
- a Cuban cigar
- standing on the questionably stable wooden floor of our balcony for longer than a minute

Possibly the last part was what made me the most nervous.

Remember when our watch parties just had themed cupcakes?

On the actual Opening Ceremony

It needed more TARDIS.

Remember when Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympics?

Neither do I but I needed to connect this last bit somehow.


Slightly Insulting Chicago Posters


I want this poster in my life. Unfortunately they're not selling it yet.

I also want the Loop one, since I work in the Loop and tend to be in the area a lot. If you do want to get an idea about what the neighborhoods are like in this city, check out the Tumblr because holy ACCURATE, Batman.
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No, really. They are. It's got Olivia Newton-John in it.




AND GAMES WITH DANCE NUMBERS. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT.
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Brought to my attention by [livejournal.com profile] mr_mercutio:

THIS LINK IS NSFW!!!




For those at work and cannot therefore click on the link (what are you doing on LJ??), let me highlight choice bits from the description (bold, italics, underline, blink are mine):

Updated by popular request... Yes the The Vamp retains hot and cold temperature. Toss it in the fridge for that authentic experience.

JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN! Who doesn't love those dark and mysterious vamps on the screen and in the books we all thumb through lustfully? That's what we thought. For those of us who fantasize about being spellbound and tantalized by the forbidden comes The Vamp. We promise this vamp won't be the only thing coming for you in the night.

[...] Don't be surprised if this toy seduces you, its long sleek shaft and deliciously ridged head calling to you in the twilight. But don't save this for just nocturnal escapades, try taking our Vamp out in the sunlight and watch him sparkle.


Just.

WHY?
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Apparently by 2010 the US will no longer be the US as we know it.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.


The full article, found on WSJ online, can be read here.

This map may be my favorite bit:



*makes plans to move to Europe, by which I mean the Northest US* :|
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BOYD HOLBROOK WAS IN MILK. BOYD, my OTD (One True Draco-- well, barring Tom, really).

He never spoke a word, of course, but there was one scene where he gave Harvey Milk a ride on his motorcycle, and fine, so he was sporting a 70s mustache, but. But. Booooooooooooooyd. Nom nom nom.

That being said: Hahaha, Lucas. You know you want to come out, liek, now.

Oh, and Milk was cool. It is eerily similar to current events.
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so. much. work. to. do. Haven't been able to get on YM, though I've been commenting on some of your LJs (that was me putting off work, btw) and catching up on The Daily Show. Colbert Report up next. :|

and also, somehow, I was able to watch The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when he had Russell Brand over. (Which Americans, I believe, can watch here.) Russell Brand is ♥ ([livejournal.com profile] boho, thank you so very much for introducing him. :D)

I loved Jay Leno's monologue at the beginning about Sarah Palin:

"She may actually be the first beauty pageant contestant to bring about world peace."


Except, of course, she's also Sarah Palin.

"Another Vice President who hunts. What could go wrong?"


Palin is the Twilight of the political fandom, y/y?

Okay, I really should be working now. :| ([livejournal.com profile] acidpop25, I shall be on YM tonight.)
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SO a couple of nights ago I was re-watching one of my favourite shows in the world, and a scene just really struck me as very, very relevant to today's current issues.

A man had just been voted to premiership, and three people were sitting around a living room telly, talking about him. Slightly paraphrased:

"I was going to vote for him," said the girl.

"Oh really?" one of the men asked.

"Yeah, me too," the second man said.

"Why?"

"I don't know," the girl said, "But I liked him."

"Yeah. He was always good to hear," the second man agreed.

"I felt safe," said the girl, tapping her fingers on the cup she held.

And then The Doctor frowned, because he'd heard that drumming sound before Martha was tapping out on her cup before, and then Harold Saxon started talking on the telly, and their telly got blown up and they had to be on the run because they were suspected terrorists--

But I'm getting ahead of myself. :|

Because you know-- maybe the United Kingdom didn't work out much for The Master, but he's definitely set his eyes on America since then! And I can't believe no one's pointed it out before.

Yes, flist. Obama is The Master! I need an icon for that. Come on-- good orator, rose to prominence fairly recently (when did we *really* start hearing about Obama, hmm? *narrows eyes*), bewitches the world with his words...

Observe what he did to the world when he was in power (PS: What follows is spoilerific of Doctor Who 3x12):



I would worry if I were you, flist.

I would. *nods solemnly*




PS: You know I love you guys hardcore, but as I really didn't invest myself in this whole election as little more than a bemused and fascinated observer, I thought last night that the reactions to his speech were interesting (Transcript available here, btw, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] morganashkevron who posted it). Actually, the reactions to him are, in general.

PPS: I can totally start a Real-Life Quibbler-esque blog of crackpot conspiracy theories, y/n?

OHNOES

Aug. 14th, 2008 08:27 pm
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HALFBLOOD PRINCE RELEASE DELAYED TIL JULY 2009.

DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD:

Why, WB, why?? (Actually, the article I link you to says why, but.
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thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda.

I know Twilight fans would have already read Breaking Dawn or something, but if you have only read Twilight and decided not to bother with the rest of the series (like me), or if you have never actually read ANY of it at all but fear that you might break down and do out of curiosity, then save yourself the trouble and read [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's recaps.

Actually, read them if you've read the books too.

Here plz, kthx.

In pseudo-fandom musing, I think I would have been in Team Jacob. Glad I never actually got into the books, lol.
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So Line ([livejournal.com profile] ccharlotte) and I watched The Dark Knight yesterday, finally, and I loved every moment of it. (I love this city!) I won't wax poetic over it, but I have to admit that like [livejournal.com profile] ronniekins77 I DID avoid reading what the flist thought of it, so this could very well be redundant or repetitive or whatever.

I just have one spoilerific question )
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Who'd have thought internet-related work would actually reduce my personal time on the internet? I haven't touched this thing for nearly a month, eurgh. (I have been reading posts, so I am all caught up and stuff.)

Anyhoo, by now I'm sure at least half of you are aware of Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. If you aren't, here's a bit of background.

Now, reaction to the series started out strongly positive (minus a few cries of "O-ver-RA-ted!", which we all expected anyway) but it has dwindled into discontent once the third installment came out. Understandably. The story veered into a totally different, yet apparently Whedonesque direction.

I still love it, though. And it isn't just Neil Patrick Harris, it's also-- gosh, so many things.

And because it contains potential spoilers, here under the cut are the 3 reasons why I actually liked the way it ended. )
The way I see it, this isn't the end of Dr Horrible. Whedon came into it looking to circumvent the issues that plagued the WGA Writer's Strike, and you know what, I think he found a way to do it. I wouldn't be surprised (and right now I wouldn't begrudge him) if he milked this for all it was worth.

Here's what I think is coming out of Dr Horrible:
  • DVD with a lot of extras, including a commentary in song
  • an official soundtrack
  • a comic book about Captain Hammer

Here's what I'd love to see:
  • a full-length Broadway production (he sounded like he was joking, but...)
  • more webisodes
  • a movie
  • a TV series (my vote's with this one, but I think Whedon should keep it an iTunes exclusive. How friggin' awesome would that be?)

And with all that they left hanging, with everything they hardly expounded on (see the list of villains credited at the Evil League of Evil), how could they not expand this?


PS. I haven't seen The Dark Knight yet, won't see it til [livejournal.com profile] ccharlotte comes up here this weekend, so I'm avoiding those LJ entries. Can't wait though!
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Pseudo-movie marathon today:

Okay. First of all, I came into Prince Caspian thinking, for some weird reason, that it was The Horse and His Boy, so understandably I was a little upset when Caspian did not bicker with a girl and married her just so he could continue bickering with her.

Other than that, it was fine-- a few 'eh' moments, but whatevs. I wouldn't have posted about it at all, though, if not for sheer love of Edmund. Edmund! Goodness, what's happened to him? He annoyed me to no end in the first movie and now he's all. Dark and brooding and funny and the abso-fucking-lute best one of the lot! I ♥ him so. I ♥ him so so much.

"I know. You had it sorted."

Eeeee.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, meanwhile, was not what I expected it to be. It's a bit all over the place but I guess that's because it's not meant to tell a smooth story. That, or something was wrong with our projector at the cinema. :| But it's cute and kind of scandalous sometimes, but it's almost realistic. Almost.

What're the better movies you've seen recently? Line and I might end up watching What Happens in Vegas soon-- anybody seen that yet?
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Skip to about 3 minutes in. It is. OMG. I want. I WANT SO BADLY AND I AM ASHAMED OF THAT BUT I DO.


...there was Get Over It, a teeny-bopper flick about, well, a high school.. musical.

Nothing much like High School Musical, except:

Troy Bolton Ben Foster is a basketball star.
His best friend Chad thinks his theater craze is crazy.
Kirsten Dunst is a girl named Kelly Kelsi? who writes her own songs.


ETA: *CRACKS UP* OMG AND KEEP GOING. AFTER THAT NUMBER. SKIP TO 6:32. *DIES*
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but I do realise that yes, most of slash and yaoi and fandom owe their roots to the so-called subtext between Kirk and Spock of the USS Enterprise.

Apparently they're doing an "early years" movie for Christmas 2008.

Primarily for [livejournal.com profile] miss_charmed: Guess who's playing Spock?
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Clearly, I should never be given whipped cream for dinner. Or autumn brings out the craΩ--OH MY GOD I JUST MADE AN OHM. *IS AWESOME*--zy in me. :|

Anyway, today I seriously feared for my life, when an UNKNOWN BOX from an UNKNOWN ADDRESS was delivered to ME.


Dell? I did not order anything from Dell. I have a Mac! Who could this box be FROM?
Dun dun dun DUN.

I tell Line and Hetty that if someone hated me, and planted a bomb to send to me, to be activated as soon as I opened the box, then they'd know what happened.


Strange, though. No BOOM. And plenty of.. newspaper? Someone sent me NEWSPAPER.


Oh, no, wait. Not newspaper after all!


Could it be? Why, yes, it could! It's shamelessly obnoxious 90s memorabilia!

(In other news, Ticca, it's arrived!)


I tried it out...


Insta-motel!

Oh my god I want it now. :| Ticca. This is awesome. (Also, email me for more details re: shipping to you. :P)
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I cannot decide if Colbert running for the President of the United States is:

a. no longer funny because Man of the Year was already made.
b. even more hilarious because someone actually took it this step further.
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How Grey's Anatomy is Just Like an RPG


1. Everyone eventually sleeps with everyone else.
2. Everyone's PB is hot. (Well, nearly.)
3. If a player stirs drama, the mods kick him out.

I will miss Burke next week.
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They're showing Zanna, Don't! (whose album I uploaded last Valentine's Day) in two weeks.

jasf;djk;saldfaslkdfjasdf OMGZYAY. SRSLY. YAY.

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