Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's a Stampede! Link Roundup - 11/29

F@#! these rings are expensive, but Gods D@#! do I want them! Tip o'the hat to Daddy Likey.

New Orleans is getting the David Simon / Wire treatment.

I'll be wearing these when the Old Ones rise. Hail Cthulu!


Have you ever looked at a super hero and thought, "Yeah, he could be a little more beardy"? Artist Vanja Mrgan did.

There are many copies. And they're delicious.

Death comes shining a thousand bright colors

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Honey, if we can't kill people, what's the point in being a vampire?


Gods, where is Buffy when we need her?

Winchesters? Anybody?

Keep your mitts off Boone though. Takes note, Cullens. Have some fun already. You're vampires.

tv - damon and vicki dance scene |

Seriously, you need to get out more. And I'm not talking about waiting for a summer storm to blow through so you can play baseball. Or sparkle.

Although it is acceptable to go to the pier, but only if you're on a dinner and/or recruiting run.

Modesty and the fact that my mother may be reading this preclude me from adding any The Hunger clips, but come on. Blood, sex, howler monkeys, Bauhaus, and David Bowie? Vampires were just cooler in the 80's.

And I may be Team Jacob, but don't think you're getting a pass either, dogboy. This is how you do werewolf.

British Friday - Kneel before Zod edition

via Nerd Boyfriend

Thursday, November 19, 2009

#LOST or: I really should have flown Continental

The final celebrititastic, stalkerific installment of The Real LOST Experience or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Fangirl is up at Tubular.

Crazy mad love to T for her terrific write ups!

And my thoughts on not being in the picture at the end of the post? To paraphrase Joey "The Lips" Fagan, sure I could have been there and met a cast member, but that would have been predictable.

This way, it's poetry.

You can find my full Hawaii photo set on flickr.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

#Supernatural 5.10: Abandon All Hope ...

Zut alors! It's the last new episode of 2009! Sam, Dean, and Castiel square off against Lucifer. I doubt things go as planned, considering we're only at the midpoint of the season.

Written by Ben Edlund, directed by Phil Sgriccia.

If you're looking for a way to while away the next two months, catching up with all the Chicon reports is a good start. Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune offers her take on the event, as well as interviews with Misha Collins and Jim Beaver.

Misha revealed the intriguing information that news footage exists of him and his University of Chicago roommates running around mostly naked on the coldest day on record. IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY WHY IS THIS NOT ON THE YOUTUBES ALREADY??? Really, fandom. I'm disappointed. I expected more from you.

The always awesome SuperWiki has the full roundup of reports, photos, and vids. So that should take care of 3 or 4 days.

I'm also planning to do a count down of the top 12 Supernatural moments for the recap on Tubular. What are your faves? Let me know in the comments here or over at the Chron.

And now, promos and clips below! EW's Ausiello also has an exclusive clip, but beware - headline is spoilery for character casting. But then, if you're watching it, you're probably not concerned about such things.

Supernatural returns on January 14, 2010. Stay strong, people.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I'm a deeply indebted to @bobbyhank for alerting me to some exciting news - today is the 31st anniversary of the airing of one of the greatest achievements in teevee history. I can't believe I almost missed it!

To mark the day I'm reposting this entry from the 12/26/08 wax|wendy archives. Don't say I never gave you anything ...


When I was a kid, there were a few occasions when gifts would magically appear a few days after Christmas. One year, my mom forgot about a pair of earrings she'd gotten me. Another year, my brother really, really, really wanted a Colossal Fossil Fight. Mom couldn't find the game anywhere, and finally happened upon one, on sale, post-Christmas.

So she put it under my brother's bed, and told him she thought maybe Santa had come back with an extra present for him. Oh, the joy in our house that day! Oh, the hours of fun and entertainment we had!

The present I leave under your bed today? Yeah, it's nothing like that at all.

Behold! I give you ... The Star Wars Holiday Special ...

Under no circumstances should you try and watch this 2 hour abomination in one go. I barely made it through the list of guest stars, and that's only the first 2 1/2 minutes. Bea Arthur! Diahann Carroll! Art Carney! Harvey Korman! It's like an episode of the Love Boat up in here.


Toon Tuesday: Superstitious Stimpy

It's Tuesday the 17th. That's bad juju, Ren!

Monday, November 16, 2009

#musicmonday: English Beat

Summer Song Favorites: 'Save It For Later' : NPR

Your Monday morning moment of Zen

The blue cave of Bisevo is not terribly easy to visit. First you must get yourself to the Croatian island of Vis, by ferry from the city of Split. Once there, travel by bus or motorbike to the other side of the island, the tiny fishing town of Komiza. There, hire a boat or tour to take you to the island of Bisevo, about an hour boat ride from Komiza. Then you will approach the cave via a small rubber raft, which is just small enough to enter the tiny cave entrance.
Atlas Obscura via Neatorama

Sunday, November 15, 2009

#LOST Friday observed, in which the quest continues

Therese at Tubular has Part the Second up of The Real Lost Experience or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Fan Girl.

In this installment we go BAAAAAACK to the LOST beach, nearly get swept away by a rogue wave during a Sun moment, and partake of a local delicacy.

You know, I'm not really sure why the Losties are trying so hard to leave the Island. I mean, seriously? Why?


Catherine is completely unfazed by the incoming wave. She is modeling H2T, and smizing behind her sunglasses.

Mmm ... shave ice. I could totally go for some shave ice right now. And a warm malasala. And some luau pork. Maybe a plate of garlic shrimp served up from a truck on the side of the road. Mmmm ...

Previously: Part One

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's #LOST Friday! It's #LOST Friday!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled feature to bring you ...

"Why yes, I did fly half-way around the world to stalk a TV show"

wax|wendy took it on the road to Oahu with Therese and Catherine from Tubular and Nicki from BabySteps. This time last week we were still basking in the glow of a 10-hour tour ( ... a 10-hour tour) while basking in the sun on Waikiki Beach. How could we have known then the mysteries and ear bugs that still awaited us ...

T has part of the first of our adventure up at Tubular - The Real LOST Experience or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Fan Girl.

Further reports and more pics to come!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

#Supernatural 5.09 - The Real Ghostbusters

Show rolls out more extra special meta-y goodness. Yay!

Super fan Becky uses Chuck's phone to trick Sam and Dean into attending a Supernatural fan convention, complete with fans dressed up as Sam and Dean. One of the activities is a live action role-playing game, but things quickly turn sour after a real ghost appears on the scene.

Jim Conway directed the episode with teleplay by Eric Kripke and story by Nancy Weiner.

Nancy Weiner also had the story credit on "Monster at the End of this Book". Well played, madam. Well played.

Monday, November 9, 2009

#musicmonday: dj lobsterdust

On paper, a mash up of Bob Marley and Iron Maiden sounds like an unholy hot mess.

But in practice? IT RAWKS!!!

A compilation album called The Number of the Da Boots is available for free download at dj lobsterdust's website (link below). Download note: it's a rar file, so you may need to right click and save to your desk top. Then use Winrar (or for Mac) to decompress the file.

01. Celebrity Murder Party (feat. Joanne Lunan) - Sympathy for the Soul of the Beast
02. Iron Maiden vs George Michael vs The Soupdragons vs The Rolling Stones vs King Curtis

03. Lobsterdust - Marley Maiden (from Exodus to Revelations)
Iron Maiden vs Bob Marley

04. Copycat - Numb World (A Copycat Mash)
Iron Maiden vs Pet Shop Boys

05. Celebrity Murder Party - This Brutal Oilslave
Nitro Deluxe vs Iron Maiden vs Future Sound of London vs Muslim Gauze vs Brian Eno and David Byrne vs Midnight Oil

06. Wax Audio - Maiden goes to Hollywood
Frankie goes to Hollywood vs Iron Maiden

07. The Illuminoids - 30 Running Adidas
Iron Maiden vs Run DMC vs Bow Wow Wow

08. DJ Schmolli - Deja Vu Vu
Beyonce vs Iron Maiden

11. Simon Iddol - Overkill of the beast
Piano Tribute to Iron Maiden vs Kosheen

Shhhh. DJ Morgoth - Iron Maiden
DJ Morgoth (karaoke) vs Bad News

Your Monday morning moment of Zen

via Neatorama