Thursday, December 31, 2009
Warren Ellis put it best - it's Ocean's Eleven in space with Sean Pertwee grandly standing in for Frank Sinatra.With any luck, I'll get my wish. According to creator/writer Mike Sizemore, they hope to start shooting the pilot in 2010. Hurry. All my other shows are leaving me. Help me, Sizemore. You're my only hope.
via @sizemore and io9
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I do love a good cream tea. It's just so civilized and dainty. My friend JL and I have a standing date every holiday season for tea at the TJ. In all the years that we've been sipping Earl Gray and nibbling on crustless sandwiches, I never gave much thought to the proprieties of scone preparation. But I was naive. Apparently there are two schools of thought, and Londoner Hollie Newton decided to put the matter to an expert. I think we can consider the question settled:
... we at The Ritz London would prefer to encourage the "jam then cream" option as this is the traditional method of preparing scones. In actual fact, you could even add that butter should first be applied before adding jam and cream, although this is reserved for the more indulgent tea taker.Butter makes everything better. Clearly.
via Hollie Newton
Saturday, December 26, 2009
ReadyMade.com has an interview with Portland based animator T'chaka Sikelianos where he talks about the creation of the video, from the free style imaginings of his amazing niece Aurora, to the execution and rendering of the animated elements.
Also, someone needs to please pony up some funding for the feature he's working on, "It’s kinda of a similar to Blade crossed with Buffy told in the language of Kung Fu." All kinds of YES to this.
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Vampire Taxonomy by io9 associate editor Meredith Woerner. Because nothing says wonderful counselor quite like a pop culture guide book to the blood sucking undead.
Turn your yard into a wretched hive of scum and villainy with the Garden Jawa ... or there'll be hell to pay.
Back in the day when MTV played videos and I was walking 20 miles to school in the snow, they also featured some very cool animation. The Maxx: The Complete Series is now available for pre order at Amazon, and according to the site, will be released on the 17th.
These are a little pricey, but you know your lady deserves to announce to the world that she's a Wonder Woman.
My, what a cunning hat!
robotic doppelganger. Orders will be accepted between January 1 and 3, and only two will be made. For now ...
Of course there's nothing wrong with the tried and true Starbucks gift card. IT'S A FRAP!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The hope is not to review these albums, per se, but to try and recall the context of their arrival in my life, a perhaps boring tale that might include music venues and record stores that have come and gone over the past 10 or so years. There will be something reviewish in there, perhaps a touch of biography, but also some preservation of a world of music consumption that might be dead when my kid pays for her first download.It's going to be a fun trip. Check 29-95.com for Part 1 and future updates, or jump on the bandwagon via Twitter @andrewdansby.
Album Odyssey: An introduction | Houston Music | 29-95.com
Album Odyssey Part 1: Kinny Abair-ABBA | Houston Music | 29-95.com