Entries from January 2012

Past Vanity

Remember this? That was for my first round, January 26, 2007. Purely by accident, round 2 was today, one day past exactly four five years later (4 5 years exactly if you go Friday – Friday). Weird. So weird. This begins considerably more than three days of Vicodin. At least, this time I got them [...]

Categories: Wildcard

Tinsel Town Tops Seven!

The Oscar Nominations are in! All sixity billions of them! And that’s just the nominations for Best Picture! Best Picture War Horse – Haven’t seen it. Hate horse movies. Inevitably feel emotionally manipulated. The Artist – LOVED IT Moneyball – Haven’t seen it. Wanted to tho! The Descendants – What? Was this a movie? The [...]

Categories: Entertainment

And Now: CPR!

I just thought this was funny (and informative!): Vinnie Jones’ hard and fast hands-only CPR

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXI

This is literally the funniest thing I’ve seen in years. Or at least it made me laugh harder than anything else. I am in tears. Honest tears. Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say Omg it’s so good.

Categories: People and Current Events

Cats in 2011: A Retrospective

A little late, but awesome: The 30 Most Important Cats Of 2011 (I think number 4 is my favourite)

Categories: Catblogging

Pronto

Audio of the Costa Concordia’s captain trying to weasel out of going back to his ship: I said on Facebook the other day that I find it reassuring that abandoning ship is still something one can get arrested for. Like, despite everything, sometimes someone is still going to expect that you do something heroic or [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

BREAKING: Downton Abbey Scoop! More Borrowed Frocks!

Late last week fans of the popular ITV/Masterpiece Theatre drama Downton Abbey were thrilled to discover (via most major press outlets who love any excuse to run photos of our favourite posh people) that the ladies of Downton Abbey have been recycling costumes from other major period films and dramas. See for instance: Daily Mail [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Meet the Mimic Octopus

This is amazing (but ignore the idiotic American-style narration):

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXX

I dunno how many of you have been watching The Killing (Danish version), or have been paying attention to Girl With a Dragon Tattoo (I haven’t seen either version and I’m not really sure I want to after learning the level of detail about it that I’ve learned so far), but if you have, you’ll [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Yes This Too Comes From The Guardian

The Guardian (see?) – Film Blog: Is The Iron Lady’s heart of gold quite right? Phyllida Lloyd’s Margaret Thatcher biopic has proved so infuriating to so many by insisting on the humanity of the Tories, by David Cox This isn’t a picture you’ll welcome if you think Thatcher must be branded an ogre, but it [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Ladies in Lavender in India

Is this a movie for me or what? We saw this trailer yesterday in front of The Artist, and I was laughing harder than the absolutely ANCIENT people next to us (it’s an art house theater in Palo Alto; everyone’s always prehistoric). All my favourite actors in a movie about old people and travel and [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Why It’s All Pointless

Mark Steyn: [A]fter almost every one of these debates we at NR and elsewhere say “ABC lost. Big time.” and “Big loser: ABC News” – or CNN or MSNBC or whoever it is. And then ten days later (or, in this case, the following morning) there they all are again acquiescing in some condescending media [...]

Categories: Politics

REAL TEARS: A Dog’s Seeing Eye Dog

/wails 22 Words – A dog’s seeing eye dog CLICK THROUGH TO SEE ALL THE PICTUUUUUUUURES

Categories: Science and Nature

In Which Cranes Are Grounded By the FAA

Good lord: AP – Bird plane runs afoul of federal regulators Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in. Now the birds and the plane are grounded in Alabama while the Federal Aviation Administration [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Fun With Headlines

The Times, homepage, above the full colour photo of Meryl Streep in a blue suit: Cameron attacks timing of ‘Iron Lady’ dementia film First line under the photo: David Cameron launched an extraordinary attack today on… What he actually said: “My sense was: a great piece of acting – really a rather staggering piece of [...]

Categories: Entertainment