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I am, briefly, a{ r^2=(x^2)+(y^2) }. And courtesy of a newly discovered socket at the aforementioned Chapter, in possession of Infinite Power. Muahahahahaaa! My lithium ions are inexhaustible!

I've noticed that on the walls of the bedroom I currently inhabit (home is where the heart is, except I don't have one there. Well, no, I've at least a ventricle or two where I am, and surely the aorta too) is a poster with pictures of various animals - including, of course, an entry for "rabbit". It's appropriately fluffy, and the publisher even chose a white one - except, it appears to be an albino, and thus comes with the slightly unnerving rich pink eyes. ^_^;

Egad.. noticing someone on usenet asking after an R1 DVD of Liquid Sky, I decided to look it up.. and Amazon has "(Out of stock) 3 used & new from $89.95". Um. Maybe I should respond to said posting, though the case for said DVD is some distance away from me. Weird. Usually, when I buy a DVD or laserdisc, it's on sale within a few months, as with Get Shorty and Tank Girl. (Just follow what I'm interested in, and you're sure to find bargains later!)

There's an ongoing debate on the matter of gay marriage in alt.fan.cecil-adams, with a surprising amount of reason. The (quite substantial) thread tree begins at Message-ID: <20040209022206.11541.00001637@mb-m12.aol.com>, though there's also a fair amount of circular logic after a while. The overwhelmingly civil tone to it was quite impressive. (Amusing.. one of the Google sponsored links from above was "the first amendment issues of the Do Not Call list". *cough*)

Pity OmniWeb's "Save to PDF" (presumably achievable in any other browser as well, simply by printing to PDF) doesn't embed link URLs as well.. still, it's a handy way of preserving the entire contents of a page in a wholly portable format. (FWIW, 5.0b2 does indeed rock; its tabs implementation is especially nifty. Not rock-solid yet, but usable for routine browsing, if still inferior to iCab in that regard)

I experienced the misfortune of catching the first few minutes of BBC2's "Fur TV", billed as "adult comedy set in a world of puppets". Sounded moderately promising, until I saw they were basically going for out-and-out raunchiness with deformed muppets. (That said, "Meet the Feebles" might well be worth seeing sometime - Peter Jackson has/had a wonderfully playful sense of humor, as evidenced by Brain Dead, and to a rather lesser extent, his first Hollywood production, The Frighteners. Quite why he's got a bee in his bonnet about remaking King Kong.. can't someone persuade him to make Spellsinger or A Fire Upon the Deep? Any Kiwis reading this? ^_^)

I suppose it goes without saying that on Friday, I eschewed seeing Kitchen Stories (a gentle Swedish/Norwegian character comedy) in favor of seeing what everyone here had been up to. ^_^ Hardly as good as actually going out with friends, but not such a bad substitute. Oh, and looking around the usual sites for potential employment.

So, no Oscar for Whale Rider, but the lead actress' performance was certainly highly deserving of its nomination; I'm keen to see how her career - if she indeed opts to continue in acting - develops in the future. Similarly, Finding Nemo prevailed against Belleville, but, no great shame in losing to perhaps Pixar's most sparkling screenplay and voice acting. Maybe I'll even get around to seeing that "Return of the King" thingie someday, too..

Speaking of movies, and usenet, there was a particularly insightful review of the dark German comedy Goodbye Lenin! posted to rec.arts.movies.reviews, by Louis Proyect, on Wed, 14 Jan 2004; it explores both the film and its recent historical context.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Woo! Lotsa interesting stuff there, Triangle Panda! ;)

Ack! FurTV sounds Gah! :P
Agh! I know.. I was really quite looking forward to it, mildly optimistic - after all, with a title like that, how could be be uninteresting? *sigh* Still, finally getting to see the first (Fox) episode of Greg the Bunny more than made up for the disappointment. ^_^

He's so cute!
I am, briefly, a{ r^2=(x^2)+(y^2) }. And courtesy of a newly discovered socket at the aforementioned Chapter, in possession of Infinite Power. Muahahahahaaa! My lithium ions are inexhaustible!

Holy Pythagorean, Batman! Porsupah is back!

Pity OmniWeb's "Save to PDF" (presumably achievable in any other browser as well, simply by printing to PDF) doesn't embed link URLs as well.. still, it's a handy way of preserving the entire contents of a page in a wholly portable format. (FWIW, 5.0b2 does indeed rock; its tabs implementation is especially nifty. Not rock-solid yet, but usable for routine browsing, if still inferior to iCab in that regard)

And I thought Safari was the one to use on the Mac? So OS-X now has IE, Mozilla, Mozilla FireFox, Mozilla Camino, Omniweb, iCab (?), Opera and Safari. Far too many choices IMHLO. I tend to try to find one I can stick with and IE and Safari are the only on OS-X that I've tried so far. Neither is fully CSS-compatible (as is evident in the way both render the CSS-styled form elements under 'bUnNy tOoLs' on my LJ page).

I experienced the misfortune of catching the first few minutes of BBC2's "Fur TV", billed as "adult comedy set in a world of puppets". Sounded moderately promising, until I saw they were basically going for out-and-out raunchiness with deformed muppets.

Sounds like a show that was briefly on Comedy Central...

That said, "Meet the Feebles" might well be worth seeing sometime

Yes, definitely!

So, no Oscar for Whale Rider, but the lead actress' performance was certainly highly deserving of its nomination;

I never got around to seeing Whale Rider, though I did watch the audition footage (it's on the DVD as extras) and it's amazing to see someone at her age be able to summon up the intensity of the role with nothing to really act against. It's only a matter of maybe one or two more roles before she'll win...

Oscar awards have a reputation for overlooking 'underground' films. Johnny Depp's performance in Ed Wood was IMHO better than the one he won an Oscar for, and I guess the studios needed another hot bankable 'babe' (I've only seen Theron in some forgettable movie with Depp and thought she was bland).

Ah, foo.. that'll teach me to try multitasking too much. I wound up closing my complete reply, after leaving it as a preview.. ^_^;;

(Say it after me: "Porsupah is a panda of very little brain")

Indeed, it's a bit of a tricky call on OS X regarding browsers - with the platform now being a convergence of "classic" Mac OS, OpenStep, BSD, and even BeOS development, I can't help but feel almost humbled by the sheer creative power being poured into these collaborative and independent efforts. As far as CSS goes, it still seems to be something of a crapshoot, on any browser - enteirah's TV Whirl seems fine in Safari, but fails to render the body text in OW4 or 5, the latter due to its local use of a tweaked version of the WebCore library, which won't be an issue with the final release.

Whale Rider - now there's a DVD I definitely want to acquire, once I'm able. (Maybe I'll eventually relinquish my box sets of Fushigi Yuugi - not rare, but not cheap; or Liquid Sky, which surprised me. Normally, titles I buy plummet in value :) I wasn't, of course, terribly surprised that she didn't win, given her inexcusably young and foreign status, but at least it would seem - from what I've been able to gauge from the reviews - to have been in favor of a noteworthy performance from Charlize Theron in Monster. That seems also to be an exceptionally challenging role to play.. (of course, it also brought to my mind the role of society in punishing, and preventing, such hideous happenings, whether in conventional manners, such as some countries' death penalties, or potential future methods - where does one draw the moral line in, say, unrolling someone's development into a mass killer?)

Oh, did you manage to catch TechTV's showing of Boogiepop Phantom a little while ago? I'm finally getting to see it (subtitled).. definitely not the most straightforward of series. >chuckle