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If you're within reach of the Mission, craigslist is throwing The Onion Party, featuring writer/DJs from America's Finest News Source. Friday, May 13, free, 10pm onwards.

Not really work-relevant material, although, as it's purely textual, it'd be safe enough. tilton pointed out the Fwapometer. (Yes. It's what you think it is)

A fair variety of music from Tibet, ranging from more traditional works, through to Deep Forest-like fusions.

I thought foofers might appreciate this wrought iron dragon pic.

Recommended beer for the day: Young's Special London Ale. A rich tawny color, hinting at the malty richness within, with the bottle conditioning lending the hoppiness something of a mellow cask nature.

I was quite tickled to notice, on Play's pre-order page for the first new Doctor Who DVD (eps. 1-3 for £11, May 16), their offer of a 4' inflatable dalek for £30. ^_^ And speaking of which, the BBC has a Flash game up, The Last Dalek, in the spirit of the old Ultimate isometric perspective titles. You, of course, play the dalek. Yay!

austin_dern:
The top ten reasons for a crunchy stairwell.
10. Crunchy stairs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I will have to keep an eyeball on eBay for that DVD. No word yet when The States will see the new Doctor.

Of the previous nine, which one(s) is he most like?
Frustrating that even now, with the series an unqualified success, still no US broadcaster's signed up.. Sci-Fi doesn't surprise me, given the depths of their ineptitude, but still.. :-P I'd imagine the DVD'll be easy to pick up from any UK outfit, like Play or Amazon UK - delivery won't be free, of course, but oughtn't be too bad. Of course, if you want to wait, there's meant to be a complete box set available around October/November, with all thirteen episodes, and various extras.

And in the interim, there's always BitTorrent, of course. (Works out well for me, as the TV's mono, but the PowerBook's stereo :)

Who's Eccleston most like? Oof, tricky.. maybe somewhere between Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. He's certainly got a good sense of humor, like Baker, but like Pertwee, quite willing to forge ahead with grim necessities.
Megawanks! XD
Fffft. Get a crew of foxes and we'll hit the moon *ahem* in hours! >:)
"Bang, zoom! Straight to the moon!"

.. I'm guessing he never had this in mind with that line, though. :)
I'll wait for the box set to be issued at a later date, but I will get it. Its been a great series so far. The Last Dalek was on tonight and yet again, a strong show that seemed much to short. More character development, and generally quite good. I particularly like the bit with the stairs. I'm sure that was put in for all those wise-asses like me that would comment about such a thing. :)

As to the Fwapometer. I would say its people with a lot of extra time on their hands, but it would appear there were other things their hands were doing, and they were quite active. I have to wonder if the one character from the Sexy Losers has catalogued such information (I'd imagine so).
Definitely, as soon as I can manage, I'd love to get the box set. I'm so pleased it's worked out so well, aside from that small matter of the lead announcing his departure soon after the first airing. :-P I was ecstatic after seeing the first episode (a little early :) - that after all this time, the Doctor was back, and in such style! All the spirit of the show's heyday, with a writer who quite clearly had long been a fan. And it appears to've been continuing a very strong showing in the ratings, which can't be disappointing the powers that be at the Corporation.

I should dig up the episode of Room 101 where Michael Grade was the guest, absolutely unapologetic for cancelling the show. The BBC should send a Dalek over to his house now to deliver a very loud raspberry. :)
Awwwww no, not Friday 13th. How scary.
That reminds me. Why not onion flavoured beer?
Zweibelbräu!

..."the Fwapometer"
I thoroughly approve that experiment. Who knows? Perhaps scientists around the globe will also take part and publish the results. Something to feel good about at the end of a hard day.

..."music from Tibet"...
I shall have to peruse that. I love Tibet. That's one of the places I've thought of living peacefully.

..."crunchy stairwell"
Beautiful. I'm inclined to agree. :)
Of course, one must consider the current Chinese occupation, as illustrated well in Windhorse (apparently, only available on VHS) - good film.. caught it over at the Castro Theater on its release. (Oh, what a wonderful place.. been yet?)

Bhutan seems like a very good alternative, again a traditionally very peaceful land. And they even have Red Panda Beer. ^_^

Maybe I'll write to that nice Mr Gates for funding to move there and set up a red panda sanctuary.
"Of course, one must consider the current Chinese occupation, as illustrated well in Windhorse (apparently, only available on VHS) - good film.."
Bah! What a nuisance. China isn't big enough, I suppose.
.."caught it over at the Castro Theater on its release. (Oh, what a wonderful place.. been yet?)"
Have I been to the Castro Theater or have I been to Tibet? Neither, sadly, on both counts.

"Bhutan seems like a very good alternative, again a traditionally very peaceful land."
And this magnificent travel guide to carry around with you, while visiting.
"And they even have Red Panda Beer."
Lovely! I'd love to know what it tastes like. Roy Kinnear: "Red panda? Lager beer? You running something on the side here?" ;)

"Maybe I'll write to that nice Mr Gates for funding to move there and set up a red panda sanctuary."
There you go, and you can count on me 132% as a reference!

Akira