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This article sums up Captain Jack, Doctor Nine, and Rose about as well as anyone I've read, and very amusingly. ^_^

As loganberrybunny noticed, David Attenborough, long cautious on the topic of global warming, has now taken the position: yes, it's happening, and it's the result of human activity. The first part of his new two-part examination of the evidence and effects can be downloaded here as a torrent; the concluding part airs at 9pm on BBC1 next Thursday.

So, no woodlice in the bathroom.. two spiders instead. Now, when I said I'd enjoy living in Animal Crossing: Wild World, I did actually mean the Nintendo version, not one designed by Mr Burroughs.

Yay! Finally got around to watching Hoodwinked, and I'd have to say, I'd take it over Over the Hedge any day. There's a striking technology disparity, certainly, but there was much more of a story, and far better characterisation. If you've missed out on it so far, give it a try. ^_^ (Patrick Warburton as the wolf is but one of the many reasons. Perfect bit of casting there)


For wolff_slaven, and anyone else interested in seeing an awfully cute, but feisty, ferrety-erminish sort take on the burden of being treated as a pet, here are episodes one, two, and three, each about 29MB, of Siawase Apartment's Okojo-san. Sadly, only these three episodes were fansubbed, and it's a fairly long series - but they're fun regardless. (The rest is available on DVD, but as is common for Japanese releases, without English subtitles)

The Idiot's Lantern - a bit of a potty story, but with some of the strongest and most consistent acting of the season, more than ably directed by Euros Lyn. (So, was Mr Magpie destroyed, or taken into The Wire's realm?)

And if the Cybermen complained about feeling so cold, maybe we could give them mittens and angora sweaters?

I think when I'm next cashly enabled, I'll get the complete B5 box (though, being R2, I wonder if it'll exhibit the usual slight audio speed-up going from NTSC to PAL?).

bosn was let loose with a search engine again.. and this dragon tattoo was the result. Not work safe at all, but quite amazing. Hey, foofers.. ^_^

Am I alone in actually liking the Apple "puck" mouse? It did require a different way of holding it, but I found it somewhat more comfortable to use than the usual style. Then again, I've not seriously used mice since my Archimedes - which had to run off a 110-220V transformer - died on Christmas 1994, soon to be replaced by a PowerBook 5300c from the office. Since then, I've only really used laptops, with the occasional recourse to a desktop. (And I'd have to say, the Arc's mouse remains one of the best there was. Optical wheel based, as with many older designs, but with the nice touch of the ball being pressed down towards the surface. So, I wound up forgoing a mat, and just used it on my leg instead)

And we have austin_dern to thank for highlighting this:

I hope that okojosan has seen that portion of your posting!

Hoodwinked was FUN FUN FUN

Global warming: you're mixing topics and feelings quite liberally there. Playing with your readers' emotions, eh?
I may well pick Hoodwinked up on DVD, I think. Not sure, as my collection's large enough that I don't really re-watch things that much - gods know, I spent a lot of money back in 2000/2001 on DVDs, and many of them have only ever been played once, maybe twice. But I'm still contemplating the Babylon 5 box, containing all the show, the movies, and Crusade. Seems to be a Region 2/PAL only thing, but that's hardly a problem.

I do like covering a wide range of topics, indeed. ^_^ I don't want to put folks off with the more political points I make, but I'm trusting anyone reading my journal will appreciate I'm not given to wild flights of fancy (well, not politically, anyway. I definitely reserve the right to be unpredictable, though =:), and can see the points I'm making have validity, even if they may favor different options to those I'd choose. I'll quite happily admit I've never liked Bush, as his pronouncedly nationalistic tone immediately put me off - but his first platform did have much to recommend it, such as his warning against the pursuit of nation building, and his hope to be a uniter rather than divider. I'll also admit I had only tepid respect for Clinton, following his immediate buckling on the topic of gays in the military, signing of the CDA, and his parting gift, the Defense of Marriage Act. But, he did have a pretty clear head fiscally, leading to a pretty stable state of affairs on the economic metrics, such as the rate of personal savings, and the deficit; he was quite happy to take advice from others, and accept the US as being one of many nations, all with their roles to play in keeping the world safe, at least in a military perspective, if not environmentally - though that abject failure lies at many doors, from DC, through the corporate leaders, to the union leaders.

As far as the US goes, I'd enjoy seeing a Gore/Feingold 2008 ticket. Gore's acquitted himself admirably since 2000, taking the time to become closely acquainted with the environmental problems facing the world, global warming especially. During Katrina's aftermath, I was deeply impressed by the way he personally hacked through the bureaucracy to arrange mercy flights to evacuate patients from New Orleans - flights he personally flew, even. That's uncommon. (And hopefully, never again necessary)