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In need of Big Stompy Scalies on the big screen? rigelkitty passed on this trailer for D-War. Doesn't look like there's much of a story, just lots of RAR and BOOM.

I imagine everyone's safely there already, but in case you've not noticed, FA is at furaffinity.info until the usual domain's pointed to the new server's IP. [Edit: everything's back to normal]

Apparently, the citations listed in the online OED for its draft entry for "crunk" are from rec.music.hip-hop. We live in exciting linguistic times, people.

A good posting, and one with which I'd largely agree, on the nature of crime and legislation - the various main categories, and their roots. The issue of medical licensing seems to conflate unrelated issues. The author's comment at #39 makes more precise assertions with regard to psychoactives, with which I'd particularly concur.

Something unusual I came across the other day, of perhaps some interest to a few folks: the Devo Print Archive, comprising some 300 pages of scans of newsletters, magazine articles, and other Devolutionist miscellenea.

As pointed out by relee, I think I need to check out Happy Kitty Bunny Pony: A Saccharine Mouthful of Super Cute. Perhaps the library can get a copy in. ^_^

Found by hawthorn - not quite worksafe, but so adorable..

I thought ysengrin might be interested in the curiously fascinating origin of "CPR Annie", the world-famous rescucitation training mannequin.

The Simpsons Movie - worth seeing. ^_^ As others have remarked, it does feel somewhat like a long TV episode, but that's not such a bad thing - the pacing's not always even, but there's a very good "hit" rate for the jokes. (Favorite line? You can probably guess =:)
 
 
 
 
 
 
See? You should be a translator. ^_^ Surprising it's that bad, but maybe the German translators just don't give it much priority - just a cartoon, and all that, even though it might avoid the usual "animation is for children" label. (As atomicat noticed the other day, finding a copy of Wizards amongst the rest of the cheap animation DVDs) But then, good translation is quite an art, especially where puns are involved, not to mention good voice acting, as many anime fen will tell you. =:)

I admit, I had to google that song. Definitely another classic. ^_^ Like I said, really quite surprising they didn't go that way, but it sounds like the process of making it was quite fractured, so maybe the decision was made to just Get It Done, rather than embark on a death march that'd leave everyone exhausted and no-one satisfied. I'd been quite sceptical it'd be any good, but they managed. It's no Ratatouille, but the DVD will find a proud place in any Simpsons fan's collection. (Just how can they surpass the rat? (And yes, they manage to slip in a good jab there too) Still, Wall-E looks like it could be one to see)
Maybe they don't give them that much priority... but the Simpsons are reasonably popular, and in any case, it still would not explain the outright— well, not just sloppiness, but *stupidity*. :P

Speaking of voice acting, BTW, that's usually OK for the main characters at least; minor characters unfortunately sometimes change their voices (and the new voices aren't even close to the old ones!), which is VERY distracting, to say the least. I suppose it's another example of "money, money über alles" - it's not as if people have a choice (there's just one Simpsons dub, after all), so why bother with quality?

But yeah, that song IS a classic. ^.^ I've got a collection of Simpsons Soundclips somewhere (songs that are being sung on the show, that is), and some are really quite good. And there's also a bunch that are just weird, like Groundskeeper Willy performing "I'm a maniac" as a one-man band. ("I'm a maniac, maniac, that's fer shoorr... and I'm dancin' like I've never danced befoorre!" ^^)