August 19th, 2005

Porsupah smile by Djinni

Movie sign!

(This entry's music selection (2.8MB) comes to you courtesy of neonbunny)

As you've probably gathered, I have something of a fondness for cinema. What movies really mean something to you? Why? Any characters or movies in particular - maybe Dr Strangelove, or Babe?

Courtesy of the inimitable Fafblog: How to tell how gay your son is. (Be sure to read the comments too. "According to Mr. Dobson's criteria, I'm gay as a bush full of bunnies. My wife will be so surprised...")

This sounds like it could be fun.. "Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt": "The Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair seen from the viewpoint of the year 2028, by which time the Americans have developed their own strange language (the fragments of it you hear after the end of each dubbed 'translation' are a real treat) and Tony Blair has become a woman." - and it's one of Armando Iannucci's productions. (Familiar to some as writer and producer of The Day Today)

rustyfox has some thoughts on diesel, and replacements for it.

Robert Dreyfuss, writing in the American Prospect, outlines some methods for withdrawal from Iraq.

Interesting.. LJ's just launched an automatic payment option. To mark its debut, paid account folks can sign up on the yearly cycle and receive a bonus three months. It'll pro-rate the first payment to as little as you need to make up a full year.

Over the Hedge - I admit, I actually chose the apartment back in Oregon on the basis of the carpet. (I had a choice of two in the complex) It was a bizarre mash of hues only ever seen in the 70s - beige and olive. I knew I had to be there. ^_^

Come on, with a headline like this, how could I not look? Pee-powered battery smaller than a credit card: "The first urine-powered paper battery has been created by physicists in Singapore. The credit-card sized unit could be a useful power source for cheap healthcare test kits for diseases like diabetes, and could even be used in emergency situations to power a cellphone, they say."

Mmmm, I could just use some VitaMalz..

A new study suggests the cause of epilepsy is somewhat different to the current school of thought, triggered by an abnormal type of brain cell; this could lead to entirely new strategies in treatment.

Aha! The mystery of Fur-Piled page 131 is solved. ^_^ (It's the title page for the new chapter, "Roxane")

Got Hakuna Matata in other languages? In this posting on linguaphiles, someone's looking for just that: "I have now downloaded the song "hakuna matata" from Disney's the Lion King in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish and even Japanese! (already got the swedish version on CD) [...] I am trying to get hold of the Danish, Finnish, Russian, Mandarin and other versions"

And with impeccable timing, akira114 just let me know of some small stills from Guy Maddin's next production, Brand Upon the Brain. Yay!