I have to share another short.. discopanda might want to see it, in particular. =:) Flatlife (30MB, 10 mins)

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rabitguy reveals the truth of Microsoft behavioral conditioning.

Looks like the BBC might be getting into the commercial world - with the emphasis on world - in a big way: "BBC Worldwide, the corporation's money-making arm, is also testing a commercial version of the BBC's proposed Interactive Media Player, which allows viewers to download BBC programmes on to their computer within seven days of their broadcast. The proposed commercial service will allow users to catch up on missed episodes of favourite programmes such as Doctor Who, The Office and Little Britain, or even buy the entire series." As I recall, the current IMP is WMV-based, with plenty of that nice DRM, and Windows-only, though maybe any or all of that's changed.

I feel I must recommend Kyou no Go no Ni to balor in particular. Very fun series, but definitely not for an anime newcomer. ^_^; (I'd go for one other that Kyuu's version: several spelling mistakes, not the best compression, and even the wrong aspect ratio) Think of Azumanga Daioh, by way of Cromartie High and a dash of FLCL..

orona_red needs to see the logo of the International Hedgehog Association. Actually, the rest of Hedgehog Central is pretty damned cute, too.

Meme.

QotD, on reviewing Katamari Damacy: "Definitely the most fun I've had rolling shit since I discovered marijuana."

My speakers are older than me. Actually, they're the only survivors of what was, in its day, a pretty spiffy hifi, built for us by a family friend (the same one who instilled that desire to gain an amateur radio license.. successfully =:). Only trouble is, they're from an age when speakers weren't universally a nominal eight ohms impedance, but more around three ohms, so the equaliser - which only functions on the left and right channels, out of the five Dolby Surround positions - has to suppress the levels a bit. But they do sound really pleasant, and would be guaranteed to make akira114 melt, with the correct input. Oh yes.

The downside to dating, if you're a rabbit.

LED sex.

As masem noticed a few months ago, the DVD news for Animaniacs and PatB was correct: both initial sets are due on July 25. For the former, 25 eps on 5 discs for $45, and the latter, 22 eps on 4 discs for the same (list) $45. Only English audio, but the subs come in English, Spanish, and French varieties. No sign of TTA, though.. still, it'll be great fun to see A! again, especially Rita & Runt - Bernadette Peters has such a wonderful voice. ^_^