April 17th, 2006

Thumper shaking his head

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Definitely rather cool: one man, six minutes, and thirty-seven cello parts.

The Disney Vault is an animated SNL TV Funhouse skit that needs to be seen. ^_^ [Edit: it's been taken down. :-P]

Pics for the day: how bunnies lay Easter eggs (not work safe), courtesy of mycroftb; and lots of famous bunnies doing what bunnies do best (extremely not work safe =:) You'll need to be signed into FA and Guppy's board.

I could swear part of this birdsong's inspired by a car alarm - the rapid up/down siren sweep. Quite possible, I suppose.. I know I've read of bird's picking up sounds from human civilisation, including ringtones. Just as well such can't be passed on genetically, or the UK would be in for an eternity of Crazy Frog song, doubtless culminating in a sentient bird world where He is worshipped as their bridge to civilisation.

morganbatness and cybernet3000 might want to print out a few copies of this warning sign..

Now here's a contest I could enjoy: design a threat for a movie. "Your goal: cause terror. Make the American people notice. Inflict lasting damage on the U.S. economy. Change the political landscape, or the culture. The more grandiose the goal, the better. Assume an attacker profile on the order of 9/11: 20 to 30 unskilled people, and about $500,000 with which to buy skills, equipment, etc.

Judging will be by me, swayed by popular acclaim in the blog comments section. The prize will be an autographed copy of Beyond Fear. And if I can swing it, a phone call with a real live movie producer."

Did you know a single hedgehog can eat almost half a pound of insects in a single night?

On the viewing front:

Save the Green Planet.. was a very strange fish indeed. Much of the time's occupied by the lead character and his hostage - the ending I shan't reveal. But it does span the comedy and horror genres quite handily - nothing supernatural in the latter, so much as a good dash of a more leisurely Tarantino. How great is the insanity?

Ray the Animation ep.1 is apparently a new spinoff from the old Blackjack universe, the titular character being a deeply enigmatic, heroic, and exceptionally skilled surgeon. Not bad - enjoyably cheesy, but nothing to make a point of. I may watch more, but it won't be a priority.

Disgaea ep.1 - the trailer looked like a lot of fun, but I wasn't all that struck by the first episode. All quite well done, just rather undistinguished. Good fluff, though - you could do worse than share this with some friends. Ultimately, as above, not one I'll be making a priority.

Utawarerumono - a mysterious opening, with a newcomer to the village apparently having come from a long way off, this is a fairly gently paced opening, and somewhat furry. It remains to be seen if it'll develop, but I'll be waiting for more.

xxxHolic ep.1, from the venerable CLAMP team, responsible for a slew of manga and anime, and not even remotely XXX in nature. =:)

So, I've got about 80,000 Bells tied up in the turnip market, on the off chance the price spikes up to 500 or so each during the week. Not that I need the money for anything, but it's a no risk gamble. ^_^ Worst case, I get my money back, more or less, and at best, Boondox or a visitor gets some help.