November 2nd, 2008

Twink "Supercute" cover

The rarity of pasties

Now.. probably, most people who see this Flash clip won't find it especially amusing, but.. there will be some, especially the more nerd-positive of my friends. ^_^ (It's entirely worksafe, and only about thirty seconds long)

Quite a welcome development.. should be interesting to see if Antarctic Press do more of this: Gold Digger: Peebo Tales #1 for the iPhone, 99¢. Panel sizes have been chosen well to fit the size of the device, so you're not having to squint at four-pixel high lettering, and I certainly can't grumble about the price, other than perhaps being too low - each sale only brings the publisher (let alone the creators) 70¢, after Apple's cut. Ideally, of course, it'd come with a good resolution plain PDF for desktop enjoyment as well, but for the price, easily worth it.

Another app that seems quite worthwhile: Vision, an unusual combination of eye tests (astigmatism, retinal function, visual field, Ishihara color vision) and curiosities (stereograms, illusions, and stereo pairs). Free. (And whoosh it goes, up to $1.99, after a matter of hours. =:P)

I don't generally keep up with Keith Olbermann, but this clip was quite a bit of fun - his guest was John Cleese, on rather good form, conveying well the amusement and amazement of those looking on at the US electoral process.

Okay, Tom Baker's appearance as guest host on HIGNFY was a positively classic turn; I'm going to have to upload that for the sake of broader enjoyment. ^_^ (If only BBC Worldwide could get one of the US networks interested.. wouldn't be easy, but it'd surely be a refreshing change from the usual news coverage =:)



So - what does your fridge hold? =:D And is there anything one can really do with that weird garlicky goop Papa John's deliver with their pizzas? (Strangely, they don't actually offer garlic as a topping. Why?)

I do like the new FA banner.. there's such a lovely peaceful feel to it.

Wine for the day: Three Halves, made of a triple grape combination - often something to be wary of, lest the winemaker be attempting to foist of mediocre wines. Here, it's grenache, shiraz (yay!), and mourvédre, a combination I first encountered in Rosemount's GSM. This time around, it's a little more subtle, but still fabulously well-rounded, with a broad opening, a moderately rapid attenuation, and a long, long tail.

Over on FA (not on LJ, AFAIK), Hare comes up with some lapine imagery that just resonates with me. See what you think.

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Farewell to Opus

So, a few weeks back, Berkeley Breathed decided it was time to say goodbye to Opus. It can certainly be argued he should have left all of Bloom County, Opus included, some time ago - but, still, it's a poignant and beautiful moment.

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