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More furry clips! This time, two featuring the ringtailed lemurs of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and their extravagantly lengthy monochromatic tails, and two starring the adorable raccoons of Singapore Zoo. (Given the rather modest transfer limit - 250MB per day - provided by the ISP, I'm now using the Coral distribution network for all the video files. That shouldn't ever be a problem again. ^_^)

Would you buy this helmet?

Hm! Seems Adult Swim will be airing the noteworthy Paranoia Agent sometime in the summer. Presumably dubbed, but, as Cowboy Bebop shows, Pioneer's been able to turn out some remarkably decent English versions in the past few years. (As opposed to, say, the nerve-squeezing dub for Tenchi. That said, I was positively tickled by the British fan-dub for one of the Nuku Nuku episodes..) And jainasia might like to hear they've also acquired episodes 1-167 of Inuyasha.

And, to swipe a phrase, from the Baffling Vaults of Antiquity™, two British TV ads from the 80s: a new (to me) good quality copy of one of the Cadbury Bunny spots (2.6MB AVI), featuring a beaver and a pair of disgruntled squirrels, and robo-workout time in an ad for Smash instant mashed potato (1.8MB AVI).

A good weblog for aspiring animators and general animation lovers: Cold Hard Flash, with interviews, reviews, and general pontifications on the state of Flash-based TV production. (New there is an interview with the animator behind the Shoebox Cards short)

huskyteer pointed out this particularly geeky shirt. ^_^

rabitguy kindly pointed out a furry OS X game: Lugaru, "is a third-person action title. The main character, Turner, is an anthropomorphic rebel bunny rabbit with impressive combat skills. In his quest to find those responsible for slaughtering his village, he uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving the corrupt leaders of the rabbit republic and the starving wolves from a nearby den. Turner takes it upon himself to fight against their plot and save his fellow rabbits from slavery." Pleasantly, it'll run well on slightly older systems too.

I was just idly wondering.. for twilight wildlife photography - are there any (non-professional price range) digital cameras which make a point of being IR-sensitive, or otherwise especially good in low light? Obviously, larger CCDs help, but also tends to bump the cost up considerably, as anyone who's priced 0.5" 3-CCD camcorders can attest.

Some quite good OS X software for media conversion and transfer to a PSP.. (MacBidouille notes that ffmpegX 0.0.9s has just added PSP encoding support)

At the Prelinger Archives, I noticed that, below the erstwhile Duck and Cover at number 1, is the quite wonderfully titled Perversion for Profit (Part I). (Like all their offerings, it's available in a range of open formats, from MPEG-1 to MPEG-4) It's apparently a 1965 "anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization", from the Citizens for Decent Literature, of Cincinnati. I'm not even going to comment on the top five popular categories being "Pornography, Sex education, Sex education, Sex education, and Sexualities"..

Now to catch up on the past two days of LiveJournal! ^_^;
The helmet would have been more use than the duck and cover ;)

Perhaps the 2 should be used together? I mean if you see a foreseeable impact hurtling towards you (may or may not containing nuclear contents) can whip out your The Helmet of Certain Death!™ and duck and cover.

I'm a bit surprised that the The Helmet of Certain Death!™ didn't have the warning "May contain nuts" or at least " Made in a factory that uses nuts, and due to the manufacturing processes utilized is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers"

The helmet would have been more use than the duck and cover

Hee! True enough. *giggle* Good grief.. of course, honorable mention should go to the Civil Defence "Protect and Survive" campaigns, but one could think of those as simply Johnny-come-lately imitations. It's encouraging, though, that such security is still promoted, as seen in the Department of FathHomeland Security's recommendations against biological weaponry.

The warning in this case could, of course, include "may contain nut"..

(Anaphylactic shock allergies have a lethal fascination, I'll admit. It's astonishing just how miniscule an amount need be experienced by someone with a severe allergy for there to be a reaction, from nausea through to death)

BTW, is Ayame Emaya going to be posting that pic on her site any time soon? ^_^
It's the helmet that you want to give to that annoying neighbour's kid for his birthday. ;-)

And... uh oh:

Error: 403 Forbidden
Error when attempting to use the Coral Content Distribution Network (http://www.coralcdn.org/).
The hostname specified in the Coralized URL is currently over its hourly quota. Please try back later.

Too popular. :-)
Just add a Nike swoosh to the side of said helmet, and so many problems would be over.. ^_^

Yeek! Weirdness, dude. ^_^ Maybe try just reloading, and seeing if that serves the file? It could be that the same host tried serving some file too often, and simply got tired of it.. as far as I can tell, it's been quite a quiet day for the domain - nothing which should've triggered any Coral limit. Quite odd! Let me know how it goes, if you could.. it ought to work very well for the site's light usage, so this sort of trouble's rather unexpected.
It works now, though I got that error three times tonight.
Also, I had to download DivX to get the movie to play.
Nice rabbit! :-)
Anaphylactic shock is interesting, but more scary is what is happening in the world with Bird flu. If you have ever seen Terry Nations Survivors or that similar ITV programme The Last Train then the future could be interesting... If a disease either man-made or natural can't be stopped by modern medicine with global airtravel it could be spread very quickly...

A sobering thought, perhaps?