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Just two rarebits for the moment, which may well be unfamiliar to.. just about everyone reading this. ^_^

First off, an episode (27.1MB) of an old British children's show, Animal Kwackers. By some accounts, this is the only episode surviving. (I've used H.264 for the video, so if you're using VLC, you'll probably need to get the current version, 0.8.2. On the QuickTime front, you'll need QT7, as that's where support for H.264 was introduced - it's a relatively recent codec, the latest in the MPEG-4 family. Slightly more processor demanding, but able to squeeze even more tightly)

And, the Tiswas performance (4.8MB) of the seminal lapine tune, Bright Eyes. (As for what Tiswas was, that's another matter entirely :)

Does this sound slightly familiar to anyone? A restaurant owning family in Santa Cruz is set to have their land taken away and handed over for condo development.

As murries notes - "the coolest thing I've ever seen". Yes. Yes, it is.

I see Germany's striking that cute little ß from the language, to be replaced by what it's always stood for, double "s".

Via ducktapeddonkey, Safety Tips from Anubis. Now there's a con skit calling out to be performed.. ^_^

Coming up in the movies queue for the coming week: the Hungarian humorous thriller Kontroll, and the Thai fantasy Tropical Malady.
As murries notes - "the coolest thing I've ever seen". Yes. Yes, it is.
While quite cool, isn't it a bit predictable to put Vader on the bass?
Oh, I don't know.. bassist with a power complex - seems fairly reasonable. ^_^

(I still need to get around to RotS sometime, too. Maybe even tonight - the horde's away until tomorrow night, so I can actually relax)
There's the difference between us -- my upcoming movie selections are William Shatner's pilot, Alexander the Great, and the Italian Blob-spinoff, Caltiki, the Immortal Monster. Who will have more fun? Time will tell!

Well, probably you to be honest.
Wow.. life lessons and getting to see humans getting crunched and their bones spat out! That's quite an aunt. ^_^

I admit, tonight, I'm not sure whether to go for Kontroll, or something fluffier, like Topkapi (Peter Ustinov! Maximilian Schell! How can you go wrong?), or even Madagascar. 'Course, with two days of LJ to catch up on, I can just see myself greeting the dawn at the keyboard..

I wonder if any cinematic prints of Armageddon: the Final Challenge still exist, or indeed, were ever made? I'd love to hold a special screening of it in the Castro Theatre - somehow, it seems the perfect venue in which to celebrate such a comedically awful film. ^_^
> Safety Tips from Anubis

Actually, ß is being replaced with ss after short vowels, but is preserved after long vowels, so words like schloß lose it and words like straße keep it. Never fear-- it's not gone altogether! ^_^