Salivating, Hyperventilating, All That Jazz

Oh, Stephen King. Isn’t it enough that the Dark Tower Series is going to movies and TV? You’re also bestowing upon us A NEW INSTALLMENT OF THE STORY?!

Wind Through The Keyhole

Oh, Stephen King. You sure know how to make a grasshopper happy.

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Published in: on March 13, 2011 at 10:53 am  Comments (2)  
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Oscar Predictions

Few, as I haven’t had much time to see movies.

But.

I have a blog. And I have opinions.

Therefore I shall now run my mouth off about stuff I am only partially familiar with.

Predictions:

The King’s Speech will sweep the Oscars. Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. If it doesn’t, then I have no idea what I’m talking about. But I already said that in not-so-many words, didn’t I? Forget it. Just watch the freaking movie. It’s excellent.

The Social Network, despite being another example of the line-by-line exemplary writing that anyone who has seen Sports Night or The West Wing or Studio 60 has come to expect of Aaron Sorkin, Totally Blew Chunks. However. Since it’s one of those movies that wants SO DESPERATELY TO WIN AN OSCAR THAT YOU CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR SOUL WHILE YOU’RE WATCHING IT (see also: Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind), it will do much better than it really should.

Inception will not do as well as it really should. But it’s nice that they let it play with the other kids in the sandbox. It’ll grow up to be everyone else’s boss.

Um….and since those are the movies I had the time to see……that’s kinda all I got.

What do you think?

Published in: on February 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm  Comments (4)  
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I Might Just Die Of Anticipation

Apparently they’re talking about doing the Dark Tower Series as a COMBINATION of feature films and bridging TV series!

This news seriously affected my physiology. Holy crap! Like, HOLY CRAP ON A STICK!

HOW COOL IS THIS GOING TO BE?!!!!!!!!!!!

(It’ll be better if they end at Wizard and Glass, though. You know, to cut out the massive suckage that came afterwards….)

I have no idea how I’m going to be able to tolerate the wait.

Published in: on September 13, 2010 at 2:35 am  Comments (8)  
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For The Lit Geeks In The Crowd….

….this may just make your day.

How the Wikipedia article for If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler should read.

Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 2:26 am  Comments (12)  
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My Liddle Brudder Luvzes Me.

So, my little brother is not a geek. He has his mildly geeky side (you can totally get his goat by pooh-pooh-ing the Wheel of Time series), but in general, he’s pretty solidly settled in the mundane world.

But the other day he managed to muster up enough geek-enabling cred to post this adorkable LOLcat on my Facebook page:

It totally made my day. And I think he knew it would.

So, kudos, Liddle Brudder!

(Minus a half a point for forgetting that I kinda grew out of Star Trek in junior high…..but plus several thousand for the sheer and unexpected awesome-itude!)

Published in: on September 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm  Comments (6)  
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OH. MY. GOODNESS.

Drop everything and go to see Inception NOW!!!!!!

Dear Hollywood:

More movies like this, please! Oh, pretty, pretty please!

Published in: on July 19, 2010 at 1:32 am  Comments (5)  
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Must to share…Take 2!

Because Simon wasn’t even mentioned in the 80s Firefly intro……

People sure know how to make me happy post-call……

Published in: on July 14, 2010 at 12:40 am  Comments (2)  
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Must to share!

Oh my goodness. I just saw this. I hope it makes you as inexcusably happy as it just made me.

Firefly………80’s style!

Published in: on July 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm  Comments (10)  
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Confound it!

Remember that Joss-Whedon-and-Doctor-Who experiment?

Seems like there was an obnoxious confounding factor.

Something apparently happened in the news during that time that had to do with Tiger Woods and something to do with blood doping or something (according to the ID fellow I was working with). Which would explain why the main searches that brought people to my blog had to do with hemoglobin, and the most popular page during that time was Superballs, Pockets, and Fun With Awesome Molecules. (I was wondering why that was happening….)

So I may have to invalidate the results. Sorry ’bout that. Should work on my timing.

Note to self: Only run interwebz experiments when there ISN’T a media whore making yet another publicity run.

People, the guy hits a small round object with a stick-like object better than other people hit similar small round objects with similar stick-like objects. THAT’S ALL! Get some perspective!

Published in: on April 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm  Comments (4)  
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Hmm….

Apparently the mention of

DOCTOR WHO

has a similar effect on visitation to the mention of

JOSS WHEDON.

I wonder if the effects are additive or multiplicative.

Thoughts?

(PS: We’ll be back to your regularly scheduled ACTUAL content after these messages. Forgive a new and scientifically-oriented blogger trying out the swings on the playground. I knew you’d understand. 😀 )

Published in: on April 5, 2010 at 12:10 am  Comments (13)  
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