As longtime perusers of the site may know,
I count myself among the legion of Stan Lee fans. Being introduced to “The Man” at an early age helps.
I was delighted to see this animated rendition of an outtake made by Stan Lee about what has been termed “the Queen Mother of dirty words.”
So, yeah, this is not safe for most workplaces or kids’ ears. But it’s delightful in a @#$%ing wrong way.
I saw this last week, but decided to hold off, because I didn’t want to dwell on it, but here it is:
a metal monolith was accidentally discovered in the middle of the Utah wilderness and although it’s probably made by humans, the level of effort to get it and “install” it like it’s some weird “think-piece” in the middle of nowhere is deeply weird.
In other words, it’s peak 2020.
I’m not sure what’s going to happen
as more people venture out to look at it –despite its exact location not being public knowledge– but Stephen Colbert already has a film idea. VIDEO
UPDATE: This is what I get for trying to do my posts in advance. As of Sunday,
SECOND UPDATE: Now a another monolith (or is it the same one?)
has appeared in Romania!
THIRD UPDATE: Okay, so
space elves did not abscond with the Utah monolith (Probably).
And now there’s a monolith in California?!? COME ON, 2020!
FIFTH UPDATE: I don’t know if I can keep up with this…
Oh, and also as of 12/7/20, there’s
a slightly different cousin monolith on the Isle of Wight.
The longer weekend has allowed for some leisurely watching of some films, and one, which is very much in the style of the adventure tales we like to tell at
Jabberwocky Audio Theater, is Disney’s 2001 film, . Here’s some behind the scenes bits of the voice actors. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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Evidently I’ve hit a wall with binge-watching TV shows, as I find I’ve drifted into checking out various YouTube channels and their bite-size videos. That includes revisiting
CGP Grey‘s obsessively researched, and always entertaining, videos.
As probably comes as no surprise, he created a video about how to organize your lockdown life:
And then he also did a follow up a couple months ago:
Hey, I can’t be the only one who found this still useful even though we’re several years into 2020.
Pay no attention to
the horror that was Friday’s post. It’s well past the first day of Autumn. It’s October. That means two things.
It’s (NSFW) decorative gourd season!
Time to watch some scary films.
Your mileage may vary.
Since I’ve often commented on the
future of TV (some of the posts being the most popular), checking out a rundown of all the streaming services seems apropos.
So I had to share this latest installment from the folks over at
TCM usually gets my nod, but the graphics in this one were very well done… (and these are grim times, so I suppose it’s where my head is):
TED Talks are probably good fodder for
Monday Motivation posts, and here’s a good one, especially for creatives wondering about why they’re doing what they’re doing.
I mean, a lot.
I mean, when you consider that the man was a
philologist, that’s already a specialty type of academic nerdery.
Now, this may not be surprising to avowed Tolkien fans, but for the rest of us who did
not sail through without failing asleep, this is the video for you! The Silmarillion
If, for no other reason, you’re a casual reader who never could get what the deal was with Tom Bombadil, you have an answer (and spoiler: it’s not that he was an escapee from a Disney musical).
I first saw this
via ThisIsColossal.com, you may have seen it on Facebook.
We’re at this point of the pandemic. Lord help us all, possibly Lydia Cambron first (I mean, I love it, but if there’s anything we can do…)