Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Green Lantern cinematic trailer is out!

Carrhotus xanthogramma: the closest I've ever come to enjoying a spider video.

And a couple of (lightly edited) notes from the uploader, sigma1920:
An adult male of the jumping spider (Carrhotus xanthogramma, family Salticidae) showing combat displays against his own reflection on the mirror again and again. Mid-May 2009 in Japan. Soundtrack (audioswapped): "Into The Mirror" by Spencer Brewer.
This species (Carrhotus xanthogramma) is one of the commonest jumping spider in Japan. The mature males and females have quite different colourations (sexual dimorphism) and you can tell them apart easily. Unlike the general rule-of-thumb, the palpi of adult male C. xanthogramma are not so bulbous.

Monday, November 15, 2010

"thanx so much for uhelp ican going to graduate to now"

"I, who have no name, no opinions, and no style, have written so many papers at this
point, including legal briefs, military-strategy assessments, poems, lab reports, and,
yes, even papers on academic integrity, that it's hard to determine which course of
study is most infested with cheating. But I'd say education is the worst. I've written
papers for students in elementary-education programs, special-education majors,
and ESL-training courses. I've written lesson plans for aspiring high-school
teachers, and I've synthesized reports from notes that customers have taken during
classroom observations. I've written essays for those studying to become school
administrators, and I've completed theses for those on course to become principals.
In the enormous conspiracy that is student cheating, the frontline intelligence
community is infiltrated by double agents.

Future educators of America, I know who you are."

Cowboys & Aliens Poster is out!

And a clip from Comic Con SDCC 2010:

New Favourite: The Story of Stuff Project

Herbal. Fucking Herbal. Not goddamn 'errbal'.

Cymothoa exigua: wanna eat'cha wit ma littlemouth


NB: In future, try to avoid nightmares involving this little guy.

[edit] Must try harder.

The accident would almost be worth it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

re:Modern Warfare 2 redux

Truth be told, I think this is the first unbiased review of Black Ops I've seen.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

For a vegetarian, Rents, you're a fuckin' evil shot!

This clip is no good for anxious types.

It just ain't fair. You can't use a track like East Hastings (most commonly known for its use in the 28 Days Later soundtrack) and not have some kind of violent/ dramatic release. By the end, I almost felt nauseous from the amount of tension it had build up.

It feels like some kind of messed up Pavlovian tension trap, but I guess that might say more about me than the clip itself.

Sometimes, the best music videoclips are the ones that never go to air.

But first, perhaps a timely warning: if you follow the link, you will find the original videoclip that accompanies the track. Let it be known that the videoclip in question is maximum NSFW.

Lucas sent this to Cameron when Titanic upstaged Star Wars at the box-office

Sir, put down the watermelon.

Friday, November 5, 2010