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Imported From Epistula music

Lyrics Quiz Answers

  • I’m filthy, I’m hungry, I’m fed up to the teeth. I’m very revolutionary – I haven’t washed in weeks. (Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band, Busted)
  • Hens love roosters (Simpsons – Everybody loves Ned Flanders)
  • You walk the thinnest of the ice, so easy to hurt (New Model Army, Space)
  • I found my locker and I found my classes. (Barenaked Ladies – This is me in Grade 9)
  • There’s no song for the singer, No words for the tune (Neil Innes – Lie down and be counted)
  • If you had one chance, one opportunity (Eminem)
  • Well it’s one AM, and I’m out of gas. Last chance pump ‘for home already passed. (Eddie from Ohio – Rolling Pin. I uploaded the mp3 weeks ago!
  • She pushes though the bushes, she’s the apple of my eye (Lorraine a’ Malena – Just Me and Eve)
  • All the ducks are swimming in the water. (Lemon Jelly, Nice weather for ducks)
  • A man walks down the street, he says why am I soft in the middle now?
  • It is a far, far better thing that I do now than I have ever done, before. (Divine Comedy – Charge)
  • He was an accident waiting to happen. Most accidents happen at home. (Warren Zevon – Porcilin Monkey)
  • If you want to open your hole (Faith no more, Evidence)
  • My disco girl likes the disco sound. My disco girl likes the disco sound. (Space, Disco Dolly)
  • If you’ve got a problem with your pet, take it along. (Macadoo)
  • Oh, I remember you said can I fight and breathe, So now I always, always hold my breath you see (Texas, When we are together)
  • I was looking though the cemetrary late last night when I saw a ghost who was out of sight (DAAS, Dead Elvis)
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Imported From Epistula Movies social

Recently Seen

Donnie Darko

Er, the rabbit, and the weird stuff, and the decent soundtrack but the movie didn’t actually convince me to give a damn about anything. There was no real threat, I didn’t care about what happened, and didn’t even finish watching the movie.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season One, episode One.

As above, minus the rabbit.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Go? See! This: Movie.

It’s beautiful, it’s haunting, It’s Jim Carrey acting – which is good – and its artistic direction is so absolutely wonderful that there are no words to describe it. it shows, not tells, what is happening. See this movie.

Hustle: Season One.

I like heist films, I like banter, I like this.

The Italian Job

As a heist movie, it’s pretty good and contains some well crafted – if not stellar – performances.

As a remake of the original, it stinks to high heaven. Pretend the title’s different.

Blackpool

Hated the main character, didn’t get beyond the first episode.

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Yes.

Frida

I rented this one purely on the basis of seeing the trailer somewhere else, and I’m glad I did. it’s got some wonderfully done artistic sequences, and some good bits. It’s a little jumpy in places, but that’s a side effect of telling 25 years of story in two hours.

Supermouse

Okay, not a movie, but since Mouse is the first person apart from family and Tom from work to see the inside of FT1 I thought it warranted a mention.

Yay people.

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Computer Games Imported From Epistula

Hellgate

So, if you take the people who original wrote Diablo, add a futuristic/medieval asthetic, top of the line graphics and then backdrop the entire thing with demons spewing forth from the London Underground, you get Hellgate: London.

and it looks like this (another mirror)

So, that’ll be added to the list then.

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Computer Games Imported From Epistula

Guild Wars Factions

I’ve been given a couple of invitations for the Guild Wars Factions preview event (25th to 28th March). If anyone’s interested, please comment.

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Imported From Epistula music

Lyrics Quiz

Crossposted to LJ. Brackets are the person who got it first. You will *not* get all of these.

  1. I’m filthy, I’m hungry, I’m fed up to the teeth. I’m very revolutionary – I haven’t washed in weeks.
  2. Hens love roosters Everyone Loves Ned Flanders, The Simpsons (Rory)
  3. You walk the thinnest of the ice, so easy to hurt
  4. I found my locker and I found my classes.
  5. There’s no song for the singer, No words for the tune
  6. If you had one chance, one opportunity Lose yourself – Eminemememememe. (Stephen)
  7. Well it’s one AM, and I’m out of gas. Last chance pump ‘for home already passed.
  8. She pushes though the bushes, she’s the apple of my eye Lorraine a’ Malena & Neil Gaiman- Just Me and Eve (Ruthikins)
  9. All the ducks are swimming in the water. Lemon Jelly – Nice Weather for Ducks (Little Miss Corinne) (And lots of other people)
  10. A man walks down the street, he says why am I soft in the middle now? Call Me Al, Paul Simon (Little Miss Random)
  11. It is a far, far better thing that I do now than I have ever done, before. Divine Comedy, Charge. (Little Miss Random)
  12. He was an accident waiting to happen. Most accidents happen at home. Warren Zevon, Porcilin Monkey. (Adrian O)
  13. If you want to open your hole
  14. My disco girl likes the disco sound. My disco girl likes the disco sound. Space – Disco Dolly (atreic)
  15. If you’ve got a problem with your pet, take it along.
  16. Oh, I remember you said can I fight and breathe, So now I always, always hold my breath you see
  17. I was looking though the cemetrary late last night when I saw a ghost who was out of sight
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AFP Current Affairs Fiction Imported From Epistula

A Quote

‘Mr Winvoe?’ he said, after whistling into it. ‘Ah. Good. Tell me, how much do we have in our vaults at the moment? Oh, approximately. To the nearest million, say.’ He held the tube away from his ear for a moment, and then spoke into it again. ‘Well, be a good chap and check anyway, will you?’

He hung up the tube and placed his hands flat on the desk in front of him.

[…]

‘Yes, Mr Winvoe? Really? Indeed? I myself have frequently found loose change under sofa cushions, it’s amazing how it mou … No, no, I wasn’t being … Yes, I did have some reason to … No, no blame attaches to you in any … No, I could hardly see how it … Yes, go and have a rest, what a good idea. Thank you.’

[Terry Pratchett, Hogfather]

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Apple Imported From Epistula LUGRadio music

Audions

So, with my new, black, shiny personal backup device I have been listening to Podcasts.

These are some I’m enjoying:

  • LUGradio The occasional good bit buried within screeds of high handed bigotry against other people’s choice of operating systems. [iTunes] [RSS]
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Imported From Epistula MLP

Advanced Juggling

Watch this

(“Grand Finale”)

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computing Imported From Epistula

Woe

Stage One.

Buy new Powerbook. Also buy USB external hard-drive to back it onto. Do so regularly.

Stage Two.

Home desktop starts making clicky-whirring noises of death. Live with this for a little while, but eventually get The Fear for my data.

Stage Three.

Open up the USB external hard drive and rescue from it the IDE drive it stores things on. Put that into desktop.

Stage four.

Install windows, Civ IV, City of Heroes, Ubuntu etc.

Play happily for a month or so.

Stage five.

Back powerbook up to work desktop.

Stage six. (This morning)

Turn on home desktop. Smell strange burning smell. Swear, turn off computer, check all connections, turn on computer.

DISK FAILURE.

Examine hard drive rescued from USB enclosure. Notice carbonisation of areas of main board.

Swear.

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Imported From Epistula Movies

The Pencil Query

[Guildenstern is pretending to be Hamlet]
Rosencrantz: Let me get it straight. Your father was king. You were his only son. Your father dies. You are of age. Your uncle becomes king.
Guildenstern: Yes.
Rosencrantz: Unusual.
Guildenstern: Undid me.
Rosencrantz: Undeniably.
Guildenstern: He slipped in.
Rosencrantz: Which reminds me…
Guildenstern: Well, it would.
Rosencrantz: I don’t want to be personal.
Guildenstern: Common knowledge.
Rosencrantz: Your mother’s marriage.
Guildenstern: He slipped in.
Rosencrantz: His body was still warm!
Guildenstern: So was hers.
Rosencrantz: Extraordinarily…
Guildenstern: Indecent.
Rosencrantz: Hasty.
Guildenstern: Suspicious.
Rosencrantz: Makes you think.
Guildenstern: Don’t think I haven’t.
Rosencrantz: And with her husband’s brother!
Guildenstern: They were close.
Rosencrantz: She went to him…
Guildenstern: Too close.
Rosencrantz: For comfort.
Guildenstern: It looks bad.
Rosencrantz: Adds up.
Guildenstern: Incest to adultery.
Rosencrantz: Would you go so far?
Guildenstern: Never!
Rosencrantz: To sum up: your father, whom you love, dies. You are his heir. You come back to find that hardly was the corpse cold before his young brother pops onto his throne and into his sheets, thereby offending both legal and natural practice. Now… why exactly are you behaving in this extraordinary manner?
Guildenstern: I can’t imagine.

Why did nobody tell me this film existed before? It’s wonderful!