Make it so

April 13, 2010

I like themes.  Today is Star Trek day for me, apparently.  The Q & Data pic reminded me of this lovely clip from Extras with Patrick Stewart.  Engage!



Okay, I know I said stereotypes were fun, but really?

April 5, 2010

So there’s going to be an Asian Jersey Shore?

I feel like I should be offended, especially since they’re also doing a Russian one.  And it’s really not long until they get through every stereotype in the most offensive way possible.

On the other hand, I have two thoughts

1: It’s not all Asians “If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain.”  – This means at least one of our editors is TOTALLY eligible, and its about time that Kaks took it to the small screen.

2: Who am I to judge?  This is obviously going to be awesome.

– Willa

Europe: Cradle of Camp (Another guestpost from our British Correspondent)

March 23, 2010

My name is Alfie. I’m 23 years old. And I’m a Euroholic.

I am, more precisely, a politics-obsessed Europhile: two causes which have rarely been less popular in my homeland, but which go together hand-in-hand.

Combined, they mean that this May I will be reduced to a quivering heap of nerves. On the 6th May Britain goes to the polls for a general election – a contest which is very likely to go badly for my team, and leave me wanting to drink a ballot box of gin. On 29th May Europe goes to the phones to select its best-worst song of the year in the annual lycra-wrapped camp-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest – a contest which is still more certain to go badly for my team, but will nonetheless leave me wanting to climb onto the roof and sing ‘Dancing Queen’ while downing bad sangria.

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Get ready! Get ready!!

March 18, 2010

I am so excited.  I can’t even tell you.  I can’t begin to express… I… I… Well, to fall back on an old one, but this time closer to true: I am so excited about Life I could wet myself.

And no, not my life.  My life still consists of dodging seminar reading while quietly driving myself towards a nervous breakdown over my thesis and spending my meager amounts of money on beer and cheese sandwiches.  Which is to say that my life remains that of a grad student.

I mean Life as in the show.  As in the show by the same people, that  BBC/Discovery Dream Team, who brought you Planet Earth, which in one stroke converted untold thousands of couch potatoes, pot heads, and drunk college kids into amateur naturalists.  As in the show that made the suggestion of watching birds of paradise mate a perfectly acceptable way to end everything from dates to bachelor parties.  The show that led to heated arguments in which people actually screamed things like “NO, Seasonal Forests kick ASS” and magnified my fear of underwater caves to a point of an irrational paranoia that I will somehow, with no explanation whatsoever, wake up in one.

Life premiers this weekend, and all I can say is bring it on.  But if I were the headline writer  at the New York Times, I would be way, way prouder of what I had to say about Life.

– Willa

More Dr. Who Ridiculousness

March 17, 2010

These are outtakes from the Dr. Who episode of The Weakest Link.  Enjoy. 🙂

Gabby Sidibe Rocks My World

March 16, 2010

“What is it?”

And later on the episode:

I want her to be my best friend. Seriously.


Tampon ads are stupid, except this one

March 16, 2010

Is it possible?!  Did a tampon company really make an ad that makes fun on the ridiculousness of tampon ads and their dancing and spinning and white dresses?  YES!

As someone who really thinks we all need to get over it and deal with the fact that women *gasp* have menstrual cycles and this is totally normal and not something that we need to “protect” the rest of the world from, this commercial makes me very very very happy.  I’m going to stop there before this turns into a crazed rant about women’s issues.  Where’s my chocolate?


PS – if you want to know a bit about the ridiculousness of network censors when it comes to tampon ads, read this article at Jezebel.