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


A Fine Taste Advent: Day 21

December 21, 2009

Kaks loves John Barrowman  (and if you don’t, she says you’re no longer her friend).  So she was really excited when her mother sent her a link to what promised to be a youtube video of John singing Christmas songs.  Yippee!  Until she realized it was from the BBC’s 2007 “Christmas Voices” and her mother sent the clip where Lesley Garrett joins in and makes it one of the most awkward performances ever.  And yet, John can overcome anything… *sigh*

Video after the jump:

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A Fine Taste Advent: Day 18

December 18, 2009

Get this – instead of an “Advent” calendar, the BBC has posted an “Adventure” Calendar for all Dr. Who fans in the universe.  Amazing.  And such a great use of your time.

-The Taste Testers

PS – Everyone convince Willa that she should totally go as Rose Tyler to a new year’s eve costume party in England where the theme is important people from the 00’s.  She can be Rose and her date for the night can be the Doctor – it’s perfect!