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Tall Blacks Linky

Watchin’ the Tall Blacks vs France at FIBA World Champs in the other window. NZ playing its best game of the tournament so far. I love (LOVE) watching random guys from the NZ basketball league taking NBA players to the hole. But I will not spoil the game for ppl who record it to watch later. So only cryptic comments from now on.

This week’s Star Wars linky: sleek, funny character redesigns

Pero Cameron! The maestro!

Check out David Tennant in the Roddy McDowall role in the Fright Night remake. DT fangirls will find new, strange ways to squee.

(from bekitty) Virtual Choir: created by distributing sheet music and a video of the guy conducting.

Half-time. Tall Blacks playing well.

(from Lyndon) Hipster Dinosaurs – it’s the chosen medium that makes this perfect

Disney Princesses give Advice for Young Girls. “The key to love is to tolerate everything.”

Animaniacs tribute – with interviews with the animators etc. Haven’t actually watched this but it has enormous good buzz. Animaniacs was great comedy.

Abercrombie! As commentator guy says, he can really go upstairs!

Hearing a random song in 1990 vs. in 2010. Everyday example shows huge change in knowledge infrastructure for human species. IS IGNORANT ROCKIN’ OUT GONE FOR GOOD?

The Map Realm: fictional road maps by a guy who really loves maps. Maps are fascinating objects.

From Rach B back a ways: amazing, lovely bookshelfery

Here’s a treat: the death trap page from Treasure Hunters University, which appears to be a site by a guy who’s all about going into Mexico and looking for ancient treasures in deathtrapped tombs, for realsies.

3/4 time. This is a great game to watch.

And finally, something simple and cute and a little bit brainwormy… Spike the cockatiel sings tequila

{ 8 } Comments

  1. morgue | September 3, 2010 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Commentator: “Here’s Craig Bradshaw, he’s from _Lower Hutt_. I hope I said that right.”

  2. sonal | September 3, 2010 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    So the Fright Night guys couldn’t afford Russell Brand?

  3. morgue | September 3, 2010 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Ha! Russell Brand is indeed the look – but he’d be terrible in the Peter Vincent role. One thing Brand just can’t do is look out of his depth!

  4. Pearce | September 3, 2010 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Re: Tennant as Peter Vincent: Oh great, a remake of a movie that was about nostalgia for old movies in the first place, in which it’s been decided that the “substitute figure” character should be much younger. I hope they at least keep the gay (barely sub-)text.

    It should make a nice double bill with Rob Zombie’s remake of the remake of The Blob (Tennant’s even hairy enough in that photo to look like a Rob Zombie character).

  5. Pearce | September 3, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I meant “substitute father” obviously.

  6. samm | September 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Am I the only one who thinks Pero Cameron just doesn’t LOOK like a basketball player? Even though he is.

  7. morgue | September 3, 2010 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    samm: The American commentator keeps saying “There’s Pero Cameron at the end of his playing days, he’s carrying a bit more weight around now.” But I look at him, and, nope – he’s pretty much always been shaped like a shick brithouse.

  8. Jet Simian | September 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Oh my god Mr Orgue – that’s the best linky in a while! Spike is awesome, but I think I’d be going out for the day even if I didn’t have a dayjob just to avoid eight straight hours of that.

    YouTube choir will remain awesome until Telecom/Vodafone/Motorola/Coke rip it off for a ‘viral’ and stomp on it dead. Sad but inevitable. They’ll probably choose True Colours or Po Kare Kare Ana or something. Sigh.

    Tennant as Russel Brand? Er… I’m thinking it’s his ‘stage’ look and we’ll get something different for the movie, yeah?

    You’re bang on about hipster dinosaurs. Just too great – it’s Mighty Mighty the colouring book! I can say that here, right?