Man, remember when that guy tried to sabotage the Large Hadron Collider and said he was a time traveller from the future? (CNet carried the story in, ah, very early April 2010) He said: “The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I’m here to stop it ever happening.” Well, a very Higgsy Boson has been found, so bring on the socialist chocolate, I say!
Via d3vo: Save the Words, a site for anyone who likes words. Seriously dangerous timesink here.
Two English teachers of my acquaintance have written a book intertwining Katherine Mansfield with monsters (hi guys!)
Dangerous Minds has found an amazing Tea Party conspiracy theory. It has to be seen to be believed. You’ll never see bison the same way again.
A fun, and growing, collection of disastrous endings from choose-your-own-adventure type books
The chestburster scene from Alien, recreated by kids. Um, OK. This is an odd thing to do.
Dora the Explorer, the movie:
Great, long interview with Laurie Penny (rising progressive journalist) by Coilhouse’s Meredith Yayanos. There is politics and media and gender and a cute pig on some stairs.
James McM, in comments last week, pointed at this: Martin Amis’ mostly-forgotten guide to beating classic arcade games. (This looks really, really familiar to me. Did the Hutt Library have a copy, maybe?)
Marvellous musical performance brings to life one of Roger Langridge’s great comic strips.
Depression (the economic kind) is a choice: I know too little of economics to evaluate this, but it includes some pretty powerful thoughts that sound scarily convincing, e.g. “But the preferences of developed, aging polities — first Japan, now the United States and Europe — are obvious to a dispassionate observer. Their overwhelming priority is to protect the purchasing power of incumbent creditors. That’s it. That’s everything. All other considerations are secondary.”
And finally… a double helping of Beauty & the Beast. (I went to see this on the big screen when it came out, with my bogan mates. We were a bunch of teenage guys, in a cinema full of tween girls, watching Belle read books and be adorable. And friends? That was a good day.)
So: my gay friends have apparently failed me, because apparently this redub of the opening scene of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast did the gay social media rounds a while back. And it is awesome:
And: as good as that is, this live-action restaging of the same scene – with a few tiny changes – is even more awesome: