May 19, 2010
These are the new Olympic mascots. One of them is named after Stoke Mandeville. This is generally where family members of mine have died. It’s a good thing these mascots that probably cost millions to make are usually pretty anonymous or that would be annoying/miserable.

These are the new Olympic mascots. One of them is named after Stoke Mandeville. This is generally where family members of mine have died. It’s a good thing these mascots that probably cost millions to make are usually pretty anonymous or that would be annoying/miserable.

May 19, 2010

'Lost' audio: Garnett explains the island to 'Big Baby' (by The Basketball Jones)

This is worth it just for Glen Davis talking in lieutenant Daniels voice.

May 11, 2010
"we are keen to extend this vision of the future by searching for solutions that can be realised by 2015 - the year that many futurologists foresee as the turning point for the future."

Seymourpowell introduces the Aircruise - a clipper in the clouds

I’m pretty sure something like this was in an episode of Archer and that sentence is great. What is a futurologist and where do I become one?

March 27, 2010
"Sigourney looked really scared. I said, “You’re really getting into character.” She said, “No, I have a feeling I’m going to be pretty repulsed right now.”"

The making of Alien’s chestburster scene | Film | The Guardian

March 23, 2010
Why my phone is locked

The screen capture feature on the iphone leads to a weird photo gallery.

Heres Don and Joan in Mad Men then some cute puppies.

Joel from Brian Jonestown Massacre in Gilmore Girls

The greatest actor of his generation talking to Jack Nicholson

A football on the train tracks that was miles from anywhere someone would play football.

Orlando Bloom in his most convincing role ever.

Either way it would add up to a pretty great dream.

March 18, 2010

Big Star - Nightime (via edumota)

crappy news.

March 7, 2010
Dave eggers interview

I am shocked. He doesn’t have wifi in his house.

February 26, 2010

There was an old episode of man vs wild on and it was one of the best ever. Bear was in Siberia and he had a deer that he said he was going to use but he didn’t say what for. He cut off the leg and said it would make a good walking stick. He held the top of the bone and dug the hoof into the snow. He definitely could have used a stick but the deer leg looked way more awesome. He then went into full on macguyver mode and used the skin from the deer to make a sledge. This was clearly just for fun. He dived under the ice on purpose to “demonstrate” what to do if it happened to you. I blame people complaining about him staying in a hotel. Since then he has to nearly kill himself every episode. Probably more entertaining now though.

February 24, 2010
This is the most ridiculously good looking scene in the history of television. Too much good looking for me to handle.

This is the most ridiculously good looking scene in the history of television. Too much good looking for me to handle.

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February 18, 2010
Good luck to the Utah  Jazz. According to scorecenter they are playing the Norway national team in the NBA tonight.

Good luck to the Utah Jazz. According to scorecenter they are playing the Norway national team in the NBA tonight.

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February 17, 2010
Beach House yay!

I’m writing this as I sit on the floor of my train. There are only three carriages and it is completely packed. That didn’t stop a businessman (in his suit and tie) from sitting in the aisle seat to block the other people. I have just come from beach house at the bush hall. The venue is always nice. It’s on a normal looking road in shepherds bush but when you go in there are chandeliers in this small room. Last time I hadn’t got glasses and could barely see the stage. This time was much better. I spent a lot of time on my phone as I was on my own and felt awkward. The first band were interesting because it was the first time I heard what sounded like a vampire weekend influence, although I could be way off. Beach house were excellent. Whilst they could probably make an album that is just Victoria making one word last three minutes they have made an album that has more rounded songs than before. Their songs really work live and it felt really good to be out of the house. Even if it did mean missing the snowboarding in Vancouver. I just wish the train was longer.

February 14, 2010
Hollywood lesson for the day-
Big headphones equals damaged psyche.

Hollywood lesson for the day- Big headphones equals damaged psyche.

February 11, 2010
Jamaica's 2010 Winter Olympics bobsled bid falls short - ESPN

Way to drop the ball Olympics.

But seriously isn’t the whole idea of the Olympics about amateurs and the purity of sport. Even if that died a long time ago letting the smaller countries in is a way of reflecting this. The British ski team has literally no money and the best place to ski is inside but they are still there so why not support smaller countries…and John Candy worked really hard training those guys.

February 9, 2010
For Japan's cellphone novelists, proof of success is in the print

The time difference between here and Japan. Is years not hours. They live in the future.

February 8, 2010
My Wasted Day?

Today I watched 5 games in 5 different sports. My life is possibly spinning mundanely out of control. First up was Scotland vs France in the rugby. France no longer have the worst coach ever holding them back and that is scary. Also Scotland looked good enough to win the unofficial 5/6th place playoff against Italy. I watched the first half of Chelsea Arsenal and realised it was going to end badly. The team with the idiot adulterer and sex tape stars were going to win. I then watched ice hockey. I never watch ice hockey except when Ovechkin is involved. It looks like the NHL are still pushing Crosby but Ovechkin’s goals and overtime assist meant he was the star. The guy is transcendent whilst Crosby is the next in a long line. I watched the Celtics Magic game. The celtics look really old. If they have to play Atlanta in the playoffs then they are done. Garnett did show some touches though. I then got worried that ice hockey would be the best sport I saw all day. When I was on the train to New Orleans the saints were about to play the pats and were still unbeaten. In the cafe car a woman said to me that all she wanted to see was the saints in the superbowl. Even if they lost at least they could say they got there. With all the talk of Peyton being one of the greatest ever if he wins the negative side of me thought that if they lose what will people think of him. Feels like this loss means he lost the chance to go ahead of Brady. It also means Brees becomes more than just really good, he becomes the guy who brought New Orleans a championship. I like how one game can affect the way a career is viewed. It feels like a good way to end the day, with some kind of fairness being earnt.

Although I do wonder if I didn’t just waste my day.

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