Siz Degrees of... I dunno, Elvis?
Thursday June 19th 2008
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin sang Twenty Nine Palms about Alannah Myles. Alannah Myles sang Black Velvet about Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley sang (covered) Killing Me Softly about Don McLean. Don McLean sang American Pie about Buddy Holly...
This could go on for hours.
File under: Musical Snobbery
I think I`m better than Chuck Swirsky!
Monday June 16th 2008
So, it's the 22nd of November 1987. You're in Chigaco Illinois, and you're settling down to watch the late night showing of the Doctor Who serial The Horror of Fang Rock. Fifteen minutes in, this happens...
How could I not have heard of this before? It's awesome!! :D
(I'll try and blog a bit more this week - work's been insane)
(Oh, and the link's probably not safe for work - or at least any work that values good taste)
File under: TV, Cinema and Other Ways to Waste Your Life
Enter Romulus Augustulus, bearing a Chicken
Wednesday June 11th 2008
In 500 years time, when university students study the decline and fall of western civilisation, this will be a prime exhibit...
There is nothing more to be said.
File under: Cultural Snobbery
The Tale of Hamish
Tuesday June 10th 2008
Early one morning Hamish woke up and looked out his window. He saw rainbows, moonbows, virga, waterspouts, tornadoes, St Elmo's fire, a partial lunar eclipse, thunderheads, meteors, sundogs, arcs, haloes, lightning, firebolts, a parade of clouds in the shape of serpents, tigers and galleons, arorae, coronae, fata morganae, glories, an array of planets and asteroids, a swarm of comets shaped like swords and dragons, the heiligenschein, the Brocken Spectre, a rain of stars, a rain of fire and the Zodiacal Light.
"Bah!" said Hamish, and went back to bed.
File under: Literature or something resembling it