The Saturday that felt like a Sunday

Real quiet one today, nice and slow, not doing a lot except some cleaning at home and watching some movies. Watched most of Cars again with Will and Alex … felt very cute and cozy in a family way, and Cars is very watchable even on multiple repeats. Been reading up on some Cars stuff ...

RIP George Carlin

First picked up on this news last night on John Scalzi’s site — it’s a little disconcerting when you read something big on a blog before a news site, but it happens more and more now. Carlin was a funny guy, a talented comic, and an inspiration to so many comedians that came after him ...

Popcorn entertainment from the inventors

Saw the latest Indiana Jones movie last night (well, this evening, it’s late now 🙂 ) and it was damn good fun. Popcorn entertainment from the two masters who invented the blockbuster, is the best way I can put it. A greatly entertaining outing by all, with top marks to Cate Blanchett in her wonderfully ...

How long until this is the basis for a movie?

Science probe for ‘space pistols’ “Given pride of place in an unassuming museum on the East Coast of America is a pair of 200-year-old duelling pistols shrouded in mystery. The intricately decorated guns were said to have been forged from the iron of a fallen meteorite.” … and it just goes from there. Guns made ...

Good times

Didn’t leave the property today except to go to Aldi and Woolworths. Don’t mind that really at all. It’s amazing how much that suits me actually. Had a great time with Will and Alex in the backyard for about an hour or so. Playing bubble blowing and just running around and wrestling and other wonderfully ...

Weekends can’t come soon enough

And not because the job sucks or anything … far from it really. But when you just push the envelope for so much of the week, working so long, sleeping so little, trying to manage any number of other things … well, you just want the weekend so you can slow down. But then there’s ...

Why does Australia hate science fiction?

It’s a question I’ve pondered often. While watching a new episode of Torchwood tonight (you can guess where I got that because it doesn’t air here anywhere), I thought of it again, as I have when watching any entertaining sci-fi or fantasy type stuff. I mean, with the possible exception of movies (and then, never ...

Back home … checking the news

Back home from the holiday, catching up on a multitude of news feeds … I see that Joss Whedon’s new series “Dollhouse” is being cast already. Apart from Eliza Dushku, they’ve cast Tahmoh Penikett (Helo from Battlestar Galactica), Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj in roles. Only know Penikett, but Joss does well with ...

Holidays and fan favourites

Headed up to Nelson Bay early this afternoon, to spend nearly a week up at the family house. For the Easter weekend Sallie’s brother Tom and his family will stay with us, which will be a good chance for Will and Alex to spend time with their cousins Millie and Emma — something they don’t ...

Joss Whedon’s online comic book comedy musical! 1

Now that was a mouthful! Word from various sources is that Joss Whedon has written and is currently filming a short online film — an oddball comic book musical with some fairly well known actors and well known collaborators. Found this at the Whedonesque blog, best if I just let Joss explain in his own ...
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