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24 Mar 2012

The Storyteller

I remember watching this episode as a kid. This was one of my favorites. I’m impressed that I was able to find it.

22 Mar 2012

HAPPY TALK…LIKE SHATNER…DAY!

Alternate pic.

HAPPY TALK…LIKE SHATNER…DAY!

Alternate pic.

12 Dec 2011

“It’s very simple. Look, scissors cuts paper. Paper covers rock. Rock crushes lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes scissors. Scissors decapitates lizard. Lizard eats paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes rock. And as it always has, rock crushes scissors.”

13 Mar 2011

  • 'Wash': Psychic though? That sounds like something out of science fiction!
  • Zoë: You live in a spaceship, dear.
  • 'Wash': So?

5 Mar 2011

One of my favorite charts from Big Bang Theory.
And unlike many flow charts that I see on the internet, this actually seems to have some use..  

See also:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xgjUhEG3U

One of my favorite charts from Big Bang Theory.
And unlike many flow charts that I see on the internet, this actually seems to have some use..

See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xgjUhEG3U

19 Feb 2011

28 Dec 2009

Having fun mailing out my “swapadvd" dvd…Love these stamps…

Having fun mailing out my “swapadvd" dvd…
Love these stamps

14 Dec 2009

genius… sheer genius…

Bart dreams of having a brother…



Compare to:



Love the clever humor of this.

… Final comparison:

6 Dec 2009

i… LOVE this…

28 Nov 2009

BMW Isetta 300 bubble car

Just saw this AMAZING (and cute) car in the parking lot - the BMW Isetta 300 bubble car. The car door is the front of the vehicle.




Click here for a very pixelated cell phone movie of a walk around: link

Click here for the wikipedia entry on Isettas: link

1 Nov 2009

Dial M for Murder

Not only do I truly enjoy the classic, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder" but this year’s spoof in "Tree House of Horror XX" is sheer brilliance in it’s humor and references.  Here’s the episode:

Look for these references:

silhouette

Dali dream scene
Spellbound

Shrink scene
Spellbound

Roof top scene
Spellbound

Mt Rushmore scene
North By Northwest

Exiting the bus cameo
North By Northwest

Slide scene
Spellbound

Dali dream scene 2
Spellbound

Merrie-go-round scene
Strangers On a Train

And, as noted in the wikipedia article, music from North by Northwest. ("The Knife," appropriately)

One last more subtle observation:

There is also a nod to the "Vertigo"/Dolly zoom effect in this Simpson’s clip.  Be sure to watch for it - it’s a hallmark of Hitchcock.

Post here, if you saw any other references - won’t you?

26 Aug 2009

So can’t wait for this…  Watch the trailer [link].

So can’t wait for this…  Watch the trailer [link].

18 Aug 2009

The Soldier and Death

The Soldier and Death - Book
Online - PDF - Buy episode in iTunes

I just finished re-watching one of my favorite shows from memory..  “The Soldier and Death” as presented in “Jim Henson’s The Storyteller” (1989).  Even though the show looks a little dated, the reality is: shows (and puppetry) simply aren’t done this way anymore.  This story continues to captivate and plays out much like a Grimm’s Fairy Tale.  In truth, I see a little bit of a common denominator between this classic Russian tale and Beedle the Bard’s/Harry Potter’s deathly hallows fables.

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