The Wicker Man, Teletubbies Edition

by meanlouise August 5, 2015 horror & scifi

Sorry for the long absence, I didn’t mean to neglect you so. My sanity wasn’t devoured by bad SyFy movies, but I was quite ill for most of the Spring and early Summer and it’s taken me much longer to get life back to something even close to resembling normality. Wouldn’t want things to get […]

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ScienceOnline Climate

by meanlouise August 15, 2013 culture

I’m at ScienceOnline Climate but have to take a quick moment to express my adoration for John Oliver. Again. Please don’t leave us, John. John Oliver on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: It is way too early in the morning for me to figure out why this is not embedding properly but you can click through to […]

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Homemade Movies: Death Star Trench Run

by meanlouise July 2, 2013 cyberculture

Have you watched the Cinefix Homemade Movies of the the Death Star Trench Run scene from Star Wars: Episode IV? Trust me, even if you think this idea is dumb, stick with it until about the 2nd minute and the genius of it will slowly be revealed to you. [embedded video:

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Have you seen my buttonhook?

by meanlouise March 24, 2013 anthropology

1:15 update – Damn. This is why I don’t blog before coffee. Just corrected some crazyass typos and grammatical loop-di-loops. Sorry. Today’s Cul de Sac comic strip reminds me of a pre-dawn breakfast conversation long ago at the Mummy Congress about how, once you reach in + vigorously stir up the brains w your hook, […]

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Remember the Lovecraftian horror that was Windows 95 with a new Tumblr

by meanlouise February 24, 2013 cyberculture

When we got Windows 95 (probably sometime in 1998), it took our admins about 30 seconds to see the true purpose of the system alerts. The first one I got read, “Report to the roof immediately, await further instructions.” It took some people longer than others to catch on that not all windows alerts were […]

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Godzilla Wednesday

by meanlouise December 26, 2012 humor

I know I’ve blogged this before, so I suspect that my search is malfunctioning. Just in case, here it is again: Safety first!

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by meanlouise December 7, 2012 holiday cheer

This is one of my favorite McSweeney’s pieces: An Open Letter to Pumpkin-Flavored Seasonal Treats.” I can’t say it’s my favorite, though, because I do love It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers,” an awful lot.

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Wamapoke County Public Radio

by meanlouise December 3, 2012 humor

Parks and Recreation has done two fantastic sendups of public/community radio. I realize that making fun of public radio is like shooting fish in a barrel – it’s for that very reason that most spoofs just aren’t funny. I think most of these efforts fail because they hitch all of their jokes to the easy […]

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“On WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, VA, weatherman Aaron Justus provides the last weather forecast you’ll ever need.”

by meanlouise July 1, 2012 humor

There’s an outside chance I’m overly tired, but right at this moment THIS is the greatest thing I have ever seen.

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Someone took a perfectly good Johnny Depp & put a bird on it

by meanlouise March 31, 2012 movies

There are many cultural issues regarding the Lone Ranger remake but every time I start to think about them, my brain derails with the thought, “Someone took a perfectly good Johnny Depp & put a fucking bird on it.” I deeply question Vanity Fair’s assertion that Johnny Depp makes this look cool in any way […]

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