I've amassed yet another Lump o' Media Goodness over the past few months or so, which I've laid out below for your clicking enjoyment. I really need to get out more. Oh, wait, I saw "Becoming Jane" today, which made me all sorts of weepy and peevish, and then I went to Ross and bought random-yet-necessary housewares. Yes, folks, I AM Ms. Friday Night Madness.
This weekend will be nuts, though, because I'll be seeing a play directed by a friend, and then hanging out with my friend Marla WHOM I HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS, since she'll be vacationing in LA with her fabulous man for a few days. Also, "Fool Me Once" will be screening at Cinespace in Hollywood on Sunday evening, sometime between 6pm and 8pm; if you haven't seen my cinematography on a big(ger) screen yet, come on by.
So, yeah, I still have a life. I'm just sayin'.
10 Jobs You Can Do If You're A Blogger -- because I heart yongfook.
Think of England (1999) -- defining Englishness, whatever that means.
Catherine Tate: Lauren - Periodic Table...best snarky student ever.
Alanis Morissette "My Humps" video -- sad and eerie, and very well done.
Mute Math - "Typical" -- plays well with reverse filming.
Le Mont Solaire -- hooray for giant sun dials as art!
Game developers: get a clue -- I agree with this 100%.
Root beer float cookies!
Save snowflakes forever!
Furniture from Weapons -- godawful but still mesmerizing.
Hugh MacLeod's How to Be Creative -- because this guy rocks.
Cool Hunter: Inspiration Nation -- a terrific almost-manifesto
If Crack Dealers Took Lessons From Walgreens, They Really Would Be Rich -- this blew my mind
RED CROSS mobile billboard -- brilliance
Medieval Cookery -- "A Dishe of Artechokes" looks really good!
Moon-bison and other 19th C. pranks
The best hoax pharma site ever!
SkyMaul -- sheer fabulosity.
BBC: The Lyrebird -- it starts off slowly, but just keep watching. It's a bird that can mimic, among other things, cameras, car alarms, and chain saws. Only imagine.
CYRK: Unicyclist with Derby (by Hubert Hilscher) -- beautiful. I love wacky vintage crap.
Oh no, it's The Beatniks! A mutinous generation! Wrought with suppressed emotions!
Exploding Head Syndrome -- boy, I sure hate when that happens.
B inside TV animated cartoon "S.P.I.C." -- I LOVE watching people draw in fast motion, especially when they're actually okay at it. It reminds me of Sesame Street, when a hand would enter frame and draw an elaborate scene, which would then magically come to life. If you can find me a YouTube of that, I'll give you a cookie.
"Olde English: Sad, Drunk 15 Year-Old" "Is that how you feel?" "If push-ups were cuddles and sharks were you...." You'll have to sit through some military propaganda before watching this, but it'll be worth it.
Cold War Kids: "Hang Me Up to Dry" -- Shot like European 60's neorealism! Startlingly stylish.
The ecstasy of influence: A plagiarism by Jonathan Lethem -- about the fragmentary cultural consciousness we see in all media. Definitely an eye-opener.
Thrill to the gloriously mad art of Jesse Lefkowitz!
Humanity Lobotomy -- a brief history of the Internet, and how the Web as we know it may die rather soon, in a very bloody battle indeed over net neutrality.
True Blue -- brilliantly hilarious.
Cheapest Eyeglasses in the World -- I'm never getting mine in the US again.
Tokyo Summerland wave pool makes me ill on behalf of humanity.
College Will Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit While Simultaneously Turning You Into a Worker Bee -- pretty much says it all.
The Dollar Dreadful Family Library -- for fans of eccentric Victoriana.
Damn Interesting: Raiders of the Lost Lake -- all about Lake Vostok, which is a nifty discovery.
meish dot org: Facebook and the Perils of Prodigious Sociability Welcome to my life.
WikiMedia: Infinite Descent (I just learned what a Shepard Tone is, I feel so smart now.)
Fifteen Unfortunately-Placed Ads -- I always love these.
Jessica the Hippo -- the adorablest thing ever!
The Bond of St. Marcel -- a graphic novel to be released in 2008, written by fellow USC alumna Jenn Quintenz!
Retro Thing: Make Better Home Movies -- Super 8 Tutorial Film -- it's very slowly-paced, but everything they say is truly a nugget of wisdom for every filmmaker. I especially like the line "[e]arly morning- and late evening-light can be enchanting." Truer words were never spoken.
Thomas Edison Hates Cats -- I had no idea Edison helped cook up (ick, sorry) the electric chair. This may or may not be true, but it's a heckuva rumor to perpetuate, so now I'm helping.
To quote myself: You may now returned to your regularly scheduled life.