Saturday, July 19, 2008

Random Links: Mostly Video Edition

It came from the 1971 Sears Catalog!: Scans of a 1971 Sears catalog, with amusing commentary. Wow, but the 70s were an, um, interesting time, fashion-wise. I was born in 1971, as it happens, so for all I know it's entirely possible that I might have worn some of the ugly baby clothes featured here.

Dalek Workout: Even evil mutants in armored killing machines need healthy exercise!

HOLY FRAK! Moon transits Earth!: The Bad Astronomer presents some really cool footage of the Earth and the Moon, taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft. He is perhaps a little overexcited, but I can certainly understand why.

Watchmen trailer: Watchmen is, quite simply, one of the single best works of fiction I have ever encountered in my life. Given that fact, the odds of the movie not living up to its source material would seem to be exceedingly high, but I find myself getting all excited by this trailer, anyway.

Simon's Cat in "TV Dinner": I swear the guy who does these cartoons must have a hidden camera pointed at my cats.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: I suspect that pretty much everybody who is interested in this already knows about it, but just in case you don't... This is an independent video project that Joss Whedon produced during the Hollywood writer's strike, featuring Neil Patrick Harris as a dorky supervillain and Nathan Fillion as the superhero who interferes with his evil plans and moves in on the girl he likes. Oh, and it's a musical. I enjoyed it a lot. Note that it's only available to watch on the web through July 20. After that, you can buy it for a couple of bucks on iTunes, and it should be out on DVD eventually.


  1. If nothing else, Watchmen is definitely going to look like the original comic.

    Loved the Dalek Workout!

  2. Yes, it does have the look down, which certainly counts for something, IMO. And there's something about the feel of the trailer, too, which seems to capture the right spirit... I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I'm not sure whether it's working. :)

    And a co-worker send me a link to the Dalek workout thing. These people know me far too well!

  3. There are some photos in existence of me wearing disturbingly plaid pants. In my defense, I must say that it was entirely my parents' faults for dressing me that way.

  4. I think I`ll send you some pictures of you in some of those little plaid outfits from about 1974 on.