Saturday, February 28, 2009

Random Link Dump

I've been accumulating these for a while.

LOST spoof - Ben and Jack Have a Conversation: This goofy little Lost spoof made me laugh a lot. Warning: features spoilers for the episode before last. Probably will do nothing for you if you don't know the show. May annoy you if you're a Jack fan. (Assuming Jack has fans.)

Inside the Inboxes of 15 Fictional Villains: Ever wished you could spy on a bad guy's e-mail? Now you can! Some of these are funnier than others, some of them went right past me because I'm clearly not familiar with the source material, and at least one invites debate over the definition of the word "villain." But some of them are very funny indeed.

Barack Obama is tired of your motherfucking shit: Clips from Obama's audiobook reading of Dreams from My Father, in which he quotes a foul-mouthed friend. Because there's something surreally amusing about getting to hear your president say "motherfucker!", however unfairly out of context it is.

And the Circle is Complete: Covers of Star Trek novels, entertainingly retitled. It's kind of disturbing how many of these I recognize.

Back to the Future Alternate Ending: Short video offering a slightly different ending to the movie. It's all the more amusing thanks to a certain coincidence of casting.

Fishmen: H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow over Innsmouth" presented in under two minutes. As a musical.

What Does a Lunar Eclipse Look Like from the Moon?: A picture taken by the Japanese lunar probe Kaguya answers this question beautifully.

Progress on NASA's Constellation: Pictures of the space shuttle's future replacement as it begins to take shape.

Making a proper Doctor Who anime: Unfinished scenes from an anime version of Doctor Who (Third Doctor era), featuring original animation and audio clips taken from the show. Pretty darned impressive.


  1. Overall, I'm not sure how I feel about the Doctor who anime. I like the idea of a Dr. Who anime, but I'm not sure I like the idea of cutesy empty headed anime girls hanging with the Doctor. Also, it should take more than having a Cyberman huck a smartcar at you to destroy if you're a Dalek. But then, that's my personal bias. That said, I *am* impressed by the level of work done on just the short segment and would like to see more.

  2. Jim's the one who originally sent me the link to that, and included a comment about the gun-totin' anime chick being a bit out of place. Which I certainly can't disagree with, although weirder things have show up on Doctor Who.

    I do find it very technically impressive, though, and the finished product, if and when it happen, could be pretty cool.

  3. What I really liked about the Who anime is that it's both largely true to the characters while also having those very stereotypical anime elements. It's rough around the edges, but I was impressed.

    I also really liked the Lost parody video.

  4. What I really love about the Lost parody is that I can totally hear all of Ben's dialog in his voice. :)

  5. I noticed the dialog was a great Ben. Good piece.