Monday, November 28, 2011

Cool Bicycle Animation

Just because this is so cool and because my nephew is going to love it:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HBO to Make Wolf Hall Mini-Series!

My mom LOVED Hilary Mantel.  She was one of her favorite authors and especially loved A Place of Greater Safety: A Novel about the French Revolution.

Well, now the news that HBO is going to be filming the Booker Prize-winning novel Wolf Hall: A Novel .  I was so excited I scream aloud!  Gee, I wish mom had lived to read that book and to enjoy what HBO will do with it.

I learned of this from the culture blog Alyssa at Think Progress, which is worth checking out on a regular basis.

Here is what Alyssa wrote:
It’s a marvelous novel of friendship, whether it’s Cromwell and Wolsey or Cromwell and Imperial diplomat Eustace Chapuys. I don’t really know how a miniseries will capture the Cabinet of Wonders-like effect of the novel, which is one of the most effective evocations of a historic worldview I’ve ever read. But I’m glad it’s not getting reduced to a movie, and that some serious writerly fire-power will be behind it. HBO’s movie team has been wildly on their game lately, so I can’t wait to see what they do with this.
Me neither!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Stewart On The "Oops"

So brilliant, so funny, as usual.  Though I do like Billy Baldwin...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Magnificent Murmuration

Absolutely stunning and mesmerizing.  I've never seen any thing like it.  Well, maybe the smoke monster on Lost.  But it's only a mild resemblance.  The reaction of the girls was mine, jaw dropping and smiling.


Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Is Daylight Saving Time Worthwhile Any Longer?

I love the Game of Thrones reference.  This video also well explains the difficulty of trying to schedule world wide conference calls.  And just love the rendition of the the insanity in Arizona.