Borrowed Time

October 17, 2016

This is quite sad but very well done (also the sheriff has a Mads Mikkelsen look going on which is an automatic +2).

Data & Picard

October 17, 2016

This might be my new favourite Pogo.

Myth Podcast

October 17, 2016

I’ve been listening to a lot of Podcasts at work recently and feel compelled to recommend Myth Podcast.

This is a weekly podcast telling legendary stories as closely to the originals as possible. Some are incredibly popular stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories that might be new to you, but are definitely worth a listen.

These are stories of magic, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place.

Thanks to Myth Podcast I finally know the plot of the Nibelung. I have books of Arthur Rackham’s art, I know the influences on Tolkien, and I’ve seen What’s Opera, Doc? more times than I can count but I still didn’t really know how just how many characters have names that start with Sig and how they’re all related. It’s really good. I thought once Fafnir was slain (the one part I knew relatively well) that I might not be too fussed about how it went but it’s really good. And that’s just one episode arc.

It’s well researched and well told, Jason collects and tells stories and sagas from around the world so you get a nice mix of stories. Most episodes are 30-40 minutes, they have just the right amount of witty observation, and each finishes with a Monster of the Week. There are some 40+ episodes up already, plus if you want to get your hands on more content (and support Jason) for just $5 a month you can get bonus episodes and source texts.

Planet Earth II

October 12, 2016

I could not be more excited for this. I’ve already watched the trailer five times this morning.

Bulls and Roosters

October 9, 2016


– Generally speaking, paintings with light colors sell more quickly than paintings with dark colors.

– Subjects that sell well: Madonna and Child, Landscapes, flower paintings, still lifes (free of morbid props… dead birds, etc.), nudes, marine pictures, abstracts and surrealism.

– Subject matter is important: it has been said that paintings with cows and hens in them collect dust… while the same paintings with bulls and roosters sell.

– John Baldessari, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell (1966-68).

via Swissmiss who says, “Let’s make a 2016 version of these tips by John Baldessari, shall we?” Would be interesting, no?

Get Out

October 9, 2016

This looks brilliant/terrifying. I don’t usually watch horror but I may have to make an exception here.