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I would just like to reiterate Crystal's coolness again.
She was totally right about the band Eisley, they rock like none other. Well, they're pretty awesome. Well! Go check them out.
Uploaded just for you, Lost at Sea (remix) from the album Room Noises.
Also, I watched SGA 302, and cut for spoilers and incoherent rambling )
Also, OMG I'm listening to country music. Alas, Neko Case. But they're quite good.
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[livejournal.com profile] nhw pointed this out, and it's pretty cool and rather funny. Not realising the microphone is on, Bush and Blair have a conversation...
I found these two quotes incredibly amusing:
Bush: You’re leaving?
Blair: No, no, no not yet. On this trade thingy...
and
Bush: You see, the... thing is what they need to do is to get Syria, to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over.
I find it amusing to be reminded that politicians are people. With a penchant for stating the obvious. Edit, again: Here's another version from BBC suggesting that Blair is knitting Bush sweaters.
Also! I watched the first episode of Stargate: Atlantis season three today!
For those of you who watch the show, let me just say how much I love Michael. He's the most awesome ever, and I truly believe that he and Teyla have this epic, star-crossed, angst-filled love ahead of them.
Edit:
But you know, in light of the last episode, John and Michael might have something going, too. Just saying. And [livejournal.com profile] volari wrote this rather awesome piece which is just a bit slashy about it.
sinclair_furie: (sirus/james)
So, I know I said I'd write about Australia and whatnot, but I'm failing to be inspired.
My cousins are visiting, though. Very soon there will be twelve people living in my house, plus the maids. You know the bit where I don't like crowds? Yeah. Not fun.
Ok, I will begin by showing this incredibly funny video Fahad showed me. Behold the Flying Car.
Choice exerpts:
"It's times like these that it occurs to me that we were lied to by The Jetsons. According to that show we were supposed to be pooling around in flying cars by now."
"See? You're what's wrong with this country! Hell, what's wrong with the world! You're always thinking about your own comfort level, never thinking about the rest of us."
Ok, now on to the arts and entertainment section.
First, books.
Ok, Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire. Tess gave it to me as part of the Tess Thomspon Award... It's sort of the retold story of Snow White. I have a thing for retelling fairy tales... I really enjoyed Francesca Lea Block's The Rose and the Beast. And Mirror Mirror did not disappoint. It's fascinating, just the right combination of creepiness, mundane grossness and fairy tale atmosphere. And the way the history is weaved in is fascinating. A good read.
And then, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Recommended by Mr. Bellew... and WOW. It's an amazing book. It's about the upbringing of one Kevin Katchadourian, a 16 year old boy who kills nine of his classmates. It's told from the point of view of his mother, Eva, in the form of letters to her estranged husband.
Honestly, it may upset you and it's sort of a psychological drama, but even when I began reading it I couldn't stop myself from putting it down and thinking, "Wow, she's got it exactly right." It deals with a lot of issues- parenthood, American (lack of) culture, the Big Question, motherhood and working and really, it's become my Bible. And then ending will kill you.
I'll confess, I have this weird fascination with sociopaths, so that may have contributed to my incredible love for the book, but really, it's amazing. Go read.
Ok, now TV.
Right, I've been watching Stargate: Atlantis after wading through former Smallville fandom giants' journals. I started by reading fannish stuff, and then decided that the show sounded cool, and watched a few episodes... and the rest is history. I'm now about halfway through second season, and it's loads of fun.
And also, this is kind of embarassing, but after the obsessions of [personal profile] dangermousie I decided to try out Veronica Mars, and um. It's loads of fun and I really like it.
So, I've lost my right to be snobby about teenage drama to a certain extent, but to its credit, Veronica Mars is far more complex and realistic than your average teenage drama show. And anyway it's more of a detective mystery show anyway.
And Veronica is really, really hot. Like. Hot.
Ok, I was going to talk about music too, but um. This entry is long enough. Maybe later.

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