Beasts of the Southern Wild – Film Festival 2012

The film festival has – finally – reached our little corner of the global backwater. Sunday night, I went with D and J to see this extraordinary film  Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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I challenge you to watch this without smiling …

I’m sure everyone has seen this by now, but just in case …

It came out today. Same people who made Robot Chicken. This is a new series for the Cartoon Network. Apparently, the usual hand wringers are crying in anguish, but seriously … ? You have seen Star Wars, right?

Om Bill to walk 300k – Port Augusta to Adelaide

A few days ago this arrived in my in box – Om Bill to walk 300k – Port Augusta to Adelaide. And no, you did not read that wrong.  This is the email he sent me!

Hi Gang,

Yep, believe it or not, I am going to walk 300k  (actually 325k I think) – from Port Augusta to Adelaide next month.  We start on 16 Sept and reach Adelaide 2 weeks later. The reason behind the walk is to promote to idea of Australia’s first solar thermal power plant – at Port Augusta. The web page below has the details.

You can:

  1. Join me
  2. Sponsor me
  3. Sign the petition
  4. All or none of the above or some other combo thereof.

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Internet stalking – Bible-based Christians gone wild

Warning / Disclaimer: I don’t expect this post to offend most Christians. I am well aware that there are Christians and there are Christians – I know, I used to be one. However, there are some people this may upset, so I am sorry about that. I will try to be considerate.

Last Tuesday, we watched the Firefly episode Jaynestown, which included this wonderful scene in which River attempts to ‘fix’ the Sheppard’s Bible.

I laughed so hard, I almost hyperventilated. These days, religion, God and Christianity almost never enter my thoughts, but once upon a time they pervaded almost every part of my life, so out of curiosity, I decided to do a little Internet stalking down memory lane.

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Internet stalking – Jane Espenson

Click on picture to link to Jane Espenson‘s interview on Talks at Google.

Jane Espenson recently (April 3, 2012) gave an interview for Talks at Google. If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s well worth watching. It’s about an hour long, so Espenson is able to talk more in depth about her writing and experiences writing for television. The interview is helped by several audience questions, which provoke more interesting answers than the usual “what’s X like to work with” and “tell us again about your funniest X story”.

The link to the interview is here.

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