nightdog_barks: (Moon Boy)
So I was stumbling down memory lane last night, and I ran across this and I loved it so much all over again I had to rec it. Again. :D

nightdog_barks: (Bucked Off (by Alex Nabaum))
Terrific video of Buster Keaton. Incredible stunts in a pre-CGI world. Just some amazing clips; I honestly don't know how he did some of this stuff.

nightdog_barks: (Wilson RSL Upclose from "Tape")
Apple has been showing this iPad Air commercial during the football games today. It uses the great Robin Williams quote from Walt Whitman, where Williams recites Whitman's O Me! O Life!. It's advertising, but it's a gorgeous ad. :D



Also watched the last Sherlock episode.

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nightdog_barks: (Gun Bill)
The Season 2 Person of Interest gag reel. :D

PERSON OF INTEREST s2 GAG REEL from j_reese on Vimeo.



And yet again -- we couldn't get something like this for the last season of House? Seriously? I will never not be pissed at TPTB for that.
nightdog_barks: (Pink Raygun Zzz)
So everyone remembers [livejournal.com profile] bironic's amazing wonderful video Starships, right? The one that's set to the Nicki Minaj song of the same name, the one that, as Bironic says, is "A celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly."? Yeah, that one! :D

So. [livejournal.com profile] jetpack_monkey has remixed that video, with a critical difference -- it's in black-and-white, and consists of source material pre-July 1969. And what that means is that there's everything from Abbott and Costello Go to Mars to The Day the Earth Stood Still to Doctor Who to Plan 9 from Outer Space to MUCH MUCH MORE. I'm going to shut up now so folks can go watch it, because it is epic fun and just as amazing wonderful as the original.

Starships Remix on Livejournal
Starships Remix on Dreamwidth

In both cases, the password to view is listed directly above the vid.
nightdog_barks: An accordian-flex wall lamp extends over the back of a chair (Wall Lamp)
1) Head cold is almost completely gone. It hung on for a while, adding to my general foul mood and crankiness.

2) Read Hilary Mantel's Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir, and by god it is brilliant. Mantel is a writing god.

3) Started Americanah, by a Nigerian writer named Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which is about a Nigerian blogger (bloggess?) who's been living in the U.S. (in Princeton) and who decides to return home. There was a positive review of it in the NY Times and so far it is excellent.

4) And speaking of Nigeria ... this Nigerian-American singer reminds me very much of Adele:



Four things make a post.

Saturday

Apr. 13th, 2013 01:09 pm
nightdog_barks: Retro comic illustration of a woman wearing a futuristic space helmet by W.T. Benda (Rocket Woman)
Good god, the weather is beautiful here today. We'll be transplanting the tomatilloes to their big pots this weekend. The tomatoes and peppers are growing at varying rates -- a few of the tomatoes are almost ready to transplant, but most are still pretty small. An opossum came calling night before last -- I watched as he ambled across the deck, but he didn't touch any of our plants. He went on, hoovering through the grass for bugs.

Have been reading Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child and am a bit more than halfway through. It's a fairly straightforward story -- an older couple trying to make a go of homesteading in 1920s Alaska, but there's a BIG dose of magical realism in the form of a "wild child" who couldn't possibly live in the wilderness, and yet somehow ... seems to. Ivey drops just enough hints to suggest that the child could be real, and yet. Really well done so far, and I'm eager to see how it turns out.

Also was poking around YouTube last night and ran across a NEW video from Genki Sudo. I love these guys, and I must've watched it five times. In this one, our boys travel to South Korea and China, and somehow manage to establish Lasting World Peace in Asia. :D

nightdog_barks: (Radio)
Must run some errands, so here's a cool video to enjoy, possibly the only music vid to feature a zoetrope. If you think you've heard the song before, that's because it's from the movie Blast From the Past, which has a really great '90s soundtrack.

nightdog_barks: (Red Devil)
The happiest and most delightful thing I've seen in a while:



NASA Gangnam Style. :D

Vid Rec

Nov. 9th, 2012 10:58 pm
nightdog_barks: (House and Wilson in Therapy)
From [livejournal.com profile] petitecuriosity, here is a Wilson/Amber, House/Wilson vid, set to a Garfunkel and Oates song called Gay Boyfriend. It's funny and wry, with great editing, and did I mention it was funny? It is, in a wonderfully sweet and gently crooked way. I enjoyed the hell out of this.

Gay Boyfriend, by [livejournal.com profile] petitecuriosity
nightdog_barks: (Aesthetes)
So this is someone I'd never heard of before today -- a Korean artist called PSY. :D

Vid Rec

Aug. 10th, 2012 09:48 pm
nightdog_barks: (Barred Spiral)
From [livejournal.com profile] bironic, here is a new vid that seems particularly apropos in light of the Curiosity landing this week. Multi-fandom (and I do mean multi), set to Nicki Minaj's Starship, this is ... us, in a fantastic blast of exploration and life in a boundless universe, where there's always one more frontier on the horizon. There is so much going on here, and I just loved it.

Starships
nightdog_barks: (Tomatoes)
Started seeds for fall tomatoes -- Belgian Giant and Arkansas Traveler. We'll see what happens; I was only going to plant a few, but Mr. Nightdog said no, err on the side of caution. So if we end up with ten plants I'm blaming him.

Also, making a peach pie because we can.

Also also, go read [livejournal.com profile] alternatealto's new story, Scenic View. House, Wilson, after the series finale. Fun, sweet, tender, and all-around lovely.

AlsoX3, have a video. :D



I was listening to this last night. It makes me happy.

Wednesday

Jul. 18th, 2012 03:09 pm
nightdog_barks: (Owl Librarian)
Thought about running some errands, but I think I will do those tomorrow and knock off some housely things today ... like folding the laundry from the weekend. Ha. In the meantime, here are some links!

The beautiful 'ghost station' in NY's subway. This is the abandoned City Hall Station, opened on October 27, 1904, with an inaugural private ride conducted by Mayor George McClellan (yes, that George McClellan). Glass skylights, wrought-iron chandeliers ... the station wasn't retired until 1945. My first thought was -- it needs to be in a story. :-)

I can't remember now if I saw this on my Twitter feed or Tumblr: fanfic is the work of the Devil. No, really. :D

Apparently this is an older vid, but I hadn't seen it until last night. The World We Loved, from Dead Poets Society, music by Jimmy Eat World, video by [livejournal.com profile] stephantom. Great vid, with beautiful editing and a great song. I had totally forgotten what a tall, lanky kid RSL was at that age (which was 20 in 1989, when the movie came out). You know, in an Alternate Movie Universe in my head, RSL's character (Neil Perry) lived and grew up to be James Wilson, and so to me this is like watching a young Wilson right before he got more screwed up than House. And yes, I know there's another vid that tells that exact story, and it's called If We Shadows Have Offended, by [livejournal.com profile] mystictwilight (Dani). Sadly, it looks as if it's been disappeared by TPTB. :-(

Is that it? I guess that's it. ♥

Vid Rec

Feb. 18th, 2012 08:14 pm
nightdog_barks: (HL 2 piano)
[livejournal.com profile] daasgrrl has made a new thing. :-D

Take House, Sherlock, and Fortysomething, crosscut, blend, and send realities crashing into each other, and what do you get?

Something you should really watch.

Friday

Jan. 6th, 2012 04:49 pm
nightdog_barks: (White Nautilus)
Beautiful bright sun all day, 71 degrees (21.7 degrees Celsius). My god it feels so good.

And now for something COMPLETELY different (via BoingBoing), this is a video by a South African artist called Spoek Mathambo. It is straight-up one of the weirdest vids I've seen in a while -- it reminds me a bit of Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense but it is far beyond that. There's an interesting (very short) article from The Guardian here, about the amazing kids who are in it and who directed it. Striking, visceral images, and a WARNING for violence and the bizarre bug at the very beginning (for folks who may be squicked by bizarre, creeping bugs). I do not know what kind of insect (?) it is, and I'm not sure I want to know.

Edited to add that there is a GREAT explanation of this video's very powerful images in the very first comment from [personal profile] needled_ink_1975! I learned a lot and, as always, that makes me happy.

nightdog_barks: (Over the Shoulder (MK))


ZOMG I love these guys. They make me smile, as does this story from the BBC about a Canadian senator who wants to change the national emblem to a polar bear, and describes the current symbol, the beaver, as a dentally defective rat. :-D

Vid Rec

Aug. 28th, 2011 07:01 pm
nightdog_barks: (HL)
Via leakeylover on Twitter, this is a "fake" promo video (fan-made) for Season 8 of House, put together by someone called aleTheHOUSEwifeVIDS. It is really well-done.



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