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Trailer Trash…

A while back we were asked by a lecturer to write the cover text for our own biographies. Needless to say, that excercise turned out to be pretty pointless in the end. But it did give me an idea. Why not try to write the trailer for my life? It should be fun, right? Let’s have a try:


- Black screen opening with Chuck Riley type voice
saying -


In a land, pestered with mediocrity

- When the word mediocrity is said, it zooms into view
on-screen, to then zoom past after a short pause -


“Where political correctness and polite violence are everyday horrors”

- Fast clips showing political correctness and polite
violence -


“One man rose from the ashes of a broken home”

- Flashes of an eye, a lock of hair and a belt; all from a
panning close-up camera -


“He dared to be a geek”

- Camera going back, man flashing backlit and only visible
as a dark figure, standing with hands on hips. In flashes
logos such as Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Palm, Wikipedia,
Firefox and Google are visible in the shadowy fog surrounding
the outlined body -


“He became the friend of women”

- Camera continues backwards -


“He could handle irony”

- Close-up of mouth, one side going up in wry smile -


“He is…”

- Screen dark -


“…The Nice Guy!”

- Text zooming onto screen, then exploding away -


Coming October 22, 2010. Check at your local theatre or at Rated R!

- Said text showing small on the screen -
- End -


Do you think this has any potential?


PS If you don’t know the name Chuck Riley, have a listen to this clip from, and you’ll know…


Merry Yule Tides

This Holiday Season will be spent in the almost internet-free home of my mother. So, because of this I’ve decided to post two wonderful MST3K epissodes for you to enjoy ’til I get back.


Santa Claus


Santa Claus Conquers the Martians


Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.
Gary Allan ~


The Twilit Cinema presents: ‘Rudolph’

Here is a lovely version of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story, in cosy stop-motion and glorious technicolor!



Infect Different

As it is Halloween time, I intend to post a few aptly themed posts. In this video we all get to see how the VIRUS finaly got to the Mac. Beware! Beware…!

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The Colour of Magic

I‘ve been looking forward to this for so long! Let’s hope it is a good movie, in spite of this book being, in my opinion, one of the weakest in the series…

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Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant “idiot”.

— (Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic)

Let’s just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he’d be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting ‘All gods are bastards’.

— Rincewind discussing Twoflower (Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic)

Tasty Typography

I just had to share this excellent video on typography. Explains names and basic idea of typography rather well.

Men who would letterspace blackletter would shag sheep

~ Frederick Goudy ~



Reading the excellent web design page by Mark Boulton I came across a fascinating video called ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’


Watching Job draw the letterforms is mesmeric enough, but when his son (?) joins in, I found myself laughing as he tries to imitate his fathers work. This leads to some funny-looking characters (c and d are particular favourites of mine).

I’m particularly jealous of the assured free-hand script of Job. It really is a joy to watch.


I couldn’t more than agree, and I am just as mesmerised by the strokes. The whole thing reminded me about the movie ‘The Pillow Book’. It’s a strange, slow, and yet, wonderful movie about calligraphy, art and human life. 



The art of writing is perhaps the most useful, beautiful and magical creative endeavours we as human beings have got. It should be treated with respect, taught to our young, learned from our history. It is one of the things making us human.


When God made the first clay model of a human being, He painted in the eyes… the lips… and the sex. And then He painted in each person’s name lest the person should ever forget it. If God approved of His creation, He brought the painted clay model into life by signing His own name.

Nagiko in ‘The Pillow Book