Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oh yeah, and...

I found an even longer and including anniversary titles Paramount title sequence compilation, like the infamous one I obsessed over in this post. There's also the end of a Star Trek theme hiding somewhere in this video, can you catch it? I did!

My least favorite theme is very early on. It's the one at 1:55. Very jarring. And, oddly enough, I find the Closet Killer ones positively hilarious.

Random Thought.

Why did I find gummy worms disgusting when I was at the age I was "supposed" to like them, but I like them now? Am I aging backwards? Cool!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It's time to play...

Guess The Old Video Game! I love this one.

Give up? Click here for the answer.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

O Agenda Chicken, I Hardly Knew Ye

One of my interests is "watching foreign news channels." I really do watch foreign news channels. That is, I did, until the evil cable company dared to cut the station on me. Grrrr!

The one I watched was EuroNews. (I also get the BBC but I don't watch it as much as I did EuroNews, because the BBC is from Britain, which I have nothing against but somehow didn't seem as exotic as the EU-wide EuroNews audience.) It got to the point where I was mildly obsessed with the channel. I could not go a day without knowing the weather and Celsius temperature in Tblisi. I could perfectly mimic the British accent of the guy who went "This is EuroNews, with the news on the half-hour." (I still can, which is how I put down the exact wording- I remember it.) I knew exactly what select few commercials they did play (Somfy, a watch guy called the Master of Complications, tourist-board commercials for Kazakhstan) and could tell whether they were going to play another No Comment video by whether the graphic was big or smaller.

But there was one thing I obsessed over more than anything, and that was the Agenda Chicken.

In the bottom right corner of the Agenda screen, there used to be a animation of a cartoon chicken on a purple background, for no apparent reason. The chicken did nothing but open his beak (presumably crowing) extremely wide in all directions. I thought that chicken was so funny the first time I saw it. I loved it. It was a fixture. The sun came up, the moon got bigger and smaller, and the chicken would squawk in the corner of the Agenda graphic.

And then they upgraded all their graphics, and the Agenda Chicken was no more. I never really got over that.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Catnip-Reefer Madness

 Videos,  Movies, Pet Profiles, Catster

I found this video browsing Catster today, and not only did I think it was funny, I also thought it kind of related to all the trippy drug stuff I've been posting on lately. I'll try as hard as I can to kick the habit of posting that stuff soon (kick the habit! Aah! It's inescapable!).

Mostly Relevant Quizzes

I was visiting Bee's page to return the favor of commenting when I got sidetracked by a site that never fails to sidetrack me- BlogThings. I did tons of quizzes but these were the only two I thought relevant enough to post.
Your Geek Profile:

Academic Geekiness: Highest
Fashion Geekiness: Moderate
General Geekiness: Moderate
Movie Geekiness: Moderate
Music Geekiness: Moderate
Gamer Geekiness: Low
Geekiness in Love: Low
SciFi Geekiness: Low
Internet Geekiness: None

Academic geekiness was no surprise. I've always known that. But fashion geekiness?... What did I ever do? Oh, it must have been the hair combing question. Sometimes if I'm not going anywhere important and it's not finger-in-a-lightsocket bad, I will not comb my hair. Oh noes! (Why did you think White & Nerdy is in my playlist? Because I can relate to some of the lyrics!)
And, this relates to the "naturally trippy" thing I posted earlier:
Your Personality Is Like Acid

A bit wacky, you're very difficult to predict.
One moment you're in your own little happy universe...
And the next, you're on a bad trip to your own personal hell!

Weirdly enough, this didn't surprise me either. *insert head-scratching emoticon here*

Friday, September 21, 2007

A Really Random Link. Literally.

The Random Garfield Generator

I love Garfield. I love random things. I really love this website.

Will She Ever Stay With One?

I wonder if this blog's name sounds too pretentious. I mean, it would imply a very abstract blog with lots of poetry and the like. I have seen these blogs before, and believe me when I say this is most certainly nothing like any of them. I think I need (another) new name. Something not trying to sound too good, or too fancy. (And I will not name this blog Untitled. That sounds vaguely artsy, and also vaguely uncreative. It doesn't fit anyway. And don't even get me started on the untitled paradox.) Something that just fits for this collected off-topic blog of randomness. And this time, I'll try to stick with it. But no guarantees.

One Random Fact About Moi

(which I really don't know if you want to know)

I've been told I'm naturally trippy. Sometimes I wonder if this is a good thing or not.

Miffed Robot Phantasmagorias

Sometimes I really wish I could sketch just so I could draw the things I dream about- some of them are really pretty.

Another thing that I find weird is- WHAT IS IT WITH PEOPLE AND ROBOTIC CATS? It miffs me because I know there are lots of cats in shelters who need homes. And they're way better than robots.

Also, there's something else about these. These things are all well and good with cutesy music playing in the background on a pink backdrop, but in real life it looks jerky, and the meow sounds very pre-recorded. It's hard to the touch and after a while you figure out exactly how to make it purr or hiss (at least on mine it's this way) because you can quite easily feel the buttons you need to press under the fake fur. Not only that but you can hear the motors whirring with every move, which sends it down into the uncanny valley from weird into downright creepy. I have some US robo-cats, don't ask where I got them. One is a very fake-looking grey and white one that just meows, purrs, moves its head, and twitches its ears (accompanied by the ever-present mechanic whirring) and one is a black "newborn" that's newer and more complicated- it also kind of squints, kneads its paws, and twitches its tail. Since it's far smaller its servos hit a very high and annoying drone when it moves, unlike the whirring of the big one.

This is a video I found without cutesy music of the Yume Neko Smile:

I also love the word miff. It's just fun. I say it as much as I can. Miff. Miff.