Saturday, 27 June 2009


The blue and the green by Phil Plait
(from the Bad Astronomy blog at Discover)
This is a brilliant optical illusion. I highly recommend you follow the link and see why it's so good.
Seriously, it's great.

Talking to an Extraordinary Gentleman of letters
Language, Joyce, Newton, Bojeffries, magic and drugs advice
The Mighty Moore Marathon
by Pádraig Ó Méalóid (from the Forbidden Planet International Blog Log)
A very long, three-part interview with Alan Moore, discussing all kinds of stuff, far too much to even consider summarising. Quite interesting though. Well, some of it. Parts one and three, to be blunt. In fact, to be perfectly honest, it's far too damn long and needs a good edit. I mean, here's a good example (and, believe it or not, I've edited this a bit):

Moore: The other book which I am, I’ve read the first part, and am now looking forward to the second part, this is something that you won’t be able to find yet, it’s unpublished, but it’s by Brian Catling, the sculptor... What he’s written is a novel called The Vorrh, which is a three-part novel. I’ve read the first part...

Méalóid: Tell me how to spell Vorrh.

Moore: V H O O R? There’s another R on the end as well.

Méalóid: Could be another R on the end, yeah, we’ll put another R on the end, just to be safe.

Moore: I’ve got it here at my feet. Let’s just not be lazy, let’s open it up and see… VO double R H.

Méalóid: OK, got that. Fair enough. What am I going to ask you next?

But still, if you like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the first and third parts are must-reads.

new review at 100 Films

Aliens (1986)
Where Alien is a Horror Movie — but in space — Aliens is a War Movie — but in space. The central characters are a team of marines, as opposed to the original’s ordinary guys; where the first film’s design was dark, shadowy and oppressive, here it’s all gleaming tech, tanks and guns and spaceships and the like; and, just to underline the point, the score is full of military drums.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

Tonight, I'll post a review of Alien3, and tomorrow, one for Alien Resurrection.

All music sounds the same these days...

That's not me, incidentally, just in case you were confused -- that's @frizfrizzle.