Friday, 20 August 2010


4x03 Blinded By the Light
I believe it's tonight season four started on FX over here. Tum tee tum...

Joanna Lumley's Nile
Part 2 (of 4)


Snake Eyes (1998)
[#86 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


The lexicography of Starbucks by Jon Kelly
(from BBC News Magazine)
An English professor's stubborn refusal to use a coffee chain's terminology has struck a chord around the world. But why are brands so keen to impose their jargon on us?...

Tony Thorne, King's College London's former language centre head... believes the impact of such marketing techniques is insidious. "Some of this stuff is ludicrous in its complexity," he says... "It's intended to bamboozle and intimidate. I see it as a form of corporate bullying."

Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked by Esther Inglis-Arkell
(from io9)
Well I never.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

Nothing this week. Not a sausage. I currently have quite a number of DVDs and BDs on their way from various places around the globe; I imagine they'll all turn up in one batch, just... because...

Number of titles in collection: 1,201 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,102 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 99 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 2,941 [no change]
Number of films in collection: 1,258 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,176 [no change]

Statistic of the week:

Collections of short films:
(1.0% of the total)

I don't actually have a total for the number of short films I own across these collections (and the odd couple on other sets too). Maybe I'll make that a stat-creating task for the future...

See you next week, faithful reader.