[Culture] Burn the Land


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PVP - Think GeekWow, it’s been over a year since I posted about anything Serenity related. However, sometimes you run across something that brings you back full circle. Plus, I needed to continue my titles and I was only part way through the song

I happened to be listening to some music by The Bedlam Bards, who happen to have an album called On the Drift ~ Music Inspired by Firefly and Serenity.

Now, while you may not be interested in the entire album, some of the tracks have been released for promotion a while back. In fact, it was this track that helped inspire the rest of the album — The Ballad of Joss. Figured you might want to take a listen to that track and laugh.. granted if you aren’t a browncoat like me or the Bedlam Bards, it might not be as funny to you.

Here’s some lyrics to sing along:
Joss, the man they call Joss . . .

CHORUS:
He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ’em what for.
Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss–
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Joss saw the viewers’ hearts breakin’,
He heard the Browncoats’ lament,
He saw Fox management takin’,
His show in a way that made no sense.
(He said) “You can’t do that to my program,
Can’t grind it under your heel.”
So he took all his cast, and now at last,
They’ve landed a Big Damn Movie deal!

CHORUS

Now, here is what separates Firefly
From other shows you’re likely to see:
It’s meaningful and witty, and the setting’s really gritty,
And the theme song’s about Serenity.
It’s a little like a western, (hyah!)
And a little like X-Files,
It’s better than Trek, and it’s funnier than Shrek,
And it beats out Andromeda by miles!

CHORUS

Now here is what separates Whedon,
From writers who slave in the core:
The man they call Joss, well, he said to Fox,
“I’m going where no show has gone before.”
He told us about reavers,
He told us about sin,
He took us to the black, and we ain’t comin’ back,
’till all those crazy Browncoats rise again!

CHORUS

Current Music: Bedlam Bards – The Ballad of Joss – On the Drift

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[Geek] The Gate Has Been Breached!


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As a Scadian Parent, I have to keep my eyes open for anything remotely medieval. Now, whether or not I’ll have this built for the twins summer birthday party is another story all together.. Where the hell would I store it? Maybe I can talk Steve into helping me build it. He likes offbeat projects like this. Mr. McGroovey’s Castle

Via Boing Boing:

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[Geek] Polka Your Eyes Out


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I’m a big fan, of Weird Al always have been. Now, while I’m not a slobbering fan of polka music, I must admit that I look forward to the polka song found on nearly all of his albums.

As Wikipedia says:

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[Odd] They do exist!


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Jackbenard

You might not want to believe it, but there is always truth in fiction… Now, granted, this poor bugger has tusks instead of antlers, but the same principal applies:

From BoingBoing:

Video of tusked jackalope
Yesterday I posted
an item about Shopes Papillomavirus, a disease that affects rabbits, giving them the appearance of possessing antlers or tusks. {snip}

Original Boing Boing Article:
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/12/origins_of_the_jacka.html

And finally, the original article (yeah linking threads…), which has pictures of antlered Jackalopes!!!
http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~hollidac/jacksforreal.html

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Current Music: Paisley Close – He Moved Through the Fair – All On a Day

[Geek] Save the accountant, save the world


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Last week’s Heroes (Company Man) was probably my favorite so far, only insomuchas that it actually gave us some insight into the history of HRG. The pieces are finally coming together, and tonight’s episode is already being looked forward to with great anticipation.

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[Geek] They speak English in What?


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Just last week, I was talking about a Pulp Fiction typography film. Funny that I should run across another one. Here’s another take on it. Based on the date of it’s posting to YouTube, I wonder if its just pure coincendence (because it’s such a great scene), or if the second work was inspired by the first…

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[Personal] The plural of vortex is vortices


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Irregular pluralization of the (American) English language is something that has to drive our ‘tired, poor, huddled masses’ mad when trying to learn to speak it.

I just had the need to pluralize analysis. For the life of me, I couldn’t remember if it was one of those singular/plural same words like species, or if it was an is/es switch. Luckily, the wonders of the internets led me to Joanna Crump’s Webpage on English Grammar and I was able to get proper confirmation.

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[Geek] Words, words..


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I’ve seen typography movies befores. That is to day, a movie which is simply animated words, rather than images (though I guess technically when the words are animated and delivered via a movie they should be considered images — but you get my drift).

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