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10 August 2012 @ 09:09 am
Friday Fun Stuff  
It's been out for awhile since this came out, but i don't think i posted about it at the time, so here is Paul & Storm's "Write Like the Wind (George R. R. Martin)" I believe we heard them perform this the last time they were in LA, but they've now got a pretty well done music video for it. In case you can't tell from the title, it's about waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for the next Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire book :)

And it's not a friday without something involving "Call Me Maybe", right? This time it's a very well done Batman Dark Knight Rises parody,
Batman Maybe (original lyrics)

Studio Ghibli is working on their next film, "From Up On Poppy Hill", and there's a trailer for it. It's going to be one of those realistic childhood drama things instead of some kind of fantasy or SF story, which may make some people sad. It's being directed by Hayao's son, Goro Miyazaki, which may also make some people sad given the reception his "Tales From Earthsea" got, but hopefully he's gotten better since then? (Edit: I use present tense because it's done in Japan but not here yet. It's kind of like viewing distant stars, we're still waiting for the light to catch up to us over here in the US =)

Finally, yesterday NASA was testing their "Morpheus" lander and it blew up on the pad. Well, technically it lifted off, kinda listed drunkenly off to port, smashed back into the pad, caught on fire, and _then_ blew up. More importantly though, there's a pretty impressive video of it. Since this was a test flight falling over, catching on fire and exploding is "data" not "failure", right? So i believe we're allowed to enjoy it.
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Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on August 11th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
5,4,3,2,0 -- what happened to ONE! Clearly the thing lifted off a second too soon which caused the problem.

--Beth
DonAithnen: happydonaithnen on August 15th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, i noticed that right away too and thought it was rather amusing :)