Monday, January 30, 2012

"deeply satisfying"


I love Lego porn.

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  1. Helps if you step back from the computer, LOL.

    This is the coolest Lego thing I've seen in a while--the "Legonaut."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/26/canadian-teenagers-lego-man-space

    [ps.. still here, not all lights on upstairs, but ok--xo]

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  2. Oh, I thought you meant you lost power back in October.

    I didn't know you meant NOW.

    I'm going to see the Legonaut.

    I love when people do Lego versions of well-known music videos on YouTube. I love the parody of U2's "The Sweetest Thing."

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  3. Amy, that is FREAKIN AMAZIN! 1:37 of wonder! At first I thought it might be a hoax but now I believe it. Visually beautiful too! That will probably be one of the YouTube moments of the year.

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  4. I think of the brain fog as not having all the lights on upstairs. Like I want to stick a nail in my head the way replicant Roy Batty stuck a nail in his hand, to shock it back to life.

    Figuratively speaking, of course. I'm not considering trepanation. ;)

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    1. Oh for Pete's sake. It's a Roy Batty quote.

      See what I mean? Not all the lights are on. Off to find a big nail....


      "Good, that's the spirit! That hurt. That was irrational. Not to mention, unsportsman-like. Ha ha ha...."

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  6. Oh soz! I didn't check comments or I would have clarified before you either dredged your memory or Googled it lol!

    I have too much of that damn movie in my head. I remember recording it on freakin audiocassette because we didn't have a VHS yet--or else parents wouldn't let me have access to it. Can't quite remember.

    Some of the best parts of that movie, though, are the creepy tracts without dialogue and just the Vangelis music...like when Priss is setting in to lie in wait as one of his dolls and we see/hear that animated Japanese billboard above the "Bradbury Hotel."

    I thought for years that Bradbury had died back in the early nineties. I have no idea why.

    Later, I was disabused.

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    1. It just came to me later. As if a little bit of brain dust had dislodged itself. Suddenly I could hear Roy howling in my head.

      I love that the film hardly seems dated at all. It's mostly the commercial signs that date it. Atari, Pan Am.

      It's funny, how often I think of an older writer or actor, and ask myself (or the spouse if he's around), "Is so-and-so dead yet? I forget."

      It saddens me when an actor or writer of note (to me, anyway) has died, and I don't stumble across the news until months or years later. The guy who played Leon, Brion James, I didn't know he'd died until four or five years later. Strange, it's not as if he is any more or less dead on that account. I suppose I feel badly that I hadn't noticed.

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  7. And I think my hypothyroidism makes me feel like that eye-maker...after he's had his suit unplugged. When everyone else in the room feels "just fine."

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  8. OMG! That's awful. I didn't know he died! "Time to die." He has one of the most memorable lines in the movie! Or "Let me tell you about my mother..."

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    1. He died in 1999! I also liked him in The Fifth Element. Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) stuffs him in the freezer. Funny, there's another futuristic movie character getting himself frozen.

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  9. I think the Fifth Element had a tune from my favorite band (The Cocteau Twins) but I could have imagined that. I never saw the whole movie. Just like five minutes. I think I did like Hudson Hawk. And that was supposed to be one of the "worst movies ever made." But it had Sandra Bernhart (sp?) and I love her.

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    1. There was one Algerian pop song in The Fifth Element (taxi chase scene), but the rest of the music was composed for the movie.

      That's funny, I think I've seen like five minutes of Hudson Hawk.

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  10. Huh. I wonder what I'm thinking of. Probably a fanvid where someone put CT to a scene from the movie and I believed it was used. Now I'm thinking maybe it was a Stallone movie. Which seems even weirder. I think the song was called "Time Baby." I could Google this but my head is having a floating in the breeze day. Evening. Whatev. lol

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  11. I Googled it. The "Time Baby" song was from The Crow. Judge Dredd was the Stallone movie that had a CT song. Somehow I equate Judge Dredd with The Fifth Element. Probably because I never saw either movie and they both have jungheads in them (Willis, Stallone).

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  12. oh..."junghead" is part of my idiolect...sort of like "jughead" only worse...I owe that one to my ex.

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    1. Portmanteau of "jug" and "dung"?

      Didn't much care for Judge Dredd. The Fifth Element is awesome. Both are kooky and futuristic, though.

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  13. I'm not sure. I think it was something he picked up in the army. I know "juke" (as to jerk back in fear) he definitely picked up in the military. Kooky and futuristic is good. So many sci-fi films look so dated so quickly. I think I'd enjoy watching Logan's Run after all these years. Or that other movie Farrah Fawcett did, which I think was actually outer space. Or the Sasquatch episode of "The Six Million Dollar Man." I'd like to see that now.

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