Friday, 28 January 2011

Geek in my week - did you have the fish?

It's been a while since I shared the geek moments from my daily grind, mostly because I haven't spotted any. And I don't want to start making stuff up - because lying leads to the dark side.

I never expected to see Otto the autopilot in my office. But recently I did, thanks to a driver safety campaign where I work. I walked into the office one day and saw an autopilot man (like Otto in Airplane!) sitting at a desk. He also appeared on our company intranet. I've wanted to take a picture of him sitting in my car all week but haven't plucked up the courage to walk out of the office with him under my arm. And then suddenly he vanished! I suspect a kidnapping...

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest Swan of all?

Black Swan is a deliciously twisted film, and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much.

The story is simple enough: ballerina Nina Sayers can easily dance the White Swan role in Swan lake, she's innocent and graceful. But to claim the part she must also dance the Black Swan, a role that demands sensuality. Her director tells her to explore the wilder side of life, which she does with a rival dancer who is also after the role. Sexual awakening and madness ensue. Fade to black.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

When Castle feeds the birds with Firefly treats

Nathan Fillion likes to feed the birds. But he also likes to feed his Browncoat fans something shiny as a thank you for watching ABC's Castle.

Most of the Firefly references are obvious to anyone who claims to be a fan, but there's one I have to admit I completely missed.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Indiana Jones and the tourist information of doom

I watched Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom last night on BBC1 and suddenly realised the film is like one big tourist information film of how not to behave abroad. Here are 10 things I learnt from Dr Jones and his travels around Pankot Palace.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Echo v Chuck - who would win a fight?

Last night I finished a back to back super intense viewing of Dollhouse s1 and s2 and I'm emotionally exhausted. But the thing that kept popping into my brain during the latter half of the second season was how Chuck-like Echo had become, calling up previous imprints to deal with a current situation just like Chuck relies on Intersect flashes to deal with his spy life.

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