Friday, February 13, 2009

Odds and Ends

+ Ever wonder where Muppet characters come from? (Besides Muppet storks.) Wonder no more!

+ If you need a little Tennant ogling to help you through your Friday (and who doesn't?), there are new photos from the upcoming Easter special up at the BBC site.

+ Thanks to Sleepy Mama for submitting this item on this miraculous new Swedish invention: an invisible treehouse. It's so invisible that the photo of it I tried to download wouldn't work so you'll have to click the link to see it. It's worth it. The thing's very cool -- except for birds who I imagine will have a very difficult time with this thing.

+ Speaking of science-y stuff, check out this cool article on the distances that migratory songbirds cover each season. Some fly upwards of 300 miles per day. Gives new credence to the old "boy, are my arms tired" jokes. Also, it's pretty damn cute that they put little backpacks on them. Aww...

+ Hey, don't forget: Dollhouse premieres tonight at 9 on FOX. And Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is back as a tasty appetizer at 8.

+ And while we're on the subject of Eliza Dushku, she apparently wants to play Black Widow to Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man in the upcoming sequel.

+ Thanks to Crone51 for this link of Richard Hatch defending Tom Zarek after the craziness of last week's BSG episode. Very interesting stuff.

+ And last but not least, have you heard the rumor that Neil Patrick Harris might be cast as The Flash? For Neil, I would happily ignore my comic book movie ennui and climb right on board.


Michele said...

Your photo isn't showing up...

crone51 said...

planet of the cute guys in brown suits.

Liz said...

I would watch that show every day. :)

Chris said...

heck yes to nph!
speaking of terminator, Summer Glau is set to play herself in the March 9th episode of Big Bang Theory (
My wonderful sister informed me of that awesome piece of news.