Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thursday Odds & Ends: "Who," Cameron, "Buck Rogers," cool architecture and kitty!

+ I loved this list by SFX of the "27 Things SFX Loves About New Who." I agreed with just about all of them, and it's a nice little look back.

+ I'm sneaking this one in just under the wire, but apparently today at 3 p.m. EST, director James Cameron is doing a live Q&A about "Avatar." I wish I had more interest in seeing this movie, but it's just not doing it for me yet.

+ Hey, there's going to be a new "Buck Rogers" web series! Below is a preview clip, which, as Topless Robot pointed out, is really pretty but really dull. But it's pretty!

+ Check out this proposed garden residential building that might one day soon be built in Chongqing, China. Designed by MAD Architects, it's called the Urban Forest. It's pretty nifty, although I might be just slightly terrified to live there.

+ And finally, because it's a bit of a slow news day and because I could use some stress relief, let's all take a few moments to appreciate the splendor of the legendary Surprised Kitty.

8 comments:

Sarah W said...

I love the kitty!

But that garden building looks like a pile of dirty salad dishes, ready to cascade across the city . . .

Michele said...

Talking of Doctor Who - have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHnSyhDdYYc

One of the BBC's 'station idents' (ie identifying clips) for the Xmas period...

Liz said...

Sarah, I can see that. It's probably best I won't end up living there as I'm already pretty much terrified of dirty dishes just lying in the sink... :)

Michele, I LOVE that ident. I just saw it literally seconds before I saw your comment. It's the first thing to make me feel Christmas-y this year.

Michele said...

It's brilliant - also worryingly, has given me a fic idea. o_O

(I think I'm officially beyond help, now!)

Travis said...

nice video

gilbertlemon said...

Great minds think alike........................................

sean said...

This is by the same people that do Star Trek Phase II, and while I think their hearts are in the right place, the acting is absolutely awful. AWFUL. It's a pity, because they put a lot of money into it.

DonH said...

My 17yo daughter lead me to "The Park Bench". I'm a 57yo nerdDad and I thoroughly enjoyed the site. Agreed with all the editorial comment especially the article on "Cosmo" from last year, do "CosmoKitties" really exist or are they a fabrication of the cosmetics/fashion industry?
And about that garden salad hi-rise, interesting but a little shaky looking with no external walls to stabilize it in a wind storm. Or does it use a tuned mass damper like the CitiGroup Center in NewYork?