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I am going to do something I have never done before, and recommend that you watch Top Gear.

Not Top Gear in general. Oh no. Just this one specific Top Gear. And not even all of it! Once the main programme starts, skip along until the time reads 48:52.

And watch something of pure beauty and joy, during which I laughed so hard I stopped breathing.

EDIT: Bollocks, forgot BBC IPlayer doesn't work outside the UK. Have a YouTube version, part one. And two.

Apr. 12th, 2010

  • 11:11 PM
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This weekend I saw the play Ghost Stories. It was, quite frankly, terrifying. I hadn't realised that I'm that much of a wimp. Any play that manages to make the phrase, "Daddy's got meow meow" into the creepiest thing I have ever heard is deserving of commendation. (I want to see it again, since I spent most of the play this time around hiding my face in my friend's shoulder and therefore missed a lot.)

Anyway. One of the ghost stories takes place while someone is driving on a country road late at night.

Today, I visited a friend who lives in the middle of bumfuck nowhere and had to drive back.

Late at night.

In the dark.

On a country road.

Needless to say, I was irrationally terrified and had the lights on main beam nearly the whole way back.

I tried many ways of distracting myself. I spoke out loud. I tried plotting fic. I thought about the next thing I have planned to do in the game I'm playing. Nothing really worked, because the sensory inputs I was receiving were too similar to the play to break the association.

Then I had a brainwave! I would turn on the radio! There wasn't a radio in the play, so a) it was different and b) I could listen to music.

So I reach over and turn on the radio. And from the speakers comes the haunting refrain:

"What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster, is it a monster..."

Noooooobody tells him what to do!

  • Feb. 27th, 2010 at 10:49 AM
almighty_frog: (SHIELD THE BRAIN!)
I feel that I must now update you all on what I did when I did not have internet.

Its name is Dragon Age: Origins.

There are many reasons why Dragon Age is awesome. Many, many reasons. Canonical gay is one of them. (There are four romance options in the game - two male and two female - and regardless of your PC's gender, you can have a romance with three of them in one playthrough.)

Other reasons are as follows, with informative headers. Very informative. Yes. )

Oct. 3rd, 2009

  • 10:16 PM
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Russell Howard is ridiculously funny. I want to go see him live. XD

Good news + ebil heh heh heh,

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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And I just babysat for two young boys and convinced them that they were no longer allowed to ride their bikes until they passed a second cycling proficiency test.

I did tell them the truth eventually. XD

Jul. 17th, 2009

  • 8:04 PM
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I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts
Diddley diddley~
There they are all standing in a row
Bom bom bom~
Big ones, small ones
Some as big as your head
Give 'em a twist
A flick of the wrist
That's what the showman said

May. 19th, 2009

  • 10:53 PM
almighty_frog: (yay!)
Holy crap.

I have a not-so-secret fondness for ballroom dancing, and the Argentine Tango in particular. But that ... holy crap.