megaloo: (Merlin: merlin approved)
Oh LJ, I did miss you.

I was going to do a rec-post about how much I love the new BBC show Merlin, but [ profile] sarahtales beat me to it. To summarize: it plays merry hell with the Arthurian legend, but it's so damn charming you can't help but love it. Plus Giles Anthony Head plays Uther and Mystery Sock Santiago Cabrera shows up as Lancelot!

Instead, I'll give a plug for John Hodgman's newest book, More Information Than You Require. It's been making me snort with laughter when I read it during lulls in work when I have to hang out at the register.

Just as he did on his last one, (most of) the introduction that is inside the book is also written on the cover. This one also has some testimonials from Jon Stewart ("An exercise in a certain kind of genius I truly do appreciate"), Ricky Gervais ("Hodgman is funny, clever, and has the face of a giant baby") and Justin Long ("I love this book so much I nearly read it!") among others.

In essence: John Hodgman is funny. He wrote another book. Therefore, buy his book because it will make you laugh. Perhaps even snort.

megaloo: (X-Files: working hard)
I find myself lacking interesting and/or humorous links for you fine people in my past few posts.

I understand. This makes me sad, too. Therefore, I will attempt to dig through any linkage I've came across recently, yet prevented from reporting.

*From a few weeks ago: Joss Whedon shows up on Warren Ellis's blog and AWESOME occurs. (Scroll down a little bit until their banter starts, or here's some highlights.) Another note for the uninformed: Ellis also has an LJ at [ profile] warren_ellis. Madness, right?

* The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Harry Potter. Six shades of greatness.

* If you haven't seen Natalie Portman Raps yet, (to quote Joss Whedon) you're some kind of wrong person. Have it looked into.

* Am currently reading The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman. Hilarious. If you need further proof beyond him reading the 700 Hobo Names aloud on his site (it takes a little over an hour), then check out his guest appearance on The Daily Show which impressed the people there enough that he now is on every now and then as their resident expert.

ETA1: I am contemplating putting on my gloves for when I type, that's how frickin' cold it is in our room. I think I may have to have yet another cup of tea today to warm me up. *huddles under quilt*

ETA2: Whedonesque posted the link for this 'Who Would Win: Buffy vs. Batman' poll, and Mr. Whedon weighs in.


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