Of all the people you could choose to read H. P. Lovecraft stories, how did somebody decide to choose Roddy McDowall? I listened to about a minute of this, and it’s just too creepy. (I guess maybe that’s the point.) It turns out that David McCallum has also read some Lovecraft stories. Also pretty creepy! (Though his voice seems more suited to this kind of thing.)
There’s a page listing various Lovecraft readings at hplovecraft.com. I probably shouldn’t start listening to Lovecraft audiobooks. I have enough nightmares already…
Interesting comic strip. I’ve been having a bit of trouble sleeping this week myself. But I’m not ready to start screaming about gorillas just yet. Maybe by Friday, if things don’t get any better tonight.
Source: Sleep Deprivation 101
I just finished reading a long NY Times Magazine article about Pee-wee Herman, and his new movie. I was a big fan of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, back when it was running on Saturday mornings in the late 80’s. It aired from 1986 to 1990, which roughly matches up with my years in college, but I don’t remember watching it from my dorm room at all, so I probably only caught some of the episodes, possibly in reruns, during the summer, when I was home and had time for TV. (Which means I should probably buy the Blu-Rays, and watch all of them. Or just add the show to my Netflix queue.)
I’ve been following Pee-wee on Twitter, and his blog is fun too. I’m looking forward to the new movie, which is being released directly on Netflix. The trailer looks promising!
Keurig — whose business model is to sell you coffee-makers below cost, then make a profit by using the law to force you to drink overpriced, shitty coffee out of it…
via Keurig’s K-Cup coffee DRM cracked – Boing Boing
I don’t get HBO, but I’ve enjoyed all the clips from “Last Week Tonight” that they’ve posted up on YouTube. This one is especially good.
I pretty much forgot all about National Gorilla Suit Day this week. I really should have gone to work in a gorilla suit on Tuesday. Oh well. There’s always next year.
Pee & Poo: definitely the weirdest thing I’ve seen this week.
This guy dressed up as Nick Fury for Halloween, and put together a PowerPoint presentation for people considering a career with S.H.I.E.L.D. Very funny.