alexiscartwheel: (aj reads the news)
[ profile] lunamystic introduced me to two amazing fanvids this weekend!

I can identify the episodes of most of the scenes. I have clearly seen The West Wing too many times!

In which we discovered that costume dramas have lots of rain. And that Richard Armitage is really swoonworthy.
alexiscartwheel: (Default)
I still don't really get Tumblr, which is why I don't have one. But I must admit the Tony/Steve Tumblr is pretty kick-ass, because it has things like this.

Oh, fandom.

I will likely start reading the comics soon, because there's not a ton of great fic in the movieverse, so I need to get my fix somehow! (Have read very few American comics, it's kind of daunting, really. All these characters have been around for decades! It's very different from manga series, where even the most sprawling that I've read eventually end)

For good measure, the comic is referencing the teaser trailer for the movie. Which looks awesome! (P.S. Joss make more TV shows! P.P.S. Fox don't cancel them!)

alexiscartwheel: (Default)
Today feels like the "old days"—that is, a time when I wasn't busy all the time with stupid grad school. I'm just chilling in my living room, listening to music on my laptop and reading, with diversions to throw a tennis ball around for the dog or to clean up my iTunes metadata.

I've had this song stuck in my head all day and California on the brain thanks to my job hunt, so have a San Francisco themed video:

It's a tribute to this Brooklyn version which is in turn a tribute to this Brat pack movie mashup, all featuring Phoenix's single Lisztomania which is, I guess, a tribute of sorts to Franz Liszt.

Don't you just love the internet?
alexiscartwheel: (bones - pudding)
I saw this deli ad which parodies other food marketing tactics on Boing Boing and thought it was really funny. This is exactly the type of things I'm trying not to eat anymore...

alexiscartwheel: (dw - billie on set)
I LOVE THIS SONG! [ profile] d4ni, you will too. There's banjo!

You know how sometimes you keep hearing a song on the radio and think "This is awesome--why do I not know what it is?" This was one of those. So now I'm passing it on to all of you: listen to Mumford & Sons. They are awesome. Unfortunately, there album hasn't been release in the US. Why does this keep happening to me this week? Apparently if I ever make it to the UK again, all I'm going to do there is buy CDs.

For good measure, here's the video of their first single:

Little Lion Man )
alexiscartwheel: (dw - billie on set)
Because living in the suburbs in Virginia is cool! (I live in Vienna, though, not Arlington.) The video is pretty funny, but I think the "We could take the Green Line" bit is definitely the best part.

alexiscartwheel: (star wars - leia)
So today is Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you. GEDDIT? In honor, I bring you classic wisdom from the leaders of the rebel alliance. (Not sure why these are both from Return of the Jedi. Maybe it's just the most unintentionally funny of the bunch? Although Luke girly screams in the garbage smasher scene are pretty hilarious. Threepio, oh where could he be?! SHUT DOWN ALL THE GARBAGE SMASHERS ON THE DETENTION LEVEL! But it's not like I'm a big dork who knows half the dialogue or anything. Shutting up now.)

I could not find a video of Princess Leia's I am NOT a committee scene, which is a shame. I kinda wanna watch Star Wars now, but alas, I have no VCR. One of these days I will buy the DVDs.


Jan. 14th, 2009 09:51 pm
alexiscartwheel: (Default)
I love Hulu! I think perhaps I've said that before.

My sister and I used to watch quite a bit of Doogie Hoswer, M.D. back in the day. It was one of her favorite shows. I only watched it cause she did, I swear. Oh, Neil Patrick Harris. I really must get around to watching How I Met Your Mother one of these days.
alexiscartwheel: (cj)
When you see this, quote Leo McGarry....

"We've got separation of powers, checks and balances, and Margaret, vetoing things and sending them back to the Hill!"

I voted!

Nov. 1st, 2008 01:11 pm
alexiscartwheel: (barack obama)
I just mailed in my absentee ballot! To OHIO, swing state extraordinaire!! Assuming the postal service does there thing, it will be there all ready to be counted on Tuesday. AND my Obama/Biden buttons came in the mail today and are now decorating my backpack.

Barack and Michelle are going to be in Columbus tomorrow and I'm missing it. Woe. But there's a rally in Fairfax with Hillary Clinton, so I'm thinking of going to that. Because clearly I have no other responsibilities in my life, right? :D (If I really had no other responsibilities, I'd be back in Ohio to work at the polls on Tuesday.)

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday! Voting's a right, but it's also a responsibility, and this election is far too important to be apathetic about, so get out there and cast your ballot. Every person can make a difference.
alexiscartwheel: (dw - billie on set)

Thankfully, my absentee ballot was not made by Diebold. (Nor does it involve chads, hanging or otherwise.)
alexiscartwheel: (canada)
I recently realized that I haven't shared my favorite comedic kitten-related web series. It's called Cute With Chris, and my brother introduced me to it's awesome when I was home back in May.

Here are the basics: Chris is a Canadian actor based in L.A. Viewers send him photos of their cute pets which he displays, and mocks, on the show. His co-host is a Jesus-loving plastic pony.

Got that? Now here's one of my favorite episodes: Canada vs America.

Under the cut, another gem. )

Find more episodes (and cute photos) at Or search for "cute with chris" on YouTube or iTunes.


Sep. 19th, 2008 10:48 am
alexiscartwheel: (Default)
Even Terry Wogan tries t' talk like a pirate. Arrrr!

Video Spam!

Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:17 pm
alexiscartwheel: (Default)
I banned myself from reading the news, because it was making me angry, and from TV because the convention is on every channel. But never fear, there is distraction on YouTube!

So I was watching some random video and a thought came to me. (It happens sometimes. When I'm not busy forgetting what to type into Google searchbars or walking into my furniture.) "I bet someone's made that video by now," I thought. And someone had.

I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. )
alexiscartwheel: (aj reads the news)
Couldn't have said it better myself...

Seriously, here's hoping that the women of America educate themselves about the candidates and vote for the ones that support issues they believe in. On the issues, Sarah Palin is nothing like Hillary Clinton, and I'm certainly not going to vote for a ticket just because they added a woman to it.

Also, Gail Collins and Frank Rich both had good columns this weekend. Collins addresses Palin's nomination, and Rich goes broader to discuss how the media consistently gets the campaign narratives wrong. (Just when you thought I was done trying to make you all read the newspaper!)

Next week, the Republican National Convention... *shudder*


Jul. 8th, 2008 08:15 am
alexiscartwheel: (kaylee)
The Dancing video is in the New York Times! I first saw it when [ profile] tsukara posted it a couple weeks ago, and if you haven't yet, you really should watch. Just see if it doesn't make you smile. :D

When I e-mailed this to my mom, she responded, "Was I supposed to cry?" I told her that was okay, cause I had too. A lot of times it seems like the world is all going to hell in a hula hoop, so I love the simple things that show there are good things out there too.
alexiscartwheel: (Default)
I was going to post about "Turn Left", but then I got kind of sidetracked making screencaps, so that'll have to wait 'til tomorrow. (I do like to be spectacularly late, but I guess at least I can be more coherent than ASD;FLKAJSD;FKJ ZOMG! DONNA! BADWOLF! SQUEE!) So in lieu of that, have a random video!

The Second Doctor is bring sexy back, ya'll.
alexiscartwheel: (canada)
... and all of them also mean opportunity.

Steven Colbert and linguistics! (Language Log has all the important stories.) Eskimo snow + Chinese crisis = I am amused. :D Also, Steven Colbert wants to claim the Hockey Night in Canada theme and play it while doing American things.

Music Stuff

Jun. 4th, 2008 10:56 pm
alexiscartwheel: (ginny weasley)
Why doesn't the Johnson County Library have Fiction Plane? Grrrr. won't let me stream them anymore. :( However, they do have Ministry of Magic. That's, of course, completely unrelated, but I do find wizard rock pretty amusing.

[ profile] d4ni's opinion of the Ting-Ting's made me laugh. "The drums! The fucking drums!" I happen to like songs that repeat stuff a lot. It makes the lyrics easy to remember.

The radio station's here are all awful, but one of them sort of made up for it by playing Weezer for an entire hour yesterday. Remember the Keep Fishin' video? With the Muppets? Weezer + Muppets = WIN! :D )

Song of the week is Duffy's "Hanging on to Long." It's pretty awesome.

ETA: This week's free download on iTune is "Let's Dance to Joy Division." iTunes is being really great recently about giving me those great moments of "I already knew about The Wombats!" music snobbery. :D In reality, I think the iTunes people are just getting all their alt-rock and indie ideas from BBC radio.
alexiscartwheel: (carmen ohio)
Free Wi-Fi in the airport!!! A-woo!!!

My flight is actually about to start boarding, so I don't have time to make a real post about what I've been doing in Columbus, but I just had to play with the Wi-Fi and the special new armchairs with electrical outlets in the waiting area. I heart you, Southwest.

And just so this entry is about something: here's a fun video my brother showed me. It's from the website I can't figure out how to embed it, so here's the link. As it turns out, you can blend Weezer's new single "Pork and Beans" with a can of pork and beans. Remember kids, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. :D

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