South Park Self

a game with added reality

Oh, lord. Stv lent me his Best of Nouvelle Vague CD, and my Sunday morning is currently rendered delightful by Depeche Mode covered bossanova-style. It's giving me the giggles. Genre-bending self-consciously ironic postmodern re-interpretation ftw. Also, yet another Loot order. Sigh. But they cover "Bela Lugosi's Dead"! How can I not?

I am doing Random Linkery, just because. Also, because the Hobbit is currently asleep with his paw and head on my left wrist, nodding gently as I type, and I suspect his presence is accounting for the cat-heavy inclination of the linkage.

  • This has to be staged. It's clearly a cynical Hollywood propaganda attempt to assist and focus the currently rather random and diverse rise of a young star. James Franco: actor, poet, artist, English Masters student, and asleep with kittens. I mean, please.

  • Courtesy of strawberryfrog, the cat/human social contract. "A human and a cat can mutually develop complex ritualized interactions that show substantial mutual understanding of each other's inclinations and preferences." Like the interplay where Hobbit, asleep on my wrist, has just woken up, bitten me, licked me lovingly, and then gone back to sleep. I feel... confused and slightly betrayed, but affectionate, which come to think of it is the characteristic of a lot of my actual romantic relationships, anyway. Hmmm.

  • Not about cats, as I attempt to re-assert my individuality in the face of relentless feline control. Instead, superheroes! Mightygodking talks about the sigificance of Superman. Excellent post; the ones on Lex and Lois are also worth following through.

Now I shall go back to my Sunday morning quest, which is to discover a good, free, desktop media player which isn't Windows Media Player and which doesn't attempt to infest my hard-drive with advertising gumph as a condition of download. (VLC Player and ClickPotato, I'm looking at you with considerable disfavour). Anyone have any recommendations? It transpires that the weird distort I'm getting from my speakers is purely and simply about WMP, everything is playing perfectly through Media Player Classic, but it's a bit minimalist and doesn't seem to show playlists.
  • Current Mood: amused pleasantly Sundayish
  • Current Music: Nouvelle Vague
I am using MediaMonkey to download podcasts. (I prefered Juice as it is *much* simpler, also faster, but has its little problems.) It seems to have a full suite of media thingummies. It's free and seems easy to use?
thank you, shall check them out. Also, you are clearly tweeting in a deeply misrepresentational way. You aren't watching TV and sewing, you're noodling around on the internet. Is there no truth in advertising any more??!?
:D Well, I looked at the clock, factored in needing to hang up the wash that's just finished and realised there was nothing for it but to watch two online videos on the Staffordshire Hoard which had finished buffering. Off I go to hang up a wash then go to a garb-making workshop! On with the day! I do love the interent.
Re: cat-human social contact...I first saw that article under a header on fark.com reading, "Crazy Cat Lady syndrome explained". :-)