Category: media

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video: Doctor Who Fall 2011 Trailer

Courtesy of the BBC America YouTube channel, the first trailer of this Fall’s Doctor Who episodes.1 His time is running out. This is where it begins. The mysterious child trapped in the spacesuit. The pregnancy of Amy Pond. The revelation...

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video: 7-Eleven LARP

There’s a bit of a paradox in The Swanktuary. We love Mad Men but don’t really watch that many ads, unless it’s by accident. The time we see the most commercials is when watching a new show live–which is very...

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video: I married a Chinese…

A disturbing bit of patter overheard this morning while listening to the news on our local Fox station. Mostly we just watch to see what the weather is like and if our metro commute will be impacted by anything. We normally ignore the sports report since it somehow manages to be both inane and banal, but some comments this morning about the recent World Cup win were just too much to let go.

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Brunch at Petits Plats

Since Saturday turned out to be extremely pleasant, after hitting the 14th & U Farmers Market, we decided to venture over to Woodley Park and find a bit of brunch. I hadn’t been to any of the restaurants along the...

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video: District 1.5

Need a little lunchtime ambient/chillout? How about this time-lapse video by Drew Geraci combining shots taken in and around the District? District 1.5 : HDR Time-lapse from Drew Geraci on Vimeo. Geraci’s other video projects are featured at The Voder....

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video: Mellow Brick Road

If you had to explain the plot of The Wizard of Oz in under 5 minutes, could you do it? Well that’s what the winner of Pogo’s “video response” competition to their “Mellow Brick Road” mix managed to do. Pogo...

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books: Go the F**k to Sleep

The much talked about–and pirated, apparently–book, Go the Fuck to Sleep is now available on Amazon. Cleverly masquerading as a children’s book, it’s clearly for the exasperated parent to have a good laugh with and perhaps give as a gift...

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weird al: Alpocalypse

Now that the so-called kerfuffle with Lady Gaga is over and done, Weird Al’s latest album Alpocalypse is out next week on June 21. I’ve never been a die-hard Weird Al fan. I loved him in the 80s, but who didn’t?

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video: wikifights

It was bad enough that Palin appeared, on camera, to misspeak a historical fact about Paul Revere that anyone who’s watched School House Rock would know. But even worse was due to the media hubbub after she said it, some...

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video: RTFM 2.0

I suppose it’s about time that the simple–yet timeless–phrase RTFM got a much-needed upgrade. I saw the tweet below shared by a friend, I checked it out and it’s brilliant. The xda-developers internet forum/community has come up with a very...