1. There was no Daily Show tonight. :( However, C4 did play the Tom Cruise is in the closet episode of South Park instead. So awesome. I love that ep an insane amount, and it was Emmy nominated, which is just hilarious.
2. The Wellington Film Festival just ended and I managed to get to four films, which is four more than last year. Go me! Helvetica
which was a documentary about the font of the same name and really fascinating. Manufacturing Dissent
, another documentary but this one about Michael Moore and his manipulation of facts in his films, made by people who were actually fans. It was interesting, but I thought their case was a little flimsy. They made some good points certainly, but I walked out thinking 'well, you've told me I shouldn't trust Michael Moore, why should I trust you guys?' Death at a Funeral
which was a hilarious British comedy starring Matthew MacFadyen, Keeley Hawes and Alan Tudyk (Wash! And he holds a leaf at one point, and I totally muttered 'I am a leaf on the wind' to myself in the theatre). It was awesome.The Long Goodbye
which was a 1973 Robert Altman movie. I just basically wanted to see another Altman film, and I liked this one quite a lot. Elliot Gould was pretty damn awesome in it.
3. Muse has announced Australia dates, but no NZ ones yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, even if they just come to Auckland, because I would totally fly up there to see them again.
4. I'm pimping out S3 Dr.Who to some friends of mine and last night we watched '42' through 'Blink'. Oh, show. Could you rock more? I was just blown away all over again by the last three especially.
5. Relatedly, this
Dr Who vid is rather incredible. Muse + Dr.Who = Much love. And the editing is very effective. (Clips through all of S3. Link via slodwick
6. Some of those bandom boys are awfully pretty ... I did not just say that.
7. Snowball scene in 'Inauguration'
. (Link via musesfool
). Oh, West Wing. I love this scene so much and it even gave me a crazy Toby, CJ/Danny bunny. WTF?
8. Finally, I'm reading Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing on the Campiagn Trail '72
because it's been a while since I've read some non-fiction, and well, I'm a political geek. This quote gave me chills:
"It was a nervous thing to consider: Not just four more years of Nixon, but Nixon's last four years in politics - completely unshackled, for the first time in his life, from any need to worry about who might vote for him the next time around. .... When he stands at his White House window and looks out at an anti-war demonstration, he doesn't see dissenters, he sees criminals." (Fawcett Popular Library, 1973, p393)
Hmm, and here was me thinking I didn't have a lot to say. Should really be in bed though, as my day tomorrow is very meeting-tastic. How did I get a job that required me to attend all sorts of meetings? Honestly. Craziness.