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Fun Friday–Top 50 Sci-Fi Characters, Horrible Victorian Names, and Top Eye-Candy of the Week

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Russell Crowe as Noah?

Noah is like no other. This is a fighter and also a healer. He is subject to visions which announce the imminent end of the Earth, swallowed by the waves of an endless deluge. Noah must notify his followers. If man is to survive, he must end the suffering inflicted on the planet and “treat the world with mercy.” However, no one is listening.

According to the post, the film is described as a “disaster film” and will feature “Watchers, 11ft tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings.” What do you think? Is this a biblical-story-based film that you’ll go see?

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Horrible Histories – Victorian Names

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TV’s top 50 sci-fi characters: Mr. Spock, Starbuck and . . .

The LA Times entertainment section ranks their top 50 TV sci-fi characters. Which ones do you agree with? Who would you add to the list? Who shouldn’t be on the list?

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A Physics Lesson: Why Cats Land on Their Feet (Usually)

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Mapping the Movies

“A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown.”

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Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

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Most Popular Eye-Candy Post of the Week
With 39 Likes and several comments, the Super-Hero Eye-Candy of the Day of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye was the most popular over on my Facebook Page. (Image by Mathias Olsen.)

You can “vote” by Liking (and by rallying others to Like) your favorite Eye-Candy posts over there every day.

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What fun stuff have you seen around the web this week?

8 Comments
  1. Friday, August 17, 2012 6:47 am

    Oh.my.word. That Victorian names video is hilarious!! There are times that I hear names today and wonder what in the world people are thinking…but some of those really take the prize. Toilet and farting?? My kids would be in fits of giggles all the time!

    • Friday, August 17, 2012 7:00 am

      Watching the video, I have to wonder how many takes they had to redo because of everyone bursting out in fits of giggles.

  2. Dora permalink
    Friday, August 17, 2012 9:04 am

    After watching the video of the Victorian Names, it really makes the names the children used in Nanny McPhee seem more understandable. The “children” probably had friends with those names.

  3. Ruth permalink
    Friday, August 17, 2012 12:45 pm

    Love me some Jeremy Renner! :)

  4. Friday, August 17, 2012 5:40 pm

    Oh my. That Victorian names video. Makes the Victorian names in To Say Nothing of the Dog (or How We Found The Bishop’s Bird Stump At Last) by Connie Willis seem far more conservative and well, commonplace, than I’d ever thought them. I recognized one little boy in that skit, at 1:27. Pretty sure that’s Alex Etel who starred in From Time to Time, with Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall.Anyone else seen it? It was written by Julian Fellowes.

    • Ruth permalink
      Monday, August 20, 2012 8:23 am

      That kid does rather look like Alex Etel…I think you may be right, Lori! I have seen From Time to Time…not sure how I feel about that movie…it was…odd. But I’ve only seen it once…definitely needs a rewatch!

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