this is not really a question is it

him: I have decided that my socks are better because I do not have to look and see which is for the left and the right foot.

me: ..but feet are not bilaterally symmetrical are they? So it does make sense to have differenty shaped socks.

him: Well I can’t spell that. I would use too many Rs and then there would be NONE LEFT for ….. RRRRRUMPY PUMPY!

him: *storm off triumphantly*

Sucker Punch – delve into THE MAKING OF!!

A film where absolutely nothing happens in a quite spectacular fashion. In tiny sailor outfits. With swords. Sometimes explosions. AND DRAGONS. Murdered dragons. edit 14th March 2013: A bit late to the party for Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter by Anita Sarkeesian, and in fact never knowing about her excellent blog/webcast series Feminist Frequency. I had a wander through her archives and noticed this review of Sucker Punch. I also note from a bunch of the links that people are trying to say that Zach Snyder really really tried to make an empowered female character, he really did. I’m confused. How is an two hour rape fantasy that culminates in a lobotomy empowering? Please tell me because I…

get out of my brain it is mine

or, design gestalt.. I started making a new design for webanorak a while back.  It had some fun transparent overlay tricks for making javascripty bobbling clouds of content look lovely. It had png24 pattern overlays for that not so THIS IS THE FUTURE, MAN! WEB 2.0 sameness all over the everywhere. I then left it in it’s little box for a while after the initial enthusiasm was side-tracked by puppies or kittens or head trauma or something. Looking at it again, and comparing it to all the lovely I AM THE FUTURE bleeding edge of cool sites out there now my design blends in to the crowd. Feck it. CSS sprite menus are retro cool.

filled with sensibles

I found my first ‘proper’ watch the other day, my grandparents bought it for me in Switzerland – so clearly, it is the most proper of proper watches. It had a tatty burgundy leather-look plastic strap which was a bit of a disaster, so after a little poking around the intertubes, I bought a lovely plain 12mm Birkenstock with double loops and stainless steel bits and bobs. Sensibles. See how sensibles. See. Do you? See?