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Ten Top Trivia Tips about John Oliver!

  1. Some people in Malaysia bathe their babies in beer to protect them from John Oliver!
  2. John Oliver can only be destroyed by intense heat, and is impermeable even to acid!
  3. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are John Oliver.
  4. John Oliver is the only king without a moustache on the standard pack of cards.
  5. In 1982 Time Magazine named John Oliver its 'Man of the Year'.
  6. Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day, two hours more than John Oliver!
  7. Baskin Robbins once made John Oliver flavoured ice cream!
  8. While sleeping, fifteen percent of men snore, and ten percent grind their John Oliver!
  9. It's bad luck to whistle near John Oliver.
  10. If every star in the Milky Way was a grain of salt they would fill John Oliver.
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Today my dad brought home some promotional material for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland extravaganza, and it was... extravagent.

To start with it was an enormous book, embossed and beribboned and fabulous, the first chapter of which detailed the history of the Alice in Wonderland story. The rest was a carefully hollowed-out compartment that held a second, smaller, but no less decorated book.

Inside that were pages and pages of fold-out artwork, a belend of screenshots from the film and gorgeous watercolour concept piece. And another carefully hollowed-out compartment holding the third book.

This third volume contains character art, photos and profiles, and of course another damned tiny book, blue and grey and spartan compared to the ornate decorations of the others. At least, it looks like a book, but it is instead a case. A case for a large, heavy metal key. It has "Alice's key" engraved on it.

Unscrew the key? It's a USB full of high-res film clips and trailers and bonus material.

Holy fuck.
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Football player on razor scooter, chasing shirtless theater major: I'll get you my pretty... And your little dick too!
- Overheard In New York


Great Jon and Stephen uni!prompt, or greatest Jon and Stephen uni!prompt?
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I'M BACK! HELLO! Oh, I have missed you all more than is probably healthy. I absolutely hate being out of the loop, seriously. Knowing you were all having fun without me. (For those who don't know why I'm ranting, a fabulous New years party resulted in a less than fabulous demise of my laptop, and long story short this is the first time I've been able to get on lj since.)

So, fill me in! What have I missed? I need to binge! I need to fangirl outrageously! I need squee and ridiculous sexual innuendo! BRING IT.

/hyperness

I now forsake this post to instead turn my attention to my bloated inbox, but coming soon: my Big Day Out post of absolute unadulterated joy. MATTHEW BELLAMY. HE PLAYED A RIFF WITH HIS TONGUE. HIS GODDAMN TONGUE.
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I really, really love The Thick of It

Really love it.

I just watched the first two seasons and...

Wow.

(My brother told me to lay off it just before Christmas guests came, because apparently I swear 150% more in the hour following any exposure to that show)

Is there fic for this, somewhere? I mean, there has to be. Seriously. Not least because Malcolm is a crazy electric storm of sexual tension, but because Olly is such an adorable little bastard ("Shagging your way to the top?" "I'm not Scottish, I've got to get there somehow.") and the pinning against walls I mean come on

... and even better, the movie is coming soon and has Tom Hollander in it. I adore Tom Hollander.

/happyrant
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I finally got around to watching the pilot for White Collar, and I remembered how someone on my flist said it was great and fun and sexy and just screaming OT3, among other things.

They were so right.

I mean, it's terribly silly but it's fast and kinda funny and I really like it. I'll probably get really boring about this real fast, so I'll just say this: Matthew Bomer's eyes. Oh dear god, his wide beseeching mischievous cocky vulnerable beautiful damn eyes. And the way they change from when Peter is saying "I'm putting you back in prison" to when Peter's half-smiling and telling him to stop dancing in the office.



Also I got a snow cookie thingy. I don't know what that is but THANK YOU :D (you know who you are)
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  • I have my first three hour exam tomorrow. Wish me luck? Uhm    o.O

  • I just finished the final section of notes for said exam - namely, the sections covering International Law and its relationship with Australian domestic law, Human Rights law and immigration detention, and Indigenous claims to special rights (land rights, mostly.) I sat back and stared at it for a while. Then I labelled it 'Australia: Reasons Why We Fail' in big red letters. Ugh.
  • I think my cousin knows me too well. He's a comic book fanatic, and when I visited him the other day he offered to let me borrow copious amounts of Deadpool and Cable ("Cable and I, we have this don't ask, don't tell thing going on..." "Seeing as he has a lot of my brain, I figured I could take his pancreas. It's only a little pancreas.") and also this other one called the Authority. It involves Superman a solar-powered super-strong flying dude and Batman a black leather cowl-wearing vigilante who likes to kill shit spending a lot of time kissing, getting married, kissing some more, and adopting the spirit of the 21st century. Her name is Jenny.
  • Just as I was beginning to  get addicted to Q&A it finishes for the year. Nevermind. The lack of a fistfight between Joe Hockey and David Marr (who put those two next to each other? Whoever it is, I think I love them) was made up for by the ridiculous awesome rap at the end.

  • Someone I know offered to lend me the new Twilight soundtrack. My instinctive reaction of AHH TWILIGHT KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE was stopped short by the realisation that it had exclusive content from the Killers, Thom Yorke and the Editors, and a Muse remix. Whut. How. Why. Damn you,  Brandon Flowers, damn you very much. You make me abandon my principles. Specifically my anti-sparkling-dickwad-vampires-and-eyeball-destroying-mary-sue-romance principles.  

Here, have some Russian dancers mucking about on the beach during the Ballet Russes Australian tour in 1939.

For... no particular reason. Oh shut up, you.


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The new Muse album isn't out yet, but I found free streaming of the whole thing here and it is making me VERY HAPPY INDEED.

SO AWESOME. POWER PIANO. OPERATIC INTERLUDES. GENERAL MUSIC EPICNESS OF MIND BLOWING PROPORTIONS.

(I'm sort of a fan, and I kind of like it.)

I think I shall go listen to it again.



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So, I'm in my tutorial working on the Macs learning how to use the bloody things and their strange film editing programs. The tutor (who is also my lecturer) tells us to grab some photographs from google and try and make a slideshow just to ease our way into it.

As she walks around, she stops by me as I have this up:




Tutor: Who is that?

Me: That's Noel Fielding.

Tutor: Is she an actress?

Me: Nope. He's a comedian.

Tutor: ....

Me: I think he's incredibly hot.

My Friend: Yeah, he is.

Me: I'd hit that.

Tutor: ...he looks like a woman.

Me: I know. It's awesome.

Tutor:  O_O




In other news, I need an idea for my short film for this media course. Fuck it. I mean, law is harder, but at least we don't have to be creative.

And, as I have discovered, I fail at creativity.


Edit: I just found this and have to include it because it's gorgeous. Oh, boys. Your love is epic.



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Ran across two things on the internet today that renewed my faith in awesome, which had been rather weakened by recent crappiness in my life which, while being annoying, are also pretty dull so no need to detail them. First one is evidence of Tim Burton once again playing the mad genius. HOW COOL IS THIS MAN? Very very cool. Yep. Plus, the man has a gorgeous wife and even more gorgeous boyfriend who both let him make them up into weird and wonderful, practically unrecognisable pieces of art. (and apart from Helena Bonham-Carter and Johnny Depp, the film has Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry and Noah Taylor. COULD IT GET ANY BETTER? ONLY IF NOEL FIELDING AND JULIAN BARRAT POPPED UP.)





And then I found the most adorable interview with John Oliver and Rory Albanese after some stand-up gig they did at a college somewhere. There are, of course, some content issues. And I'm very responsible...

Warning: these videos contain John Oliver. The level of irresistable of this man may offend some viewers. It also contains John and Rory bickering, John and Rory flirting, a detailed discussion on whether John may or may not be a virgin, Rory apparently unwittingly insulting the interviewer a lot, Jon Stewart hero worship, bagging Demetri Martin and John adorably trying to play down the fact that he went to Cambridge.

Just watch them.





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Swot vac starts today! I celebrated by grabbing myself a book of Neil Gaiman short stories and buying Ferris Buellers Day Off on DVD. I shall spend my weekend curled up on my couch cheering Ferris and wanting to comfort Cameron. Rounded off with stories of little old ladies who find the Holy Grail in op shops, jack-in-the-boxes who wait for children in the dark and grin, trolls who eat your life and wear your soul like a nice-fitting jacket and a St Nicholas who is as old as sin and prays for death, a martyr who wonders why Judas got a lighter punishment. Neil Gaimans books: the only horror stories I'd ever read.

In other news:

I'm becoming disturbingly attracted to Ryan Reynolds, nice people scare me, and Art vs Science )
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This is how I feel about swine flu, with the notable exception that, for me, the crisis of today is the joke of today too. You may as well die laughing. And if you don't die, bonus. (Also, exams are coming up, and I haven't started studying because that would entail acknowledging reality. Which I prefer not to do when I can help it. So swine flu, come on in. It's warm and inviting in my lungs.)

And here are 25 things about me that are absolutely, definitely, indubitably and 100% true. For a given value of 'true'. Because[livejournal.com profile] huntingsnarks , she tags like a ninja.

Write an entry with 25 random things, personal facts, habits, or goals about you. )


Well, if that proved anything it proved I can rant more than is strictly desirable. And I didn't say it, but I think you're all pretty damn awesome... if you have any questions about my ridiculously mundane existence, I will endeavour to answer them in my usual style, which is to say I will sacrifice dignity for truth, and I will sacrifice truth for humour.

Because that is how I roll.

Or just comment to tell me I'm a wanker. That's a pretty fair call, really.

EDIT: This is so, so good. It's funny because it's true.

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(Firstly, Happy Birthday
[profile] theblackmeat! Am I late? Stupid international timezones.)

Ok. So I'm doing the readings for my media course, and they are bemoaning the death of journalism, criticising the monglot of traditional news institutions and singing the praises of newsblogs as 'gatewatchers' and blah blah blah, when I come across this comment about Americans: "many of whom receive their news in the form of THE PITHY SATIRE PROVIDED BY JON STEWART AND STEPHEN COLBERT."

This is an academic. In my curriculum. Quoting Stewart/Colbert as an example of a media revolution.




I promptly proceeded down a spiral of squee and procrastination, scribbling 'fuck yeah fakenews ftw' all through the margins of my course reader, making macros and now here I am sitting in the university library writing this instead of revising the validity of volenti as a defence in a tort of negligence case.

Where my beloved fandoms are concerned, I really am more excitable than a labrador puppy on crack.


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I has new mood theme *bounces* God I love Alan Davies. And cos I promised:

Comment on this entry, and I will:
1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.
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I am 18 today.

I am 18 today.

I am fucking 18 today.








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Me: Wow. What a crappy week.

LJ: Really? Here, have glorious Ozy screencaps

Me: Shiny... baby's so fierce...

LJ: and some fakenews picspam

Me: Oh dear god. That is not Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart making out. Twice. This... how? Wha? Don't you dare do this to me I need use of my legs, dammit. Why is there no video? Why?

LJ: and some fic recs at fakenews_fanfic

Me: Eyes... sore... from reading...so much... awesome...

LJ: new Noel Fielding icons

Me: Uhum. I shall be in my bunk.

LJ: we also have a new Adrian/Dan fan comm-

Me: OH HOLY SHIT YES. Pretty boys! Hugs! Significant glances! Angst! Competing to see who has the cutest pout! Dan, just stop hitting him and kiss him, dammit...




I LOVE THE INTERWEBS.
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