Monday, August 27, 2012

My Favourite Things: August 2012

NOTE: This article was originally posted by me on

Hello my lovelies. I'm in particularly good form at the moment as I'm about to travel to Atlanta for my 5th Dragon*Con. Both myself and Ken will be there regaling you with panels and such so do please join us.

In the meantime, why not take a perusal at the things that particularly tickled me this month online.

1) Bad Song Made Good

Listen, we're all sick of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". Even if the internet didn't manage to kill it with memes and parodies, the amount of radio play it received alone would have made it the ear-worm to make you commit suicide.

But you know what? Bad things can get better. And if you get The Roots and Jimmy Fallon together with a bunch of classroom instruments to cover the song, it just becomes amazing, no matter how bad it originally was. So here, enjoy the best version of this song you'll ever hear.

2) JG Thirlwell In A Record Store 

JG Thirlwell is the genius behind the music of The Venture Bros TV show. He creates some classic soundtracks so when he is asked to shop in a record store and tell us about his picks... well, you know you're in for a treat.

No, I hadn't heard of any of them either. 

3) Life On Mars 

This is not just my favourite thing, but it should be humanity's favourite thing this month. Yeah, motherfucker, we landed a big-ass rover on Mars. Recognise.


Would you like to see a 360 degree image of Mars? Of course you would. The above image is just a small part of the awesome full picture that you can see by CLICKING THIS LINK

What I really love about it is that it's interactive so you can look anywhere around, even at the rover itself! And if you don't view it in fullscreen you're wasting all of our time. 
4) You're Doomed At Dragon*Con 

As I said earlier, I will be at the biggest fan-run convention in the world very soon and as it is now less than a week away I thought I would share this little guide to the convention I did last year with JJ Hawkins. It's the best guide out there for any newbie to the Con and I'm not just saying that because I'm awesome, but it is partly because of it.

5) Oh My Dayum 
Daym Drops is a YouTuber of glorious bliss. He eats food in his car for your viewing pleasure (and his eating pleasure). For some reason it's incredibly entertaining to watch him go nuts for the fast food he is consuming. 

As with anything great on YouTube, the auto-tune-the-news folks have gotten their hands on it and turned it into a musical wonder. I think it's worth leaving you on this month. Enjoy.


And that's it! My favourite things of the last month.

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