Category Archives: Freaky Friday
A perfect day for apophenia – seeing patterns and connections in random or meaningless data. Some believe palindromic dates, especially double-figure ones, lead to good fortune. That’s wonderful news for weddings and birthdays, and who is going to forget them? Others, bad luck and even the end of the world is foretold.
It just so happens to be the release date for the apocalyptic horror movie 11-11-11 (trailer) from the director of the Saw movies, and predicts the opening of a portal into hell or in Buffy-speak, the Hellmouth.
Of course, it is also Armistice Day in the UK (and Veteran’s Day in the US) which commemorated by two minute's silence at 11am every 11th of November because the Great War aka WWI came to an end on this day at 10:58. It’s a time when we remember those who fought and died for us.
Whether you’re superstitious or not, it’s a rare event.
Anyone up for some bloody fondue?
Check out the True Blood(y) fountain!
The beautiful Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna on HBO’s True Blood series, posted some wicked TB fountain pics on her website. She references two sites, which I checked, but one is in Italian. I ran the text through Google’s translator and it came up with this:
It was October of 2007, the Trevi Fountain was red around the web, some “time” talking about the fountains wrote bloody guerrilla marketing to promote the television series Dexter.
At a distance of 4 years back to talk of fountains that gush blood and specifically in the land of Dracula and Transylvania to promote True Blood ‘series focuses on the adventures of vampires in the fictional town of Bon Temps.
Gotta love it! That’s some serious series love right there!
… but they apparently like cruises!
Harriet Backas with MSNBC reported on the Vamps at Sea cruise which offers passengers a vampire-themed costume ball and film festival, “scareoke” nights and presentations by celebrity guests such as Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO vampire series “True Blood,” and Dacre Stoker, the great grand-nephew of author Bram Stoker, who wrote the now-classic “Dracula” in 1897.
Passengers are encouraged to dress as their favorite vamps or vamp authors, but everyone should know, “Whether you are Team Glitter [Edward of Twilight] or Team Goth [Anne Rice’s Lestat and True Blood’s Eric] – We are all Team Vampire.”
[Learn more at Vamps at Sea]
Gotta love the slow jazzy feel of the 60’s mixed with futuristic sci-fi!
This flick looks like a splash from the past with a dash of the future. I’m definitely diggin’ the ‘fro she’s sportin’. This clip is for the movie, Soul Man, a CG animated sci-fi flick. The film is being developed by French director Guillaume Ivernel. You can read more about this sci-fi-funk creator at BlacklightMovies.com or check out his IMDB page.
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved.
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm.
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”
~ Bob Dylan’s Shelter from the Storm
My husband showed me this site he’d heard about while watching Stephen Colbert. It’s called Vivos. They are offering “The Underground Shelter Network for Long-Term Survival of Future Catastrophes.” Talk about praying on the fears of the people. Wow! We’ve all heard the stories about the coming of the apocalypse on 12/20/12. But, seriously?! I do have to admit, the “pods” do look pretty cool. I guess if I was looking for shelter from the storm, was insanely rich and eccentric, maybe.
Robert Vicino, the head of the Vivos Management Team, asks the people, “Are you a survivor? Watch this video to find out. As seen in most disasters, even in America, the government may not be there for you, and cannot accommodate, or provide for everyone. This is especially true with any widespread event, as witnessed with Katrina, or what may be even more catastrophic in the coming years. Vivos is your opportunity to have a shelter solution that is assured to be there waiting for you, even on short notice.”
The clock is ticking …. 464 Days, 13 Hours, 14 Minutes, 14 Seconds Remaining …. “The Choices is Yours”
How about you? Interested?
I’ll Wait for You …
All in Good Fun
if you’d like to check them out.
Did ya play with paper dolls when you were a kid?
Well, here’s your chance to dress your favorite True Blood characters!
Artist, Andy Swist, has created the True Blood Paper Doll set.
[Click on the photos above to download the PDF file]
Along with the clothing and extras on each page, he’s created some add’l bits to add for certain characters.
Click HERE for extras for use with the Sookie, Eric, Bill, Pam, and Lafayette dolls.
Click HERE for an additional set of extras for use with Jason, Bill, and Lafayette.
They are all a riot, but these are my favorites:
I always ended up ripping any paper dolls I was given and the clothes never stayed on, so I stuck with my Snoopy Colorforms.
Closed and from the outside it appears to be an antique Victorian wind-up music box. But no, you’d be wrong. It’s a 21st century laptop pimped by Datamancer to look like a unique piece of steampunk technology.
‘It features an elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts.’
Unfortunately, this is just a prototype which was made a few years ago but don’t dispair, you can own one, too! The ‘Steampunk Laptop’ is being upgraded with new technology and is currently available to pre-order from Datamancer’s website where you can find the technical specifications.
However, this unique beauty does come at a price with the first batch to go for $5,500 each with following batches increasing to $7,500. Despite this, I want one. If I had the money to spend I’d be stuffing that cash into their pockets and asking for a delivery estimate.
And if those pretty, pretty photos haven’t convinced you that you absolutely must empty your bank account for this then here’s the laptop in action: