Monday, December 31, 2012

Classic Doctor Who – Modern Song

Does the world REALLY need another “Call Me Maybe" parody?

There are millions of them out there, many of which have fully produced videos.
In fact there are already several Doctor Who themed ones.

However, since I am not a twenty something girl with a crush on David Tennant or Matt Smith, I thought I could bring something new to the table as there was a perfect fit for this song in the most famous run of the Classic Incarnation of Doctor Who.

More importantly, the down side of having a daughter at the age where she’s discovering pop music and bringing it home, means I can’t get the dang thing out of my head.  Of course the up side was she was a valuable assistant in proofreading to make sure it matched the meter and music. Thanx kiddo!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Moo Mighty Moo Cow

Years back, my cousin sent me bizarre E‑mails about moo cows for a while, culminating in a little poem. 

It became the first verse of this…thing.
Then I wrote two more verses and a chorus. 

I'm not sure if it's funny, strange, or just stupid (possible all three). 

The fact that she went on to be a veterinarian, and I went on to attempt comedy on the internet twice a week may or may not be relevant, but I feel a bizarre urge to share it.

Maybe the moo cows have gotten to me too...or maybe it’s just the deadlines.

 "Praise The Mighty Moo Cow" 
by Lauren and Jeff

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Trilogy

I have to admit, when I first heard The Hobbit was being stretched into two movies, then even more so following the eventual decision to make it a full Trilogy, I wondered how they could possibly follow up the sheer scale and epicness of The Lord of the Rings films using only a couple hundred page children’s book as the source.

The answer comes pretty quickly in the main narrative of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from a quote by Gandalf discussing Bullroarer Took’s knocking the head of goblin leader Golfimbul off and down a rabbit hole, simultaneously winning the Battle of Greenfields and inventing golf.

“Every good story deserves a little embellishment.”

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Village 2012

Welcome…to Cobra Park
A Real America’s Biggest Hero

Time again for another Christmas Carnage Classic.

I consulted with the Design Advisor (my daughter) who suggested that the Joes and Cobras should be friends and all hug each other.  She actually used something similar for the first idea for her set up, A DC/Marvel mixer dance, before changing her mind and constructing the Monster High Winter Carnival and Car Show.

With her advice reduced to which HESS trucks were left for my undertaking, I suggested the following idea, which she proclaimed as, “COOL!”

Following last year’s skirmish, the Cobra forces and their allies were kicked off the annually contested plateau.  Surprisingly, the ruthless terrorist organization doesn’t seem to be engaging in any overt activities to retake it at the moment.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Disney’s Star Wars!?

Look out Star Wars fans!

Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm there will be changes to the beloved franchise that will make Greedo Shooting First seem like the most brilliant and bold choice in cinematic history.

Behold the Top Ten unfortunate surprises coming from Disney’s Star Wars: Episode Seven through Nine

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Not Before Christmas

Since everyone else seems to have written their own versions of this Clement Moore classic…

Not to be confused with the Clayton Moore classic, “Hi-Yo Silver, Awaaaaaaaaaaay!”

I figured I’d have a go.

Although now and days, I think it’s the grown-ups who really need Santa.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Return to the King

No, not that one again.

This one.

Part of the youthful education in all things macabre provided by my mother was an introduction to Steven King.  She may be the only one who complained more and louder than the author himself about the 1980 film of The Shining.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Engineering Horoscopes

Back on our college radio show, one semester we did horoscopes each week.

Drawing upon that experience, here are astrological horoscopes for engineers:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lord of the Rings Through a Kid's Eyes: Part 3


With a two week break instead of the one week between parts one and two; my daughter started off resistant as ever to watch the finale.  Then, of course, she zombified to focus on almost the entire four hour film. The one odd exception was she ignored much of the first half of the Battle of Minas Tirith.  Too much going on all at once I guess.

The gap apparently made her forget about some minor details:
Why are the trees groaning?
Who’s the King that’s returning?
How old are the Elves?
What’s that big eye thing?

Since she replied to each answer with, “Oh yeah.”
I’m betting it was due more to her third mode of watching the film than actual forgetfulness.

You see, my daughter basically had three modes of viewing during the last movie.