Apparently there are some big movie awards tonight or something? Twitter and Facebook tell me it’s all quite a big deal and that you can even watch it on TV from your house. Er, yay? I haven’t watched the Academy Awards in many, many years. The last time I watched them, they went over their allotted time by two whole hours, meaning I was exhausted by the time they ended at 1:00 am, and they were unbearably boring to boot. I much prefer to just check the internet the next day to see the pretty gowns the stars wore and who won the major award categories. Not that it matters too much because I haven’t seen any of the nominated movies, I don’t think.
If you’re excited about tonight’s festivities, though – and I definitely have friends who are – hooray for you! I’m glad you get to have some fun tonight! While you wait for it all to get going, I have a precious few links for you to peruse from the last week of my internet browsing.
- This is political, and probably unfair to some Tea Partiers, but I was still highly amused.
- You may have heard this week about Amazon.com offering its Prime members a bunch of streaming movies and TV shows for free. PC World did a great comparison of this to Netflix, and I totally agree with their conclusions.
- This week, I absolutely devoured the online series Freakangels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield. I wrote about his most famous series, Transmetropolitan, a few weeks ago – if you liked the sound of that, you should check out Freakangels. It’s free, people.
- I had a brief moment of inclination to pick up sewing as a hobby when I saw these fabulous new-but-retro clothing patterns. Almost certainly I will never actually do it, but I was fascinated by the power these patterns had to make me want to try…