Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the boook was better episode 10: back to the future

Oh my lord, we messed with time travel and now we're all doomed. There's a new episode of my podcast The Book Was Better out, go listen to it!

Friday, January 27, 2012

recap: project runway all-stars, episode 03

Why is this recap so late?!? It is because I'm a terrible person? Yes. Also it is very hot and my brain has melted and it's hard to do stuff. But now it's time to MAKE IT WORK!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

the boook was better episode 9: flubber

Oh my LORD this is a crazy book. I am pretty sure this is a funny episode although I have not had the stomach to go back and listen to any of the episodes we have recorded because I do not enjoy WRITHING WITH SHAME. I am a bit worried I come off as racist at one point but hopefully you can tell I am joking? Now that is a good motivation to listen.

Friday, January 20, 2012

stuff to read, stuff to do

 Here is some stuff for you to look at.

1. The amazing Sara Bauer (@yellowcardigan on Twitter, owner of the world's only comic-making cat Paisley) mdae her own spice rack and then put up a tutorial because I asked her to and she is sweet. This is exactly what I need in my new, smaller kitchen: easily accessible, taking up no counter or cupboard space.

2. This Tumblr is fantastic: Citation Needed, a collection of the worst Wikipedia writing. If you need convincing, read some of my favourites.

3. Please watch this:

"YOU OK YOU OK YOU OK." This is my favourite video of all time maybe? I have it bookmarked so I can watch it when things go wrong in my life. Via Videogum.

4. Yelping with Cormac is a collection of Yelp reviews "written by" Cormac McCarthy. This is hilarious and beautiful.

5. I want to make this, how is it even possible? Radmegan posted a great tutorial but I am pretty sure it is mostly magic. Via Craftzine.

6. This Raindrop music maker is so soothing and happy-making. Play with it for a while.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

recap: project runway all-stars, episode 2

It happened again! Project Runway: All Stars continues, despite the gaping void left by Tim Gunn's absence. Luckily the fact that these are hand-picked all-stars doesn't stop them from making terrible, terrible clothes that I can make fun of.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

the boook was better episode 8: crossroads

After taking December off, and then missing our return date because I was disgustingly sick, my podcast (with Luke Milton) is BACK with a blistering look at the novelisation of the 2002 Britney Spears movie Crossroads! Learn about love, friendship and other totally girly stuff over at The Book Was Better.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

recap: project runway all-stars, episode 01

When I found out that the next season of Project Runway was going to be a) an all-stars season (no fresh talent) and b) would not feature my beloved Tim Gunn, I was pretty disappointed. But I strapped on my beaded wrist-spats and trimmed my asymmetrical hemline, and watched the first episode. And once I realised that most of the all-stars had been chosen not so much for their talent as for their personalities, I knew there would be plenty to keep me watching. 

(Note: please excuse the drawings. I have an iPad and I did these with my finger in front of the television. That is how it's going to be from now on.)