Peter Pan

About time!

After having nothing to say about Robin Williams for a month (although that's probably a relief for some of you :P), now I have finally SOMETHING to get my mind back on him. Last year it was said he filmed a segment for Sesame Street (just like 20 years ago), and for some reason they decided to make us wait until 2012 to see it. Well, here it is now! Yes, tis short. Yes, it doesn't make such good use of his talents as his 1991 appearances (although he still is fluent in Two-Headed Monster XD). But I still love it. Hopefully, a whole new generation of kids will grow up loving him as I did (of course, since he doesn't do as much as he used to, it's not like you can take them to a new RW movie every year, as was the case with me. So that's what home entertainment is for) It really warms the cockles of my heart just to see him.

Oh, and the film Absolutely Anything, starring the remaining Pythons and RW and directed by Terry Jones (as I wrote about last year) is really in the works! Now let's hope this gets off the ground, because this is the film I have been waiting for since I was 12! *happydance*

The fiasco continues

Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Jesus Christ, just when I thought I could finally start working on my projects without a sense of futility again... D: Now where the hell do I go to sign petitions to stop this?
Meg Griffin The More You Know

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I was supposed to write something here today. Something long, humorous, and profound. But every time I try to think of everything I meant to write, I freeze up. Everything I thought of as December approached, the jokes, the rants, the lists... all too much for me now. I am exhausted. I have been since September. Spending the last few months of the year in and out of the hospital with injuries and sickness and potentially deadly side effects of medication is no way to live. On top of that, I've had to deal with strained friendships, an increasingly infuriating home life, money problems... some of that is same old same old, but frankly as time ticks away, everything just feels bleaker and bleaker. In June I'll be 25... how much longer until I finally hit the big time? How much longer do I get to move away from these friggin' people (who once again decided that the hallway outside my room can double for a daycare center on New Year's Eve)? What if in 10 years I'm still this clueless about life? Or am I subconsciously trying to remain as clueless as possible to preserve whatever innocence I have left? I don't know... all I know is that those FREAKING KIDS ARE MAKING IT HARD FOR ME TO CONCENTRATE ON TYPING THIS. Meanwhile, an election looms upon us, and with a country full of backlashing conservatives and disillusioned liberals, I'm not feeling to confident about the future. If any Republican wins, we women are screwed. And once we're screwed, we'll be forced to have the baby (darkest wordplay ever right there). Also, despite popular belief, SOPA was not defeated, just put aside because of all the interruptions. Congress could start talking about it any day in January, so we can't just dick around like everything's going to be okay. Time to start signing petitions and calling senators again. We HAVE to defeat this.

Fuck it, I'll do a humorous 2011 recap tomorrow. Maybe. I think I have a leeway of a week to do that before I just look stupid.
Mork/Mindy OTP

Christmas eve gifts ;)

Since I am generous and all, making sure I won' be the Same Old Santa (at least not too much) :). Anyway, the YouTube gods have bestowed upon me even MORE Robert "Exidor" Donner  on Match Game. First up: Remember that last entry with poor Bob getting pounced by that crazy bee-yotch Rachelle? Well, here's the aftermath, and it's a full episode! And the poor guy is scared to death, along with some of the other panelists! God damn, that woman is so crazy (HOW CRAZY IS SHE?) that I, a now ardent feminist wasn't offended when RD said he'd punch her in the face. They mention Mork & Mindy at the end and make a reference to Jonathan Winters playing the son so this must have been just before season 4.
And then I found a totally different one, sadly with the fabulous Brett Somers absent, but still enough silliness and weirdness to be awesome (including the line "What do you expect from Exidor?"). And the best part is it's not taped from GSN, but THE ORIGINAL BROADCAST! Yeah, someone in 1981 was well-off enough to have a VCR! And 30 years later they shared this with us! :D
You know I've noticed how RD doodles on the answer cards sometimes. That's awesome. :D And if you're wondering why I'd had such a RD/Exidor dealy this year, I honestly don't know why! Maybe it's because after you keep watching one show over and over, you still love the title characters but at the same time start to get fascinated with the side ones... especially those that steal a scene from ROBIN FUCKIN' WILLIAMS. Or maybe at this time in my life I'm starting to identify with Exidor's insanity. Who knows. All I know is that he was taken from us too soon, as were Brett and Charles. That whole upper tier man, they're the best.

But lest you've feared I've forgotten Robin altogether, don't. I just watched Mork's First Christmas (my new personal tradition) and now as another personal tradition I shall share with you RW reading 'Twas The Night Before Christmas! :D Doesn't it make you feel like a kid again!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (And just so you know, if you live near Downtown Berkeley and you're non-Christian or the Bumpus hounds ate your dinner or you just plain get bored in that time between the presents and Christmas dinner and you're sick of Chinese food, come on down to the Triple Rock Brewery/restaurant, because yes, they will be open tomorrow! :D )

Meg Griffin The More You Know

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I swear today I saw a couple with hair just like Cosmo and Wanda. I wanted to take a picture but I was in a car and we didn't have time, thus I lost my one chance to prove the existence of FAIRY GOD PARENTS!!!! :P But you believe me, right? It was AWESOME, it brightened me up after yet another boring stressful morning. :)

And remember, Friday is Festivus, and although I know I'll never be able to talk my family into participating (since they've got the Christmas tree up and everything), BOY have I got some grievances to air.

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Meg Griffin The More You Know

Writer's Block: White air

There are many wonderful things you can experience in The Bay Area. A white Christmas is not one of them. :(
(There was a freak snowfall outside our house ONCE when I was very young, but not enough to make a snowman or even a snow ball.)

(And yes I know this writer's block question is from yesterday, but I thought "what the heck". Ain't no rule against it.)
Is it snowing where you are right now?
Mork/Mindy OTP

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Today was supposed to be the day I picked up where I left off in my Garfield Christmas Advent Calendar. Last year I showed all the Christmas-themed strips from 1978-2002, and I was planning to start today to go from 2003-2011, buuuuuut you see, I am too exhausted. Yes you read that, I am literally too tired to dig through my photobucket for subpar Garfield strips and make snarky comments on them. I'm not bullshitting here. My brain is totally blank now. I'm on autopilot. This whole year has been exhausting; if the local hospital were an airline, I'd have gotten frequent flyer miles by now. -_-

But don't despair, I still have much to share (ha ha!); it's someone else who's also fuzzy, funny, debuted in 1978 and is also hated by the internet! :P  Yes, another rare Robin Williams interview, this time in Australia, from 1996! I tell you, if it weren't for the fact that he was promoting The Birdcage, I'd have guessed this was from the 80s because his hair's the same way it was 10 years before in Night At The Met.
But not all of my recent findings are joyful: Some paparazzo had the fucking gall to post his constant stalking of Robin (during his honeymoon no less) on YouTube. AND THAT IS JUST ONE OF THREE VIDEOS. D: Jesus Christ, I get accusations of being a creep all the time, but this guy really and truly is. The paparazzi are less than SCUM and they get paid to do things that get ordinary people into the slammer. This guy's lucky Robin has the patience of a saint and not of Sean Penn. LEAVE THE POOR MAN ALONE, YOU VULTURES!
Wow, don't want to end this on a negative note, so here's a heartwarming holiday episode from a show about an loner with telekinetic powers sent to another land, who makes friends with a hard-working Earth girl and her family, a cloudcuckoolander who sometimes gets really creepy and talks to invisible people, and many many others; and every week has to make reports about what they learned to their superior. No, not the show in my icon; I of course mean Ponies. But you don't have to watch it if you don't want to, just a little fun to end the post (if TV Tropes weren't so goddamned authoritarian right now, I'd make a new account and put this comparison on the Surpisingly Similar Stories page. Hey, it's their loss).
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Meg Griffin The More You Know

SOPA vote delayed

Yes, the internet is safe.... for now. Since it does say the new hearings will start in 2012, that could just mean we've got two weeks left... so let us spend them enjoying YouTube, and wikis, and so forth, but let us not keep our mind off ensuring SOPA doesn't pass when Congress is back in session. I mean, don't think I'm not happy about this, today was when I was supposed to call my local congresswoman, but I somehow ended up sleeping until 2:30 pm O_O , and then boy was I worried I wasted my last day on the free internet! Not this time. Did you know I spent last night trying to download most of my YouTube favs with one of the many video converters out there? It stopped working 5 videos in. My guess is that those sorts of sites were getting a lot of traffic that evening from folks who knew as well as I what SOPA would mean for YouTube.
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