Today's Wednesday, my day off. It's also the day before International Comic Con, which means our Geektress Twitter feed looks like this today:
"Hey, what hotel are you at? Are you at the Hyatt?" "I'm at the same hotel as you!" "Where is your balcony?" "Where are you having dinner?" "Hey! I'm not there yet! My plane leaves later today!" "My plane is stuck on the runway!" "My plane just landed!" "Oh good, my book shipment made it!" "My book shipment is late!" "I love books!" and on and on. I'm not jealous, as some have speculated. I actually loathe crowds, and that is 80% of the reason I'm not going back to NYCC this year. Anyway, to take a break from comic-con related madness, I have been listening to the Nyan Cat song.
If you're unfamiliar with Nyan Cat, first of all, I don't know where you've been this year. Second, it's not unlike Hamster Dance, only the internet is a much different place than it was 10 years ago. So brush up on your meme and check out the video after the jump.
This arrangement is by Blake Robinson, who does other string arrangements, apparently all in the computer. I find it hard to believe this is all digitally created, because the electronic "violin" voice is always such a pile of failure.
Moving away from Internet hilarity:
There were a lot of trailers "leaked" online this week, mostly because it's San Diego Comic Con week, and these sorts of things happen. Of all the previews I caught, the only one I kept watching over and over was the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's answer to 1995's Outbreak, entitled Contagion:
Dear Dustin Hoffman, your virus movie is in deep fucking shit. Because this virus movie has Cowboy Curtis in it. I know, I know, you had Morgan Freeman and Cuba Gooding, Jr. That's impressive. But... Cowboy Curtis. Plus Sol Starr and apparently, according to Wikipedia, Demitri Marin.
Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow as the Patrick Dempsey. I may not like Paltrow much as a person, but as an actress she tends to usually pick pretty great films. I think we can all forgive a Shallow Hal or three for The Royal Tenenbaums -- which I saw four times in the theaters.
God, I *am* a hipster, aren't I? Well, here's something I definitely didn't see before a bunch of you probably did:
The genius here is putting three "10 second" versions of these period romances together. I'm never going to see Wuthering Heights the same way ever again.
Anyway, I leave you with a clip from Dr. Steve Brule's "Check It Out." Click the link for a segment with a real Shushi lady. "Hi!"