For the record, and because I need to share this with everyone, ever since I noticed that


looks just like an emoticon of an xkcd guy throwing his hands in the air in disgust, that’s all I see whenever anyone uses it.

You’re welcome.


CandyLand The Movie

Caught this on EW the other day:

“We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy.”

Apparently the writers of this movie, rather than settling for something for the straight-to-dvd-and-diapered-audience market are thinking GRAND SCALE EPIC. I think maybe they’re hoping if they shoot the moon they’ll land somewhere in the middle. Like Jumanji grand scale epic.

Now, the version I had as a kid didn’t have characters:


but my kid sister’s, which was the next generation release, did:


LOTR style epic, eh? Here I am, picturing Hugo Weaving as King Kandy, Ian McKellan as Lord Licorice and John Rhys-Davies as Jolly. Christopher Lee will provide the voice of Gloppy, of course. I assume Grandma Nutt will be Angela Lansbury, Queen Frostine will be Gwyneth Paltrow, and Princess Lolly played by Lea Michele, and there will be musical numbers involved for all.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the impulse to bring me, as an audience member, something less than total Barney-esque schlock. But LOTR epic? For a board game where you don’t even need to be able to count to play? Seems a little ambitious, is all I’m saying.

Recapping on a BBCA Schedule

…which means there will not be a Dr Who recap, even though I know it’s airing right now, this minute on BBC 1. I will be waiting for it to run next week on BBCA, and the recap schedule from here on out will follow the BBCA airing schedule.

For those of us missing the episode, or patiently waiting until next week, here’s a taste of why two Matt Smiths are worth waiting for:

(Also? Now we know why the Doctor’s shoes getting eaten in the first episode is going to be an important plot point.)

Shudders In Horror

Sarah Palin kicks off her “I’m Continuing To Tease Everyone About Running For President” “One Nation” Bus Tour this Sunday at DC’s version of Sturgis, known as Rolling Thunder. It’s a culturally brilliant move. I’m just struck that once again, when she makes what she considers to be a power play, she does it on a three day weekend, so those poor LameStream Media she continues to sneer at have to work on a holiday.

I, for one, and very thankful we’re going out of town.

Couple this with the release of her new propaganda piece movie in Iowa, and the buying of  a house in Arizona, and I really do think she’s going to do it. I’m sure Obama’s people are licking their chops–just hope that they remember that Al Gore lost to GW Bush, and not to fall into the same trap….