mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,
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living in the 70's

Tom Riley is everywhere at the moment. Well, not actually, but I'm just having one of those little freaks of tv programming where every other time I turn on the telly, there is Tom scampering across the screen, no matter what it is (cop show, medical show, period drama). He's been so viral lately I wouldn't be at all surprised if he popped up in those old mid-70s Tom Baker Doctor Whos I'm watching right now.

I must say, this massive Tom-bombing is bringing me to an appreciation of his many fine qualities, fine qualities that I might have previously overlooked to my great shame. I declare this Tom Riley week. A celebration of Tom.

But that'll do, Tom, let's not go overboard. One thesp once bombed me with nearly a decade's worth of output in a fortnight and I've never really been able to bear the sight of the chap ever since, even if he is sharing the screen with you, dear Tom. One can have too much of a good thing.

Yesterday was a miserable experience, with the bully shooting off nasty emails every couple of minutes, all day, desperate to find fault.

Well, she won't have to look far today. I have had no sleep. None. They were doing roadworks outside my window all last night, the full Tonka truck set of diggers, graders, rollers and all manner of metallic dinosaurs that growled, clanked, crashed, chunked, screamed, shuddered, snuffled and beeped. All night with the beeping.

And if that wasn't enough I had a furious possum stomping around all night in the roof all night in high dudgeon (crimping his style, they were).

I give myself about another twenty minutes or so before my eyes glaze over entirely and all you get out of me is 'beep...beep...beep'.

Pity, because I was enjoying myself typing away for a bit to my music. Oh, if you only knew what I was typing to what. Giggle. Snort. Well, I was amused. I'm not sure if 'Love Hurts' was the right song or very, very wrong song for that moment. Wheeze. Chortle.

And yes, I have a lot of really bad AM radio stuff from my childhood on there, as it's my digital blankie these days, and as my childhood was in the Seventies, you can just imagine the wildly inappropriate tunes that occupy the childhood playlist. Step forward, Supernaut:



It explains a lot, doesn't it. Smirk.



It's probably having been raised solely by telly drag queens and luvvies in the Seventies, both Australian and British (thank you, BBC), that makes me look at those airbrushed young Hollywood boys and shake my head at how very, very tame they are. Oh, my dear, sweet vanilla babies, you missed the Seventies, and there are real and terrible reasons why you never grew up with this, but I did, and aren't I lucky (and I mean that, 'cause I'm very, extraordinarily fond, as my playlist would attest):



Anyhoo, turned on the telly to set it for Suits, and saw Smallville was on, which surprised me as I'd checked the guide and it said Simpsons, but never mind. Nothing like a bit of Smallville to make anything I was worried about in the fic seem sane and tame by comparison. Never mind, pleasantly diverting. Better yet, fangirl squee, there was an ad for Supernatural. Season Seven. Next week. Golly and gosh. Okay, so I've already seen it (if only Dean could just love Cas the way he needs Dean to love him, sorry, so shippy) but still, wow, wasn't expecting that. Shame about the whole Cas thing, though. Way to test the fanbase. Are we all supposed to clap really hard? I do, I do, I do believe in fairies.

Then I ended up staying up for Suits but I was just watching it because by then I couldn't hear a damn thing over the roadworks (so I'm going to have to play it back later anyway), but I think I got the gist. Dearest Suits. It's supposed to be the show I watch when not watching White Collar, but it's rapidly becoming a fave in its own right, eclipsing even (Mike might make mistakes but he's not a douche, and neither is Harvey, deep down).

Meanwhile, Sean Maher came out, and I am seriously surprised that anyone is surprised, as in not fooling anyone, the dear, sweet boy, but yeah, must have been rough and isn't he a brave boy indeed. I hope it doesn't hurt his career (cause I'm awful fond of young Maher).

I do worry about young Matty Bomer. Don't think I didn't notice how he just dropped off the publicity rounds and twitter feeds after he mentioned his family in the public domain. Don't you dare think I didn't notice, and don't you dare think I wasn't annoyed and aggrieved by it, especially as it seems ongoing. He's a beautiful boy and it shouldn't matter. Get over it, Hollywood homophobes (man, you are so in the wrong industry).

In amongst the massive skip's worth of month's worth of posted items that arrived the other day (still don't know what's up with that but the falling dollar and novelty value has already curtailed my intial ebay spree) were bills, yes, but also some damn posh mail. Missives from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bell Shakespeare Company, Belvoir Theatre and STC, amongst others. Heh. How I must be skewing their demographics, or, as the cabbie remarked the other day, he never gets anyone in the city going there, ever.

Well, no, the city is designed to keep us out, but as I've already struggled into the city for work they've yet to contrive a way to prevent me from attending a show after work. I say yet. Nevertheless, it was fun to get all that posh mail, and addressed to me, as if I had kulcha and stuff (scratches arse and belches).

So anyway, yes, the great mail mound mystery: larcenous or lazy postal workers, the AFP inspecting all my ebay purchases, the street with the nearly same name two blocks away (thank you, town planners) finally coughing up? Who cares, I have loot, I'm still rolling in loot. I'm opening just one or two a night. It's like an advent calendar. Only with cool stuff. Whee!

Did I mention the cabbie from Monday night though? Exactly the kind of dangerously excitable cabbie Roger Moore was always getting when he was James Bond. I think we nearly ran over Iva Davies as we lurched off outside the theatre. Yikes. (Well, it looked like Iva, we were taking off at Warp Six so it was hard to tell).

Nothing going on this week, mercifully. Here's hoping I can get some typing done.

Fabby. Just ran into someone on my way back from the park. Why is it that I always imagine my lunchtimes like this, but I end up so windswept and covered in twigs that I look like I have indeed been dragged through brambles backwards, rocking the Worzel Gummidge look. Sigh.

Sometimes I do actually sympathise with Neal, you know, wishing the world was more like it should be, instead of the way it is.

Dear America... | David Mitchell's SoapBox
http://youtu.be/om7O0MFkmpw

Jane Espenson interview: Husbands, Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica and more
http://www.denofgeek.com/television/1054371/jane_espenson_interview_husbands_torchwood_battlestar_galactica_and_more.html

Charles Dickens's characters – in pictures
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/interactive/2011/sep/22/charles-dickens-interactive-wallchart

Shatner: 'Star Trek' is way better than 'Star Wars'!
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2011/09/20/7863575-shatner-star-trek-is-way-better-than-star-wars

William Shatner goes where no man has gone before and slams Star Wars
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/mediamonkeyblog/2011/sep/23/william-shatner-george-lucas

Particles found to break speed of light, challenging laws of physics
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/sci-tech/particles-found-to-break-speed-of-light-challenging-laws-of-physics-20110923-1kntb.html

The moon and the monster: astronomers shed light on Frankenstein
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/books/the-moon-and-the-monster-astronomers-shed-light-on-frankenstein-20110926-1ksxm.html

Aussie tech price 'rip-offs' go under the microscope
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/aussie-tech-price-ripoffs-go-under-the-microscope-20110922-1km3r.html

Facebook vows privacy fix 'in 24 hours'
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/facebook-vows-privacy-fix-in-24-hours/story-e6frgakx-1226147941509

Parrots teach wild birds how to talk [that'll be the Captain, teaching them all 'hello' and 'biscuit']
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/8764221/Parrots-teach-wild-birds-how-to-talk.html

Viking archaeologist Richard Hall given York Minster funeral
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-15057582

In Time 'Digital Postcards' Online
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32082

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: London's espionage locations
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8768816/Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy-Londons-espionage-locations.html

Your next box set: The Avengers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/sep/22/your-next-box-set-avengers

Actress removed from plane for kissing girlfriend
http://media.theage.com.au/entertainment/red-carpet/actress-removed-from-plane-for-kissing-girlfriend-2652615.html

Arguing the case for boxing 'bots' (Hugh Jackman)
http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-diary/arguing-the-case-for-boxing-bots-20110927-1kvjz.html

Nabonga (1944)
http://imdb.com/title/tt0037115

Elvis Presley at 21: 'I get lonesome sometimes'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/8780975/Elvis-Presley-at-21-I-get-lonesome-sometimes.html

Google Unearth: Aussie discovers new treasures from the past - from his office
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/google-unearth-aussie-discovers-new-treasures-from-the-past--from-his-office-20110923-1kol7.html

At the heart of Scott and Shackleton's Antarctic (photos)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/8774473/At-the-heart-of-Scott-and-Shackletons-Antarctic.html

Cardiff after dark
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/8784306/Cardiff-after-dark-Maciej-Dakowicz-photographs-the-nightlife-of-the-Welsh-capital.html

Artist Profile: In-Camera Collages Take Manhattan
http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2009/10/new-amsterdam

Muppets do it again
http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/movies/muppets-do-it-again-20110916-1kdkk.html

Frank Oz: 'I still lie when cab drivers ask me what I do'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/frank-oz-i-still-lie-when-cab-drivers-ask-me-what-i-do-2354689.html

Meet the Electric Tron Lightcycle
http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/cartech/meet-the-electric-tron-lightcycle-20110923-1knx7.html

The Big Interview:Scott Bakula
http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/interviews/view/item117694/Scott-Bakula-/

Bakula & Quentin Receive Terrible Advice
http://www.whatsonstage.com/news/theatre/london/E8831317133067/Photos:+Bakula+&+Quentin+Receive+Terrible+Advice.html

Whoa! Chuck
http://smallscreenscoop.com/whoa-chuck-supernatural-and-fringe-prove-to-have-more-fall-tv-buzz-than-glee-the-playboy-club-charlies-angels/317265/

How Tall is Zachary Levi from Chuck? Picture Proof!
http://smallscreenscoop.com/how-tall-is-zachary-levi-from-chuck/317320/

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' stars: Where they are now?
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/09/23/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-stars-where-they-are-now/#/0

Husbands
http://husbandstheseries.com/

'Playboy Club' star Sean Maher opens up about his sexuality: 'This is my coming out ball'
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/09/26/firefly-playboy-club-actor-sean-maher-comes-out-ga/

'Playboy Club's' Sean Maher Comes Out: 'It Feels So Liberating'
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/playboy-clubs-sean-maher-comes-240154

Social TV: See Why Nathan Fillion Gets a Kick Out of Twitter
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Nathan-Fillion-Twitter-1038079.aspx

'Firefly' and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges on University of Wisconsin Campus
http://thefire.org/article/13595.html

Nathan Fillion, Tim Daly and Michael Rosenbaum Join an All-Star Cast for Justice League: Doom
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Justice-League-Doom-Cast-1038097.aspx

Comic-Con icon Felicia Day
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-ca-felicia-day-20110925,0,2638727.story

Unsexiest Sex Scenes, Vol. IV
http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/PhotoGallery/Unsexiest-Sex-Scenes-1037830

'Supernatural' season 7 premiere: Was this the scariest episode ever?
http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/09/24/supernatural-season-premiere/

Coroner Rules Irish Man Died of Spontaneous Human Combustion
http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/23/spontaneous_human_combustion_was_michael_faherty_cause_of_death_.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest

BC or BCE? The BBC's edict on how we date events is AD (absolute drivel)
[Boris on a tear, included because I enjoy Boris with a bee in his bonnet immensely]
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/8788464/BC-or-BCE-The-BBCs-edict-on-how-we-date-events-is-AD-absolute-drivel.html

Wartime wreck to give up £148m in lost silver bullion
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wartime-wreck-to-give-up-148m-in-lost-silver-bullion-2360915.html

"That Girl" 45 Years Later -- Who Are the Game Changers This TV Season?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlo-thomas/ann-maries-children_b_964875.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=092611&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

Robin Hood Love of Baking
http://www.robinhood.ca/pdf/rh-love-of-baking-booklet_e.pdf

USB Typewriter
http://www.etsy.com/shop/usbtypewriter

Origin and Meaning of Molokan Surnames
http://www.doukhobor.org/Molokan.htm

Non-venomous snakes (non-poisonous snakes)
http://www.stewart.army.mil/dpw/fish/nonvenomous_snakes.htm

What adhesive do you use to mend ceramics?
http://www.sha.org/research_resources/conservation_faqs/treatment.cfm#C2

Adhesives and Consolidants
http://nautarch.tamu.edu/crl/conservationmanual/File2.htm

In all ways it pays to be hot - and a lot less to be not
http://www.watoday.com.au/opinion/in-all-ways-it-pays-to-be-hot--and-a-lot-less-to-be-not-20110923-1kpa2.html

Broadway Premiere of "8" (Bomer)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40087831@N06/sets/72157627598852839/

Joe Manganiello on Doing Stripper Dance Scenes: "I've Never Laughed Harder"
http://www.eonline.com/news/the_awful_truth/joe_manganiello_on_doing_stripper_dance/265972

Matt Bomer on Marriage Equality Debate: Sad and Unnecessary
http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-09-19/matt-bomer-on-marriage-equality-debate-sad-and-unnecessary/

White Collar - Very Early DVD Info for 'Season 3' of the USA Network Series
http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/15976

Dustin Lance Black's 8 the play
http://thefroufroufrog.blogspot.com/

BWW TV: The Stars of '8' Talk Marriage Equality and Broadway Premiere
http://broadwayworld.com/interstitial/index.php?ref=/article/BWW-TV-The-Stars-of-8-Talk-Marriage-Equality-and-Broadway-Premiere-20110921

'8': On the scene at the new, star-studded Broadway play by Dustin Lance Black
http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/09/20/8-reading-dustin-lance-black/

New "8" Play Dramatizes Struggle For Same-Sex Marriage In California
http://www.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/on_stage/147709/new--8--play-dramatizes-struggle-for-same-sex-marriage-in-california?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

"8" the Play | Arrivals
http://youtu.be/6OsGpf5M3GQ

PHOTO CALL: Dustin Lance Black's 8 Receives Star-Studded Broadway Reading
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/154745-PHOTO-CALL-Dustin-Lance-Blacks-8-Receives-Star-Studded-Broadway-Reading

Champagne, Teary Audiences and Awestruck Stars! On the Scene at the World Premiere Reading of 8
http://www.broadway.com/buzz/157774/champagne-teary-audiences-and-awestruck-stars-on-the-scene-at-the-world-premiere-reading-of-8/

From a California courtroom to Broadway: A reading of '8'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/09/from-a-california-courtroom-to-broadway-a-reading-of-8-.html

Broadway Tackles Gay Marriage Trial in '8′
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/09/20/broadway-tackles-gay-marriage-trial-in-8/?mod=google_news_blog

Stars Take To The Stage For Good Gay Causes With 8
http://www.queerty.com/stars-take-to-the-stage-for-good-gay-causes-with-8-some-men-20110922/

'8' equals million
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118043322

Playbill.com Talks to the Stars of Broadway's 8, the Prop 8 Courtroom Drama
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/154763-Playbillcom-Talks-to-the-Stars-of-Broadways-8-the-Prop-8-Courtroom-Drama

A Doll House, With Calista Flockhart and Tim DeKay, Begins LATW Run Sept. 22
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/154795-A-Doll-House-With-Calista-Flockhart-and-Tim-DeKay-Begins-LATW-Run-Sept-22

Tim
http://www.tout.com/m/nakje1
http://www.tout.com/m/zwchhf
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Empire

#232

October 2008

UK


Tags: firefly, matthew bomer, suits, supernatural, tom riley, white collar
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