Sunday, July 20, 2008


First of all, and I know this is pretty late notice, I urge you to go watch the three acts of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog here. The show, tantamount to a half-hour sitcom (a pilot? a viral advertisement? sheer wankery? who knows), is a comics-inspired musical by Joss Whedon, et al., detailing the emergence of lovelorn supervillain wannabe Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris). Look for Nathan Fillion's show-stopping number in the final act, itself well worth the price of admission. Price? Well, I spent all week meaning to post this link Saturday, when the third installment finally became available via free streaming video. But then I didn't ever actually post anything yesterday. I wanted to go ahead and link along the info, though so here it is almost too late! Anyone within the sight of my voice should hurry on over and watch, since the geocentric instructions indicate that these free versions of the ...Blog will only "stay up until midnight Sunday July 20th." When is that exactly, Joss? I imagine he means the local midnight after Sunday night, in the Los Angeles time zone. That's where Mr. Whedon lives. If you miss the boat on this deadline, there's always the opportunity to just buy the individual acts, for about six bucks total, at the link I've provided above. Okay, well, that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for a "second of all..." to pair up with the first line up there, does it? Luckily, I've saved up some totally random crap for this sort of situation. Here you will find a large Japanese page of downloadable animated line drawing .gifs. What you do with them is up to you, but I like to just watch them wobble on the page together like some crazy freak-out wallpaper. [Cavin]