January WordPress Codery

During January, WordPress is running a Bloganuary theme. The idea is that, to get people blogging again, WordPress will send out a prompt that people are to write a post about that day, and they’re supposed to use the prompt and the bloganuary tag. I signed up for this, but the first week of JanuaryContinue reading “January WordPress Codery”

Christopher Robin

Tonight after work I went to see Christopher Robin. I went into the film with a deep misgiving, and I left the film with a deep misgiving, but the misgiving I had going in was not the misgiving I had coming out. Christopher Robin, the character in the Pooh stories, was based on Christopher RobinContinue reading “Christopher Robin”

Misgivings on Christopher Robin

At Shore Leave over the weekend I was asked by some friends what I thought about Disney’s Christopher Robin film, which comes out next month. They knew I’m a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, and they were sure I would have an opinion. I’m not sure it was the opinion they expected. Christopher Robin is live action/CGI hybrid,Continue reading “Misgivings on Christopher Robin”

On Six Songs of Me

Can people’s lives be measured meaningfully by the music they listen to? That’s the question NPR raises in an article on The Guardian‘s “Six Songs of Me” project which seeks to understand how people identify themselves by the music they listen to. The six questions… What was the first song you ever bought? What songContinue reading “On Six Songs of Me”

On the new Winnie-the-Pooh Movie

This afternoon I went to see Disney’s new Winnie-the-Pooh. This was the first theatrical Pooh movie since 2005’s Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, and it’s Disney’s first traditional cel animation movie in a few years, since The Princess and the Frog. Pooh and I go back a long ways. I don’t know if The Many Adventures ofContinue reading “On the new Winnie-the-Pooh Movie”

On Pooh Anticipations

A really big movie is opening this week. No, not Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two. I mean, yes, that’s the movie everyone’s talking about, but that’s not the one that I really really really want to see this weekend. That would be Disney’s new Winnie-the-Pooh. Six years ago I went to seeContinue reading “On Pooh Anticipations”

On Two Doctors and Their T-Shirts

I arrived home from work yesterday to find that three packages had arrived. One package was a Monty Python CD. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had none of the comedy troupe’s recorded albums. Now I own six. Of the studio albums, I now lack only Another Monty Python Record and Matching ShirtContinue reading “On Two Doctors and Their T-Shirts”

On a Doctor Pooh T-Shirt

I’ve gone and I’ve done it. I’ve bought a tee-shirt from Qwertee. Qwertee is the UK equivalent of TeeFury, a website that sells limited edition t-shirts that break copyright a million ways to Tuesday for a limited time. Qwertee’s design today is of Doctor Pooh, a Time Lord of Very Little Brain. As designed byContinue reading “On a Doctor Pooh T-Shirt”

On My Favorite Childhood Movie

No one remembers the movies they saw when they were young. I can't tell you what the first movie I saw was; the earliest movies that I can remember going to see were The Black Hole and Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown. The former I've had no desire to see again in my adulthood;Continue reading “On My Favorite Childhood Movie”

On New Avatars

Look for Allyn Gibson around the ‘net, and chances are there’s a little South Park Allyn attached to the posting. Which is fine, but I’ve been using some variant on that venerable icon for a number of years. I needed a new look. I’d branched out maybe a year ago; I started using my name,Continue reading “On New Avatars”