There are surprisingly few official TV and film adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series of novels. Especially considering how many books he wrote. And frankly, just how popular they all are.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean black comedy thriller Parasite from 2019 (winner of Best Picture at the Oscars in 2020).
Let’s write some funny articles based on science fiction clickbait headlines! 😀
A few months ago, I wrote a post where I listed a few funny fantasy themed article titles I had made with a clickbait generator.
Are you tired of the same old Christmas songs on the radio?
I’ve got you covered!
Chiron Beta Prime – Jonathan Coulton
This song is a
cry for help Christmas letter from a family that is being held against their will protected by evil robots giant metal Santa Claus’.
In Norway we have a tradition where each year the television channels air shows with a Christmas theme that has a new episode each day between December 1st and December 24th.
Tim Minchin is an Australian musical comedian, usually performing with a grand piano, and sometimes with an entire orchestra.
Ninja Sex Party (NSP) is a musical comedy duo consisting of Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, commonly known as Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian.
These two movies, alongside ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and the next 2019 Avengers film, were all directed by Anthony and Joseph Russo.
It is February 2nd, so I sort of had to write this!
The idea is that each person involved will write a blog-post about a movie that features time-travel in some way.
I immediately thought of making a combined post about Groundhog Day and Source Code.
But then I went on Twitter, figured out that the real Groundhog Day is actually today, and here we are.
So my entry to the blogathon will just be Source Code by itself.
Bill Murray is an asshole!
In the movie at least, I’ve heard he is great in real life!
He plays a TV weatherman named Phil Connors, on an assignment to make a segment about the Punxsutawney groundhog (also named Phil).
There is a real-life “belief” that if Phil (the groundhog) sees his own shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. Due to it being February 2nd, he almost always sees his shadow.
Phil (the human) shoots the segment, while treating his coworkers and the entire town of Punxsutawney like crap. He then goes to bed. The next day, it is the same day. He is stuck in a time-loop, and cannot leave the town.
At first he takes advantage of the situation, doing whatever he wants, still thinking only of himself. But after many of these same days, he gets so depressed that he kills himself several times. But he just awakens in his bed, the same day every time.
After some time he starts to improve himself, noticing other peoples problems and helping them with his “powers”. He also falls in love with his female coworker, Rita.
With a combination of his self-improvement and knowing all about her from “using his powers”, he wins her hearth. The next day, it is the next day!
the time travel in this movie is a metaphor for being in a rut