November 18, 2003

Cor, Blimey!

Rambling post of the day award:

Researchers identify rare "Foreign Accent Syndrome". The afflicted speak in a foreign accent after a brain injury. In the case of one Florida woman, a british accent manifested after she suffered a stroke.

Next up, Monty Python Syndrome which causes geeky teens to quote Monty Python sketches.

On a semi-related subject, I decided to Google "Monty Python Syndrome" and found this screed by a disgruntled fellow who doesn't like Homestar Runner. He leads me to coment thusly, in list form:

  1. When I get so cynical I can't enjoy something as simple and fun as the goofiness of Homestar Runner and the gang, please shoot me.
  2. You're free to feel Homestar, Strong Bad and the rest are not funny. And you're free to express that opinion. In short, you're free to be completely wrong.
  3. The only thing more pathetic than an obsessed over-the-top fanboy is an obsessed over-the-top anti-fanboy.
  4. There is no number 4.
  5. When you start to disrespect "Rejected" I have to really start suspecting that your screed is a parody. Except for the fact that there isn't one giggle in it.
And while I'm on the subject:
You are a banana! Good job, captain obvious.

which rejected character are you?
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And to stretch this post out even further, I'm really hoping this event comes to RI... to the Cable Car or the Avon. Rejected rocks. Mike had a posting on his blog revealing where on the web you can see "Fifty Percent Grey"... but an animation festival isn't the same for me if you're not walking up and down Thayer St. just before, and perhaps getting a Spike's Junkyard Dog.

Posted by James at November 18, 2003 5:35 PM
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Yep, I caught Rejected again when I watched The Animation Show last Sunday in Cambridge. Good stuff. I had seen several of the shorts during an Oscar short film festival last spring. Look for something similar in Providence just before the Academy Awards... some enterprising local theater like The Avon might host one.

Posted by: Mike at November 18, 2003 6:30 PM

Hmmm. No Spike's up my way (although I saw one in Smithfield, RI the other day) but I did coincidentally get a hot dog before entering The Brattle. I guess I have an affinity for them too.

Posted by: Mike at November 18, 2003 6:32 PM

I am the Head Blob. Not sure I like that. Sounds like a wen or a carbuncle. Eew...

Posted by: Patti M. at November 19, 2003 9:35 AM

Looks like a carbuncle, but you're stuck with it, and apparently so am I.

Posted by: julie at November 19, 2003 11:30 PM

I was hoping to be the banana but I'm a head blob.

Posted by: Mike at November 20, 2003 11:14 AM

All three of us are Head Blobs??

Posted by: julie at November 20, 2003 12:28 PM

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