Friday, August 20, 2010

A post...

...after ages. Because I found three mindblowing covers of Lady Gaga songs. I'm not her biggest fan, though I'll admit she's quite the marketing miracle.

Here you go, three covers, by Christopher Walken, geek musician Brett Domino and youtube superstars Pomplamoose, whom I'm a big fan of.

I love the Oh-Ah-Oh-Uh parts in Walken's reading of Poker Face.

I discovered this one, Brett Domino, on Mental Floss. These guys are skilled!

And finally, old favourite, Poomplamoose, check them out when you have the time, with Telephone.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

There's a strange relationship...

...between Stephen Pastis (of Pearls Before Swine) and John Glynn (the boss of United Press Syndicate).

Some time back Pastis put up this hilarious video (Scott Adams even put it on his blog) of him visiting and annoying the daylights out of Glynn.

And then.

He does this to Glynn in today's strip. I don't know if Pastis just hates Glynn's guts (he must have rejected Pastis' work) or they're great friends and Pastis loves picking on Glynn. Either way, it makes for a bucket of laughs, thank you.


Monday, December 07, 2009

Yes Another Neil Gaiman...!

This time, he discusses his upcoming 'China project', a nonfiction work which has something to do with 'Journey to the West'.

Neil Gaiman in Singapore 3 from Dibyo on Vimeo.


Monday, November 09, 2009

Another of the Neil...

...Gaiman videos.

This one features, among other things, turning 50, having no regrets, his scariest flight (involving Dave McKean and the Black Orchid art), the enthusiasm of Filipino fans, Singapore, the Singaporean snack called 'Stuffed Author', on translating stories across media, the Sandman play, bad adaptations, and the script of Coraline.

Neil Gaiman in Singapore 2 from Dibyo on Vimeo.

Once again, apologies for poor quality, it's hard to make the time to clean this up, these days.


Friday, November 06, 2009

It was the nineties...

...all over, last night. But before the Sachin-is-a-choker crowd get all worked up, just a reminder of how much ahead of the competition he is.

A tabulation of the top 30 all time ODI runs made.

And before anyone asks, the only person in this list with an average higher than Sachin (44.6) is Jacques Kallis (45.1).

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Only Gaiman Fanboys are...

...likely to be interested in this video I made at the Neil Gaiman talk yesterday.

Among other things, he talks about why blogging and journalism are different things. He walls the Marvelman question and then does an outstanding Alan Moore impression while explaining why Moore calls him 'Scary Trousers'.

I wish I had a better camera and better camera skills, but that can't be helped now. If anyone wants to help clean up the audio, please leave a comment.

Neil Gaiman in Singapore from Dibyo on Vimeo.

More videos may be expected.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Neil Gaiman in Singapore, Live Post

So Neil's signing books right now. The queue was so long that I only took some pics and made a video of the queue and came home to have my lunch. I might go back in a couple of hours to get my copy of Good Omens signed.

Video of the queue:

Neil Gaiman in Singapore: Queue for the Signing from Dibyo on Vimeo.

Pics of the queue: 1,2 and 3.

I'll put some snippets of the talk tonight. Watch this space.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bollywood hits back...

...with it's own unique breed of WTFness. Just when you were getting all WTFed by the Japs and Singaporeans.

Here you go, far-out swordplay, if I can call it that.

Of course, it had to be Mithunda, didn't it? Via @skinnylatte. If Mithunda doesn't rock, I don't know who does.

And this is what that word means.


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

It's Onam today..

...and 'ol Aadisht is moaning the lack of a Mellu specialist joint in Delhi.

That entire concept struck me as odd, because my understanding of Mellu-dom is summed up in the below image, which I've seen in countless Mellu messes. This pic is whacked from here, but I have no clue who actually made it.

On other words, someone has to get their shit together. Either Aadisht has to find the Mellu mess around the corner. Or Mellu-dom has to lift their mundu and put a mess in the capital.

Happy Onam, folks.


Every Single Singaporean woman...

...that I've met ever, is far better-looking, more intelligent and better spoken than the Singapore Miss World 2009 Winner.

I'm sorry to say that, but it's a fact. What were the judges thinking? Take a look for yourselves. And then read the comments.

Sorry, Riz.