June 25th, 2008

hcl: joenbilly

Houseperson | Work | Seeing Things

"Work" had a staffing crisis, so I got a call at 9.30 and ended up on the bus to town. Sadly, I had forgotten that bbd and mummyfrog were going to be elsewhere, so ended up getting a single there and a single back. If anything else, Stagecoach (the bus company) are damn good at highway robbery.

Everyone was disgruntled at "work" so it felt like I was being followed by a cloud of bad humour. Went to park for lunch. Pasta salad with oven-roasted toms and feta. Not sure why I'm telling you guys, I don't normally talk about my food.

Last night was deeply amusing with papajoemambo showing me some Canadian you-tubed awesome in the form of "Seeing Things" a seventies "quirky Canadian detective show" featuring a psychic reporter who solves crime. And there are some lovely touches of silliness, especially when our hero addresses somebody as "so, you're the houseboy?" "no" "houseperson?". That amused me greatly, even if I have a tough time getting to youtube in the evenings.

We also had some delightful PSA's about Canadian wildlife called (really) Hinterland Who's Who. We would like to know which Mountie would set his ring-tone to the theme tune.

First attempt at youtubery *crosses fingers*



I love the absolute monotone seriousness. Actually, I might like the beaver one even more, but hey, what can say Canada better than a moose?
hugh house

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Uh, back over at buzzy's good parts of scans_daily, there is a wonderful geek-tastic Claremont rationalisation of the whole Jean/Phoenix/Maddie Pryor* which is making me very happy: Seemingly untitled bit about Jean as the White Phoenix somewhere other than our local plane which makes a heckuva sense. (And I already loved the White Phoenix - even if she is hard to spell - at the end of Morrison's run, which I glugged down like a happy fangirl).

And, yes, I like Chris Claremont.

Why does it feel like being hauled up by the House Committee of Uncomicgeek Activities? And make me feel like quoting Uncle Lenny in Democracy is Coming to the USA: I like the place, but I can't stand the scene. It pretty much sums up my feelings and is why I keep the heck away from Newsarama and back away carefully from some of the stuff on scans_daily. Hell, papajoemambo and I can sing a romantic duet about it.**

*Yes, named after the english folk singer.
** I'm thinking Evita, despite only really knowing it from "Don't Cry for me, Marge and Tina" (which I think was the Goodies' handiwork and proof of their continued awesome)