Wednesday, July 01, 2015

June, 2015 -- The Good Parts Version

Here's this month's collection of cool stuff I felt like sharing :-)  Enjoy!


This first was shared with me by Hannah.  It's exquisite.  Richard Armitage reading the first proposal scene from the North and South novel, accompanied by video from the miniseries' version of the scene.  A thousand thanks, Hannah!

This is wildly different, and wildly awesome:

I'm not fond of the guy's voice, but I love how they tweaked the lyrics.  And the last line cracks me up endlessly!  My thanks to Cowboy for finding that one.  (Warning: does involve the phrase "knocked up" and some kinda scary Star Wars images.)

And finally, the late, magnificent Christopher Lee singing my favorite song, "Mack the Knife."  Well, actually, he's singing it in the original German, so it's called "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer," or "Moritat" for short.

DKoren sent me that cuz she knew I'd heart it :-)  Vielen Dank!


I MUST share this wonderful, comprehensive post about The Andy Griffith Show on the Silver Scene blog.  (Yes, I realize the post was published in May, but I got kinda behind in my blog reading again, you see, so didn't read it until June.)  I've been a fan of TAGS almost all my life, and whether you know the show well, are just getting into it, or are simply curious about it, that post is a must-read.

And if you're at all interested in how Christianity is portrayed in our culture today, and what that portrayal says about our culture, please read this thought-provoking post on Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife.

Not actually a blog, but if you love the Sherlock Holmes canon, check out all these awesome charts about various collections of canon data, like how many cases the main characters appear in, what kinds of clients appear the most, what kinds of crimes he investigates the most, etc.  And then there's this lovely floor plan of his flat:

Pinterest Fun

I can't believe I didn't pick up on this myself.


I want a shirt just like this, only I want it to say "write" instead of "read," because that is truer of me.


And then, there's this bit of wonderful MCU-HP mashing up.  Look!  My 3 favorite MCU characters in my favorite HP house!!!  (I do really like Falcon too, but I need to get to know him better before I call him a favorite.)

(Source.  And they did the other houses too -- check 'em out.)

That's all, folks!  More next month.


  1. I love that T-shirt.

    On the subject of funny/silly T-shirts, some of my friends in German class once said that we should print a bunch of black shirts that said "Immer Gestresst" on the front and "#GermanClass" on the back. As a former German student, I thought you'd appreciate the joke :-)

    1. Very apt! I kinda wanted one that said, "Ich kann nicht schlaffen -- Ich muss Deutsch gestudieren." But I wasn't sure enough of my verb tenses to actually do it, lol.

    2. Ach, ich mag "verb tenses" nicht. :-)

    3. One I did used to write on the board before class was:

      Sein oder nicht sein, das ist die Frage.

    4. Ja, Hamlette, das stimmt.

  2. That Anakin parody is first class.

  3. Thank you for the Sherlock Holmes link! I want to commit some of these facts to memory!

    1. Exactly! I'm thinking of printing them out so I can memorize a bunch. Such cool stats and facts!

  4. I hate the Star Wars prequels and have tried very hard to pretend that they don't exist but that 'Let It Flow' song is actually really funny :) And I'm glad you loved the 'North and South' link I sent you!

    1. I liked the prequels okay. I don't hate them, but I don't love them either. But anyway, I'm glad you thought "Let it Flow" was funny!

      And how could I NOT love that N&S video???


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