Archive for November 28th, 2002

Net: Reindeer

November 28th, 2002

[Inflatable Reindeer]As sort of mentioned in a previous entry, I was going to blog about Reindeer – and here it is 🙂

Now, if you wanted to count the number of inflatable reindeer you had, would you first inflate the vinyl critters, fill a hallway with them and then take a photo of them and have people on the internet count them for you?. Or do the intelligent thing and count them before you blow them up?

And do you know the names of all of Santa’s reindeer? Well, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s 1822 poem/story “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas/The Night Before Christmas”, the reindeer were called Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. The “most famous reindeer of all”, Rudolph, didn’t get added to Santa’s listed until the 1939 song “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”.

Oh, if you wanted to write to Santa – the Royal Mail have helpfully provided his address as: Santa Claus, REINDEERLAND, SAN TA1.

It’s beginning to feel like Christmas is nearly here already!
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Fun: Lego Movies

November 28th, 2002

[A shot from One: A Space Odyssey]Ok, I was just about to blog about something else funny that I found on the ‘net, when I came across the Lego Movie website. Last time I checked, they only had part of Monty Python and the search for the Holy Grail, but they’ve now got: “Scary Thriller” – a horror movie type spoof which, just as you think something is about to happen, it doesn’t – a “a Star Wars Spoof (actually “Episode V 1/2: ‘The Han Solo Affair'”) which, although being just a single running gag had me laughing (either I’m easily pleased, it was funny or it was because I should be in bed now).

They’ve also got One: A Space Odyssey (parody of 2001 – I’m just about to start re-reading that book after reading 3001, 2061 and 2010 – and yep, in that order), but the Spider-Man spoof was just too quick for my liking… I’ve found out that most of those were actually made by Spite Your Face productions and they’ve got a good background details page about ‘One’.

There’s also a Lego rendition of M.C.Escher‘s Ascending And Descending picture and Belvedere out there on the net…

No wonder after all that active, the little men just want to relax, build computers and smoke!

Hmm, I so much want to buy some Lego’s now: it’s been age’s since I last played with them… *sigh*.

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