Julie Andrews may have sung about whiskers on kittens and something to with fingerless knitwear, well my version of A Few of my Favourite things would include werewolves, the thing, AT-AT pancakes and – well just read on, it’ll take your mind off the horrifying Troy Davis story and continuing financial meltdown.
Lycan this a lot…
A simply brilliant poster for the all-time great An American Werewolf In London – it’s stunning.
Fact of the week
QI revealed that Dirty Harry’s famous quip “Go ahead punk, make my day” was based on Latin meaning “Proceed varlet and render perfect the day”
The Internet of the Thing
If you love The Thing, the John Carpenter classic, you’ll love this mini-making of doc. If you follow @LASTEXITshirts on Twitter you’ve probably seen it already but watch it again anyway.
And the Internet of Things
A greatly entertaining radio Four Thought short on the impact of Arduino and the IoT – go listen!
Quip of the week
Life is a Feed And all the men and women merely aggregators (thanks to Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Rogers for that)
It’s all a bit of a TV theme this week – GigaOm on the challenges faced by traditional broadcasters, while there was some very well-considered suggestions for TV recommendations from Metabroadcast’s very good blog post
Then TV met real life in this nice piece in Fastcompany design on product placement-style storyline in hit US Show Weeds
Enlightened San Franciscans are cutting bike theft through common sense legislation
I love this – Teletext-style webcam using a Minitel by Tetalab