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  • Blog Post: Excruciating rhymes

    I was watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas and I was struck by this rhyme (from the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch:") You're a nauseous super naus! You're a dirty crooked jockey, and you drive a crooked hoss -- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas I tried to see what other particularly...
  • Blog Post: Disney princesses: an attempt at a complete list

    Last time we examined the "Disney princess" status of Belle from Beauty and the Beast . This time I attempt to give an exhaustive list of all Disney princesses together with a very short summary of their status. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Snow White Queen's Daughter; Queen...
  • Blog Post: Disney princess pedigree: Belle

    Is Belle a Disney princess? The case in favor As is clearly established in the opening monologue, the male lead is a prince. Only his outward form is temporarily changed by the nasty enchantress who entraps him into refusing shelter (as if this was a crime.) Nevertheless, he retains property...
  • Blog Post: Blown movie lines - Torn Curtain

    In the underrated movie Torn Curtain , American scientists Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) and Sarah Louise Sherman (Julie Andrews) meet up with East German scientist Gustav Lindt (the excellent actor Ludwig Dorath) to pump him for a secret formula (the MacGuffin.) They're at an upscale party and a waltz...
  • Blog Post: Sample - WASAPI exclusive-mode event-driven playback app, including the HD Audio alignment dance

    Attached to this post is a sample WASAPI exclusive-mode event-driven playback app, including amd64 and x86 binaries, source, and a modification of the ac3.wav Dolby Digital test tone to include a "fact" chunk. >play-exclusive.exe -? play-exclusive.exe -? play-exclusive.exe --list-devices play...
  • Blog Post: Blown movie lines - Casablanca

    Ah... Casablanca . Arguably the best movie of all time. And yet a blown line? How could I be so bold? The line: Play it [ As Time Goes By ] again, Sam. -- Casablanca Wow... that line, blown? Am I way off base here? Arguably the best line of arguably the best movie... blown? How so...
  • Blog Post: Blown movie lines - The Matrix

    In the first Matrix movie there's a very interesting character called Cypher. If you go along with the theory that the Matrix series is a rough retelling of the story of Christ, Cypher is the closest analog to Judas Iscariot, who is one of the earliest very-interesting-characters. Unfortunately I personally...
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