Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

I changed the alarm the night before last to give me more time for much needed sleep. This morning I woke from a dream to a gentle, paw tap on the shoulder and a polite little meow. I checked the time and I had indeed slept through ‘cat breakfast o’clock.’ I’ve reset the alarm to the traditional time.

Flynn’s a little love.

Another favourite Christmas card. One of my students was painting them during our last session of the year. I didn’t know one of them was for me.

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A literal work of art. That should go on the wall.

It’s incredible. She’s sooooo good at painting extremely loosely and just doing enough to convey the subject matter and no more.

I agree. It's got a sort of Gongbi feel to it. Especially the combination of shapes, color and use of the brush. I'd buy a book of her art.

Kiri just saw it and was amazed.

That's awesome!

Christmas in Yorkshire with my cousins and their families.

Saw My Cousin Vinny in its entirety for the first time with my in-laws. Delightful.

Mixolyde wrote:

Saw My Cousin Vinny in its entirety for the first time with my in-laws. Delightful.

Showed it to my wife for her first time recently as well. It wonderfully holds up.

I’ll join in on the “I only recently watched My Cousin Vinny” party. I’ve been building up my Plex server and backfilling some of my movie blind spots. This was one of them. The name and concept of the movie doesn’t convey how clever it is.

Yeah it was no accident that Marisa Tomei won a supporting actress Oscar for that performance.

It also apparently gets a lot right legally.

Honestly, that movie had to be a career highlight for anyone involved with it.

*Legion* wrote:

My 11 week old yellow Labrador's favorite seat in the house is my 11 year old yellow Labrador.

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The puppy from this 2021 picture is now the full grown yellow Labrador that our new Corgi puppy is sitting on:

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The puppy circle of life.

Put me in the My Cousin Vinny party. Just caught it this afternoon on Paramount channel. Staying with in-laws who still have cable and I just had The Goonies on for background and then this came on so I stopped playing video games and gave it some attention. That was great, even with some f-bombs edited out, haha.

New year, new message board picture!

I drew a Godzilla. Its more than a bit rubbish but is recognisably a Godzilla. I am rubbish at art so this made me happy. Yes I drew a speech bubble that said Raarr too.

bbk1980 wrote:

I drew a Godzilla. Its more than a bit rubbish but is recognisably a Godzilla. I am rubbish at art so this made me happy. Yes I drew a speech bubble that said Raarr too.

Woohoo! The only way to make good art is to get all the bad art out of your system. i.e. put in the work. Good job!

Though for future reference, according to Toho's twitter account Godzilla's roar is spelled "SKREEEEONK".

Vargen wrote:
bbk1980 wrote:

I drew a Godzilla. Its more than a bit rubbish but is recognisably a Godzilla. I am rubbish at art so this made me happy. Yes I drew a speech bubble that said Raarr too.

Woohoo! The only way to make good art is to get all the bad art out of your system. i.e. put in the work. Good job!

Though for future reference, according to Toho's twitter account Godzilla's roar is spelled "SKREEEEONK". :)

Mine has weird hands and slightly displaced legs though so he felt more of a Raaar Godzilla. Anguiras would look slightly askance at him.

PaladinTom wrote:

I like to think that everyone who has stopped posting over the years are still lurking here.

We are watching!

Radical Ans wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

I like to think that everyone who has stopped posting over the years are still lurking here.

We are watching!

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PaladinTom wrote:

I like to think that everyone who has stopped posting over the years are still lurking here.

Still lurking around! 17 years in a few days, this is still the place I call home on the internet, though I am quietly observing from the corner
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, all!

I play like 4 video games a year so I still lurk here but only post sporadically and only in the Everything Else section.

Oh, a Taskmaster New Year’s Treat episode. Wasn’t sure if there’d be one. Just what I needed.

Edit: New Year’s Treats aren’t always brilliant but this one, I’m glad to report, is a corker.

It was great! I'm happy they've been freely sharing so much of their content on Youtube. Honestly this generosity made me stop supporting their official app, but their unbelievably slow rollout of older content also contributed. Like they didnt have New Zealand for like 2 years, only recently having added it (at the same time as it went to Youtube)

Was this special tied to the current series? Meaning, can I watch it without being caught up?

I’m up to series 10 so far. I usually binge a whole series, and then wait a while so I don’t run out too soon.

This show makes a YouTube Premium sub worth it.

It has nothing to do with the current series. It is a one off.

Also they have up to Series 16 available fully on Youtube so there's a ton of stuff you haven't seen yet. They've put the past 3 or 4 "New Years Treats" up as well, which as Wembley says are standalone.

Did they do a 3rd Champion of Champions? I havent seen that

polypusher wrote:

Did they do a 3rd Champion of Champions? I havent seen that

It's on January 14th. So, it should be on Youtube in the US the next day.

polypusher wrote:

Also they have up to Series 16 available fully on Youtube so there's a ton of stuff you haven't seen yet.

Oh I know. I’m going slow so I can savor it.