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George R. R. Martin interview at Google (Video)

Last week I posted some comments about the interview with George R. R. Martin at Google. That interview is finally available online. I’ve included it below.


An amusing take on the writer’s strike

Via joe_haldeman:

Spider-man, Spider-man

This was just too cool to pass up. Via SF Signal:

Here is a true story:

When I was a kid, maybe 5 or 6 years old, and living in Somerset, New Jersey, I loved Spider-man. I watched the cartoon but I also had these “45” records of Spider-man stories. Snippets of dialog from those records still rattle through the empty spaces in my brain from time to time:

SPIDER-MAN: “And the monk is sunk.”

EVIL-GUY: “Cosmo–destroy.”

ROBOT [monotone]: “Destroy. Destroy”

I remember that one of the villains was Rasputin the Monk. I remember another scene that took place in a sewer. The point it, I loved it.

So much so that I told one of the neighborhood kids that my name was Peter Parker. Being of sound mind and reasonable intelligence, that rotten kid didn’t believe me. This next part I remember very clearly. I was in the backyard of my house and my Mom was standing just inside the sliding glass door. I went over to her and told her that if the neighborhood kid asked what my name was, to tell him it was Peter Parker. Sure enough, the neighborhood kid asked my name and my Mom said, “Peter Parker!”

Yes, that’s right ladies and gentleman, the superhero, role-model Spider-man, loved and worshiped by all, induced me not only to lie to some poor neighborhood kid, but also to get my Mom to lie to him as well.

And they call these superhero’s role models!

Brad Paisley’s “Online” video

Okay, while I’m not a fan of country music, not only are the lyrics of this song pretty clever, but you’ve got to check out the video, if for no other reason than the cameos including a bunch of people from Seinfeld, William Shatner, and Maureen McCormick (Marsha Brady from The Brady Bunch.

(Via SF Signal.)


Thanks to Pam for passing this along to me. She knows me so well…

Occupational hazards

For those who haven’t seen this already, it’s pretty darn funny. A British journalist reports on a drug bust of sorts and runs into some, er, problems. I guess this is an occupational hazard. Check it out.

Move over Rich Little

mental_floss has a blog entry featuring a whole bunch of YouTube posts relating to Christopher Walken impersonations. They even have one of my favorites, the infamous SNL skit where Kevin Spacey does Christopher Walken does Han Solo.