Knock knock. Who's there? Benedict Cumberbatch., Episode 1, Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself - BBC Radio 4

mums-the-nerd:

'My name is long and ridiculous, like my face'.

SO YEAH I WROTE THIS AND I’M STILL REALLY HAPPY WITH IT.

Listen to the rest of the show on R4, Tuesday at 6.30pm.

Yes, this Radio 4 sketch was written by the very clever mums-the-nerd and it is funny so you should listen to it!

Sherl and John,
Sherl and John,
Solving crimes with no trousers on,
Catch the crook,
Find the clue,
Then go sneaking back home to screw,
Hooray, half-naked Sherl and John…

—Suggested theme song for Sherlock, season 4 (at least, in Tumblr’s dreams)

Cumberbatch,
Cumberbatch,
Look, it’s Benedict Cumberbatch!
Cheekbones high,
Errant curls,
Chased by amorous crowds of girls,
Watch out!
Run for it, Cumberbatch…

—My obligatory Spider-Man parody, several days after the meme was fashionable. Sorry…

After tonight’s Doctor Who, I found myself unexpectedly delighted by these blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em cameo appearances by Captain John Hart and Abslom Daak in the trailer for Time Heist next week.

Sadly, this means I’m now going to be unavoidably disappointed when the next episode is NOT actually about these two cavorting around the galaxy, killing Daleks with chainswords and being shamelessly homoerotic. If it’s any comfort, in an alternate universe somewhere, I’m sure they’ve got their own spin-off series already, and I bet the musical numbers alone are worth the Netflix subscription…

I strongly suspect that if I ever meet Benedict Cumberbatch in real life, this is what our encounter will be like. “Bloody hell, it’s that otter woman. Hasn’t she gone away yet? Nope, she’s still there. Drat and double drat…”

I strongly suspect that if I ever meet Benedict Cumberbatch in real life, this is what our encounter will be like. “Bloody hell, it’s that otter woman. Hasn’t she gone away yet? Nope, she’s still there. Drat and double drat…

Project Mini-Who: Redraw The Companions reaches the Second Doctor’s era, with a rendition of the crew that I would call Team Memory Wipe, but alas, I fear the topic might yet be a little too sensitive.
By the way, if you’re keen to know how much progress I’m making with this redrawing thing, I’m adding a sticker version of each companion to my Redbubble store as I go: you can check out the ones I’ve already drawn here.

Project Mini-Who: Redraw The Companions reaches the Second Doctor’s era, with a rendition of the crew that I would call Team Memory Wipe, but alas, I fear the topic might yet be a little too sensitive.

By the way, if you’re keen to know how much progress I’m making with this redrawing thing, I’m adding a sticker version of each companion to my Redbubble store as I go: you can check out the ones I’ve already drawn here.

Ten Exciting Concepts for a Doctor Who Theme Restaurant

  1. The Impossible Grill 
    The same order keeps coming back to your table again and again. But why?
  2. Pizza Hath 
    Family fun with a bubbling jar of tomato and mozzarella stapled to your face.
  3. Daleks Inn, Manhattan 
    The only authentic Skaro-style pub in New York. Scary.
  4. The Zarbicue Shack 
    Spicy wings and legs, and plenty of ‘em!
  5. Krispy Kroll Doughnuts 
    Delicious fried rings of tentacle with Swampy Sprinkles. Yum.
  6. Fang Rock Café 
    Packed with charming memorabilia including dismembered corpses, green jelly and lost contact lenses.
  7. Ooders 
    Tacky bar where the staff wear uniforms designed to show off their shapely hind brains.
  8. The Bistro Below 
    Digest your dinner before a giant star-whale digests you.
  9. The Veg of Destruction 
    Money-saving eatery where you get shut in a room and pelted with broccoli for 50 minutes.
  10. TGI Doomsday’s 
    Delightfully romantic until your dining partner gets forcibly ejected midway through your meal and is left sobbing against the wall outside.
demonagerie:

Paulus Kal: Fechtbuch, gewidmet dem Pfalzgrafen Ludwig - BSB Cgm 1507, [S.l.] Bayern, second half 15th century (not after 1479)

This peculiar illustration comes from a 15th-century fencing manual by Paulus Kal, which explains the sword. Everything else about the picture boggled my mind so much that I had to look into it further. From this page, I discovered that it represents the qualities of the ideal fencer: “I have eyes like a hawk, so you cannot deceive me. / I have a heart like a lion, so I strive forward. / I have feet like a deer, so I can jump forward and backward.”
However, this doesn’t explain why the ideal fencer would choose to sally forth in public wearing nothing but crotch-enhancing underwear. Perhaps all will be explained in the forthcoming movie spectacular, The Swashbuckling Semi-Nude Adventures of Lionheart Bambihawk…

demonagerie:

Paulus Kal: Fechtbuch, gewidmet dem Pfalzgrafen Ludwig - BSB Cgm 1507, [S.l.] Bayern, second half 15th century (not after 1479)

This peculiar illustration comes from a 15th-century fencing manual by Paulus Kal, which explains the sword. Everything else about the picture boggled my mind so much that I had to look into it further. From this page, I discovered that it represents the qualities of the ideal fencer: “I have eyes like a hawk, so you cannot deceive me. / I have a heart like a lion, so I strive forward. / I have feet like a deer, so I can jump forward and backward.

However, this doesn’t explain why the ideal fencer would choose to sally forth in public wearing nothing but crotch-enhancing underwear. Perhaps all will be explained in the forthcoming movie spectacular, The Swashbuckling Semi-Nude Adventures of Lionheart Bambihawk…

I posted gratuitous kitty pics the last time I visited Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, so you’ll have to forgive me for these, taken on my second visit today. I’m fairly sure that if evolution hadn’t wanted us to take loads of photos of cats, it wouldn’t have given them such delightfully fluffy appendages.

Above: Cupid and Hymen Drink From The Cup of Friendship (1820) by Jean-Baptiste Regnault
Below: Cupid Rekindling The Torch of Hymen (c. 1831) by George Rennie

This week on Mighty Moments In Slash History, we’ve got a ripe pair of artworks featuring bare-bottomed gods-about-town Cupid and Hymen. Cupid was of course the god of love, famous for his bow and arrows. Hymen, meanwhile, was the god of marriage, and his accessories of choice were a flower crown and a flaming torch, symbolizing lasting union. Although Cupid also liked the ladies (Psyche was his long-term squeeze), he wasn’t averse to a spot of “Hi, men!” (*mythological rimshot*), and as the old song says, love and marriage go together like… well, like drinking and boob-groping in the name of “friendship”, apparently.

The most interesting feature in the painted version is not the fact that Hymen’s wings are tied together (I assume this is unsubtle marital symbolism, although maybe it’s just a kinky god thing). No, it’s the fact that Hymen’s put down his torch while it’s still alight and it’s about to set fire to the curtains. Whoops. Maybe that’s why Eros is casting such a sneaky gaze at the viewer: he’s bored silly with those grey drapes and is desperate for a chance to redecorate.

In the statue version, Hymen’s torch looks more like an ice cream cone in a high wind, so maybe it’s a warning about what happens when you spend all your time pouting moodily when you should be licking. Alternatively, perhaps it’s naked karaoke night on Mount Olympus and the boys are simply trying to remember the lyrics to Relight My Fire

And now, an Otter Who Looks Like Benedict Cumberbatch Drunkenly Accepting A GQ Award. Thank you very good much for this ice cube and I’ll see you in the pool…

Project Mini-Who: Redraw The Companions is still chugging ahead, and to prove it, here’s Team TARDIS, version 1.0!
Since I started with new-school Who, I’ve now gone back to the very start and intend to work my way forwards, Doctor by Doctor. The fact that this method allows me lots of time to figure out exactly how many zillions of companions the Eighth Doctor has had and what the heck they all looked like is just a convenient coincidence…

Project Mini-Who: Redraw The Companions is still chugging ahead, and to prove it, here’s Team TARDIS, version 1.0!

Since I started with new-school Who, I’ve now gone back to the very start and intend to work my way forwards, Doctor by Doctor. The fact that this method allows me lots of time to figure out exactly how many zillions of companions the Eighth Doctor has had and what the heck they all looked like is just a convenient coincidence…

Attention shoppers! The fabulous folk at Redbubble are currently offering 15% OFF EVERYTHING if you use the coupon code GET15 when you check out. The code is valid until midnight on Tuesday 2nd September so you’ve got all weekend to shop.

So if you’d like to buy anything from my Redbubble shop, including t-shirts, stickers, posters, cards, throw pillows and tote bags, this is a great time for a spot of well-deserved self-indulgence…

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It’s Jonny Sonny and Cherlock, the grooviest pop couple on Baker Street, ready to promote their catchy new single “I’ve Got Clues, Babe”.
Inspired partly by letsdrawsherlock's August Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles, partly by various retro music posters, and partly by my inability to resist an appalling pun…

It’s Jonny Sonny and Cherlock, the grooviest pop couple on Baker Street, ready to promote their catchy new single “I’ve Got Clues, Babe”.

Inspired partly by letsdrawsherlock's August Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles, partly by various retro music posters, and partly by my inability to resist an appalling pun…