psi_star_psi: (freaky)
[livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy posted a meme wherein they were asked to write about six of their userpics. There's some more stuff about propagation, but since it's taken me a month and a half to get to this, I don't think I'll do that. I'll just say life has been full for a while.

The selected icons are:

Booga, M&M, Racicot, CG piercing, Speed Racer X (because I didn't watch
it much, I suspect there's a joke there I lack the referent for)

My math degree means I can't do arithmetic, so I may be mistaken. That looks like five, so I'm going to take the sixth as a wild card of my own choosing.

"Booga" was one of my initial three icons. I just thought I looked particularly bug-eyed in that picture.

"M&M" was done with a "make yourself an M&M" app from aobut 10 years ago. I still had a goatee at that time.

"Racicot" is a picture of actor Jodi Racicot. He played Zarkov in the SciFi channel Flash Gordon about 10 years ago. He's a handsome man. He's also in the "Zarkov gun" icon.

"CG piercing" is one of the many Chez Geek icons. I use this one whenever I'm talking about piercings, naturally.

"Speed Racer X" is one of my animated pop culture obscurities. It combines the Speed Racer canonical story that Racer X is actually Speed's older brother who left home long ago with a made up "and he disappeared in a plane crash at sea". I added this so I could throw in the scene of the dude sitting on the plane from "Lost". This is justified by Racer X in the movie and the dude from Lost being the same actor.

And for the wild card...I love the opportunity to explain any of my animated icons. They're each amusing to me somehow, and I put in a bit of work on them. I hope most of them are eventually self-explanatory, such as "Earworms Fry Betazoids", "IGtBtJ", and "Iago-NS". One other stands out as multi-referent though-

"It's Not Lupin" fuses three three different sources via the connection of actor roles (the standard pop culture linkage - see Obi-Wan/Lady Gaga). Here, the primary source is the live-action 101 Dalmatians, which featured Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams [*snerk* had a co-worker by the name back at Silicon Spice] as Jasper and Horace. Mark Williams was Mr. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, while Hugh Laurie was House, M.D., whose catchphrase was "It's not lupus." And Remus Lupin is the 3rd year Dark Arts teacher in HP. I expect this is terribly over-explaining the references, but there you go.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] ross_teneyck

Top 25 box office hits of all time, so far.

Bold the ones you saw in the theater, italicize the ones you saw another way, leave those you haven't seen plain text.

1. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
2. Star Wars (1977) $460,935,665
3. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459
5. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) $423,032,628
7. Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375
8. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) $380,262,555
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $377,019,252
10. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $373,377,893
11. The Passion of the Christ (2004) $370,270,943
12. Jurassic Park (1993) $356,784,000
13. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $340,478,898
14. Finding Nemo (2003) $339,714,367
15. Spider-Man 3 (2007) $336,530,303
16. Forrest Gump (1994) $329,691,196
17. The Lion King (1994) $328,423,001
18. Shrek the Third (2007) $320,706,665
19. Transformers (2007) $318,759,914
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $317,557,891
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $313,837,577
22. Iron Man (2008) $311,708,133
23. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) $310,675,583
24. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) $309,404,152
25. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) $309,125,40

As a bonus, I've underlined the ones for which the DVDs are in my house, awaiting my copious free time. (To be fair, [livejournal.com profile] aelfie got the second two PotC films two days ago, and the #2 was an empty box which she fixed last night. I have no excuse at all for Shrek the Third, which has been in the house for six months or so. And I should sit down and watch Ratatouille in one sitting someday. Etc.)
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] allanh

1. My username is _____ because ____.
"psi_star_psi", because quantum mechanics makes more sense to me than classical mechanics. [The "psi"'s are Greek letters representing the quantum mechanical wave-function and the "star" is *, i.e. complex conjugation. (Psi)*(Psi) is the QM probability distribution of a particle's position. You might sometimes notice that one of my user icons is my license plate, which says the same thing.]

2. My name is _____ because ______.
"Joe" because I'm named after my grandfather. (And apparently the entire male line stretching back to the mists of history.)

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
"F!'s Free Gazette", because it is similar to "Freakazoid's Freakazette". Season 2, the Freakazoid and Friends song.

4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
"Friends Page", because I have no imagination.

5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.
"freaky", because I have this thing for Freakazoid, to the extent of that tattoo on my upper right arm.

All of which leads up to this announcement, which makes me an insanely happy fellow. If it turns out to be yet another April Fool's joke, someone will experience Ultimate Suffering.

[Insert Jafar's "Yeeeeesssss! At laassst!" here]
psi_star_psi: (simpsons)
From [livejournal.com profile] aelfie and many others:

1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

1. "You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do you?" Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] erich_schneider
2. "No one who leads so many could possibly kneel so quickly." Superman II, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hzatz
3. "Of all the alleys in the world I could have fallen into that night, why did it have to be yours?" Howard the Duck, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] clynne
4. "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that." Better Off Dead, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] clynne
5. "Care for a little necrophilia? Hmmm?"
6. "I feel a presence. Another warrior is on the mesa." Tron, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] erich_schneider
7. "Sealed with a curse as sharp as a knife. Doomed is your soul and damned is your life." The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] erich_schneider
8. "You gotta grab life by the lips and YANK as hard as you can."
9. "If you don't think I have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong." Goldeneye, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ross_teneyck
10. "I didn't know you could fly a plane." "Fly, yes. Land, no."
11. "The hell with this. Let's go back to the station house, and cornhole us a drunk."
12. "Go on inside, boys, and make yourselves at home. You can rest up, get something to drink, f**k my wife, whatever you want. Just don't do anything the good lord wouldn't do." Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] clynne
13. "She's gone! Oh my God, she used me. I was used. I was used! Cool!" American Pie, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] cjsmith
14. "Well America, there you have it, Frankenstein has just been attacked by the French Air Force and he's whipped their derrieres!"
15. "Oh, Benson... Dear Benson, you are so mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence." Time Bandits, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] deyo

Edit: Answers are now available.

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