Keldáq and Keldáqimon

by Purple Wyrm on December 31, 2012

An significant aspect of Zurvár music is a form of harmony singing called keldáq (‘balance singing’). Keldáq has existed among the Zurvár for as long as their histories record and in addition to being a form of entertainment has a (…)

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Excuses, Excuses…

by Purple Wyrm on December 30, 2012

I know I promised a review of The Hobbit, but we’re currently on the sixth day in a row with temperatures exceeding 37 degrees, so brain no working good so much not yus. In the meantime here’s some Lord of (…)

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With Apologies to Mitchell and Webb…

by Purple Wyrm on December 27, 2012

Thorin and Company are trapped at the top of a bunch of burning pine trees, surrounded by Goblins and Wargs… Thorin Oakenshield: Right! This is a bad situation, but I have a plan! On my word, everyone leap down, weapons (…)

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Let the Games Begin!

by Purple Wyrm on December 24, 2012

It occurred to me today that The Hunger Games trilogy makes a lot more sense considered thusly… The Hunger Games – A true account of Katniss and Peeta’s participation and eventual victory in the 74th Hunger Games. Catching Fire – (…)

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The Number of the J’s shall be Three

by Purple Wyrm on December 22, 2012

As the Earth continues its perpetual round about the sun we come once again to the Christmas season, which can only mean one thing – it’s Triple J Hottest 100 time! (What, you thought I was going to talk about (…)

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Death of Journalism, 2012 Edition

by Purple Wyrm on December 21, 2012

Attention journalists of the world (those from Fairfax and Channel 10 in particular). Nostradamus did not say anything about calm mornings, dancing horses and “the number of circles” being nine. The quote that’s doing the rounds was made up on (…)

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Tastee!

by Purple Wyrm on December 20, 2012

The delightful Helen Killer (AKA April Winchell, who’s probably done voices for something you’ve watched at some point) has once again put her collection of awful, awful holiday music up on Regretsy for you to share and enjoy. Among the (…)

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Baktunomania!

by Purple Wyrm on December 20, 2012

So, tomorrow is the end of the world! Woo-hoo! I can tell you what’s going to happen tomorrow – nothing. That is to say plenty will happen, but none of it will be any different to any other day on (…)

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I Have Some Complaints

by Purple Wyrm on December 12, 2012

The old depression is absolutely killing me at the moment. I’m dragging myself into work, but spend a lot of the day just dully staring at the screen trying to remember what I’m meant to be doing. Not good, not (…)

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RIP Sir Patrick

by Purple Wyrm on December 10, 2012

Sir Patrick Moore, astronomer and broadcaster, dies aged 89 Rock on Sir Patrick!