Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Manchegan Madness 20,000 Leagues Deep

Now this is what I call Manchegan Madness: an entire game company's studio designed to look like Captain Nemo's Nautilus in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The offices have an attacking octopus couch, a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase, captain's quarters and a steampunk bike rack, plus a ton of other Victorian details.
You've got to see it to believe it. Check out more pictures at

Hat tip to David Pescovitz at Boing Boing.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

More Jane Austen Addiction

Diana Birchall reviews the forthcoming book Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict:

You may be put off by hearing that it’s a form of “time travel” novel, which conjures up images of Harlequin romances where our heroine gets boinked by a Regency dude, but disabuse yourself - this is the luxury model of the genre. The difference is that Rigler writes beautifully and is a true genuine Austen addict herself...
See the rest of the review at Austenblog.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Freaky Free Movie Friday - Nosferatu

If you're looking for a little classic horror this weekend, have a look at F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror (1 gig). Released in 1922, this silent movie retells the Dracula story. A true cinematic classic.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Free Movie Friday Take 2: The Road to Bali

Enjoy this classic 1952 Bob Hope/Bing Crosby film that also stars Dorothy Lamour:

The Road to Bali (1 gig .mp4 file)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Jane Austen Madness

Someone has Manchegan Madness for for Jane Austen and they live in Jane Austen's World. What will you find there? Shopping, photos of Bath, Jane Austen icons, and much more.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Free Movie Friday: His Girl Friday

I'm beginning a new feature this week, Free Movie Friday, courtesy of Archive Classic Movies, a terrific site that features free public domain movies for downloading. Convert them to your iPod or other portable media player, or watch them on your desktop.

This weekend enjoy His Girl Friday, the classic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. WARNING: This file is over a gigabyte in size, so keep that in mind before downloading. Download the movie by right clicking here. (1gig .mp4 file)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jane Austen in Stitches

The Sampler Girl has a set of Jane Austen cross stitch designs, for those addicted to sewing and to Jane (and I know you're out there).