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Ahh Nerds…

I’ve been having one of those days where everything just seems like such an effort, therefore I thought I’d leave the writing for a day when I’m feeling more articulate and so today I’m giving you the gift of video. I caught a clip of Tina Fey on The Late Show with David Letterman the other day and it made me appreciate how truly awesome this woman is. I think she’s possibly the world’s best example of someone that wasn’t deemed ‘cool’ in school, or even at university, but ended up coming out on top. There is hope!

So here are a few of my favourite Fey moments:

1) Her Sarah Palin impression – Possibly the role she’s most famous for, unfortunately Youtube embedding isn’t allowed but here is the link >>Clicky<<. I was also amused to see the recent CNN news slip up where they displayed a picture of Tina Fey while presenting a Sarah Palin news story.

2) Jersey Floor – I love this recent SNL sketch basically because I’ve was introduced to Jersey Shore only a few days ago and this hilarious mikey-take sums up everything I feel about the show…the impressions are spot on…

3) 30 Rock – I love this montage, it shows just how bad Liz Lemon’s food obsession is. Also, it contains one of my favourite 30 rock clips, where Liz’s fear of choking to death alone almost comes true. Again embedding wasn’t allowed so here is the Youtube link >>Clicky<<. Also, loving the song in the background.

4) Mean Girls – I think I’m exactly the right age to appreciate this masterpiece of a movie, as I was about 14 when it was released. I’ve just heard, however, that they’ve gone and done a sequel which from the trailer looks, in a word, awful. They should have left it alone! Still, here’s a deleted scene for your viewing pleasure.

Hope you enjoyed that, I certainly had fun clip-surfing for this post. 

Also, for those of you that haven’t seen 30 Rock, check out the NBC website as they have lots of taster clips on there. It’s crazy but hilarious  xD

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I’ll admit that I used to be completely addicted to Facebook. 

I was one of those annoying people that would update their status every time a new thought come into their head. I’d look at photos of people I hadn’t seen in years and accept friend requests from people I actually disliked when I saw them in person. Nowadays, however, I’m getting bored of it. I’ll log on every few days and have hoards of notifications to go through, many of which are about someone wanting me to join CaféWorld or that someone else has sent me a tree in CityVille.

Now you might think, well why doesn’t she just not go on Facebook and avoid the situation. There is one simple answer. The rest of my world revolves around Facebook which means that I have to as well. Social events are no longer planned in person, instead you have to be invited over Facebook, university announcements are sent via Facebook instead of over email as they used to be, important conversations for some of the societies I’m involved in are now conducted over Facebook threads meaning I have to be on there to be involved in decision making.

Now I’m all for modernisation and technology development but I think it’s kind of scary how one website can influence people’s lives so much. We’ve now gone from the era of downloading a Facebook application onto your phone to actually having a specific Facebook button on the phone itself. For those of you that haven’t seen it, here is an example >>Clicky<<.

So my decision is that I will keep using Facebook but only on a needs-must basis. I’ll update my status only when I have something interesting to say. I’ll check my messages every couple of days to make sure I haven’t missed anything important. I’ll keep my Blackberry application so I can contact people that I cannot reach by phone. Other than that I’ll live my life instead of sitting on Facebook and watching other people live theirs.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts on where Facebook is heading.

I may be a bit behind the times here but I’ve just been introduced to StumbleUpon. I’ve only been stumbling for a few days yet I seem to have spent hours on there already. 

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the concept StumbleUpon describes itself as a ‘discovery engine’. Creating an account only takes a minute and it’s even easier if you set up one through your Facebook; this also allows you to post your favourite stumbles on your Facebook wall. 

First of all it will ask you about your interests, though I did find that I ticked pretty much every box, still it meant that my initial stumbles were nice and varied. Once it knows the subjects you’re interested it you can start ‘stumbling’. The search engine will then bring up random pages from the net that it thinks you will like. If you like the content then add it to your favourites, and by doing this the program will get used to what you like and your stumbles will get progressively more suitable.

I realised that after my first hundred stumbles that I’d become that annoying person that finds something vaguely interesting and has the need to show everyone. As a result my Facebook page has become clogged up with random links which people ignore, but I believe they’re missing out on some real gems. So I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you guys, and maybe it’ll encourage you to start stumbling…

1) Pixels By Patrick Jean – This awesome two-minute film sees New York turn into a video game, definitely worth a watch.

2) Bad College Nostalgia – this one I can definitely relate to. It basically makes a funny out of all those annoying habits that your lecturers have. 

3) Cat Hugs Baby Kitten – Had to stick one in here. I dare anyone not to find this cute.

4)  11 facts I learned about movies – all so true. 

5) 19 Hilarious Harry Potter Comics – all you potter fans out there will appreciate this. 

6) The Science of Popular Music or The Four Chord Song – this is very clever, takes a minute or so to get into it properly but it’s definitely worth five minutes of your day.

7) Homemade Porsche Car – Step by step guide to building your own Porshe, genius! I won’t post pictures as it’ll spoil it… 

Hope you appreciated these little bits of cyber magic xD

Spoilers…

I thought my first post should be on something current. Now, I’ve lost interest in Britain’s Got Talent and I really don’t care about Cheryl Cole’s current work situation but there is one recent topic I can talk about endlessly…Doctor Who.

I know this makes me sound like a supergeek, and the fact that I’m drinking a cup of tea from a Dalek mug that came with an Easter egg really doesn’t help the situation, but having said all this I am actually a normal 20 year old, promise. We all need things in our lives that we obsess over, and this just happens to be one of mine.

My mother can’t understand why loads of my friends, all in their twenties, still love this show. She obviously doesn’t appreciate the geekish charms of the lovely Matt Smith. Also, I’m not the only one to have admitted to having a girl-crush on the gorgeous Alex Kingston.

I was completely devoted to David Tennant and even stopped watching the show when he left, however, after seeing a couple of Matt Smith episodes my opinion did a complete U-turn. I then had to go back and catch up on all the episodes I’d missed as I really didn’t have a clue what was going on. And I agree, bowties are cool.

So then, River Song, a kind of space-age Lara Croft….did anyone guess who she was? I have to admit I did, especially when the name Melody Pond was mentioned, that was too much of a coincidence. Though as Steven Moffat said, the answer is as good as the question. So we now know that she is the daughter of Amy and Rory, but there’s got to be more to it than that. From the way she acts I think it’s fair to assume that she’s in some kind of relationship with the Doctor, if not married to him.

Also, this may be my imagination seeing things that weren’t there but, from episode one of the new series, I’ve had my suspicions that River and the Doctor may have a child of their own at some point, though I won’t go into that one right now.

Finally, there are still a lot of questions that have been left unanswered, for instance, where did the Doctor go at the end of the episode? How did he know where to find Melody?

Also does the Astronaut still kill the Doctor? And does River still die in the Library? It does seem kind of tragic that they’ve both seen each other die but can’t say anything about it with ripping a hole in the fabric of the universe (oh yes, I went there).

It does suck that they’ve gone all American on us and split the series into two parts though.

So bring on autumn!

Feel free to speculate, though no spoilers here please, we don’t want to upset Mr Moffat.