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Dept. of Dr. Who, and You, and Me

It's Friday!!!!

So, first off? The Best Friday Song EVARRRR. Which I will probably intermittently re-post because it always makes the end of the work week particularly wonderful.

Second: I hope everyone is doing well, as November gets ready to start its slide toward December. I'd love to hear what folks are doing.

Third: Much to my own surprise, I actually was able to buy two little Christmas gifts for two friends, and that pleases me inordinately. I bought them from a small independent store, and that pleased me even more. Most of my gifts this year will be donations in peoples' names to various charities, but it's always great to find a little something personal.

Fourth: I was, for the firs time this season, truly disappointed with a Doctor Who episode. "Sleep No More" was, for me, boring, despite a lot of sound and fury; both gormless and formless (something that I've found to be the case with most other Mark Gatiss scripts) and a waste of a lot of nice background world-building. To take an intrinsically interesting idea (lack of sleep and what that does for individuals and their society) and squander it so completely ... it would be a shame in any Dr. Who season, but this season has been, for me, so uniformly good that "Sleep No More" is particularly unsatisfying. Mediocrity, thy name appears upon too many occasions to be Gatiss. I still like "The Unquiet Dead" and "Robots of Sherwood" though.

I am fighting a slightly upset stomach, and gearing up to do my exercises; the stomach might not be a good thing for the exercises - we shall see.

Onward, to Big Ass Martini time!

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Nov. 22nd, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
"Sleep No More", may have been forgettable. But the "jingle" featured in this episode was not.
Nov. 24th, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, you mean "Mr. Sandman," right? I've known that song for years, and it is a ready-made earworm, isn't it?
Nov. 24th, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
Yep. Before it was just a song I heard in Christmas movie's. Now it sound's sinister to me.
Nov. 26th, 2015 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear; scratch one more cheerful song off the list, eh? Luckily, I've heard it since I was a little girl, and one show won't change its aura for me. Heh.
Nov. 27th, 2015 10:07 am (UTC)
Lucky you. Why did they have to use it as some sort of marketing ploy?.

I usually like listening to other song's from the fifties and sixties, back in the day when lyric's were more wholesome.:)

The word earworm sound's gross.

Edited at 2015-11-27 10:12 am (UTC)
Nov. 27th, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, you'd be surprised at some of the lyrics you can find in any decade (the blues from the 1910s are often so raunchy they'd make a stevedore blush.)

Earworm does sound gross when one stops and thinks about it. Heh.
Nov. 28th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
I had to look up the word "stevedore".

How could I be so ignorant!. I'm only familiar with the sweet/non-explicit music of that time period. I should have known better after watching the TV show "Outlander".

Earworm is also referred to as "brainworm". Who thinks up of these name's?. Seriously!.

I like your userpic. I don't remember Rose pulling that face.:D

Edited at 2015-11-28 01:58 am (UTC)
Nov. 28th, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)
The icon is by blackicons, and you're more than welcome to gank it with credit. And that was Rose's face when she first saw the Emperor Dalek in "Parting of the Ways."
Nov. 29th, 2015 09:17 am (UTC)
Thank you. If I get the chance to see a re-run of that episode on Foxtel, I will definitely keep a look out just for that bit.:D

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