Ann Wells is an elementary music teacher by day and a nerd all the time. Her fandoms include Star Wars (the original three, thank-you-very-much), Doctor Who (10 is her doctor), and great authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, and Neil Gaiman, among others. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing an instrument, singing show tunes, being crafty with yarn, or doing the bidding of her cat.
One thing the MythBusters are known for is collecting myths that are somehow related to each other and presenting them in a theme show, which is what they did in this episode, the "Bug Special." Can honeybees really lift a laptop? Does plain old water Read More
I present here the first in a series of articles exploring classical music used in the context of science fiction movies. To start, let's take a look at one of the most famous sci fi movies of all time, which also happens to have a famous classical Read More
The 2007 episode "Underwater Car" is credited with giving several people that we know of the knowledge necessary to be able to escape from a sinking car. The fans are not satisfied, however, so in this episode Adam once again puts his life on the line Read More
I would definitely recommend this soundtrack to classical music fans, traditional soundtrack lovers, and world music aficionados alike. The blending of Chinese and Western sounds, along with the inclusion of famous 18th and 19th century ballet pieces, Read More
Zoinks! What do you get when you cross a murder, a theme park, a ghost, and four crime-solvers? The latest episode of Psych, of course. Scooby Doo jokes abound as Shawn and Gus try to figure out whodunit — was it really the ghost, or will they get to Read More
In this fast-paced episode, the team tackles a rumored sports car design flaw — that it's more aerodynamic going backwards than forwards — and a movie myth involving a surfboard as a lethal weapon in a highway pile-up. What will get your heart racing Read More
Wait for iiiiiit... Hang on, we don't have to wait for it anymore! Psych has returned for the second half of the fifth season, and what a season it continues to be. We have mysteries to solve, cagey criminals to catch, a cool guest star, unresolved Read More
This is a good soundtrack that fits very well with the mood of the story as I remember it from reading the book. I won't know for sure until I have seen the movie, but it seems to me that Desplat has done a very credible job with this soundtrack, really Read More
This week, the Mythbusters picked six fan-submitted myths that they could test quickly and packed them all into a single episode. It made for lots of excitement, a few surprises, and three times the usual number of confirmed/plausible/busted pronouncements! Read More
Adam and Jamie tackle the question of whether or not the ancient Greeks could have had a machine that fires arrows rapidly and accurately while Kari, Grant and Tory find out the extent to which sleep deprivation impairs a person's driving compared to Read More
This two-CD set contains an enjoyable variety of pieces from the scores to the Series 4 Specials that ended David Tennant's run as the Doctor. They are masterfully performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster. Read More
Music from Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is not a CD I will take along on a car trip or simply sit and listen to, but it is definitely one that I will keep around for background music — it keeps the silence away nicely but doesn't distract me from Read More
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