An alternative Doctor Who episode list
Prompted by my annoyance at the hyperbole in Doctor Who marketing (mostly under Steven Moffat’s tenure, but some from other people as well), I started drawing up some parody episodes. With some help from bloovanmeer, I drew up this episode list. Enjoy.
“He’ll rise higher than ever before and then fall so much further.”
The Doctor accidentally falls off a trampoline while being dark and edgy.
“The Doctor’s Darkest Hour.”
‘Could somebody put a quid in the meter?
“It doesn’t work on wood!”
The Doctor finally takes his own advice, and heads to Ikea. Six weeks later, he emerges carrying a pack of shelves, but is dismayed when he discovers that the sonic screwdriver is useless.
“The End of Time.”
Armed only with a pair of AA batteries and a pencil sharpener, the Doctor must avert the Y2K crisis.
“The one place you must never go.”
The Doctor reads YouTube comments.
“The only mystery worth solving.”
The Doctor gets stuck in the fiction section of the local library.
“The Doctor’s Greatest Secret.”
He actually hates bow ties, but didn’t want to lose face by admitting it.
“I’m Nine Hundred years old.”
‘Pssht. Baby.’ The Doctor meets the Great Sphinx at Giza.
“Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!”
Ian and Barbara sit the Doctor down for a hard conversation about physics.
“The End of the World.”
The Doctor gets a bit carried away while playing Risk.
“I’ve been running, faster than I’ve ever run. Now it’s time for me to stop.”
As the finish line hoves into view, the Doctor is really glad he did that marathon training.
“The Doctor lies.”
After a prolonged game of Cheat!, Amy and Rory can’t quite convince the Doctor to stop playing.
“The Name of the Doctor.”
The Doctor has problems while filling out his tax forms.
Credit also to Bloo for one of the most accurate summations of Moffat’s Doctor Who:
I think Moffat’s ideal Doctor is basically Batman from The Lego Movie.
only on tumblr would over 565,000 people be fascinated by a table. This is why I love you guys.
The manufacturer is Gletcher Burwell-Taylor. Their site has some good videos explaining how they’re made (by hand, of course) and showing an installation. Remarkable piece of furniture.
Yesterday one of my friends was trying to add tags to all of her old Tumblr posts, but finding which of her (hundreds of) posts were untagged by hand seemed like a slow way to do it. I wrote a script to get a list of all your posts which don’t have tags, and I posted it for other people to use. Enjoy! :)
…a collection of utilities dealing with Tumblr blogs.
- tumble.py creates new posts from RSS or Atom feeds
- tumblr_backup.py makes a local backup of posts and images
- mail_export.py mails tagged links to a recipient list
- delicious_import.py imports delicious.com links into Tumblr
The backup includes all images from photo and photoset posts. An index links to monthly pages, which contain all the posts from the respective month with links to single post pages. Command line options select which posts to backup and set the output format.
By default, all posts of a blog are backed up in minimally styled HTML.
I haven’t tried this personally, but it looks like a pretty good tool. Attach it to a
cron job and set it to run periodically. Backups are important. :)
Reblog if you’ve formed a meaningful relationship with someone you met online.
On the latest episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast, Marco, Casey and John were discussing podcasts. They were comparing them to blogging, the way more people wanted to have their own podcast, and how the tools for making your own podcast compare to those for making your own blog. A little over an hour in, Marco mentioned a useful Easter egg in Tumblr for podcasters.
I don’t usually link to my blog from Tumblr, but this is an exception. I think this is sufficiently useful to people on Tumblr (and if not here, then where?) that it probably merits linking here as well. An easy way to get an RSS feed for a podcast on Tumblr, if the audio files are hosted elsewhere.