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Friday, June 22, 2007

Midnite Movies: U-Men

Seattle's U-Men: Dig It A hole. DIG IT!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Midnite Movies: the Huns

Austin's exceptionally volatile the Huns live in 1979.

They couldn't play, they couldn't sing, and they were fucking brilliant. LINK to an excellent article by former Huns drummer Tom Huckabee. Yer welcome!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Surface to Air

I'm sure the tech blogs have been abuzz with jabber about this for months, but I still think it's pretty cool. I'm not saying that I need one, or that this is even the revolutionary machine. I think rather that it hints at the future thinning of boudaries between interaction with digital interfaces. I find what Surface implies to be much more interesting than what it does.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Gallium has a very low melting temperature as demonstrated by the cup of tea.

via periodictableru

Monday, June 18, 2007

Midnite Movies: Wizard of Gore

Inexplicably, the original Wizard of Gore is one of my favorite movies of all time. I have viewed it way more than many "good" movies, and continue to enjoy it more with each viewing. It is a fine wine of a bad movie. There are many subtle tastes and aspects to it that are only revealed to the discerning viewer. To the novice, it is merely an amateurish insufferable hour and a half they will invariably feel was stolen from them. For me it has provided hours and hours of entertainment and more insight into the functions of film making and narrative than any Best Picture Winner I've ever seen.

The Wizard of Gore

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To my joy/ horror (yet to be decided) they recently decided to re-make this gem with none other than Crispin Hellion Glover at the helm. I've no doubt that he will be a more than capable Montag (perhaps too capable), but after finally catching a glimpse of the trailer, I have little hope left for the rest of the film. Although Jeffery Coombs (Herbert West of ReAnimator) has a role, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

Ultimately it will be up to us to decide what reality really is.

Herschell Gordon Lewis' MySpace page.


Some Czech pranksters injected this clip of a nuclear explosion into otherwise peaceful panning shots of daily weather forecasts. The group is called Initiative Ztohoven. They may have a website and some documentation on them, but I sure as hell can't read it. Try and learn English next time guys! Just kidding. Czechoslovakia is a beautiful place. Too bad it got nuked.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Balanced Anarchy

I think it is both refreshing and inspiring to go back from time to time, and hear of the hope that so many great thinkers once put into the internet. Before there was MySpace and all the other junk now clogging up the tubes, there was that glimmer of utopian hope that many of the old revolutionaries scorned. That many of us have forgotten about. That is still out there today. But for how much longer? Keep the internet anarchistic; it will never happen again.

James Burk from his series, The Day the Universe Changed.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Those Amazing Octopi

Don't leave your mouth open while watching this video, it'll crawl right down your throat.

Friday, June 1, 2007

The Strange Case of Charlie Ours

For THIS, these kids have been expelled (later reinstated) and now sued by a teacher who they allegedly parody in the film. You can read all about the story here(s):
Muzzie Award
ABC News
Fox News

This case is of particular interest to me because I grew up with Charlie Ours' brother, Joey Ours. He has sadly passed away, but we were the best of friend and play in the rocking and way ahead of their time punk band the Koaskies when we were about 13. We also made many movies almost EXACTLY this stupid! They never broke the 10 minute mark, whereas this one is supposed to be over an hour, and we never got into any trouble, so good for Charlie. He's already much further along than Joey or I ever made it. Give em hell kids. Now that you've got the Blogosphere at your back, that teacher is probably going to be in a world of trouble he never could have imagined.