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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Preacher! HBO! Yes!

From Warren Ellis:


Got an email in to Garth to confirm, but SCI FI Wire says:

HBO is developing a one-hour series based on the popular 1990s Vertigo comic series Preacher, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mark Steven Johnson, who directed the comic-book adaptations Daredevil and the upcoming Ghost Rider for the big screen, is writing the pilot. Howard Deutch (The Whole Ten Yards) is set to direct. Johnson and Deutch will executive produce along with Michael De Luca, George Agusto, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink. Ennis and Dillon will serve as co-executive producers of the HBO series.

EDIT: I’m not going to reprint what Garth just said.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Nightmare Before Hanukkah

I'm a big fan of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. The animation is fantastic, the music by Danny Elfman is wonderful, and Elfman performs the songs of Jack Skellington. One of the best songs of the movie is "What's This?", in which Jack discovers the charms of the Christmas holiday. See YouTube video below:

Robot Chicken made a quick parody. Presented below for your amusement, The Nightmare Before Hanukkah:

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Kitty Flushies

Can someone please explain why this cracks me up?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

He doesn't play drums or piano...but he edits

Lasse Gjertsen doesn't play piano or drums, but he can edit video pretty durned well.

Lots more Lasse on YouTube

Fear and Loathing in Mos Eisley

Star Wars meets Hunter S. Thompson.

Owes quite a debt to Ralph Steadman (who probably has a good sense of humor about it).

Famous Paintings from Photographs

Did you know that some of the most famous paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, and Toulouse Lautrec were based on photographs? While some impressionists and post-impressionists publicly disparaged photography as mechanical, many others were using it as their secret weapon. The relationship between the two arts was complex and intertwined. (And turning the tables, check out this contemporary Russian woman who is recreating several famous paintings in staged photographs.)
Check out these photos.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Ken Mehlman is gay?!

Bill Maher on Larry King this week mentions that Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the RNC, is gay.

Log Cabin Republicans bother me...but MEHLMAN? This guy has championed anti-gay measures publicly! Near the end of this clip, Larry asks Bill why Mehlman would do that, and Bill's answer may be a good one.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Mosiac Generator


Click on Mona to see the images shes made up of.

Richard Dawkins meets Ted Haggard

Noted atheist Richard Dawkins meets with fundamentalist preacher Ted Haggard. Haggard, who has repeatedly spoken out against gay marriage and condemned homosexuality, has recently been outed as a drug-user who repeatedly hired the services of a male prostitute.

This clip is from Dawkin's The Root of All Evil? . I have a copy of this two-part series, so if you know me personally and ask nicely, I'll loan it to you. :)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Comment Spam


Despite having word verification (captcha), this blog got two incidents of comment spam today. I'm turning on comment moderation, so any comment you leave will not appear immediately- only afer I've seen it and approved it. Sorry this is necessary.