This is from Metal: A Headbangers Journey, a documentary about metal. This interview is with a guy from Gorgoroth. I won't pretend that I know anything about this band. All I know is that they are from Norway, and these people are insane.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Monday, February 23, 2009
don't worry it was "not a significant bullet"
Sunday, February 22, 2009
A couple stands there, looking into each other's eyes. They are obviously in love and comfortable with expressing it in a train station. They kiss, and it gets a little sloppier. The man sticks out his tongue and holds his head still and the woman rubs her entire face on it, as if she's a kitten being cleaned by her mother's sweet embrace. She unbuttons his shirt and starts biting his neck, not enough to draw blood, but just enough to make him moan. Are they preparing for temporary separation? Is he going to war? No. They are getting on an escalator.
This scene, of course, did not happen in America. If it had, the couple would be mocked by a gang of schoolchildren probably wielding handguns while the local hate group union prepared to march and exercise their "free speech." This happened in Europe when I visited over spring break. So why are we so uncomfortable with our sexuality?
Our social prudence can be attributed to our deep (deeper than we think) roots of Puritanism. Consider The Crucible by Winona Rider. The Salem Witch Trials serve as an allegory for McCarthyism and the Red Scare. We have not broken the bonds of our Puritan roots. American culture is represented byDemi Moore, who must bear the letter "A" which represents "America" and her child represents the collision of Church and State because GaryOldman is, like, the Church, that really likes sex and all. It's about hypocrisy.
This is the conflict of America "culture." It prevents us from acting rationally, like the Europeans do. In Europe I experience, for the first time, something real.
The standing room at Staatsoper in Vienna is, in a word, transcendental. I spend 2 Euros but how can one put a a price on real culture? There I stood with the commoners to witness the hot new singer Anna Netrebko. Her voice is filled with passion and you know what? I totally get it. After the performance, I even make a friend. Johannes takes me to a small kaffeehaus off the the beaten path and we talk about art, literature, classical music, and then politics. I am ashamed. I explain to him that I detest Bush and that it is in Bono I trust.
We head back to his flat and I ask to use his W.C. His toilet is unlike any I have encountered in the U.S. and I become frightened. Johannes senses my fear and assists me. He explains that the shelf within the bowl is for my excrement to rest on. I look around for his toilet paper -- "No no!" he says and points to theBiday . He instructs me on how to use it and he grabs his 35 mm camera. I am confused but he explains it is for an art project and takes pictures of me and of my excrement on the shelf. When I finish he shows me his older photographs (black and white, of course) and they blow me away. I finally feel cultured.
I come back to America as a new man. How will I survive in such a cultural wasteland? Fortunately, I bring back a piece of Europe with me. I now have style with my Kangol hat and my Manchester United football jersey. I have traded in my rock CDs for Italian Opera LPs and my microwave for an espresso machine. I only wish my friends and roommates could join me in appreciating this real culture. But, alas, they could not understand it. They could not understand how much one can change on a six day trip.
Aww you guys inspire me.
Friday, February 20, 2009
I'm sorry. I'm really really sorry. I made an assumption. You guys are cool. In fact, I love you guys. Let's figure out when we can get lattes.
It was (is) my fucking asshole neighbors having a non-party. See a party, you get the volume up so there is a proper decibel-to-person ratio. A non-party is for assholes who want to feel like they are having a party without the party.
Well congratulations guys. Your subwoofer is all ready to go for your next REAL party. Til then, enjoy the longest fucking version of Love Lockdown I've ever heard.
Now that I know your not the guys-in-a-car-blasting music, I'm also not afraid of you. So prepare for a night filled with me buzzing your door and running away.
Congratulations. Your subwoofer is really effective. Yes, your stereo can play very loud music. You enjoy music with hot beats, maybe the hottest. I FUCKING GET IT. So why must you demonstrate the powers of your magic motor only on my street? Wouldn't you rather -- I mean, really guys can you just -- GODDAMNIT.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you. Maybe you are scientists testing the effects of heavy bass on cancer cells. Or maybe you are just trying to pull plasma from blood to learn more about red blood cells. But must you study such fascinating material outside my apartment at 11:30 PM.
Okay, now you're definitely getting louder. I've left my living room for the recesses of my bedroom. And yes, every bass note of your music is shaking my room still.
So its my fault for staying in on a Friday night? I have good reason I swear! It's Conan's last night! Do you guys like Conan? Why don't you come in, turn your subwoofer off, and we'll all have a laugh and cry together?
Oh that's right. I'm terrified of you. And I hate your guts.
I seriously hope your subwoofer is so powerful it shakes the bolts off car and one day while you're driving your entire car falls apart like an old Bug Bunny cartoon. And then I'll bike by, giggle to myself, and ride away!
Yep. You guys are assholes and I'm scared of you. You win.
You fucking assholes.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
TIP: It's actually really hilarious to read this article and anticipate when the writer will suggest that homeless people need to sing more. [link to article]
Jackie Chan is starring in a new movie so violent that its director has decided not to release it in mainland China, which doesn’t have a film ratings system. The film’s director, Derek Yee, who is based in Hong Kong, told The Associated Press on Monday that he had first considered toning down the violence in “Shinjuku Incident” so it could pass censorship in China. But then he decided not to, he said, because he thought it would hurt the integrity of the movie.
by Josh Sherman
We open on a shots of various buildings in downtown Beijing. Chinese music is playing. We see street sellers, bankers on the phone, kids fooling around. Then a still shot of a building with black reflective glass windows. An explosion.
Out of the fire, a van speeds toward the camera and turns sharply as soon as it gets close. The van has just thrown JIMMY LEE [Jackie Chan] off the back. The camera is now behind Jimmy, who is still rolling from the fall in the street. He sees the van driving away. The van says "Beijing First National Blood Bank."
Jimmy runs over to a scared little girl on a bicycle and throws her off, onto a sharp spike on a telephone pole. He bikes in pursuit of the van and bikes through a street peddler, chopping his body in half from the man's crotch to his head. The blood sprays onto Jimmy's face in a way that is split, like the body.
Jimmy loses the van for a moment while on a bridge. He sees the van is on a highway below him. He sees a white 4-seater convertible coming in the distance, waits to time the jump, and steps off the bridge. He is caught by the convertible, but in the process, he's stomped on the couple sitting in the back. This has made their bodies explode into just spray blood, that paints the back of the convertible red. The driver and front seat passenger fights with Jimmy, and Jimmy throws the woman passenger onto a truck next to the convertible. The truck is actually a cage with a lion inside (we can see the lion through the bars). She is ripped to shreds.
We see her being mauled while Jimmy continues to fight the driver.
JIMMYJimmy and the driver and now swerving out of control. The zoo-truck, which was also holding vultures, spills over. The lion jumps out and we see it safely land. A double-decker bus behind the convertible flips over and 30 people are launched off the top. While in mid-air, the vultures carry some of the passengers but also start picking their flesh, and blood begins to pour down like rain. We see a shot of rain pouring down on the lion, who looks like a king about to feast.
I'm a cop!
Get out of my car!
Jimmy opens the driver's door, while in control of the steering wheel from the passenger seat. He smashes the driver's head onto the pavement. The camera is following the convertible, so all we sees is red blood spurting up. The driver's head has been dragged off, and Jimmy tosses the body out. He looks in the rear view mirror and sees the road is painted with a red line. It is blood.
Jimmy drives the convertible with incredible speed to the dock. He arrives and sees the van, the rear doors are open. He jumps out of his convertible and looks inside the van. It is empty. He turns around and sees a barge in the water holding a clear tank of what must be blood.
The screen fades to black. The titles appear. “Shinjuku Incident.”
Monday, February 16, 2009
From Cleveland Plain Dealer...
LeBron James was asked over the weekend what his favorite moment in All-Star game history was and he replied with a moment he watched on television instead of in person as a participant. "Seeing Mariah Carey in the Michael Jordan shirt-dress," he said with a grin. "Whew. I was a only senior in high school, [but] I was old enough."
Sunday, February 15, 2009
From an email forwarded by my dad... this is fucking awesome.
Here's a link to a Shell commercial shown in Europe. Ostensibly they're selling gasoline, but the Ferrari's used in the video steal the show.
Ferrari pulled several of their race-cars from various ages out of storage, flew them around the world, and filmed them running through the streets of Rome, Rio, New York, Hong Kong and Monaco. No CGI - these are the original cars on the original streets.
The best part is the sound - from the basso-profundo notes of the early, front-engine era, each scene cuts to a later and later generation, ending with the banshee-wail of a modern F1 car. The sounds alone bring a tear to the eye. Even if you're not a gearhead, this video will stir the soul.
There's just something about 3 litres and 14,000 RPM that's music to my ears!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
HOLY CRAP TV WAS INCREDIBLE TONIGHT!!!!
first off, this video recalls a very, very painful moment. second....
Reggie Miller was watching Kobe Bryant's 61-point outburst against the Knicks on Monday night, which drew cheers from the Garden crowd. Miller was surprised and disappointed in the New York fans.
"I was texting Spike as the game was going on, saying how disappointed I was in the fans chanting "MVP!" for Kobe," Miller said Tuesday on a TNT call. "I was like, 'How the mighty have fallen.'" Because I remember in times past, I never got cheered. I'm sure Jordan never got cheered. And now they are chanting "MVP!" for Kobe? And all (Lee) kept doing was texting back and going, 'Look, times have changed. The climate has changed.'"
Representative Charlie Dent, Republican of Pennsylvania, said he was “pleasantly surprised” to be invited to the White House to watch the Super Bowl. He brought his three children — ages 14, 12 and 8 — who joined other kids at a Wii station that was set up in the East Wing.
here's hoping they don't make the "red button" into a Wii game.
Everyone knows I'm most terrified of sea snakes. Afterall, its a snake that can attack you from any plane - it could be preying on you right behind your head. But i'm down with sea snake imitators, like this Indonesian Mimic Octopus... something makes me think I've posted this before.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
With 61 points against the Knicks on Monday, Kobe Bryant broke a tie with Michael Jordan to move into sole possession of second place on the league's all-time list with five 60-point games in his career.
Wilt Chamberlain holds the record with 32 games of 60 or more points.
Monday, February 2, 2009
And The New York Times:
Sea explorers probing the depths of the English Channel have discovered what they say is a legendary British warship that sank in a fierce storm in 1744 with the loss of more than 900 men and possibly four tons of gold coins valued at $1 billion.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
"It's not crazy," Wade told The Post in the visitor's locker room of Indiana's Conseco Fieldhouse. "It could happen. We both understand that. We both signed the same contract. We did it together. More than anything, it's fun to think about. It's exciting to know we both control our future. Will it happen? Who knows. He has some something he's trying to accomplish in Cleveland. I have something I'm trying to accomplish in Miami. But up until 2010, it will be fun to think about."