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Friday, June 17, 2005
"Welcome to The Daily Show. We start off with Terry Schiavo news. Right after we thought the chaos was over, the autopsy reports are released. The report shows that there was no saving Schiavo (her brain was already half the normal size) and confirmed that she was, indeed, in a vegetative state. This has caused some politicians that were against removing the feeding tube to turn to denial (y'know, the ones that were pretty much saying that Schiavo, with a little help, could've been in Flashdance 2)."
Read it here:
Philip Rhodes, a close friend of the Godfather star, has his suspicions, and a new Playboy "expose" has his comments to that effect.
The notoriously reclusive Brando hated doctors and hospitals, and recieved most of his medical care at hime, at the hands of his maid/mistress. Rhodes says he became concerned when he found out that the maid (in cahoots with her sister, a registered nurse) had been giving Marlon injections of a painkiller which enlarged his liver.
"About a week before he died," says Rhodes, "They found a tremendous growth. Why hadn't that been found earlier? If they had operated, maybe he'd be alive today." But if that's the case, what's more to blame?
Marlon Brando's possibly-shady lover/de facto caregiver?
Or the fact that Marlon Brando was such a freak that he let his possibly-shady lover/de facto caregiver shoot him full of dope because he didn't want to go to the doctor?
here's the link:
"Production has begun on "The Secret Life of Superfans," a feature documentary focusing on people whose love for pop-culture heroes becomes an obsession.
Directed by Deverill Weekes, pic will include interviews with Rob ZombieRob Zombie, Bryan SingerBryan Singer, Gary OldmanGary Oldman and Malcolm McDowell.
Sam Okun produces and finances the film. He signed a first-lookfirst-look deal last summer with ArdustryArdustry Entertainment, Peter Sahagen's Beverly Hills-based indie production, financing and distribution shingleshingle, where he's developing television and feature projects.
Weekes is a Los Angeles-based photographer known for his work with figures in the film and music industries."
Variety pisses me off with ads and everything, so I just copied the whole story to my blog.
If you still want to go to their site, here it is:
Four years later, Vezzoli is back at the Biennale, and this time he's brought a trailer for his new film, an update on Gore Vidal's Caligula.
With costumes designed by Donatella Versace and appearances by Milla Jovovich, Benicio Del Toro and Vidal himself, even just the trailer is drawing tons of attention.
The Guardian says it's "very funny and very camp", and Artforum's David Rimanelli calls it the "succès fou of" this year's Biennale.
And guess who plays the titular Roman emperer? None other than the "authentically bonkers" Courtney Love. Who better to play a sister-seducing, world-class glutton? I can't wait to see pictures.
Read all about it:
What do you need to do?
- Purchase a 4 pack of the wonderful stuff and a pack of tongue-depressers
- Put a can of Guinness and a lolly into the freezer
- Wait for a couple of hours, then pop the ringpull with the slushy Guinness inside, give the can a little shake and wait for the head to settle. Back in the freezer until it is frozen completely
- The next stage includes a large knife, so if you want to make your own frozen delight please be carefull!
- After you have cut an insicion into the base of the can you should have something that looks roughly like a robots metallic flange receptical
- Next, you take a small teaspoon and heat up the handle with a lighter or a hob on your cooker. After you have driven the spoon into the hole remove it quickly and insert the lollypop stick while the liquid is melted.
- Then all you do is return the can to the freezer for a hour to cool off and set again. The process is now near complete! all you have to do is cut the top off the can and remove the widget that will be at the top of the can.
- Push the stick into the can and your Guinness Ice Lolly will slide out and after all your good effort you will be rewarded with..... You're very own Guinness Ice Lolly with head!
Of course, this can be done with boddingtons...
hmmm..... gonna try both this weekend...
What They Don't Want You to Know
In order to understand the assimilation of human souls into a virtual online world you need to realize that everything is controlled by a Mawalien Tech group made up of jewish golfers with help from Benfica sympathisers.
The conspiracy first started during The writing of "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" in Lima, Peru. They have been responsible for many events throughout history, including the Bill Clinton/Cigar Scandal.
Today, members of the conspiracy are everywhere. They can be identified by Responding to any question with "Huh? What?".
They want to force people to listen to rap music composed by Senator Baku-baku Mblenzi Makka-wakka the 3rd and imprison resisters in Lisbon, Portugal using rikshaws.
In order to prepare for this, we all must train monkeys to write shakesperian poetry. Since the media is controlled by Lesbians we should get our information from Bill Gates.
Make up your own here:
I found a web page that has a huge list of japanese PORN terms... translated into russian...
I just thought this was cool, because unless you're Japanese or Russian.... you can look at porn all day long, and no-one will ever suspect what you're doing...
"Нудо гекиго" (англо-японское "обнажённый театр"). Исполнители показывают стриптиз, а затем раскрывают и демонстрируют зрителям свои вагины, будь то при помощи увеличительных стёкол, передаваемых из рук в руки, или без них, после чего случается Хонбан манаита, то есть секс-шоу с участием зрителей."
Read more over here:
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Anthony Hopkins has signed on for Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf. Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Rules of Attraction) and Neil Gaiman (Mirror Mask), some pretty good names, wrote the screenplay adaptation. Columbia Pictures are also in talks with Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson and Robin Wright Penn to join the cast. The film will be bought to the big screen through the magic of performance capture ala Polar Express.
Everything about this movie sounds great with the exception of the performance capture part. Will this be one to watch?
Anyway, Commodore faded out of the scene a while later... but they're coming back..
Just because it has the Commodore name on it doesn’t mean it has anything anymore, but Yeahronimo Media Ventures, which snapped up the brand from Tulip Computers late last year, has busted out a new Commodore portable video player (or at least they’ve slapped the Commodore name on one).
The PMC30 isn’t anything all that special otherwise (30GB hard drive, 3.6-inch LCD screen, 5 hour battery life for video, and support for MPEG4, DivX 5.0, and WMV9 video files and MP3, AAC, and WMA audio files), which means that they’re hoping that the nostalgia kick alone will be enough to drive sales.
So ya thought ya might like to go to the
I know a lot of people would, man!
Would I go to this show?
Probably, yeah... having been recently introduced to their music (Thanks Saki)
Pink Floyd, nominated one of the greatest bands of all-time… and in the opinion of many, the SECOND greatest band of all time AFTER the Beatles
(yes, better than the Rolling Stones and Dylan and fricken Coldplay) is going to reunite for the first time in 24 years at Bob Geldof’s Live8 concert series to benefit Africa.
The concert is one of five taking place around the world on July 2. Other performers will be Madonna (umm...), REM (cool), U2 (cool), Sir Paul McCartney (ok, but his Superbowl concert thing was so bad), Sir Elton John (yeah, cool), Coldplay (no comment) and Robbie Williams (whatever).
Truly it is great to see all this attention paid to Africa. It’s about time. It seems like we’re in about a 20 year cycle anyway, given the last big event of this type was the We Are the World thing (now we know what Michael meant by “We are the children”. OK, bad joke. The guy was acquitted after all).
Anyway, amazing stuff. Pink Floyd reuniting. I’m trembling it’s so cool. And I would like to go, but will likely be stuck here… erm... posting on my blog...
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
They have great movies, like Madagascar, The Machinist, Translator, THX, Sin City and a bunch of music videos... keep checking it out, coz they change movies regularly.
wanna make one?
course you do...
Full plans included here:
Although, 2 pints of vodka would probably acheive the same effect.... and for a 1/10th of the price...
2) USB pen drive, one about 64 mb
3) A computer at home
4) Firefox installation (most current at time of writing is1.0.4)
1) Shoot for a USB pen drive of about 256mb
2) Some knowledge of Batch would be nice
Read the rest here:
I want to make one of these for my birthday....
If so, go to this site, download the video, and leave it running for 4 to 8 hours. I'll unstick those stuck pixels.
Wont fix dead ones tho...
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
"It doesn't work the same way everywhere. The Americans are the most gullible, because they don't like to deny co-workers' requests. People in the former Soviet bloc countries are less trusting, perhaps because of their previous experiences with their countries' secret services. The main factor in southern countries, like Spain, is getting people to like you. And in Germany the important thing is not to contradict yourself and to follow the rules."
Catch the full story here.
"Use Google talk by entering three or four words below. The system will search for this sentence at Google, find the next word and print that. Than it will remove the first word of the search string, add the found word and repeat. The result seems to be meaningfull sometimes. Other times it is giblish. But always fun."
This is what happens when I start it off with my name:
-> marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius, X Tiger HAND and the World, of the World, Book cover letter to the World, of the World, of the World, Book cover, of the World, of the World"
and it just seems to repeat of the world ad nauseum...
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- Jon Stewart, and the day-ly show
- It was the maid, with a needle, in Marlon Brando's...
- Weekes works 'Secret Life'
- Courtney as Caligula?
- Guinness Ice-Lollies
- DIY Conspiracy theory
- A Steven Hawkin Nightmare...
- Japanese PORN...
- Silence of the Grendels
- Commodore is back...
- Pink Floyd at Live8
- Movies for the P900
- Fog, anyone?
- Motorised Bar Stool
- Smoking may be bad for your PC...
- DIY Zoolander Mini-Cellphone
- Complete Anonimity on the NET
- Xbox in a Breif-Case...
- Want to fix "Stuck" Pixels?
- Face recognition for a cat flap?
- "The Americans Are the Most Gullible" - when it co...
- RedMeat is bloody...
- Well... webcomics are all the rage...
- John and John are cool...
- Stickmen AD+D
- More pics from Malawi
- Shine on you crazy... CD collection, that I have n...
- Talk to your search engine
- Here are some pictures of me and some friends
- Night-vision chess
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