It's supposed to be a sort of hyper-fantastical sword and sandals piece, so you can believe in giant ogres with axes and crazed war rhinos and shit.
Normally when we're using the space here to tell you about what some government is doing, it's usually to ridicule them for some silly shit that they're wasting their time on when they could be, oh, you know, protecting us instead of trying to screw us out of more money and [...]
Fred Hembeck calls up the ghost of Captain America and manages to do more with the character than Marvel has in several years.
Written & Directed by Jeff Abugov
Starring Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra, David Hyde Pierce, Lucy Liu, Markus Redmond
- Running audio commentary by writer/director Abugov
Released by: Columbia Tristar.
My Advice: Rent it to see it at least once.
Have you ever wondered about how there got to be so many human beings on such a tiny little planet? Well, wonder no more! This documentary by an alien anthropologist (Pierce), takes a look at just what makes these simple creatures tick, and more importantly, what makes them tick so often. He follows one human female, known among other of her species as Jenny (Electra), and one human male, also known as Billy (Astin) and follows their relationship from courting to sexual intercourse to marriage to the birth of their resulting offspring. As you will see, there is much more to a human relationship than meets the ocular nerve endings.
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Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, "Promoter (of earthbound causes)" as my theme music for this.
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And P.S., I know it sounds like I'm pronouncing Charlotte Gainsbourg's name as Gainsbourne, but I swear to God I said Gainsbourg. Speech problems due to lack of caffeine, that's all I can figure.
Boing Boing points out a really cheeseball comic adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer, the grandfather tome of cyberpunk. This is impressive: I had never heard of this, and the 80s is when I was scary into comics. Gibson responded to Boing Boing about this, and yeah: the art is kinda sad.
Awesome. Found Item Clothing has created the green skeleton t-shirt worn by Nigel Tufnel in This is Spinal Tap, front and back. The site states:
Normally, we try to match the shirt type exactly, but we thought we'd rather sell the shirt with the option of sleeves. That way you can adjust the level of sleevelessness to your own personal specifications.
Apparently the Russians were working on a device that would "correct the gravity field" and simply remove North America from the planet. The device was called the A-241/BIS, but further study shows that it's simply a modified Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator.