Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: David Lynch Presents The Tom & Jerry Movie

Mouse drumming in hell

Each week we like to lead off with something that makes your head spin around. A little disorientation, our researchers have found, helps with the ability to make it through the work week relatively intact.

So The Daily What states this is a Keyboard Cat video directed by David Lynch. I’ll take it one further–this is the lost demo reel for The Tom & Jerry Movie, directed by Lynch. At the end of the film, because they have been so mean to each other and so wantonly destructive of property, they are condemned to an entire of being the backing band for a bad Slim Pickens impersonator who sings for an audience of damned children.

P.S. I’d like to also point out that the first video that comes up on YouTube for me after watching this is of an exorcism. YouTube…it’s smarter than you think it is.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:33:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Mental Sorbet|1 Comment

Your Weekend Justice #124: Podcast Entropy!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that’s careening towards the heat death of the podcastverse. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Sniper Jesus

Agenda:

  • Rox and Scott agree! To the shelters!
  • Captain America
  • Inevitable Sky Captain rant!
  • Kinderhostel!
  • Game board movies
  • Tim Burton‘s Sorry!
  • Jon’s joke insertion
  • Munchkin joke
  • Star Wars, Evel Knievel and copyright
  • Widge, frustrated gamer
  • Virgin olive oil vs. experienced
  • Scott’s school update
  • Rox’s lack of vision
  • Licking and dust bunnies
  • David Lynch, You Know For Kids
  • The Magic Treehouse of Pron
  • WTF dickbats?
  • Alcohol report
  • Fictional places to live
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:38:59+00:00 July 29th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #106: Like Sexo But With An A

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that spends far too much time discussing alcohol and sex. And far too little time discussing sex and alcohol. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    Tickle Me Herodotus

    Agenda:

    • Tuffley almost suffocates
    • Headless beer!
    • Hobo With a Shotgun Game Review
    • Porn Gauntlet
    • Hobo Kombat
    • Life Bar Violence
    • Helping Japan
    • Widge vs. Sun Drop
    • All-alcohol Sleepy Hollow
    • Rox and Leigh teach about port
    • Good mead, bad mead
    • Jon’s alkie neighborhood
    • Leigh’s Slinky
    • Words as stairs
    • High gravity beers, seriously
    • Beer games! (Stone Russian Imperial Stout)
    • Hobo sleep
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:42:53+00:00 March 18th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

    Headsup: Kite Runners, Goth Runners and Ark Runners

    An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.

    Operation: Pussycat DVD Cover Art
    Lost Highway DVD Cover Art
    Kite Runner DVD Cover Art

    The movie is listed as Pusshîkyatto daisakusen on the IMDB, otherwise known as Pussycat Great Mission! (which honestly sounds like something on the Cartoon Network about stray cats piloting giant mecha felines to fight crime or…something). But here MVD has it on DVD as Operation: Pussycat. A short film (43 minutes), it goes for a retro feel and seems to be trying to summon up the spirit of Russ Meyer…check out the DVD cover, check out the poster for Faster, Pussycat!……see what I mean? Three girls decide to take the money of the richest guy in town in a plot that involves killing his female servant. If you have been wanting to see what Japan would do with forty-minutes of sexploitation homage, then now’s your chance. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

    Region 2 gets a two-disc special edition, but Universal has given us here in Region1sville a bare bones release of Lost Highway. From what I can tell, this is the film’s debut DVD release. Is this possible? Eleven years after its initial release a David Lynch film finally hits DVD? Crazy. And indeed, this is Lynch at his purest and Lynchiest. He gives us two protagonists who share (?) a woman, a mysterious interloper (an excellently creepy Robert Blake), and a nefarious villain (an excellently and comically malevolent Robert Loggia). What does it all mean? It’s Lynch. It means anything you want it to mean. So no worries. I actually enjoyed the hell out of this film, so it’s bare bones release is a bit of a mystery to me. But for those who have been awaiting it on DVD, here you go. Let’s hope we get a better version somewhere down the line. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:20:32+00:00 April 5th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Weekend Justice #0: The Return

    Cocoon the Return DVD cover art

    We’re back. All will be explained. Okay, no, not really.

    Sound quality sucks, because we’re figuring this conference call crap out still. I think I’ve figured out for next time. So don’t beat me up too badly. Consider this a pilot that is planning on going to series. Shot with no budget.

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    Here’s the agenda:

    • The Strike Update by Tuffley, with interruptions by ScottC, who wants Law & Order and sex crimes
    • Rob Levy reveals how Lionel Richie spelled the doom of the Grammys, long, long ago. He also brings up the prospect of combining the Grammys with American Gladiators. And knife fighting.
    • General Oscar discussion.
    • Javier Bardem vs. Hal Holbrook
    • The Assassination of Jesse James…
    • General bitching about the score of There Will Be Blood being ineligible
    • David Cronenberg messes with Widge’s head with Eastern Promises
    • David Lynch messes with everyone’s head. Everyday.
    • Tuffley reveals that married people are kinkmonsters
  • Rob is depressed by Torchwood. Okay, pretty much everyone is depressed by Torchwood. But it is on DVD.
  • BBC America chops shows to bits for commercials. But this is not news.
  • General discussion of Ashes to Ashes, the Life on Mars spinoff
  • General fear of the Americanized Life on Mars, which is more than likely dead now
  • Rob makes a startling prediction about Doctor Who
  • General ribbing of Ben Kingsley, for being in a string of shitty films
  • Rob needlessly warns you away from a Matthew McConaughey film
  • Discussion of the new art film western sub-genre
  • Everyone’s picks for your weekend
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:22:01+00:00 February 8th, 2008|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

    Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: David Lynch Cigarette Ad

    David Lynch

    Each Monday we like to start you off with something utterly nonsensical and mind-destroying, because it’s a good primer for the work week to come. Just another service we provide.

    The thing I like about David Lynch is that, in my opinion, he consistently creates utterly meaningless bits of art that people inevitably try to fill in with gobs of meaning that they themselves invent. And that’s the whole point. He does this all the time, whether it’s movies or whether it’s an advert for Parsienne cigarettes. The latter, showing here:

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Found via VideoSift.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:24:29+00:00 November 26th, 2007|Mental Sorbet|0 Comments

    Twin Peaks: The Second Season: A Place Both Wonderful and Strange

    Twin Peaks: The Second Season DVD

    Well, it has taken long and long (over five years), but Paramount has finally come through with the second season of Twin Peaks, streeting this week. Many people are pleased by this, not least of them Doc, who now will hopefully stop gnawing on the furniture in anticipation.

    This show was David Lynch‘s foray into series television, and I think Lynch is a brilliant director. He’s able to take anything, no matter how random and weird, and inject into the semblance of meaning. In other words, I think his stuff, especially his feature films (apart from, say, Straight Story) are a whole bunch of symbols thrown together into a gumbo that damn well ought to mean something but in the end, means nothing at all intrinsically. Thus people can have such a good time wrapping their own theories around What Things Mean. A lot like life, really.

    Anyway, the first season is held up as a pinnacle of wonderfully odd television. The second season, as with so many brilliant shows, tries to hang on but can’t. It’s like a band’s second album…the first is something they’ve had in mind for years and years, honing to perfection. The second album is something that the label wanted them to throw together quickly with less polish. I wonder what this second season would have been had American television been ready for the British system, in which you do a small series of episodes, then break for however long, then come back and do the next small series of episodes. Or even if it came out today, when shows like Sopranos can take however long it feels like between seasons.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:33:29+00:00 April 11th, 2007|Headsup|0 Comments