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Stuff: Python Reunion, Hold the Cleese

John Cleese and Snake

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we give you the stuff you need to know. When we get to the end of that, we stop. Enjoy.

  • It’s an almost Monty Python reunion as everybody but John Cleese is on hand for when Not The Messiah (He’s A Very Naughty Boy) hits Europe at last on October 23rd. It’s for the 40th Anniversary of the show, and the fact that only a six-part docu is going to be aired and then hit DVD doesn’t make sense–in the sense that that’s all they’re going to do. Blu-Ray release or…what? Because it’s not like them to not try and make more money. Not that I necessarily blame them. I’m just saying. Source. Rob gave us the headsup.
  • Considering how much shit Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak 2 went through to get made, I’m even more impressed with the trailer. Because it makes it look good.

    Seriously, the dude just ran up an elephant’s face to flip-kick a guy. How cool is that? Found at Twitch, where they have the French trailer in which Jaa fights a crocodile. Nice. Direct link for the feedreaders. Headsup via Unidentified Madman.

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  • Alice in Chains is back. New album, Black Gives Way to Blue, hits September 29th (you can pre-order yours from Amazon here). New track is up on their website and they start their tour September 24th–at least according to this source, although their website has dates starting around the 4th. Listening to the new track they have streaming on the site…just curious: thoughts, anyone?
  • Amazon‘s deal of the day is 65% off all four seasons of Lois and Clark on DVD. It’s $83.99 as opposed to the normal $239.98. As always, available while stocks last and just today.
  • It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners. Neither are German water specialists, who are finding they persist despite water treatments. Told you they were evil.
  • So for Farscape‘s 10th Anniversary, The Jim Henson Company and A&E are relaunching the DVDs in November. Which is good, seeing as how they’re all out of print at the moment. They’re doing this in single season sets as well as the entire shebang in one big Megaset. No pre-order available yet, but I’ll keep an eye out.
  • Jude Law is doing Hamlet on Broadway between September 12th and October 6th. Man, would love to catch that. Listen, you limited engagement Broadway types–put this shite out on DVD. I mean, seriously, the provinces want to see them too!

  • Hershey’s online store is closing July 31st. Everything there is 25% off. I’m just saying. Source.
  • Congrats to High Moon, which is up for two Harveys: Best Online Comics Work and Best New Series. Did we tell you you can pre-order the first collection here? Because you can.
  • Our friends in the UK who have been waiting for Hulu to show up there…the date is September. Source.
  • Universal CityWalk at Uni Studios in Calfornia has a Michael Jackson tribute this Thursday the 9th at 7pm with a free outdoor screening of both “Thriller” and The Wiz. And the only reason I mention this is that seeing both on a big screen would be kinda cool, actually.
  • The Neil Gaiman NeverWear store is having a sale on shirts for the next two weeks. As you can imagine, this puts it squarely in Colors Are Overrated territory, but I wanted to make sure I got out the word quickly. So.
  • Also speaking of Amazon, I’m glad I don’t live in North Carolina. Apparently they’ve passed a tax on “digital click-throughs” and Amazon has ended its relationship with all affiliates in that state rather than mess with that. Notice how the government there is blaming Amazon. Nice. So businesses should do business regardless of whether or not the legal environment is to their liking or not. Got it, thanks. Translation: friends, if you want to run an internet-based business…don’t live in North Carolina. Miss Destructo would probably point you to its sister state, if you’re looking for alternatives.
  • The new Red Dwarf, Back to Earth, is coming out on Region 1 DVD on October 6th and is now available for pre-order from Amazon here.