Monday, October 30, 2006

What is Repo Man about?

Quoted from Alex Cox's site:

Nuclear War. What else could it be about? And the demented
society that contemplated the possibility thereof. I'd written a script
for Adrian Lyne about the effects of nuclear war in an American city, Seattle.
It was called THE HAPPY HOUR, and was never made.
Repoing people's cars and
punk rock were just the tip of the iceberg. The real mad centre of the film is
J. Frank Parnell - the fictitious inventor of the Neutron Bomb. He sets the film
in motion, on the road from Los Alamos, and, as portrayed by the late great
actor, Fox Harris, is the centrepoint of the film.
Fourteen years
later, I had a call from one Sam Cohen, who announced himself the father of the
Neutron Bomb. I imagined a cross between Jack D. Ripper and Edward
Teller in a dark Brentwood apartment, raging because there hadn't been an
intercontinental thermonuclear war... But we had lunch, and he proved to be a
charming chap.
He told me that REPO MAN and DR STRANGELOVE were his
favourite films. He didn't view either of them as a comedy. From the nuclear
strategist's standpoint, he thought they were both very accurate."It was the
quintessential neutron bomb in the trunk... what we call a SADM - a Strategic
Area Denial Munition." He and the Russian politician General Lebed gave
press conferences a couple of years ago to draw attention to the number of
ex-Soviet SADMs which had gone missing -- hundreds of them, Sam said, sold on
the black market to whoever was buying. He thought a SADM may have
destroyed the Federal Building in Oklahoma.
"The Neutron Bomb
was the most moral weapon ever devised... " Sam would insist. It turned out the
Pope agreed with Sam, and sent him a Peace Medal, for the invention of the
Neutron Bomb, in 1979.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Holy Greil

Does early Sleater-Kinney, Pere Ubu, Philip Roth, David Lynch. Can't go wrong with that.

The New Torture

Is minus the snark.

via cursor.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Japan on the brain

Next stop on the Dan tour of the world will undoubtably be Japan. Here are some cursory findings of my investigation of its artifacts:

I'll have to teach English to earn my keep, so this'll how I'll do it (but I won't be so sexy):

This one is a show where they punish you for laughing; a common theme, it seems. This one has a twist of surreal added to a homey Ozu vibe.

This one really messes with mind; especially the haunting final shot.

The prank shows can be a bit on the elaborate side:

And it gets worse:

But sometimes it's best to keep it simple:

Here's some sexy:

Lastly, Shatner:

Friday, October 13, 2006

They Found The Scream!

For these scary-fuck times.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Okey dokey arti-smokey

I'm officially scared.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Werner Herzog eats his Shoe


The Christians have a much better explanation now than "God put [the dinosaur bones] in the ground so that we'd find them."

Lots to love here. Let's start with this:

As you add up all of the dates, and accepting that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth almost 2000 years ago, we come to the conclusion that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (perhaps only 6000!), not millions of years. Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years.

If the Bible is right (and it is) then it's right--which it is, but only if it's right (and it is.)


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Broken Camera Pictures

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Most of these are from the Korean Folk Village--but you wouldn't know because my camera has decided to stop working properly!