Entries from March 2008 ↓

That’s Sure is One Amazing Maze

So amazing…

Like mazes? Think you’re good at them? Then try these downloadable goodies on for size, tough guy.

The Shame of the City

Playa, playa…


Not so cute, funny, and sexy now, is it?: Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff/alleged mistress Christine Beatty, above, after turning themselves in to the Wayne County Sherriff’s office for mug shots and fingerprinting on perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office, and other charges, Monday. Both are scheduled to be arraigned today at 1 pm CT.

Brand Loyalty

The DVNO of Gold

Totally wicked video for “DVNO” by the French dance duo, Justice, from their 2007 album , usually referred to as Cross. (Plus, to accompany your inevitable sense of deja vu, an attempt to identify the logotypes.) Thanks to Bobby Sattler’s wonderful Whole Lot of BS blog for hipping me to this.

Naught But Your Humble Servants….

Bassett glows

Overdue congratulations to The Queen, Angela Bassett, for receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Thursday.

The Diseased and Hellish Nightmare That is The Incredibles

Scary stuff…
Go ahead, Elastigirl: Look behind the door….

Here’s more proof, as if you needed it, that you can make anything look like anything else with a skilled-enough editor. On this trailer, a 22-year-old film student named Breanne (YouTube member name: forensicator8) decapitates director Brad Bird’s 2004 Oscar-winning masterpiece, The Incredibles, changing it from a high-spirited romp into a fever dream of dread.

Think of it as a meta-reversal on Rob Ryang’s 2005 Shining trailer, which reframed the terror of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, giving it back as a cheesy-but-tender father-son dramedy. Now, I’m just waiting to see if some Gandalf out there can turn Last Year at Marienbad into a high-speed action movie. Impress me.

“Yo, yo, yo, YO! That’s MY LIVER, MAN!

Zach Dunlap chillsI don’t typically use MEDIA ASSASSIN to share the “Odd But True” stories that often filter through the news, like the one about this dog, or this one on over-devoted soccer fans. I also avoid the far-too-frequent crime whose stench is so outrageous we can barely believe our nostrils.

But this story is unbelieveable, for what’s in it, but even more for what’s not.

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Had Enough?

Daily New cover: 4,000 U.S. Soldiers Dead in Iraq

Love Music? Got Three Extremely Large Bills?

Stars on 45s

Somebody’s selling their entire music collection—3 million records, 300,000 CDs—on Ebay. (Those are just some of the 1,500,000 45s, above.)

Says the page

Organized and cataloged, the collection is meticulously maintained and housed in a climate-controlled warehouse. Every recording in this amazing collection has been personally acquired by the collection’s owner over the past fifty years and represents a lifetime of work and his desire to see the music preserved for future generations. Deteriorating health and related financial concerns are forcing the owner to sell the collection at far less than its true value. The estimated value of the collection, on a per-item basis, is in excess of $50 million.

Opening bid: $3 million. You’ve got 5 days.

The Parables of St. Hillary

Make it plain, Hillary

Some people find Hillary Clinton’s campaign logic confusing. You know: Offering the vice-presidency to Obama when he has more delegates; campaigning on “experience” when she’s held elected office for a shorter time period than he has, etc.

But it’s not all that hard to understand, as these 1-minute shorts make clear. Just watch, and ignore your better judgment. Soon it will all be perfectly clear.

Super Fly: Iron Man Bobblehead

Iron Man Bobblehead

Gorgeous 6″ Iron Man bobblehead on the way, priced at $12.99, for sale at the best movie-toy fan-site, Entertainment Earth.