Entries from May 2008 ↓

Hell-Furious, But Computer Savvy

In front of “her” house, I’ll bet.

As opposed to getting back at cheating S.O.’s the old-fashioned way, above, more and more women are choosing to take “e-venge,” says this Daily Mail piece, serving the cold dish digitally. Continue reading →

Why So Expensive?

Absurd cost

The Joker (Heath Ledger) “frosted glass” single-sided glossy advance (27″ x 40″), new.

One hundred and seventy-five dollars, plus shipping and handling, from MoviePoster.com.

The Occidental Negro

Tellin’ it like it is…

The fact that, in 1974, Barack Obama was 13 and living in Hawai’i means nothing to the time-stuttering, narrative-bending comedian in this absurd, high-larious short.

Freddy Lockhart’s BARACKin74 series imagines an alternate universe in which Obama is a rising, ambitious, yet somewhat naive and full-of-himself freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Captured in the faux, promotional video-style of schools at that time, mixing archival footage with his own impersonation of the senator, I have a hard time putting my finger on why I love Lockhart’s cerebral act. Dave Chappelle doesn’t, though. So, listen to Rick James, if that’s what it takes to get you to watch this.

Jean Nouvel, Dr. Evil: Were They Separated at Birth?

Who gets the prize?

Jean Nouvel is one of the most imaginative architects in the world, and the innovativeness of his vision has been rewarded with the 2008 Pritzker, considered the “Nobel Prize” of architecture.

But, in fact, is he hiding his true identity: Dr. Evil, of Austin Powers fame? Think about it: Have you noticed that you’ve never seen them together in the same room, at the same time?

Thanks to mirage.studio.7 blog for pointing this out.

If You Really Wanna Impress Me, Do “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Wait…is that…my old lady? I never knew!

This is probably about as close to perfect as it gets: Rupert Holmes’ FM classic, “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),”acted out by Sims.

No G.

Margaret B. Jones Lies All
Margaret Seltzer: Liar, yes; fraud, affirmative…but sex symbol?

As you’ve perhaps noticed, our little MEDIA ASSASSIN YouTube, “Margaret B. Jones / Seltzer’s Lie-All Gangsta Video—Exposed!”, which debuted exactly ten days ago, with an accompanying breakdown of the imaginary memoirist’s tall tales, became something of a sensation, returning the blog’s highest page view numbers to date.

Thank you, everyone.

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Green with Rage.


That’s more like it.

There’s nothing like a movie that knocks it out of the park on the very first trailer. That wasn’t The Incredible Hulk, though. It was too dark, it looked cheap, and, aside from a geographically fruity rendition of Harlem’s 125th St., was completely uninteresting.

I’m going to give you such a pinch!

They get it right on trailer 2, above. What comes through is a very pissed, very destructive Hulk, in action. You don’t need more than that! It’s not in the mind-blowing league of Iron Man or Speed Racer, but they’ve got my money, baby. Opens June 13th.


Hi, sailor….
Each and every frame a painting: From Tarsem’s 2006 film, The Fall

Hi. I’m Tarsem!Like the best directors—Scorsese, Spielberg, Hitchcock—Tarsem, right, 46, is known to peers by one name, though it’s his first, not his last. (His full name is Tarsem Singh Dhandwar.)

You, though, may know him by his visually delirious works: the landmark, 1991 R.E.M. music video, “Losing My Religion,” or 2000’s Jennifer Lopez thriller, The Cell. Continue reading →

Beyond Time, Without End

The song remains the same…
“Forever and a day”: Heatwave’s Wilder counts the seconds

Here you go: A gorgeous piece of videotape, featuring the funk band, Heatwave, performing live. They’re led by their late co-founder, Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (1949-2006), above, singing their perennial, six-minute, slow jam classic, “Always and Forever.” Proms, everywhere: Rejoice.

Vote Hillary. Vote White.

White as Wonder Bread, buddy…

As Hillary Clinton’s campaign dies, like a beaheaded serpent, it’s going through unwatchable death throes.

Her lowest move yet came this afternoon, during an interview with USA Today, in which she cited her “white” appeal to “hard-working Americans”:

“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”

“There’s a pattern emerging here,” she said.

I couldn’t have said it better myself, Hil. There’s definitely a pattern emerging here. Hopefully, that pattern will be mercifully euthanized shortly.