Friday, July 31, 2009

Dethklok is the real deal

They may only exist in 11 minute increments on the animated Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, but these three songs make it clear that Dethklok is, nevertheless, the real deal.



Briefcase Full of Guts

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Robot Lincoln

This is from Michael Kupperman's blog, Here Comes Madness.

He's great!

I first ran across him through the Onion AV Club's interview with him.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bakshi's Wizards

Check out this eye-popping trailer!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sarah Palin Drops a Bomb!

Wow! Who saw this coming?

Is she off to prepare herself for a presidential run all the way off in 2012? Or is she about to disappear into the forests of Alaska to personally train The Barracuda - a Christian army of Apocalypse Ninja who intend to seize control of Alaska and place her upon on its icy throne.

Vanity Fair steals the day with an in-depth and impossibly timely look at Sarah Palin: It Came From Wasilla.

“Just Make It All Go Away”

As Palin has piled misstep on top of misstep, the senior members of McCain’s campaign team have undergone a painful odyssey of their own. In recent rounds of long conversations, most made it clear that they suffer a kind of survivor’s guilt: they can’t quite believe that for two frantic months last fall, caught in a Bermuda Triangle of a campaign, they worked their tails off to try to elect as vice president of the United States someone who, by mid-October, they believed for certain was nowhere near ready for the job, and might never be. They quietly ponder the nightmare they lived through. Do they ever ask, What were we thinking? “Oh, yeah, oh, yeah,” one longtime McCain friend told me with a rueful chuckle. “You nailed it.” Another key McCain aide summed up his attitude this way: “I guess it’s sort of shifted,” he said. “I always wanted to tell myself the best-case story about her.” Even now, he said, “I don’t want to get too negative.” Then he added, “I think, as I’ve evaluated it, I think some of my worst fears … the after-election events have confirmed that her more negative aspects may have been there … ” His voice trailed off. “I saw her as a raw talent. Raw, but a talent. I hoped she could become better.”

Air New Zealand

Their new slogan is "At Air New Zealand, our fares have nothing to hide."

For the first time ever, you might be interested to watch the safety video.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

An Army of Artists

Actors, painters and Xeroxmen work to create Ralph Bakshi's classic - "Fire and Ice", featuring the original artwork of fantasy legend Frank Frazetta. Much of the work looks mind-numbingly tedious, the labor intensive process of pre-computer rotoscope animation.

The film still looks great after all these years, always providing some trippy jungle ruins or impossible alien landscapes to focus on when the storyline gets thin.

The DVD I got from Netflix included some funny extras, including a retrospective with the fellow who played Larn, the hero of the story. He reads excerpts from his diary at the time of the shoot, when he was young and ambitious.