30 September, 2010

Dead as Fuck


Tony Curtis, dead as fuck: 3 June 1925 – 29 September 2010.

On a side note, I accidentally saved this image off of a white power website.

Motherfucking Mifune

29 September, 2010

Your Daily Dose of Survival Horror

There's a bread shop in Thailand that sells bread that looks like human body parts.

Garanteed to be twice as grotesque as you're expecting it to be.

The only thing that'd be more perfect about this story is if its origin was Japan. Then it'd be the holy trinity of weird crap, inappropriate food, and Asia.

28 September, 2010

Not a Bad Present At All


I think I know what the family is seeing for Christmas.

27 September, 2010

Solo


Every man regrets never having learned to play the piano. Thelonius Monk does not have that problem.

(via Stupefaction.)

Today in the 'Nam

We learn from comic legend Will Eisner how to strip, clean, and use the M16A1 assault rifle.



Now, I'm not saying that Will Eisner won us the Vietnam War, but Will Eisner was an important part of liberating an incalculable amount of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers from the scourge of Communism.

When I write it out like that I kind of make him sound like a monster. Hmmm. That isn't all that funny. Whatever. I'm in a weird mood today.

26 September, 2010

Oh Shit

That's my dad's bar.

Dennis Reynolds is peeing on my dad's bar.

There is urine there.

25 September, 2010

What's Stuck in My Head Tonight

Yesterday it was Ceremony. Tonight it's this bit--

Just Another Day at the Kislingbury Compound


I own this movie. Or I have a copy of it on hand, anyways. I can't say why I haven't bothered to watch it yet. Laziness seems like the obvious answer, followed by apathy-- which are two things not to be confused.

ONE MAN ARMY CORPS

There's a few art forms that are attributed to being purely American-- Jazz, gangster movies, hardcore pornography-- I would argue that the comic book is about as American as any of those things. If there's anyone that can be considered a purely American artist, I wager it'd be Jack Kirby.

Lichtenstein is a hack and Warhol is a shill. If you want to look at pure, American pop art, you can't do any better than the King of Comics, Jack Kirby.

It's That Time of Year Again


I'm not much for emotion. As a favor to everyone I know, I play my cards close to my chest. To do otherwise would make me an asshole. Foisting emotions onto other people is a terrible thing to do. No one wants to hear about my LJ bullshit. Shit-- I don't want to hear about my LJ bullshit, but. But. But, with that said, Ceremony is a song that cuts through me like a lance. It wrecks me every goddamn time.

I can't say that I've suffered any more than anyone else than I know, but Ceremony more or less encapsulates the loss that I have had. It brings it all right to the surface. There you go, enjoy. It tends to strip everything else away.

There aren't a whole hell of a lot of other songs that can do that.

24 September, 2010

Take That, You Filthy Animals

22 September, 2010

Your Daily Dose of Absurd Stupidity

There's a website called Tube Dubber. It takes the audio of one video and throws it up over the video of another.

With that out of the way, here's audio from an anti-"Mosque at Ground Zero" ad thrown over a Japanese McDonald's commercial.

This is what it feels like to die of a fever dream.

You're welcome.

19 September, 2010

Drink Up, Judah Ben-Hur


As you know, I watch The Simpsons from time to time. I've been known to recite lines from it at important points in our many conversations. I also like movies. On this, I'm sure we can all agree. Anyways, some Spanish Simpsons fansite has assembled a big-fat list of movie quotations and references from the TV show.

What they've done is what you see above-- Assemble screencaps from the show and its corresponding movie and show them side by side. It's pretty damn cool for a guy who loves movies and The Simpsons to have a resource like this, even if it is in Google translated, pidgin English.

Somewhere out there, there's a Venn diagram to show how nerdy of a thing this is. Luckily, I haven't seen it, so until that day, I'm going to be pretty jazzed about this whole situation.

Cool Pictures From Bad Movies Pt. 1


I'm going to make a mash-up movies, The Man Who Would Be King to Earth. It's about two English con-men trying to make an alien the king of a Central Asian country.

It'll cost 85 million dollars and will only recoup one two-hundredth of its budget before the only surviving prints are shot into space, never to be spoken of again.

Either that or I'm going to make a movie where Tilda Swinton is sent back in time to replace 1970's David Bowie from killing the president of the United States. It'll be called North bi Northwest.

18 September, 2010

I'm Afraid of Americans



Bleeding Cool did a tiny little article about North Korean comic books. Apparently, as you might expect, they're all mired in ideology and the Worker's Fatherland Paradise and such and such stuff that you'd expect from Asia's favorite hermit state.

Disappointingly, it does not include scans of the interiors. Must have been scared of copyright laws, I imagine.

17 September, 2010

Research Material

Here's a list of images I've been using as references and inspiration for this thing I'm currently writing. It's about commandos in North Africa during World War II (go figure). Like any notes I make, it looks like insanity, but in my head it makes perfect sense. Or it will.

Probably.





In Which I Post Comics and Make a Weed Joke


That must have been one hell of a lax medical program.

Or may it's an honorary degree. Like, he rolled so many fat spliffs for the community, the local university decided to show him their gratitude.

Or maybe it's all just an unfortunate coincidence and his surname actually means "He Who is From the Mountains" in Romanian.

My cup is overfloweth with this one.

Rosemary, Baby

Dig It


Life is all about whatever the hell this guy is thinking. This is what it's all about.

16 September, 2010

Machines That Kill Fascists: A Brief History

The B-29 Super Fortress.


The Thompson Sub-Machinegun.


Russian Winter.


Woodie Guthrie (on a good day).

My Thoughts Exactly


This is how I feel about a lot of things. The scowl is more in line with what I feel more than anything else.

15 September, 2010

This'll Keep Me Up at Night


Recently the house has had a problem with ants. This video, and the existance of an ant spiral-- a phenomenon where ants loose their colony's pheromone trail and begin to follow each other until exhaustion and death-- is impressive, as well as a bit creepy. Ants are gross. Thousands of anything crawling over my food is not a thought worth relishing. The fact that God has set up one more barrier for them to ruin my edibles does take a bit of the edge off.

'Cause ants can kiss my ass.

12 September, 2010

Videogames and the War

This is the thing,” he told me. “Point 5 percent of this country actually fights in these conflicts.” Nearly 80,000 Americans are deployed in Afghanistan, Exum said, while 2.2 million played Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox Live during a single day last fall. “There’s something annoying that most of America experiences the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are actually taking place, through a video game,” he said.

Veteran, Andrew Exon on military shooter games.

11 September, 2010

10 September, 2010

George Orwell

"I was hated by large numbers of people — the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me."

--On being a policeman in Burma, Shooting an Elephant.

I'd Buy This Album


Luckily I don't have to!

08 September, 2010

I'm Back

My internet is down. Now it's back up. It's kind of nice. Now I don't have to read books to find out important information like the name of Captain Ahab's boat and what Higgins' tour of duty in WWII looked like.

There's a rule of film Mark Kermode brings up from time to time-- and he's usually right about this kind of thing-- which is that all movies are better with a helicopter explosion. Case in point: