|Do not, repeat do not put another dime in the jukebox at this time.
||[Mar. 24th, 2006|03:45 pm]
The American Caliban
- The always reliable Exploding Aardvark pointed me today to the best rock video ever made: Bring Me The Head Of Rooster Alfredo, by Kill Lizzie. Wow. (Quicktime)
- Via The Null Device, a darkly hilarious list of intellectual property craziness. My favorite: A French director had to pay $1,300 after a character in his film whistled the communist anthem, “The Internationale,” without permission.
- New frontiers in advertising: The popcorn machines have been replaced with the Bread of Life.
- Now that we're facing the most serious challenges to infectious disease management ever, it's a great time to cut the funding of the Centers for Disease Control.
- Oh bother! It's Apocalypse Pooh. (iFilm, insane)
- If you're both morbid and bored (borbid?), I suggest browsing Wikipedia's excellent List of Unusual Deaths.
I just read a play by Ödön von Horváth
for my German lit class. I'd never heard of him before. I mentioned this to my concentration adviser in passing a few weeks ago, and he recognized the name as "the guy who got killed by a tree branch".
Also, I intend to start using "borbid" in conversation whenever possible.
von Horvath is the narrator/chorus of Tales From Hollywood
, my favorite Christopher Hampton play. That play introduced me to the whole expat German scene and started a lifetime fascination with Brecht, all in high school!
Wow, I work with a guy named Horvath, next time I see him I can ask "Are you related to that guy who was killed by a tree branch?"
I seem to remember thinking about Apocalypse Pooh recently. Coincidence? I think not.
I just heard about it for the first time about a month ago. I was playing a Trivial Pursuit DVD game, it was mentioned, and so then I hopped on ifilm and watched it. It was okay.
And at the risk of exposing myself as an inhabitant of a plane mostly unrelatable to you two fine folks, I think my recent viewing and this posting is a coincidence.
Well, at least I can feel special. :-)
That is the most amazing thing I've seen since "The End Of The World".