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I video gchatted for the first time this evening, and it was a fun experience. Kali was the friend, and we were closer to hanging out than we have been in awhile. She is in LA, while I am in Philly.
It started out pretty well, just normal talking/being weirded out by the youtube-like quality of the conversation.
She thinks her face is scrunchy and didn’t want me to upload this, but I think she looks adorable.
Kali is going to have her work shown in Korea, and is offically an international artist. She also makes minature kitties that will be stuffed with catnip for her kitty.
This is her kitty, Luka. He’s a snuggler and a drooler, and I miss him.
We then realized that it’s possible to have the entire conversation with the video directed at our boobs. We experimented with boob expressions and emotions, which was partially successful and entirely hilarious.
This is Kali’s view of me, as well as her view of the pictures I mailed her. She asked me not to post these online, but I think they’re too funny to hide on our computers. Note the time difference, as I am in the future and she is in the past.
Conclusion: must video gchat more. Will be taking requests from email friends.
I can’t stop watching these videos.
Every October I like to watch a ton of horror movies to get in the mood for Halloween and last year I decided to give this tradition a name, complete with alliterations! We’ve only got about three weeks left until the best day of the entire year, so it’s about time to kick off the 2nd Annual Halloween Horror Movie Madness.
I’m going for a triple whammy tonight with the complete Evil Dead trilogy. The funny thing about The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 is that a lot of people like the sequel/remake a lot more than the original. I like to let the viewer decide on their own. Anyway, a lot people reading this might say, Grace you’re crazy, there were only two Evil Deads. And my reply is hells no! You can’t forget about Army of Darkness, which takes our hero Ash out of the woods and into 1300 AD with “his car, his shotgun, and his chainsaw”. Watch all three trailers and hit up your Netflix, local movie store, or favorite illegal downloading site to enjoy.
This post was brought to you by Bruce Campbell’s chainsaw.
Dead Man’s Bones are working hard to top themselves, and they accomplish this with their latest video “Dead Hearts”. Featuring Arthur Ganson’s “Machine with Wishbone”, we get fine art combined with an old West Ennio Morricone feel. The song is less catchy and more haunting than their other two singles, but the slow melancholy works in their (and Ganson’s) favor.
Normally Ganson’s work is filmed against a plain background, where the focus is purely on the movement of the piece and the mechanics behind it. There is beauty in the simplicity of these movements, and Dead Man’s Bones have been able to capture and amplify that by placing Wishbone in a setting. As you watch, the machine takes on a human-like quality and becomes a part of the cinematic experience. The result is not just a music video, but a short film.
Make sure to see Dead Man’s Bones live on Friday October 16th at the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church.
Werner Herzog is teaching people how to make films in his way.
He has survived the Peruvian rainforest, braved the wilds of the Thai jungle and shot in the heart of Antarctica. Now Werner Herzog is to enter the classroom, offering students the chance to benefit from his years of experience making movies in extreme locations and under inauspicious circumstances. The Werner Herzog school of guerrilla film-making is open for business, offering a weekend course with the veteran German director of Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Rescue Dawn, Fitzcarraldo and Cobra Verde for only $1,450 (£882).
For that outlay, students of the Rogue Film School will experience “the exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully”, while learning skills which include “the neutralisation of bureaucracy”. The inaugural course will take place in January in Los Angeles, but Herzog has cautioned timid types to give it a wide berth.
“The Rogue Film School is not for the faint-hearted,” said the film-maker. “It is for those who have travelled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs or as wardens in a lunatic asylum, for those who are willing to learn about lock-picking or forging shooting permits in countries not favouring their projects.
“In short: it is for those who have a sense for poetry. For those who are pilgrims. For those who can tell a story to four-year-old children and hold their attention. For those who have a fire burning within. For those who have a dream.
“Censorship will be enforced,” added Herzog, declaring: “There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries and Inner Growth.” Students should not bring their laptops, he said, likewise mobile phones or pagers.
Recommended reading before the course begins includes Virgil’s Georgics, Ernest Hemingway’s The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Poetic Edda, translated by Lee M Hollander (in particular The Prophecy of the Seeress).
As well as benefiting from Herzog’s guidance, students will walk away with a special certificate and a signed copy of Conquest of the Useless, the director’s memoir about his troubled shoot on 1982’s Fitzcarraldo, the epic tale of a businessman who pulls a steamship over a hill in order to access a tract of jungle rich with valuable rubber trees.
Candidates need not fear for their safety, however, for Herzog has a reputation for being a professional to the end. For example, during the Fitzcarraldo shoot, a Peruvian tribal chief offered to murder the film’s star, Klaus Kinski, with whom Herzog was at daggers drawn. Herzog politely declined, explaining that he had not yet finished shooting Kinski’s scenes.
Sign me up, seriously. Maybe Sallie Mae will loan me the money. I’ll tell them I need to learn how to be badass enough to call a bullet wound insignificant.
I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS
I HAVEN’T BEEN THIS STOKED ON A MOVIE IN SO LONG
LIKE USUALLY I JUST PIRATE (ARRR) THEM OFF THE INTERNETS
BUT THIS ONE I ACTUALLY WANNA PAY $10 TO GO SEE
IT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT
I seriously LOVE Melrose Place. The catfights, the pulling off of wigs, the bombs, the hookers..nothing gets better than an Aaron Spelling night time soap. The new CW version premiers tonight at nine, and while I’m kinda super scared of what they’ll do to it, I’m hoping for an all out ridiculous script that stays true to the original series. Let’s just pray that they bring back Heather Locklear as the eternal “special guest star”. In honor I’ve decided to post a plethora of my favorite clips. Enjoy my kittens, television hasn’t been this ludicrous and wonderful in a long time.