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300

I’ve got to tell you, I’m jazzed

The 300 Spartans at Thermopylae is being made into a movie.

Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

What Hollywood lacks in perpective in modern times, it makes up for in Gangland and in Historic Epics. It’s almost as if they’re … schizo.

Trailer here. Victor Davis Hanson’s take, and it’s all good.

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October 11, 2006 Posted by | Art and Aesthetic, Leaders of the West | 8 Comments

Steve Irwin … The Crocodile Hunter

Following is a comment that I put up at IB. No real changes. I hesitated to make a post out of it, but it says some things that probably won’t get said anywhere else, and they need to be. Finding a person like Irwin on a medium like television is a little astonishing: he was everything that media should be but almost never is. And because of that, there will be a lot of armchair quarterbacking and second guessing. But I’ll miss the guy, and I grieve for the family he leaves behind.

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September 5, 2006 Posted by | Art and Aesthetic | 5 Comments

God took a poop in Dave’s Pool

Dave in Texas has a lot to be proud of now that his new pool is complete. Say “Hello” to Lake Vince.

Because it’s Dave, and because he has a pool and I don’t, and because he’s in Texas and I’m not, we will now be accepting captions in the first ever AnalogKid caption contest.

September 2, 2006 Posted by | Art and Aesthetic, Pr0n | 3 Comments

Light Emitting Clothing

Pajamas Media will finally be happy … they can really blog _in_ their underwear now.

I wonder if we’ll call them LEC’s or LET’s (Light Emitting Textiles) in 20 years?

I’m not gonna be happy until I can put a Google Map on my sleeve, and get my email in my underwear.

August 28, 2006 Posted by | Art and Aesthetic, Science | 2 Comments

Rob Reiner is a Jack Ass

Meathead:

Mel Gibson’s apology for making drunken anti-Semitic remarks isn’t enough to redeem him, actor-producer Rob Reiner said. The actor also must acknowledge that “his work reflects anti-Semitism,” particularly the 2004 hit movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Reiner told Associated Press Radio.

Of course it does. Of course it does.

How much of this is jealousy? The Hollywood establishment had a veritable cow when Passion did well, precisely because it was made outside of the usual production path that most movies take. What’s more, it was a huge success even though it is overtly religious. Certainly the teeming masses couldn’t appreciate such … mythology. Now Reiner is criminalizing the work based on the crime of the producer.

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August 28, 2006 Posted by | Art and Aesthetic, Philosophy - General | 2 Comments