Gators don't sweat.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Parker Posey, The Dragon Bowl, and the Tao of Substitution

A funny interesting Parker Posey sighting here. (via Defamer, I think)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

You all everybody....

You scored 41% kindness, 30% courage, 52% seedy past, and 48% secretiveness!

"Hmm. I have this dream. I'm driving a bus. And my teeth start falling out. My mum is in the back. Eating biscuits. Everything smells of bacon. It's weird. 'Course then I wake up screaming."

You are Charlie. More specifically, you are Charlie when he was still dealing with his heroin addiction. You're a kind person, but your seedy past and intense secretiveness are hurting you. You're not one of the bravest guys on the island, but you will defend what is closest to you without fail. You'll be okay in the end because let's not forget, you're a bloody rock god!

Your polar opposite is: Michael. You are similar to: Claire and Kate.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 7% on kindness

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You scored higher than 9% on courage

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You scored higher than 83% on seedy past

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You scored higher than 45% on secretiveness
Link: The Which Lost Character Are You Test written by ack_attack on Ok Cupid

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A trip to the glazing pan...

So cool! How Atomic Fireballs are made!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I have the strangest feeling I'm being turned into a puppet.

Recent news explained with comic book covers.

Don't let her touch your wand, Jim!

Perverts love the Star Trek.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Rollin' my way to freedom (or at least a free show)

Nebula is playing a FREE show at the Empty Bottle tonight. Sure, it's Monday, but you need the rock. Trust me.

Press record and say "do it again"

Go Fuck a Flagpole posted a quick interview with Mike Patton. Nothing too earthshaking here, but a good read nonetheless. I'm glad those Faith No More guys don't all hate each other. In related news, it appears that Caca Volante is running a blog now.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Japanes porno curiosities

Thought I'd share a really amusing post I stumbled on today. Here is a tale of one man's porn buying adventures in Japan with a hilarious story from his youth thrown in for good measure. Check it.

Grant Morrison won't shut up!

This week several excellent interviews with Grant Morrison have popped up online. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Morrison and his work, he's a comic book writer, a magician, a musician, and a damn interesting dude. He's probably best known for his run on The Invisibles, a semi autobiographical adventure/conspiracy tale that is still being dissected and studied by those with much more time on their hands than I.

The first interview goes into his writing process and although the interviewer does seem a bit fanboyish, it's a great read. In the second interview, he outlines his ideas for Hypertime, a concept he has come up with to help explain the tangled continuity of the DC Comics universe, but it goes much further than that...

'Hypertime' was the name Mark Waid gave to a concept of cosmic geometry I'd come up with, one bleary night in San Diego - given that the DCU has a Time LINE, the idea started as a consideration of what might exist beyond the Time Line, on the Time PLANE, or even in the mysterious Time CUBE . The theory allowed every comic story you ever read to be part of a larger-scale mega-continuity, which also includes other comic book 'universes' as well as the 'real world' we live in and dimensions beyond our own. It was also about how the world of fiction relates literally and geometrically to the world of 'reality'. Some of its basic features have even been echoed in current cosmological ideas emerging from the field of superstring research and M-Theory. Skip the rest of this answer if you can't be bothered with crazy talk.

We all live in Hypertime - in our 3-Dimensional level of Hypertime, which can be seen as CUBE TIME in relation to the DCU's LINE TIME, we can pick up comics and leaf through them, flipping in any direction - 'time traveling' back and forward through the 'continuity' like some new Doctor Who! I have a suspicion, based upon experience, that in HYPERCUBE TIME, there exist intelligences who stand in relation to our 3-D universe as we stand in relation to the 2-D universe of our comic book, film or TV heroes and who can leaf through our lives and times with the same ease we can leaf through Superman’s history but that's just me.

Heady stuff, that.

If you want more there's an interview about his current mega-opus Seven Soldiers here. The New York Times, even did a story on the architecture in Seven Soldiers, which is no longer available from them for free. Luckily, the text of the article is here.

Sadness all around

Well, we've had no shortage of sadness in the news recently with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the passing of musical lumiaries like R.L. Burnside & Bob Moog recently. There has been one recent passing that I haven't read too much about and I wanted to share it here. On Aug. 26th, Voivod guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'amour passed away due to complications stemming from colon cancer.

When I got my first CD player for Christmas in 1990, the first CD I purchased was Voivod's Nothingface. I even met Piggy outside of the Thirsty Whale when the were touring with Clutch. Recently Voivod was laying down the tracks for their 14th album, and Piggy had also done the art for Dave Grohl's Probot album which featured Voivod Singer Denis "Snake" Belanger among others.

My thoughts go out to Piggy's friends and family. Hopefully, he now knows what the unknown knows.