Sunday, December 24, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 2:30:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:29:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:29:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:28:00 AM
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 9:30:00 AM
Thought I should send wee 'Happy Christmas' to one and all that has the mis/fortune to read this site. have to hand in major stuff 30,000 finished words by January 3 so am frantically typing up notes etc so as to have to bring about 20 books on the wee flybe plane. In Dublin tonight with some of these fine folks (see below) boon companions from back in old days and all the days since!. Listening to the great Phantom Fm to gauge what's hot on the Dublin 'scene'.
Might get to meet up with a certain dumb riffer and a certain comic strip master
Books I've packed:
Kaja Silverman's Male Subjectivity at the Margins
Susan Bordo's Unbearable Weight
Peter Brook's Body Work
Vicki Kirby's Telling Flesh
(I imagine my suitcase bursting open at the airport just as a a stereotypical American Cheerleader walks past and says "good luck with that" and then goes off and has losts of amazing sex....
playing with the idea of chucking in Powers of Horror as well but I think the above's enough . I'm gearing towards runnign through the hard core theory side rather than some of the stuff on sueprheroes and contemporary movies, because some of them just make me cry and i'm not lugging them to Monagahan and back, if I read once more that Robocop is 'invincible' I will crack up, have these film scholars not seen Robocop 2? where robo gets handed back to the cop shop in pieces ala C3p0 on chewies back? Not unlike Wolverine, Robocop's cyborg makeup allows him to suffer more pain and survive than normal humans, but that is surely fundamentally different than being invincible. I'm hoping that locked away in rural Ireland, away from broadband too many bad film books and my part-time work I can get back to writing stuff I really agree with and like rather than stuff I chrun out because I'm late for a deadline, my crazy red room, the first batcave awaits, hopefully it's many comics and hardback books on sciecne fiction will an inspiration!
Hope you all have a great Christmas and happy new year and that, thanks for putting up with the crazed Jimmny guff and bobbins for yet another year.
Posted by Lorcy at 8:06:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 8:05:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 8:02:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 8:01:00 AM
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 2:00:00 AM
at least she's interesting compared to stick insects like Kate Bosworth and dullards like Dunst, my favourite line from today's imdb story:
"She also stands accused of making threats to sexually molest a neighbor's dog during an argument two years ago"
That's the best way to end an argument ever, I'd just let her at it to see how one actually goes about such a threat. Why no reality TV show about her and Tara Reid yet?
Posted by Lorcy at 1:49:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 1:36:00 AM
If aliens ever wanted to take over Planet Earth they would only have to add some small print to computer program installations like 'Yes I would like Windows Player Version 9....p.s. I also give the Bejazoids of Qwargu persmission to rip of my noggin and feed it to their Shantellix beasts for a laugh'. Spent far too much time this weekend reinstalling Windows XP (and clicking 'I accept' over and over again as I reinstalled all the programs) instead of going to Christmas parties, ah well for the best I have to hand in work on January 3 so need to make sure the auld laptop is in working order. Although I will try and get it done January 2 as I'll be 31 and don't want to spend my birthday writing PhD stuff, I want to have my usual birthday film festival this year I plan to watch:
V for Vendetta
The Big Lebowski
No surprises, but what a perfect triple bill, I may have to coax some family members to join me. In some hellish parallel universe there is a version of me that is planning to sit down with Robocop: Prime Directives and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen instead, poor bastard.
I am geeking out the new iTunes though which as a jukebox style flipping album covers thing going on that makes you feel more like your listenign to albums rather than fiddly downloads, so I'm jamming as many of my music collection into the laptop and thus cheating flybe's luggage restrictions by carrying lots of 'albums' without them weighing anything.
My music imbibing followed this sequence: The Pixies, Frank Black, Frank Black and the Catholics, The Breeders, They Might Be Giants, The Bonzo Dog Band, Lambchop, David Bowie, Half Man Half Biscuit, LCD Soundsystem, Fabriclive etc etc. My Party Shuffle currently rocks!
Posted by Lorcy at 12:38:00 AM
Friday, December 15, 2006
OK Go - A Million Ways 'Back Yard Dance'
yeah, but it's not as good as the Ray D'arcy one...
Posted by Lorcy at 4:53:00 AM
Ray D'Arcy and Crew Go
they did a good job, but proof if proof be need be that Irish DJ will not only jump on bandwagons but lay barb wires in the tracks so they can hijack bandwagons and eat their oily bones
Posted by Lorcy at 4:52:00 AM
Podge and Rodge - GIC
Posted by Lorcy at 4:40:00 AM
Podge and Rodge - Richie Kavannagh on Ballydung Idol
this was Irish TV, but it's like something I imagined! poor Ritchie Kavanagh can hardly move poor bastard, ten years on and it's the same tune, don't get me started on his 'i-am-bic pentamiter'
Posted by Lorcy at 3:35:00 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 5:23:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:22:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:19:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:18:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:18:00 PM
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 12:18:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 12:17:00 PM
As Nathan Barley would say 'goin' dark', no blogging for a bit: going home for wedding of two of friends from way back in the day in lovely Downpatrick. More mad Superman themed blogging as I finish the supes chapter, check this great site, Superman Through the Ages has scanned old Superman comics and everything, more information to collate...great! In the meantime why don't consider the conundrum of Superman's mermaid girlfriend Lori Lemaris, what do they get up to: read the story here.
Posted by Lorcy at 12:04:00 PM
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Wonder if the script writers were lauging whilst coming up with the name 'bark bent'
Posted by Lorcy at 7:17:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 9:40:00 AM
Had to do a sort of blurb thing for the art college teach at to describe my work! Not as easy as it sounds, I couldn't very well say "my research interests include reading She Hulk comics with my wee paws down my pants, could I?"
My work combines feminist, psychoanalytic and gender studies approaches within the area of what is broadly known as 'corporeality' or 'body' theory and applies them through close textual analysis to contemporary movies, animation and comic book texts in the broad genre of fantasy, science fiction and horror.
My seminar sessions will take contemporary texts such as superhero movies and comics, fantasy cinema and animation and consider such issues as body image, genre, consumption and fandom through encouraging students to critically assess this pervasive popular medium in terms of gender and body image.
"P.S. I *heart* Mucky Books"
balls hate when all this admin stuff piles up when I'm trying to write, I'll get aout 8,000 words of a 15,000 word chapter in today. Was supervising a mature student day and her kid came and he was running around the room like a loon in his 'Bob the Builder' coat and turning off and any electrical appliances he could find in the room: fans, computers, the fecking expensive electrontic data projector! the student just igonored him like he wasn't doing anything wrong while I'm trying to discuss corporeality and gender issues.
Posted by Lorcy at 9:27:00 AM
Snuff Box- Quest for the Silver Cowboy Boots
back chat and ball ache over some Silver Cowboy boots, hell's teeth man!
Posted by Lorcy at 4:26:00 AM
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 5:59:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:42:00 AM
"oh non would you care to carry my flags for me...there's a good chap! I'm hoping to get a birdie on the 47th hole of galactic villian golf, don't worry about ursa she's singing a song of lost love to that astronaut": Late night DVD frame capture thoughts
Posted by Lorcy at 5:15:00 AM
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 6:33:00 AM
look below, each quotation mark is recreated in some sort of puncuation orgy, it's not my fault, I don't know why it happens!, really! I obviously didn't print all those little feckers! why? why? I don't know! I shouldn't be worried about things making me look silly at this age, but hey, just know I didn't make all those grammatical squiggles okay!?
Posted by Lorcy at 6:04:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 6:03:00 AM
Some Superman Chapter Bits, it started out academic *but ended up demented**...as .per.fucking usual.
Superheroic Bodies: The Corporealities of Contemporary Film Superheroes
Section I: Supermen and Wonder Woman
'Whatever Happened to the Man of Steel?' The Births and Rebirths of Superman.'
He may technically have been an alien from another planet, but Christopher
Reeve’s Superman was one of cinema’s last great traditional heroes. A man who
knew right from wrong, he was a superhero driven by a belief in truth and
justice rather than by childhood trauma and genetic mutation.
Obituary of Christopher Reeve, The Times, 12 October 2004.
In a country dedicated to propositions of progress and the "new", Superman
appeared with his invulnerable body: the body that retains no marks, on which
history cannot be inscribed….Superman was the New Man, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow…who could suffer the brutalizing shocks of modernity with neither broken bones nor neurasthenic breakdowns. Superior senses and a body so strong that "nothing less than a bursting shell could penetrate his skin" made him the first perfect citizen of the Metropolis.
Scott Bukatman (2003: 197, 202)
Superman actor Christopher Reeve died of a heart attack October 10, 2004, aged 52, he had been paralysed from the neck down since a fall from a horse at an equestrian competition in Virginia in May 1995. Much of the obituaries and news commentary in the following days either used or played on the terminology of the Superman ethos: "A Man of Steel: Reeve battled like movie superhero until death at 52" The Sun; "Superhuman to the Very End", The Daily Mail; "Christopher Reeve: a super man to know", The Times. Some reimagined Reeve as a 'real-life superhero' not only for the physical aspects of his condition but also for his political support of stem cell research, pitching him as a progressive campaigner against a fundamentalist Christian president.
These articles are an interesting starting point for showing how the almost 70-year-old Superman mythos continues to be relevant in contemporary society for what it says about the body, gender and masculinity. According to Michael Gove’s "Comment" in The Times :
Superman may have been a creation of the 1930s but his is a myth for our
times….The potency of the Superman myth lies in the perennial human yearning to
escape the constraints of the human condition. To be human is to inhabit a world
of vulnerability and limits. The weakness of the flesh, and its end in death,
frame all human endeavour…Superman appeals as an idea, and has survived as a
character, because he transcends these limitations. (Gove, 2004: 18)
Gove contrasts such larger than life myths of masculinity and the actual physicality of Reeves
For a generation, Christopher Reeve was the definitive screen Superman and one of the first successful big screen superhero franchises from Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978) to Richard Lester’s Superman II (1980) and Superman III (1983) and Sidney J. Furie's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). One of his last roles was a Smallville cameo as Dr. Swann, who gives a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) some information on his intergalactic origins in episodes “Rosetta” Season 2, air date 25 Feb, 2003; and “Legacy” Season 3, air date April 14, 2003).
The Superman films formed a template that subsequent franchises such as the 1980s-1990s Batman franchises followed: a nine year run of four films with quality and financial returns; shifts in tone from mythic and large-scale to smaller more camp and comical tales; groundbreaking multi-media marketing campaigns; distinctive pseudo-classical theme tunes; and actors in 'villain' roles, Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor) and Jack Nicholson (The Joker), almost eclipsing the title star in popularity. One of the major differences of the two franchises is Reeves himself. Whereas the masked Batman (as I will discuss in the next chapter) is often a monosyllabic cipher in which audiences can inscribe their own masculinities and be more easily recast, Reeves personal and physical connection to the role was one of the hallmarks of this film franchise. It would be almost 20 years before another cinema superman appeared in the form of Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns in 2006.
 This is a reference to Curt Swan one of the longest –serving Superman comics artists working on the character from 1945 until 1995, defining the quintessential look of the character, it is Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson’s Superman that Andy Warhol used for his 1981 iconic screen print. Swan died 1996. and a Superman engraving in featured on his tombstone (Zeno, 2002: 192).
Just added these epigraphs to a section:
2006: Superman returns in more ways that one
“Watching Superman again isn’t just like being a kid again. It’s better!”
DVD Cover of Superman: The Movie (The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection)
Toni Mannix (Diane Lane) to George Reeves (Ben Affleck) in Allen Coulter’s Hollywoodland (2006)
Posted by Lorcy at 3:21:00 AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 2:09:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:08:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:06:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:05:00 AM
To the Superman box set madness, I just couldn't take it anymore and was writing my Superman chapter and I had some spare cash and, and, and, whatever, there's no justifying it I just spend £35 on the new Superman box set (it is worth it: it would take you over 12 hours to wtach everything) but more of that later, first the story of the never ending Superman box sets.
First of all there was this baby, The Superman/Superman II Special edition which I got a few years ago for 12.99, hey I thought, at least I've got the 2 good ones and I'm sure the other two will be cheap enough on DVD soon enough. No such luck for the hapless geek, the videos for Superman III and Superman IV are deleted on video and relatively rare and expensive to buy on their own on DVD because they had this set to hawk (came out in 2005) . It costs about £19.99 and has all four movies, with all the same features and little else from the £12.99 version.
2006 arrives and now there's The "Christopher Reeve Collection" including the 1978 and 2000 extended version of Superman: The Movie and the original and Richard Donner Cut of Superman II and Superman III and Superman IV and Superman and the Mole Men (1951) and 17 of the Max Fleischer Shorts and lots more.
It is great but only definitive when this bad boy comes out ! Is there no rest for the box set geek, I doubt the Steel one will be as big.
Posted by Lorcy at 1:20:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 12:59:00 AM
He's a teacher you see and would often go in an berate shop-owners if their signs were grammatically incorrect, like "Plum's 50p a lb", he's be in going, "what do the plums own?".
There's a pub in Norwich called The Ribs of Beef and they advertise on taxies and of these
fuckers is parked across the street, visible from my window, and it's wrecking my head as it reads:
"Ribs of Beef. Free House. The Cities Favourite Local"
Shouldn't this be "The City's Favourite Local"? Even if the pub thinks Norwich is two cities is would be the Cities' Favourite Local. Check out the pic above they're really proud of this 'moronmobile' and parade it around Norwich all day as an advertisment for potential pub customers who can go and drink ales safe in the knowledge there won't be any wise guys pointing out spelling and stuff. Plus I don't remember being around for the election when they were voting the 'City's Favourite Local'!
I may be sounding like a pernickety old man, but John over at Counago & Spaves would understand.
Posted by Lorcy at 12:38:00 AM
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I'm intrigued as to what the "winged shaft of fate" is! bought loads of these and other Warren comics on O'Connell Street from a newstand, he would never reveal his source but the stroy was they came from shipping ballasts.
Posted by Lorcy at 11:04:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 10:50:00 PM
No time to blog: here's some pics that express the inside of Jimmny's noggn, (found this on photontorpedoes.com) one of my favourite artists, Bruce Timm, draws one of my favourite characters...Vampirella (well I wasn't gonna say Buffy!)
Posted by Lorcy at 10:44:00 PM
Posted by Lorcy at 8:42:00 PM
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 6:02:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:52:00 AM
Listen to Iain Lee, Geeky Tom and Paul as they are forced to listening to a gibbering Irish maniac on the phone,
check out my second Lost podcast here
I appear around about 28 minutes in, leave the lorcy last! how do I know? I've just listened to it, and i don't appear too mad which is heartening as I hadn't left the house for about two days. I don't buy into the series as much as the other callers and emphasise that Lost is a show with connections with other sci-fi shows and films. But I do gibber, I got a crazy reaction though,
"wow! that guy needs to get a job..." quothith the lost podcasters.
They edited out my Langoliers geeky reference, so it just makes it seems like I'm repeating the fact that they all know about the Stephen King book being Carrie, without including the fact that I mentioned the Langoliers, as soon as I heard about Lost I said to myself, 'that sounds a bit like 'The Langoliers' and then I keeled over and blubbed in my own geeky filth and everyone in the world went on about Lost and cryed into my pillow and blubbed..."but what about The Prisoner....but what about The Langoliers...but what about whatever..... feck ye's all...etc..."
Posted by Lorcy at 5:13:00 AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 3:06:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 3:04:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 3:02:00 AM
I love this guy, Mike Miler, author of the Halo 2 on Legendary Walkthough
this is great bit if you've attempted Halo 2on legendary, you'll really dig this!
By now, the Chief has most likely fallen to the ground dead, a shocked and puzzled expression undoubtedly still frozen on his face beneath the helmet, his aura of strength and invincibility dispelled in a single pink shot.
Meet your new nemesis: the jackal sniper.
Allow me to editorialize for a minute in order to express properly how much I despise this new enemy. It's not so much that they're difficult; indeed, once you go through the initially torturous, brute-force process of memorizing their locations one cheap death at a time, they are more or less downgraded from the level of aneurysm-inducing frustration to severe nuisance. My problem at this point is largely with the way that they shatter the immersion of the game. It's just ridiculous when you can watch every other enemy in the game except drones—including your unshielded marines, and even grunts, for God's sake—absorb multiple beam rifle shots, and yet the Chief, icon of the series, with his fancy armor and upgraded shield, always dies from a single shot. This sort of incongruity serves only to reduce the experience from that of a balanced, consistent interactive world to typical, cheap video game capriciousness. There's also the fact that the presence of jackal snipers, with their one-shot kills and supernatural accuracy and reaction time, tends to limit your options in many areas, subverting the open-endedness of the combat which otherwise is the series' best quality. Bungie, if you're listening: please...don't do this to us again, ok? It's just annoying.
Posted by Lorcy at 2:38:00 AM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
pixies _ hey
wow! totally cool! it's like a cover of that Youtube girl's 'hey' song lol
Posted by Lorcy at 5:07:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:04:00 AM
Happy Birthday to Jimnny: a Secret History of The Life and Times of Jimmny Homunculus.
From this first official post "Small bags of crap" dated November 14 2004 I have been annoying my unfortunate readers with madness, sexual frustration and geeky ramblings.
Secretly, I like that my first post was called "small bags of crap" as it was an apt description of the little dollops of madness I inflicted on the general populace. This was actually my first post, (but blogger for some reason put the dog poo one first) it's crazy that my first post involved discussions of Halo when I am now 2 years later trying to finish Halo 2 on legendary, after finishing Halo on legendary (I apologise for Blogger's quirks where all apostrophes transmute into spazed out punctuation orgies! )
Anyway, if you can hang on a while, this will be a mega long post summarizing the madness of Jimmny Homunculus and some of my 4am thoughts on what I cam here to say.
Valwentie's Day sucky wucks...
Feck Valentine's Day 1
Feck Valentine's Day 2
Letter from St. Valentines's
with this picture I frequently dicussed my discust for St. Valentine's Day, hey, it's an alright thing, I just get annoyed that people who choose to be single have to stay away from resturants and pubs on Feb 14th like people with no legs and half an eye. Most couples go, hey! you can come out on St. Valentine's day! no one's stopping you! Indeed, no one is stopping us, but if we did go out on this oafish day and observed your googly eyed antics we would have to kill you with blunt objects! So it's better if we stayed in, and remember all yous couples: you're only one mischosen word away from being single! see yous later down the disco!!
early attempts at explaining Jimmny Homunculus
The madness of Being a PhD student
Ah the She Hulk Painting Wot I did...
The Kitchen Porter Years
Me head's in a rancid bin!
The auld kitchen humour
Twitch of Death Labia
Fist Biter Blues
Carmen Electra (is that her given name??)
Dirty Walkman (remember them pre-ipod yokes?)
Sleaze Channel 4!
Pudding and porn
an average 'I wil kill god' rant I totally will, that fucking dude's been asking for it since, like, forever.
some film ugly balls! cube lube crackhead!
As always Frank Black is not too far from me heart
There's a perfect explanation for the shit that I've been in
Soon as I find out, I'll let you know
And If it's any consolation well your horse is goin' to win
cause mine and all the others are just. too. slow
("Coastline", Frank Black and the Catholics-Show me your tears)
that's it fer know, more soon no doubt!
Posted by Lorcy at 3:38:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 3:31:00 AM
One of the problems of trying to write the madness what I do is some crazy late night procrastination sessions. Last night was a doosie. I was looking up wikipedia stuff on Halo and Bungie's other revolutionary games. I found out about an unreleased Penn and Teller Video game called Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors . Desert Bus is one of the most amazing game concepts ever: [from wikipedia]:
The objective of the game is to drive a bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real time at a maximum speed of 45mph, a feat that would take the player 8 hours of continuous play to complete, as the game cannot be paused. The bus contains no passengers, and there is no scenery or other cars on the road. The bus veers to the right slightly; as a result, it is impossible to tape down a button to go do something else and have the game end properly. If the bus veers off the road it will stall and be towed back to Tucson, also in real time. If the player makes it to Las Vegas, they will score exactly one point. The player then gets the option to make the return trip to Tucson—for another point (a decision they must make in a few seconds or the game ends). Players may continue to make trips and score points as long as their endurance holds out. Some players who have completed the trip have also noted that, although the scenery never changes, a bug splats on the windscreen over halfway through the first trip, and on the return trip the light does fade, with differences at dusk, and later a pitch black road where the player is guided only with headlights.
Posted by Lorcy at 3:07:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 2:52:00 AM
I don't know what to think about Lost Season 3, it's alright I suppose, but it doesn't say much. I was on the new Lost Podcast thing today, pretty much like the last one but on Sky. Instead of going to a studio you do a phone in thing, it's quite fun.
Get this though, I had been indoors writing my thesis and playing halo 2 on legendary for about two days and the first thing I said to another hooman beeing was on a Lost podcast so I was rambling like a loon on the phone. They didn't know what I was saying and I could hear the other folks on the podcast giggling at my rambles, but I had some good points:
[in the parlance of web spoilers: ] This all refers to Lost Season 3 wot is on Sky on Sunday so don't read me ramblin's if u don't wan de spoily things.
1. Jack refers to himself as a "Repo Man" , in Alex Cox's great 1984 film of the same name all food and drink products have white labels with names like "beer" "food" and "gin" written on them, kinda like the dharma crowd wha?
2. The cages that Kate and Sawyer are in are a bit like the ones in Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
3. The Other's Village is a bit like, you know, The Village in The Prisoner, which is like Lost before it existed and 100 times better, cos it ended before it outstayed its welcome.
4. The 'Others' have a book club* where they discuss Stephen King's Carrie. King's Story 'The Langoliers' in Four Past Midnight on American Pride Flight 29 from Los Angeles to Boston all passengers disappear except for those asleep, and they find that everyone in the world has disappeared! mmmm
5. Ps: Elizabeth Mitchell plays Juliet in Lost Season 3, and she looks a bit like Carrie Anne Moss who played a character called Juliet in a 1994 film called...Lost. Mitchell has a file with all Jacks' life facts in it like ole Agent Smith in that ole timey Matrix film where they did de digital dance of smacks.
*Wait a fucking minute, the fucking Others have a book club? weren't they wispy animalistic killers, who we didn't know if they were human or not? well turns out they are human and they like book clubs and shit. Fucking wanker others.
Posted by Lorcy at 1:59:00 AM
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 12:03:00 PM
No doubt you're sick of Borat stuff but I like the way that in this Salon article some of the people supposedly embarrassed by their Borat appearance just keep digging their own grave whenever they talk to the media in follow up articles, take that Rodeo guy:
What happened: The event caused quite a stir. John Saunders, the Salem Civic Center's assistant director, told the Roanoke Times that if Borat and crew hadn't high-tailed it out of the arena, "There would have been a riot. They would have been killed."
Rowe told Salon that he'd agreed to let Borat sing, believing the story that Borat was a Kazakh journalist traveling across the country. Rowe says he requested a sample track, but was sent a blank CD. And what about those anti-gay comments? Rowe, who says he hasn't seen the film, didn't disavow them, but instead offered a curious rationale:
"As long as [homosexuals] don't mess with me and get me involved, if that's their choice, just have at it. Just don't come in my household and try to demand, as they're doing now, all sorts of things. All this marriage and this mess. If you want to go live together, go live together, but don't drag everyone else into it. It's, like, before you could just pump your gas, but the thieves ruined it for everyone. Now everyone has to go pay for their gas first. Homosexuals, they want their rights for marriage and all this stuff, and they want respectability. If you want to live that life, live that life, but don't involve the whole rest of the country."
Is Rowe concerned about how he comes off in the film? "I'm not really worried about it," he says. "It can't be so bad that I can't survive. No one's coming and trying to eat me."
I can't wait until the technology is invented when you can just look directly in to peoples' brains because the interior of that guy's noggin would be insane: with gay people as some sort of petrol thieves that come into his house to try and eat him!!
Posted by Lorcy at 11:48:00 AM
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Posted by Lorcy at 5:51:00 AM
Dawn Of The Replicants: Scottish Indie @ SxSW & Alamo
Posted by Lorcy at 5:41:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:32:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 5:31:00 AM
So I gave up the auld rollies for the last time two weeks ago and as a special treat got The Dawn of the Replicants' The Singles: Bust the Trunk. It includes a Bonus DVD ('Bust yer Peepers') with all their videos and two docmetnaries by spoken previously of my youthful times with these fine folks.
Anyway when watching the DVD documentary on 'The East West Years', when 'the Reps' were on the same label as Simply 'I'm Mick Hucknall' Red spotted their 1998 gig at the Mean Fiddler gig in Dublin that I attended then, as if my magic I heard my voice in the background of a backstage bit where I'm talkign to Paul Vickers about (what else?) Science Fiction Freak . Later when some of the badn are finding their hotel room room, Grant Pringle goes, 'where's Lorcan?' meagre fame but it made my day, was great to see the band in action.
Posted by Lorcy at 4:39:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 4:35:00 AM
One of our staff at the Rose is a fine upstanding young man called Tom Moran. I anyways have a bittersweet anticipation of the start of a shift with Tom, there's alwasy some drama or bizarre tale. My favourite was, me going 'alright Tom, how's it going?'
and the tired rumpled answer 'Oh I had to sleep in my garage last night....on an ironing board....'
it was a long tale of him being locked out of a house by a house mate and then cutting his arms in a letterbox trying to get at keys or a lock or something then resigning himself to sleeping in the garage on an ironing board ( I recently found out it was collapsed so slightly less precarious) and then having to got to work.
Anyway he does a great comedy show on UEA's Live Wire called The Comedy Worm with Paul who DJ's Here. You can download an episode Here.
Tom also had what I hear was an amazing Stand-Up comedy deubt at the Workshop so when he the new Eddie Izzard, I can have documentary blog-style proof that I said he was good!!
Posted by Lorcy at 4:00:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 4:00:00 AM
Posted by Lorcy at 3:59:00 AM