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Red Hot And Hate

I don’t think the hiring committee really knows what it’s asking for on this one.

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. RedHate leads to a general dislike of humanity and root access.”

Nomination For Best Fark Headline Of The Year

It’s early in the year yet, but this one definitely takes the cake for BFHotY (Thus Far): Newest Obama appointee’s office raided by FBI. Left finally comes to terms that Obama is not Jesus. Jesus could actually build a cabinet.

Sweet Mother Of Georgia Brown!

Okay, this is bleedin’ insane. Have you seen the indescribably awesome ThruYOU remix project put together by Israeli DJ Kutiman?

Basically, the dude took individual musical performances from YouTube and spliced them together in true mashup fashion, though he took the video and music and mixed them together.

You simply must watch all of his remixes, available at the link above.

However, if you’ve only time for a couple, the one that has been getting the widest YouTube “airtime” is the aptly-named “The Mother Of All Funk Chords”:

If you leave off there, though, you’ll miss out on the break beat anthem “Babylon Band”:

Oooh! Oooh! Pick Me! Pick Me!

Put All Of Your Stuff On A Drobo

The [in]famous (to those listening to TWiT podcasts, at least) Andy Ihnatko and Scott Bourne have started up a new Q&A-style website known as “Managing Your Digital Life” or MYDL.me and, in a fit of generosity, are giving away not one, but two Drobos to some random, lucky souls, all for the paltry entry fee of a simple link back to their site.

So click on either of those MYDL links so that my “entry” shows up in their referrer logs.

Oh, and, like, totally don’t link from your own site so my chances of winning are better. *grin*

If Björk Made Sesame Street Videos

…They’d probably look a lot like Pencil Face:

*shudder* Sweet dreams!

Who Watches The WangWatchmen?

V is for Very Funny

A friend invited me out to see Watchmen tonight and, in brief, it was a good way to spend a couple of hours on a Friday night.

The film hews very closely to the graphiccomicnovelbook (as noted on GeekDad) and is hugely indebted to the work put in by its original creators. I firmly believe that the solid foundation of the DC comic built by Moore/Gibbons is a (the?) chief reason the movie works. A weaker script would have doomed this movie.

As GeekDad also notes, it is most assuredly not one for the kids. It’s rated “R” and earns it — crude language and sexual situations abound, as do violence and disturbing scenes. A sex scene set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is vastly overlong — and am I alone in liking Jeff Buckley’s version of the song better? Also, there is far (far, far, far) more screen time devoted to Doctor Manhattan’s, errrm, Junior Doctor Manhattan than I would have necessarily wanted to see. Ever.

Digitized electric blue Wang-Dang-Crudup-Doodles aside, I would definitely put it beside Zack Snyder’s other recent work, 300 in terms of both its thought-provoking nature and its visual artistry. Well worth seeing, if only to support the notion that loud, visually-stunning movies based on comic books can be complex, compelling and more than just over-muscled dudes in spandex prancing about.

Oh, and before I leave off for the night, two Watchmen-related earwigs to toss at you:

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