Archive for the ‘Apocalypse’ Category

& Teller

March 21, 2008

Teller made a short film. It was for a Diary of the Dead contest.

Good stuff.

The Naked and the Dead, But Mostly the Naked

November 11, 2007

**Last time I checked, headlines like Skynet Military Launch is Delayed meant the computers were taking over the world. Or, at least it did in the Terminator movies.

**One of the official Mommy Bloggers for the Tennessean is a woman named Emily Hartley? Really? I thought Suzanne Pleshette was too old to have children.

**Norman Mailer died. I may or may not have read Harlot’s Ghost. It is entirely possible that Mailer was just a punch line thanks to my former partner in crime and SPY magazine back in the early nineties. That’s what kind of impact Norman Mailer had on me. Very little. Which is odd, as only in death he strikes me as a kindred spirit. Except for the wife-stabbing and left-wing bullshittery. There are some things that even I cannot countenance.

**My literary taste run more towards Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Because, of course, it has Batman as the main character.

**I don’t know if it was Sarcastro Jr.’s bout with a little virus he brought home from daycare, or the substandard Chile Colorado from La Terraza, but much like certain fine Australian wines, it has opened up the sluices at both ends.

**Kudos to Ken Burns for his 14 hour documentary The War.  If anything will run the pharmaceutical companies out of business, it will be this slumber inducing yawn-fest.   No one ever need to buy prescription sleep aids ever again.  If you drink a gallon of Nyquil, put on some Cowboy Junkies and start reading the Bible, that’s a pretty good approximation of how sleepy you will get after the first hour.

Time to go throw up some more…

Oprah Wept

November 5, 2007

Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse:

I found myself admiring Oprah Winfrey today.

For those of you who didn’t see it, or know about it, she put on a clinic in Crisis Communication this morning.

Evidently there has been some shenanigans involving the girls at the Oprah’s school in South Africa. It’s the kind of shenanigans one would normally expect from the Catholic Church, but with boys. No, this is what happens when you have the perfect storm of celebrity guilt money, poorly supervised adults in a land where AIDS is given to children like Halloween candy, and lots of hot young African girls.

But, kudos to Oprah. Really. She got in front of this story before it brought her down. She owes her PR team big time for this one. She confronted the problem, had her people looking into it before the newshounds got a hold of it, took immediate corrective action, accepted that the ultimate responsibility was hers and made honest and concillatory overtures to the victims to stave off any litigation.

It was a thing of beauty to behold. If only that sort of leadership was evident in any of the presidential candidates.  No kidding, this case study will be taught in business schools to future scandal-plagued CEOs and ethically compromised Corporate Assholes.

I may have to go lie down. This clearly is the work of a fever-addled brain.

Get Me A Bottle Of Naive

July 7, 2007

Here’s the deal Hollywood, I’ll stop idling my car at intersections when you stop making Fast and the Furious movies. Other than appealing to the booger-eating moron and Asian kid demographic, they have no reason to exist. I’ll compare my carbon footprint with one of your $100 million crapfests any day of the damn week.

Does this tunic make me look fat?Speaking of Hollywood crapfests, Jor-El is having his idiotic concertapalooza today. Never mind the hypocrisy and pointlessness of the entire affair. What intrigues me is his handling of Jor-El III’s arrest and subsequent entry into rehab.

What’s more important to you? Your kid got pinched for winding a Prius up to its theoretical limit or a dumb concert that you are putting on? John Ridley (who, by the way, is making MSNBC watchable in the a.m. again) brings up an inconvenient truth about Jor-El’s priorities. Short version, if you can’t save your kid, how can you save the world? What are you saving the world for, if not for your kids?

There will be plenty of bottled water on hand, I’m sure. What is a celebrity without a ubiquitous bottle of Evian. Oops, bottled water is bad for the planet. Hey, don’t throw away that bottle of water! That’s even worse. Buy some carbon offsets and I’m sure it will all come out in the wash. Remember, Evian spelled backwards is “Naive”.

As far as this heat wave and drought this summer across our nation, why is it that the drumbeat is about how Global Warming  is to blame? When it was cold and a blizzard shut down a Climate Change conference, the same know-it-alls said, “Don’t confuse weather with climate.”

Well, right back-atcha, sport.

Now excuse me, I have to go fill my pick-up with evil gasoline.