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The NeverEnding Story…indeed.

Posted in film, God Almighty, poop, web chatter, white people with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2009 by kevin y.

So, a crappy year in film should inspire those hard working people in Hollywood, right?  I mean, shouldn’t the fact that “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” only took home technical awards tell you that people are smart enough to realize that Fincher took a CGI dump (although, a gorgeous dump) on a Forrest Gump remake?  Hollywood doesn’t think so!  Instead of searching for that great new screenplay, director, or original idea, the execs at the studios find it easier just to hire a couple kids with iphones to scour IMDB and pick out a piece of nostalgia from a generation’s childhood that they can exploit.

A ton of “Coming Soon” blogs report that Warner Bros. is in the works to make a modernized version of “The NeverEnding Story”.  I’m not gonna go overboard and claim that Hollywood is destroying a cinematic classic, but come ON!  I’m just expressing my pre-emptive anger caused by the moment when I see the teaser trailer before Will Smith’s “Karate Kid” (rumored), showing Falkor looking like a CGI composite of all three of the Jonas Brothers and starring Michael Cera, Miley Cyrus, and Dwayne Johnson as the Rock Biter. (Ha…get it?)

Like I said, I am not gonna be one of those people that claims that “The NeverEnding Story” changed my life and blah blah blah, but I will be one of those people that claims that the theme song changed my life.  Once again, I’m pre-pissed off because you know someone at Warner Bros. will screw it up and do something like pay for “six million dollar man” surgery for Travis Barker and get Blink 182 back together to redo it. In a the spirit of a mini nostalgia fest, and to calm me down, here is a video of Kid’s Inc. singing the song that NeverEnds…in your heart.

P.S. I dream of the Flaming Lips using their Warner Bros. contacts to try and take a stab at the theme song.

P.P.S. I feel like I should say both, “I’m sorry” and “You’re welcome” for such a long post on this subject. 😀

“For now he plans to use it as a cooler”

Posted in beer, men with tags , , on May 7, 2008 by John

I want to say this is cool, but it’s most likely just sad/creepy.

PBR Coffin

Robert Fagles, 1933-2008

Posted in 2008, art, books, classics, death, hearkening back, language, men, poetry, reading, the past with tags , , , on April 1, 2008 by Shiv

Robert Fagles, translator of Latin and Greek, died on March 29th 2008 at the age of 74. He was brillliant.

From Homer’s Odyessy:

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of Troy.

From Virgil’s Aeneid:

We breach our own ramparts, fling our defenses open,
all pitch into the work. Smooth running rollers
we wheel beneath its hoofs, and heavy hempen ropes
we bind around its neck, and teeming with men-at-arms
the huge deadly engine climbs our city walls.

I Wanna Be The Guy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2008 by eiffle

Play the hardest video game ever made. And then Die.

play

No More Geological Photo Art

Posted in film, photos, the future, the past with tags , , , on February 27, 2008 by Shiv

Say Goodbye to polaroids. Yep, they announced this week that they are going to stop the manufacturing of our favorite hip and instant photos. We’ve had some good times with them…spent too much money on them…and now we must sell all our cameras on craigs-list PDQ (pretty damn quick). It’s a shame. And Geoff Dyer recognizes that…so, to celebrate he has put up an online gallery of polaroids that have been found in trash cans, gutters, and other ugly places. Here’s the link.