Wednesday, July 22, 2009

L.A. goes kablooey! --Or does it?

Thanks, Mike, I really enjoyed this!

Art of the Movies


100 Artists create pieces inspired by cult movies.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nerd Boyfriend


An instant favorite. First, they post a picture of someone you're likely to admire in their snappy duds, then, they make it easy for you to dress like them.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Polish Movie Posters.



Almost none of the American films are obvious, so it's interesting to ponder: "Wha?" This one is Five Easy Pieces, by the way. See for yourself. Also, all the posters are on sale fur cheap, "...due to the economy."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just friggin' genious.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The 10 Coolest places to swim.


I'm particularly keen to number 7 for the creepy factor.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Infatuated with New York's long-gone "Forty-Deuce."


It began with finding, "Sleazoid Express," at the library of all places. It feels all kinds of wrong, but I just can't look away! Underbelly's are interesting, what can I say?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Words fail me. This guy's craftsmanship is amazing!

Bob Basset works with leather. Found via Deadlicious.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Enjoy the Ride.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

40 awesomely uncommon sand sculptures.

Related to the last...

Dreaming of my little shady grove.


It'll have a stream, and apple trees, and a clothes line, and wandering minstrels, and a dog. And this.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's like "Highlights" magazine for film fans.



I won't say how many I got right, only that about 17 have me completely stumped. Fun, but difficult.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Presented here for the music.

So very lovely. "What'll I do?"

Come to think of it, I don't think it ever occured to me to wonder what "Yellow Ledbetter" was about.

I just stumbled upon this and I thought I'd share it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's Fellini, it's beautiful.

This film definitely has its moments, and this is one of them.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Most Inerresting Acadamy.



Courses are taken, winners are chosen, prizes are to be had. Enroll here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's never too early to start making plans for something as "huge," as this.

The Castro Theater in San Francisco will be screening 10 classic Toho films over three days in August with one very special guest. All the info is here at "Shock it to me".

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Musicians being musicians.

Love this simple video from World War Seven. The video at their site is of better quality. Music courtesy of "The Virgins."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This is excelent.

Is "Troll 2" really the best worst movie?

Hard to believe. The world is a trove of wonderful/horrible movies, but this doc looks great.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tom-Foolery in Northern California.


If you're in the area on Mother's day, why not check out The Kinetic Grand Championship?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Don't like country, eh?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another beautiful stop-motion video.


Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

The Pontiac I love said goodbye a long time ago...

Look at these Firebird hood birds! If I was forced to pick one at gunpoint today, I suppose I'm feeling kind of Solar Gold. And this commercial is narrated by the same guy who did all those exploitation trailers in the seventies, which is just so fitting!

Monday, April 27, 2009

"How tiny is it?"

Our planet is soooo tiny, well, this video will give you some idea. As we grow ever-closer to realizing our "Star Trek" ambitions, we have discovered a planet outside our solar system only twice the size of Earth.

Monday, April 20, 2009

It took a lifetime to collect, it will take two days to distribute.


The Forrest J. Ackerman auction is upon us. Kind of a bummer, but it's nice to fantasize about winning some of these goodies. Its worth taking the time to sift through the collection, there are plenty of covetables.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Eye-talian horror pictures.

The New Beverly is showing The House on the Edge of the Park and Demons tonight. -A little ambiance to set the mood...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hipsters are so cool, man.


I'm reining in my angst, and maybe it's because I saw some pretty great grindhouse films last night which were tainted with relentless misplaced hipster laughter. Yes, rape and incest are hilarious, aren't they, dudes... Anyway, love the concept, "Look at this Fucking Hipster."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Voodoo dolls with heart.


Aww, the little bugger struggles to save his friends. Great work from Joaquin Baldwin at UCLA. Go to "Sebastian's Voodoo."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Dork Yearbook.


I might have to make this a permanent link. This was totally me.
Found via Cinema Retro.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The self-proclaimed "Last great bastion where men can be men"


Power to them, I say. Check your political correctness at the door. Enter Planet ZMan.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Enchiladas!

Thanks, MD. Let's start the weekend off right!

Cold War era interview with Futurist Aldous Huxley.

It's a 1958 interview between himself and Mike Wallace. Huxley warns of the dangers of technology, over-population, and the problems of survival and freedom in America. Follow this link to the article by George Dvorsky, as well as parts one and two.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's Mad! Mad, mad, mad!



Pull yourselves together for 36hrs of navigating the back-roads from San Francisco to Yuma. I was hoping to do the Baha 1000, but this may be just the thing to appease my itch for mad-caper insanity! The Rental Car Rally.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

I thought I imagined this!

EL, this is for you.

The bravest thing they did was to choose powder blue suits over brown..

Amazing. It's like C'Etait un Rendezvous, only except "in a Ferrari in Paris", it's "skateboards in Claremont."
Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.

It's Friday! Put your weight on it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh. I want.

"While on an international business trip, you are kidnapped and held for ransom. A terrorist attack closes the business district and you find yourself in a fix. How do you stay alive? How do you get to safety on your own? This class provides leading-edge skills to civilians who live and work in challenging urban environments or in urban centers that may destabilize during a crisis. Topics covered include covert movement (day vs. night), the judicious use of caches, understanding urban baseline movement and urban awareness training, the use of urban disguises and false papers/identification, lock picking, escaping from unlawful custody, obtaining and driving local transportation, the use of "specialized" urban gear, and instruction on how to develop urban escape and evasion go-bags, etc. A one day urban escape scenario is held the final day of class."

Enroll here in Scout Urban Escape and Evasion. RG are you paying attention?

Lindsay Vivian: "Spirit Photographer."





Okay, so Robby actually took the picture. And it was his idea... But I was there, and I sent it in to "Coast to Coast AM!" I may be giving away a little too much, but it is my favorite radio program. (I'm so proud)! And here's the series...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Excuse me do you have the time?" - "Why, yes, It's a quarter to 'Oh Shit!!!'"


The swiss and their watches... The Borgeaud watch company has teamed up with Indian fortune tellers to give us a product that they claim, can predict catastrophies and such. Read all about it.

Warner Brothers offering new service for ordering previously unavailable films from its archive.


They expect 300 titles to be availabele by the end of the year, with about 20 titles becoming available a month. Does this mean we'll never get the special feature goodies for Freebie and the Bean? I have mixed feelings about this. Explore The Warner Archive, via Technicolor Dreams.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Missing Vincent Price.

"Captain Pugwash"-- kind of like the grandfather of adult cartoons.

A generation of Brits, now all grown up, are realizing they've been had. Someone was having a great time sneaking tons of sexual innuendo into the popular 70's children's show. Yes, Randall and Martin, I see what you mean.

Paul Outerbridge in California and Mexico 1948-1955


"Outerbridge was one of the few masters of the tri-carbro-color process, a technique used to produce highly saturated color prints. The process was laborious and each print could take up to 9 1/2 hours to create because the photographer had to develop and meticulously align three separate exposures of the same image." Follow this link to a gallery of images from his underappreciated era.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I am "able, available, and looking for work."


So much so, that this blog will be inactive for about a week. Please rummage through some of my older pages, they're dated, but in a good way! Thanks for peeking in.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Oh, and it's Friday the 13th again...

Here's a taste of proper "camp" horror for you. By the way, The New Beverly is screening The Excorcist III, and William Peter Blatty's, The Ninth Configuration tonight.

A nice pre-fab home from Italy.


Just fantasizing. Browse some of their other links, including what I like to call "children of the pod-people," and the "re-fab" trailer-- especially heartening for those of us thinking about giving up city life for a humble piece of sand rock under a tree in the desert. Via Freshome.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Doctor, when I get behind the wheel, I get an insane urge to kill."

"Made for TV" Heaven!


One could spend hours reading the descriptions to some of these titles, such as "Assignment Munich (1972) - Roy Scheider and Robert Reed mystery craziness."
I just kind of had to pick one at random for you, because, really, how can one choose? And some of you, you know who you are, might like to know that they carry "Freebie and the Bean." All of the titles are up for the taking. Quality of said titles may be questionable.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some FYI if you're into horror movies...


“The Top Ten Greatest Horror Movies You Don’t Know About, But Should,” according to Racer Django. I agree, "The Innocents," was pretty scary.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Don't make me explain why I like this, okay, I just do.

Things that fit together: "Daft Punk," and "Tron 2."

The band has agreed to score the film which is slated for a 2011 release. Cool.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Magnum Force" as you couldn't possibly see it.


Yet, news from the Guardian tells us an all-singing, all-dancing musical production of it is in the works.

Zero gravity art exhibition.


"I can't believe that my artwork flew in orbit and that my drawing of a girl and a rocket actually flew to space on a rocket.” If you can't orbit the Earth, at least your art can. Congratulations, Josh!

A mesmerizing slice of funky pie.


Kutiman mixes youtube, and "what you see, is what you hear." Follow this link to Thru You for more gold.

Habitable.


A slamming "luxury house," from the Paris firm, Jouin Manku. "...Nine bedrooms, two dens, a family kitchen and a private dining area, a private library, a game room, a study, a foyer, a formal dining room, a ballroom, a chapel, 21 bathrooms, a swimming pool, indoor parking, two guest suites and guest parking."

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

... I've been drinking. And now I'm going to drink some more..."


The title of the book says it all. Here's a link to the game in which you try to keep up with Oliver Reeds' bartending-- underwhelming in reflection of what it must have really been like at a barstool in the presence of these Englishmen. The full scoop is at Cinema Retro. For MD, sadly you're not gonna get much closer than this.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

The bane of the productive workspace.


GREG RUTTER'S DEFINITIVE LIST OF THE 99 THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED ON THE INTERNET UNLESS YOU'RE A LOSER OR OLD OR SOMETHING.

This one's for you, Mr. Mayor.

The Inimitable Petey Greene. Thanks, GG, was looking for an opportunity to post this.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Falling. Is. Funny.

If you haven't yet seen "grape lady," it's due time. Funnier still are the "grape lady" re-enactments that have followed much like the whole "Star Wars Kid" debacle. Juvenile? Yes.

The personal lobby card and poster collection of Hans Braun.


Take a look. And do not neglect the Godzilla and Sci-Fi collections. Via Martin Klasch.

You had me at "George Saunders in drag..."



Thanks to Cinema Retro for the head's up. For those of us on the west coast, that's 11:00am tomorrow on the Fox Movie Channel.

Look out, "Snuggie," 'cause here comes the "Pantalaine."


I was afraid the day would come when I would desire a moo moo. Now my vanity has this to fear.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Science of the Mind #4



I haven't been able to track down one lecture on brewing beer, or a retrospect on fascism's influence on film, so I think the site's lacking, but maybe you'll find something that interests you. Lectures from Academia.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Getting down to business. About 20,000 leagues down.


Related to the last post, Nemo Gould's art reminded me of something. Here you'll see my favorite workspace, ever.

A kind of Victorian Sci-Fi thing.


Diggin' on sculptor, Nemo Gould.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Marvelous.

Say no more, MD, say no more.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ah Ah! Another travel destination worthy of the world's most famous spy.


Visit Stoke Park, "Europe's leading country club and resort."