From Tetris With Love

FromtetriswithloveBBC documentary about Tetris. Go figure.

A hard to find documentary about Tetris and its creator Alexey Pajitnov. Also covers the rivalaries between Nintendo and Atari and the absurdities of buying copyrights for software from a country that doesn’t believe in property, much less intellectual property. Ultimately, a great documentary about a very important game.

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Recycling Is Bullshit?

PenntellerrecyclingA lot of stuff on Penn & Teller’s show “Bullshit” I agree with but it was definitely a hard sell when watching them tackle the topic of “Recycling“. I mean, everyone knows that recycling is good, right? Right? I watched with a skeptical eye but came out questioning my views on the issue. Watch it. Both informative and funny. It’s like the chocolate and peanut butter of entertainment.

In Pieces

GodhatespeaceA nude anti-war protest almost ended when god tried to sweep out the protesters to sea.

“According to other witnesses, waves washed over a few of the women and a riptide pulled them out to sea. Those who tried to save the others were pulled out, too. There was widespread panic and the fog made it hard to see. In the end, about eleven women were washed out.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many knew how to swim though it is believed that all of the women were returned to dry land. The Coast Guard was called in to retrieve the flailing protesters.”

The goal was to spell the word “Peace” using the naked bodies of the participants. It seems to me a pretty typical exercise for the anti-war crowd but organizer Crystal Kleinhaus claims the idea came from elsewhere.

Kleinhouse says she got the idea for the Southern California event after she accidentally took too much of a prescription drug. “I saw all these beautiful naked women traipsing around a beach. Then the sky opened and all these bronze angels wearing polka-dot bikinis and purple wings flew down and we all made huge letters with our bodies. It was awesome!”

And people wonder why I migrated to the right. I was driven there, dammit! Yes, I know for every granola-crunching, hybrid-driving smug bastard there’s a son of a bitch driving a 4×4 with a gunrack and barbecuing baby animals.

When I lived in Vancouver protests were far easier to find. You would just follow the sound of the drum circle the smell of patchouli and the “Free Mumia” posters at every corner until you would come across them. Maybe I just got a little too close for comfort. Colour me jaded. Better yet, Colour Me Badd.

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam

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” Turkish-made film commonly known as Turkish Star Wars because of its notorious bootlegging of Star Wars film clips worked into the film. … all » Released in 1982, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam was created in Turkey caught in the midst of massive political upheaval. As a result, American-made films were not easily acquired and were often remade with a Turkish cast and setting. The musical soundtrack is entirely lifted from Western film hits of the time, primarily using Raiders of the Lost Ark. There are also scenes incorporating the music of Moonraker, Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes and Disney’s The Black Hole.”

Children Of Men

ChildrenofmenSaw “Children Of Men” last evening and was quite impressed. I’m not much for dystopia but this definitely one of the better films I’ve seen this year. I’d recommend shelling out the cash and seeing it in the theatre for the camera work and sound alone. It’s that immersive. And if you’re like me the 5th row.