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Saturday, 1 December 2007

Viral Videos of the Week

"I thought Europe was a country?". In her defence, she (Kellie Pickler) is very cute. Until she starts talking that is. Then it's just a case of wanting to take a hammer to the head.

Two Cats Talking:

Two Cats Talking (and what they're really saying):

What Would Jesus Buy? Relevant, especially in this time of "good will" (i.e. crazed shopping). Here's the synopsis: Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir are on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt). It comes from Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me fame. His new project sounds interesting too. Here's the WWJB trailer:

A classy marraige proposal via the cast of Scrubs:

This clip could easily be a deleted scene from Hostel- Part II (If you were insane, that is):

It's called Chocolade Haas. Some of the comments on the video include:

-stomachable video!
dear rabbit we'll always love you.
rest in peace!

-you a fuckn idiot!
what the hell you need to post this shitting video?
i'v been hungry just a second ago.. now i'm depressed and a big angry.
i'm stomachached, i need to vomit and cry.

-If it was a block of chocolate you wouldnt feel like that. I love how the pieces in the background are all the same colour and texture .

-I think the most interesting study is not the video, but rather, the wide range of feelings and emotions it caused in each of us...

Who's going to watch Watchmen?

I sure as flip will. Zach Snyder (director of 300) has just uploaded the following photos up to the Watchmen site to reassure fans of the graphic novel that he is not going to mess it up. These photos could not be more perfect: have visual comparisons to the comic book here. Some stats about the film production so far:
  • • 5,800 feet of neon requiring 24,000 watts of power
  • • 100 unique and custom-designed graphics created for the various storefronts
  • • 5,000 square feet of custom posters
  • • Street had to work for 1938, 1945, 1953, 1957, 1964, 1974, 1975, 1977, and 1985
  • • 1,040 feet of 1:1 scale New York streets
  • • 98,400 square feet of exterior scenery
  • • 12,500 square feet of interior scenery
  • • Building heights range from 23′9″ to 42′6″
  • • 10,325 16-foot 2×4s
  • • 3,600 sheets of OSB (plywood-like construction material)
  • • 384,000 square feet of foam brick
  • • 200,000 nails
  • • 3,500 tubes of construction adhesive
  • • 160,000 lbs. of steel I-beams support the facades
  • • 300 cubic meters of concrete
  • • 6,000 square feet of glass
  • • 4,800 square feet of plexiglass
  • • 20,000 donuts were consumed by the construction crew
  • • 20,000 gallons of water and 3,000 gallons of Gatorade was drunk by the crew
The film opens on the 6th of March 2009.

Hey, remember when Transformers sucked?

Here's Shia LaBeouf trying his best not to let the film suck but it never seems to go his way...

Friday, 30 November 2007

The Key To Reserva

"But it has to look, it has to be the way he would made the picture then, only making it now, but the way he would make it then. If he was alive now making this now, he would make it now as if he made it back then."
-Martin Scorsese on preserving Hitchcock's 'The Key to Reserva'.

I can't embed the video (yet) but if you enjoy the art of film, you should check out Martin Scorsese's adaptating a Hitchcock script that was never filmed. It may be viral advertising but it's viral advertising at it's best.

Watch it here.

Evel Knievel dies at the age of 69

According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia entry on Evel, "he was assassinated by ninjas under the command of hip-hop musician Kanye West. Rest in peace". For some reason, after some crafty edited, the story now reads that "he had been ill for years, suffering from hepatitis C, as well as diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs". The full story is here on

Here's Evel Knievel doing what he did best at Caesar's Palace:

And here he is jumping Snake River Canyon:

Liverpool Watch: Porto