Friday, June 24, 2011

I have to admit, I'm not terribly surprised...

...that Cars 2 has ended up being the first Pixar film to receive a "Rotten" rating from the Rotten Tomatoes site. Making a sequel to that first film was always going to be a dicey affair. It was by far their previously weakest, especially in terms of having a solid plot; it was pulled up mostly by some fine voice work (including by, I hate to say it, Larry the Cable Guy).

But, they had to stumble and fall eventually. I suppose I'm glad it was an attempt on a franchise that I don't care about. Rather than, say, a Ratatouille Deux.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice (UPDATED)


Hmmmmm...a possible clue. Per her Facebook page, the great parodist--and, we hope, future Dancing With the Stars contestant--Julie Brown (of "The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" fame) is in Hawaii.

Original post:

Todays "Who's searching for me now?" question:

Someone from a Hawaiian IP found this blog yesterday by Yahoo! searching "Ben A. Varkentine." That's the version of my name I use on Facebook, and I do have a friend on there who is currently "second honeymooning" in Hawaii. But she says it wasn't her, 'cos...she's second honeymooning, for crying out loud.

So I am left but to wonder.

It was probably President Obama. Or maybe Hewitt's on vacation again, and remembered the nice things I've said about her body.

A prediction: It is only a matter of time before Katy Perry starts making out with Marilyn Manson.

Then he can ruin her too.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

this is where the classic phrase "running around like a rapist with your head cut off" comes from*

Woman walks through market holding severed head of man who tried to rape her

*Joke courtesy of Ed Crasnick. Used by kind permission.

I wonder what it's like to know that you pissed off the king of Hollywood.

Chilly, I would bet.


Ok so we reported a couple of days ago that Megan Fox apparently 'left' Transformers because director Michael Bay was over sexualising her and making her feel uncomfortable in her new role as America's sexiest woman. was no surprise to learn that there may be more to this story, as apparently Michel Bay was told to fire Megan by executive producer [Spielberg] after some 'Hitler' comments that Megan was quoted as saying about Bay.

So what exactly did she say? Well in 2009 Fox told Wonderland magazine;

"He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation," she said. "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward."

To which Bay was reported as saying; "You know the Hitler thing, Steven said, ‘Fire her right now.'"

Fuck you, Green Lantern.

Ok, so, like, on 4chan somebody posted images from Saw III and made like it was some sort of "Take revenge on the Muslims" thing. I *think* they were trying to be funny. But in an attempt to one-up them and show what the images really were, somebody else on the thread linked to one of my posts, which is how I found out about this.

That's right. My Saw obsession is now being used to help spread truth and light throughout the world.