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Topic:
Pickin'
Comment:
and grinnin'
Date:
Tue Dec 10 06:53:05 2002
Posted By
Ian

Are we sure this is the right guy to investigate
our pre-September 11 intelligence?


Topic:
Things I'll let you stick in my...
Comment:
...stocking!
Date:
Wed Dec 4 23:09:55 2002
Posted By
Ian

In the interest of holiday giving, I thought it would be amusing (and indeed it was) to start a wish list at amazon.com....I'm especially excited that one of you will buy me a Titanium --- I'm dying to switch...

Also, perhaps you could support one of our other sites by shopping on line here.

Or, you could be a numb-nut and engage in the ultimate form of flattery, the marketing of anti-marketing.

Whatever you do, please enjoy the holiday season


Topic:
Honey, will you walk the dogma...
Comment:
While I park the Kharma?
Date:
Mon Nov 25 11:01:04 2002
Posted By
Ian

On a serious note, again in response to Terry's post below, I must confess to having been quite influenced by Eastern thought over the years. I read Alan Watts when I was about ten, was definitely influenced by stuff like Rudi's Spiritual Cannibalism & Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth, and I also happen to live in a Tibetan Bhuddhist hotbed.

Like the Good Witch of the North though, I must ask Terry --- are you a good Bhuddhist? or a Bad Bhuddhist? (Or a dumb, greedy American Bhuddhist?) Personally, although I naturally would like to acquiesce into a sort of harmonious blissful hum, I find so far in my life that I'm more inclined to discord. I'm still kind of working on the idea of failing to recognise a distinction.

Speaking of religion, Perhaps you'd like some 700 Club approved pancakes?


Topic:
While Terry's Busy Meditating....
Comment:
...Guess the Board's Up For Grabs!
Date:
Sat Nov 23 10:26:18 2002
Posted By
Ian

I agree. Why can't we all just get Delonghi?


Topic:
seeking nirvana
Comment:
smile and breathe
Date:
Fri Nov 22 07:39:57 2002
Posted By
Terry

Lately I have started to ponder the triviality of so much of what humans pursue and define as "needs." I have always leaned towards Eastern Religion and Buddhism, but recently I have decided that I would start solidifying those beliefs and putting them into practice. I have found in the Buddhist teachings and in the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, that these are ideas I have already loosely held. I am sort the king of anti-religion, but I must admit that on a practical level, my stress, worry and anxiety have slowly started to peel away. Even if your faith is committed to another religion, I believe the teachings of Buddhism can have a very positive affect on one's life, and I thought from time to time I would share some of them and some words from the Dalai Lama, a great and wise man. I am always frantically busy, but recently realized I was wasting a lot of time with negative behavior. Time needs to be set aside to contemplate making the world a better place. In Buddhism the three poisons are Greed, Hate and Delusion. Why not try and rid your life of these things today? Anyway, in light of the world being full of chaos, any kind of harmony is better than none. The extreme religious right are religious fanatics all over the world couldn't be actively destroying it more. All of these faiths seem to imply they are for peace, but I see little evidence that anyone is making an effort to sustain peace or actively restore it. I think if our President so believes in his religion, it's time for him to stop his lust for war and world domination. I am quite sure his faith doesn't promote the kind of greed that has put him where he is today. It is time for the entire world to get their priorities straight in order to preserve this beautiful world. It is time for those who want peace and tranquility to take a more active and vocal position. We cannot afford to remain dormant. Humanity and nature are crying out for help, and it is our responsibility, every last one of us, to answer that call.
Topic:
Homeland Insecurity
Comment:
I coulda had a V8...
Date:
Thu Nov 21 06:18:13 2002
Posted By
Terry

Well, this week at the corporate bookstore, there was a HUGE victory in that we wittled down the gun and hunting magazine section. You're not really allowed to hunt in NYC and the surrounding area unless you're Gulliani hunting for Playboy wabbits. My wife and I have been talking about moving to New Zealand or Australia and if Dumbya gets re-elected, I think I would count on it. Waging war seems to be the only thing this President is interested in. Oh, and he will be re-elected because we no longer have the power to stop him or his kind. His office is bought and paid for. Are there any free-thinkers out there with any backbone ready to take on Darth Bush and his stormtroppers of greed and stupidity? On a lighter note, directing my movie is going to kill me. I wake up every day vowing I'll never do it again after this one if finished, but then our luck just keeps improving and I know I'll have no choice because deep down I know, it's what I have to do to live. If anyone wants to be really happy, pick up David Bowie's new 2 disc-DVD, greatest hits videos. Holy macaroni! Pssst, he is a genius in case you folks didn't know it already. Look for a review of it, and "Reign of Fire," the director's cut of "The Fellowship of the Rings(drool)," and the "Space 1999" boxed set. All coming soon.
Topic:
The return of Terry the terrible...
Comment:
I need to clone myself
Date:
Wed Nov 20 10:17:17 2002
Posted By
Terry

Well, there is so much to address I just don't know where to begin. Amerika is really in the toilet now. Michael Jackson waves with baby hands, (he has babies for hands, get it?) Bush narrowly avoided a rail bomb at the Nato meeting, I work for a corporate retail book store and am in danger of getting fired every day because their policies are so evil, and I can't keep my mouth shut. My dream of getting more e-mail has turned into a full time job. The AICN article has brought me over 150 e-mails and I am trying to respond to them all and finish rewrites on HYBRID before this weekend's shoot. All I need is to raise that fifty thousand dollars so I can quit my job and make the movies full time, but all of this leaves me with the burning question, "what the hell are we going to do about this government of ours?" Ian, I think it's time you put your eye on the presidency for 2004. Who is with me on nominating Ian?
Topic:
Never Gonna Do It...
Comment:
...Without The Fez On
Date:
Tue Nov 19 23:56:09 2002
Posted By
Ian

If the idea of secret courts making decisions about your future as an American is a disturbing concept, consider doing something about it. This erosion of constitutional rights is starting to get a little freaky.

While you're at it, email this dork at Orbitz and tell him pop-unders really DO suck, you just haven't taken the time to tell him before. You might want to use a web based mail account, it's probably a secret marketing ploy. You could also email the company that designs them.

Me, I'm going Fez Shopping, and I don't know why.


Topic:
I should've gone to film school...
Comment (Hmm, Ironic, huh?):
...then I could spend all my time posting dumb stuff on message boards
Date:
Fri Nov 15 20:08:51 2002
Posted By
Ian

Three things:

1.) Just downloaded the John Woo advertisement from BMWfilms. Hilarious concept. Most of the people I know who own BMW's wouldn't have been able to download it. I know I'm not crazy regarding this demographic, as a lot of my friends are high-end consumers over forty who are perplexed by simple computer and email functions. So what's the marketing strategy?

2.) Border's sucks. I went to their "Flagship" store this evening to pick up When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden . Although the clerk did his best to help, all he could tell me was that it was in, but couldn't be shelved. I ordered it from Amazon. You can too. Can't decide which is more evil. Border's, or Amazon? At least we can make money from Amazon...

3.) Can't wait to see today's server reports for Terry's site, digitalfantastique.com. He got a plug for hybrid, his current project, at aint-it-cool-news.com. Be sure to read the moronic and whiny posts lower on the page. I wonder if we could get a mention at F****edcompany.com (Warning: potty mouth link) as well? The lonely Dorito-eating help-desk-employed posters over there would REALLY give Terry a flogging.


Topic:
...But I ain't got no "Big Brother..."
Comment:
the nice thing about it being the end of the world...
Date:
Tue Nov 12 09:28:19 2002
Posted By
Terry

I wonder, when the apes rise up and enslave humans, will they mistake Dubya for one of their own? He will lead, even n the future. "Damn dirty apes..."
Topic:
Relax...
Comment:
...Everything is Fine
Date:
Sun Nov 10 22:35:31 2002
Posted By
Ian

If the Pentagon has their way on this one, you better be watching what you say , because THEY will be. Speaking of THEM, whoever they are, This guy Philip Anschutzh is a little scary too. He not only has been acquiring theater chains at a rapid clip with an eye on the future of digital film distribution, he has a sort of "They Live" kind of message machine at Forbetterlife.org . At first glance the messages look positive, but if you look closely, they're a little peculiar, kind of like the reassuring authority figure in THX1138 (Work hard, increase production, and be happy!)
Topic:
politics as usual
Comment:
I am a bar code
Date:
Thu Nov 7 08:14:18 2002
Posted By
Terry

Well, as we get closer to being totally owned by an alliance of corporations, I wonder how long before we're known as America Inc. or the United States of America Inc. As mindless Americans everywhere drool at the prospect of the Republicans saving the country, the corporations they are in bed with, will be taking the homes and businesses of middle Americans everywhere. Porn and abortion will soon be outlawed and the war on drugs will reach a fever pitch. The chip in our heads to monitor our every move won't hurt when they implant it, but the scar will itch like crazy. The rest of the world bristles, as Dumbya plots how he can take control of more of the world, and the human race took ten steps back, and one big step forward... towards the end of true freedom and liberty. This is the America we created by being greedy and apathetic. More and more, the idea that 9/11 was carried out by a faction of our government, doesn't seem too crazy. It gave them everything they hoped for and more. Bin Ladden & Bush, partners in oil and construction, and two sides of the same coin. Soon we'll be standing in line for bread and toilet paper, and the Russians won't feel so bad. Power hungry, ignorant and dumb as a rock, now that's what it takes to be a great leader!
Topic:
It's about time...
Comment:
...to buy some Oil & Defense Industry Stocks!
Date:
Wed Nov 6 11:46:25 2002
Posted By
Ian

Boy oh boy. I haven't seen this much solidarity in government since 1933 :

 House Republicans 226 Steady
Democrats 204 Steady
 Senate Republicans 51 Gained 2
Democrats 46 Lost 2
 Governor Republicans 26 Lost 1
Democrats 19 Gained 3

Topic:
election day
Comment:
get your ya-yas out
Date:
Tue Nov 5 09:55:17 2002
Posted By
Terry

Can't wait to see Moore's new film. Even my conservative aquaintances are raving about it. Can't wait to sit through any movie for it's duration. The first scene for "HYBRID" was filmed yesterday, and we are shooting again on Sunday. In two or three weeks we will film another 12 scenes and be halfway finished with the production. We bought our samurai swords and some costume stuff. My Panasonic AG-DVX100, 24 fps dv camera is on it's way, I'm super in debt now, and my wife's eyebrow is permanently raised at me. I have one hundred technical manuals to read and I am having a delightful little nervous breakdown at all the work ahead of me. I've never been happier, or crazier. Ian, I hope you are feeling better. We'll talk soon. Put that article up. Today is a good day for it!
Topic:
Charlton's Angels
Comment:
Get Your Hands Off My Glock, You Damn, Dirty Ape!
Date:
Mon Nov 4 11:45:46 2002
Posted By
Ian

Saw Bowling for Columbine yesterday. Since I live in a particluarly Liberal Elitist sort of College Town, the audience gave a standing ovation at the end. Hilarious. I thought it was some very tasty Michael Moorishness, except for the part with Chuck Heston, where Moore kind of came off as if he were kicking an old man. Poor Chuck. He hasn't had a decent job since "Charlton's Angels" (QuickTime, 3.5mb) got scrubbed in post-production.
Topic:
Turning Off Farah's Fawcett
Comment:
Coming Soon - The Burning Bed, Starring Christina Aguilera
Date:
Fri Nov 1 08:26:31 2002
Posted By
Ian

Yeah yeah yeah. Terry, if you're from MY generation there is only one Charlie's Angel. The Golden Haired Goddess. If you had this poster on the wall in the seventies, you were considered a well-adjusted American teen male. (I personally thought Jaclyn Smith was much cooler.)

If we have to re-make every single seventies media phenomena, tell me Terry - who would you cast to play Baretta?


Topic:
another try
Comment:
I'm BLOG-Tarded
Date:
Mon Oct 28 08:34:31 2002
Posted By
Terry

here's the creamy center for ya
Topic:
Summer is now a lot farther away
Comment:
a treat for all my fans...
Date:
Mon Oct 28 08:27:28 2002
Posted By
Terry

Here you go, sweeties, (that means Ian and my Mom,) a little eye candy to make your monday go VRooooommmmm...
Topic:
Masturbation
Comment:
Are our palms getting hairy?
Date:
Sun Oct 27 19:37:40 2002
Posted By
Ian

This is the funniest MasterCard "Priceless" parody I've ever seen. Copped the link from Metafilter. What's almost funnier is the self portrait gallery this fellow has on his web site. He's gotten really good with the shutter delay on his camera. Which got me thinking about blogs. I remember when I first saw a blog a couple years ago, I stopped and read with the kind of fascination one views a traffic accident. Is this place as masturbatory as the average blog?