Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Stony Brook Library...

...has nearly every film released by Criterion Collection. How did I not know this before now?

Watch as my productivity drops and my pretentiousness increases exponentially.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dark Knight of the Soul

The story behind this thing is completely fascinating to me.  Legal disputes have prevented a proper release for the album, so instead a blank CD-R is being sold with all kinds of weird packaging including an undoubtedly disturbing booklet of photographs by David Lynch.  All the songs that were supposed to be on the album are available online through.... alternative channels.  The idea is that people will download these pirated songs and burn them onto the blank CD.

Complicating matters is that that the songs can be streamed legally through NPR's website.  I have no idea what kind of legal disputes allow for songs to be streamed free of charge but not sold in a physical medium.  Furthermore, I can't for the life of me figure out how the artists are getting away with selling blank CD-Rs and implying that people should commit internet piracy.

All I know is that the album is pretty great overall and has caused me to listen to a heckava lot of Vic Chesnutt over the last few days.  Also, I really enjoy the fact that David Lynch is contributing (absurdly creepy) lead vocals to a rock album in 2009.

Paul Pope does Dune

This might just be the best thing I've seen all week.  Unfortunately it's not a preview of a full adaption.  Still, no one does trippy sci fi comics quite like Paul Pope.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Return to the Giant Pool of Money

About a year ago I posted a This American Life podcast detailing what was happening the economy at the time.  Well... now there is a follow up.  It's interesting to hear how the lives of the individuals described in the previous podcast have changed for better or worse.  Normally I'd refrain from posting something so similar what I've posted before, but I think this is worse a listen. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Prisoner [Remake]

This actually looks pretty cool.  Appropriate levels of trippy weirdness and giant killer balloons.  I'm of the opinion that the original, while really good, hasn't aged very well.  In this case, I think a remake isn't a terrible idea.  Plus, it's hard to go wrong with Ian Mckellen.

Between Mad Men and Breaking Bad AMC has been doing some really interesting things lately.  Color me cautiously optimistic.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I remain unconvinced

Apparently it's a good idea to retire to Natick, Massachusetts.  Looking at the other towns listed, I'm guessing they mean South Natick.  Either that or they thought that the elderly would really enjoy George's Pizza.