Sunday, June 29, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

On the lighter side...

This is just a general cry for help. Nothing to unusual. While work is fine my life outside of that has become somewhat of a horrible mess. I’ve been reflecting over the past ten years and found that when I look back at things there is a lot that I am unwilling and unable to face. Bills. Old bills and debts from years ago still haunt me. The odd daily call from the unknown number from India telling me there is an important and confidential call for me is a subtle reminder I have debt that I have chosen to ignore. I can’t afford to pay whatever it is they want. I honestly thought I’d be dead by now. It’s an odd feeling of dread to know I’m still alive. It’s almost like I’m disappointed that I have lived so long. My plan to beat the bills by dying didn’t work. Damn you horrible life force. So I now have to face these issues. Actually, making a list of things to address is overwhelming. Just thinking about it makes me sleepy. I really honestly do not know how to manage myself. I’m sinking into a depression that is pretty bleak. I honestly think I need someone to help me with day-to-day affairs. I’m not equipped to handle simple things normal people deal with on a daily basis. If I truly knew what I needed I would come right out and ask. The problem is I don’t know. I think I need therapy and anti depressants. I think I need to declare some sort of bankruptcy. I think I need to give away everything so I don’t need to be tied down by physical objects. I don’t want to be homeless but I understand if it happens. I think I am disabled by depression and can just almost function like a real person. I should quit my job and go on disability. I should make sure the cat gets a good home and I should drive until I can and figure out how to live. I actually went on a date a few weeks back and the guy was real nice but I didn’t even feel like he was my species. I had a hard time even pretending to be normal. I don’t feel human. I don’t really know if I feel anything other than pain and that horrible blackness. I am incapable of setting goals. I am alone and not able to cope with things. This depression seems to happen in cycles. I’ve had it before but each time it comes back it seems worse. I guess part of me wants to fail because the thought of things getting on the right track then ultimately fucking it up is unbearable. I might as well fuck everything up until my last breath.
But first...
a cocktail.

Um...



While this looks funny there is something that is bugging me about it. The execution of it is good. The shots chosen possibly the best to match the audio however I don't find myself laughing. It should be funny right?


I dont find myself laughing at this next piece either.

Friday, June 20, 2008

hypnotic.


Honestly this is like security footage from a Build-A-Bear after midnight, when all the stuffed teady bears come to life and do Karaoke.



This was around the time that Susan Tyrell and he were dating. Susan claimed that when she first saw him she knew then and there she wanted to F^ck him.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rove in 1972. It was only a matter of time.

Some ads are born great.

Lik-m-aid


Lik-m-aid, originally uploaded by traci*s retro.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

R.I.P. Stan Winston


Hollywood special-effects maestro Stan Winston has died at age 62.
The Oscar-winning visual effects artist died at his home Sunday evening surrounded by family after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Winston Studio.

Winston won visual effects Oscars for 1986's "Aliens, "1992's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and 1993's "Jurassic Park."

Winston is survived by his wife, Karen; a son, daughter, brother and four grandchildren.

His final films to be released will be:
Avatar. Directed by James Cameron currently scheduled for a 2009 release. This feature is in production.
Shutter Island. Directed by Martin Scorsese currently scheduled for a 2009 release. This feature is in production.
G.I. Joe. Directed by Stephen Sommers currently scheduled for a 2009 release. This feature is in Post Production.

His recent work can be seen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, You don't mess with the Zohan and Ironman.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

There will be Blood Bowling Alley: "I'm Finished"

Muir Woods "Free Speech" zone.


When Bush travels around the United States, the Secret Service visits the location ahead of time and orders local police to set up “free speech zones” or “protest zones” where people opposed to Bush policies (and sometimes sign-carrying supporters) are quarantined. These zones routinely succeed in keeping protesters out of presidential sight and outside the view of media covering the event.

When Bush came to the Pittsburgh area on Labor Day 2002, 65-year-old retired steel worker Bill Neel was there to greet him with a sign proclaiming, “The Bush family must surely love the poor, they made so many of us.” The local police, at the Secret Service’s behest, set up a “designated free-speech zone” on a baseball field surrounded by a chain-link fence a third of a mile from the location of Bush’s speech. The police cleared the path of the motorcade of all critical signs, though folks with pro-Bush signs were permitted to line the president’s path. Neel refused to go to the designated area and was arrested for disorderly conduct; the police also confiscated his sign. Neel later commented, “As far as I’m concerned, the whole country is a free speech zone. If the Bush administration has its way, anyone who criticizes them will be out of sight and out of mind."

It looks like they also have designated a permanent one in the Muir Woods. So, in theory, Bush could request any protesters in the country do so in this concentrated protest camp? I agree with this poor Pittsburgh guy. The whole country is a free speech area. This practice of oppression, media manipulation and ego boosting for our emotionally handicapped "leader" needs to stop. The idea is repulsive. The fact we lay down and take it is even more repulsive.
So you are allowed a little bitch space in the woods. Great.
If you want to get to this space be prepared to bring cash and little else.
Lets see what it takes to be holed up in this pen.

Ah the park fee:
Muir Woods National Monument
• Individuals 17 years of age and older: $3.00 per day.
• Local Passport is good for 12 months and admits pass holder and all accompanying
passengers in a private vehicle for an annual fee of $15.00.


The Muir woods does not permit the following unless a permit is granted:
• Restricted Use Permit (Tour Bus)
• Beach Fires
• Picnic Groups over 50 persons
• Woodcutting
• Camping in designated sites
• Operating power saws, portable engines
• Operating a public address system
• Alcoholic beverage sales
• Using or possessing explosives or fireworks
• Conducting research or collecting specimens
• Entry into a closed area
• Conducting a special event
• Public assemblies, meetings
• Selling or distributing printed matter
• Residing on Federal lands
• Memorialization – (Scattering ashes)
• Vessels
• Commercial and private operations:
• Advertisements
• Business operations
• Commercial photography (motion or still)
Except small operations with less than three
People, without the use of models, props or products
• Commercial vehicles (Any vehicle used for the
Transportation of moveable property for a fee
or profit, or in connection with any business)
• Construction of a building, utility, etc.

So if your first amendment rights need to be augmented by any of the above be prepared to shell out for a permit and or be denied.

• Group Activity, Recreation Event or other Specialized Recreation Use Fees:
• First Amendment Activities
• Political speeches
• Religious speeches
• Public demonstrations
• Distribution and/or sale of printed matter
• Collecting signatures for petitions
Hmm looks more and more restrictive.

(a)(3)(I) The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages within Golden Gate
National Recreation Area is prohibited at the following locations:
• Muir Woods National Monument

36 CFR §2.11- PICNICKING

Picnicking is allowed except in the following designated areas:
• Muir Woods National Monument

• (a)(1) The following structures and/or areas are closed to the possession of pets:
• Muir Woods National Monument

• Pursuant to 2.21(a) smoking is prohibited on or at:
• Muir Woods National Monument


(a)(1) The following areas are closed to all swimming and bathing:
• All waters within Muir Woods National Monument


So lets see...
If you want to use the freedom of speech area you need to pay a fee to enter it. Pay yet another fee to pass out fliers. Pay more fees if you want people to hear what you are saying in the middle of the woods.Pay more fees since it is a special event.
Pay a public Assembly , meeting fee. If you attract more than 50 people that's another fee.
You cannot eat, smoke, booze it up, or take your pets within the area.Oh and you stink.

Thanks for this Free speech area.
I'll stick to the blog. (until blogger deems me inappropriate)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

PORN TITLES

Porn titles are possibly the funniest and or most repulsive things.
Lets take a look at a few:

Paging Dr. Finger.
Backdoor Granny
Blow it out your Ass II
Coin Slots
Desperate HouseWhores
Ejacula!
Flirt and Squirt
Hello Titty
I was 18, 50 years ago
Midget Squirting School
Myplace: A Space for Whores #2
Natural Wonders of the World:All Anal
Sex Secrets of the Yeti
Summer Girls and Some are not
Tinker with my Stinker #2

Sometimes they just give up on trying to find a clever title:
Dudes drilling Dudes
Nailin ass
Great Big Boobies 3
Twins

The title based on an actual movie always get me:
SHOOT EM UP your ass.
FOR A FEW inches MORE.
MIAMI spICE II
slEAzY RIDER
SOLDIER OF misFORTUNE
SOUTHLAND tails
SUNSHINE BOYS(No "The" so you can bet George Burns is not in it)
THERE WILL BE cum
TORA! TORA! twinks!
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE lesbian edition
THE Dykes OF HAZZARD
FUN WITH chick AND JANE
Lady SCARFACE
PLANET OF THE gAPES
THE TEXAS asshole MASSACRE

Some just leave you wondering what they are referring to:
Basketeers. (By the swashbuckling font I guess its some sort of pirate title?)
Dick sucking pole smokers (um… what other kinds are there?)
American Gunk. ( Is it an engine problem?)
Miles from Needles ( Sober much?)
Smothered and Covered part 5 (This sounds so violent)
Chainsaw (I don’t know what this one is about as the title is a bit confusing for a porn)
Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre. (huh?)

Some are just repulsive:
Cum hungry spunk dump.
Manchowder.
Cumfart Cocktails.
Queefing Squirting Co-Eds 2

Some just try too hard to make you remember a song you want to forget:
Every guy is crazy about a sharp dressed cock (Why every gay man loves ZZ TOP!)
Bi-sexual healing (for those Marvin Gaye fans)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Pencilface.

Not related to erasurehead.

For those who are FONT obsessed.

From the LOOK AROUND YOU pilot episode I present "The Helvetica Scenario."





Added bonus:
Highlights from the computer episode.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The most obscure movie tie in ever!




Just a quick quote about the Santa Barbara Zoo then check out the link:

"The zoo is famous for its endangered Snow Lepards, but raising the funds to acquire them was no easy task. ZOOBQ™ arranged for a private shooting for local hunters to bag trophy cats like the more common puma, lion and cougar. The heads and pelts were provided to the hunters who each paid $5,000 for the privilege, and the meat was featured in a gourmet evening of broiled meat and rare vintage wines that drew celebrity patrons from nearby L. A."



Click the link below and brace yourself...


ZOOBQ

Um this monkey looks sick...Lets eat him. This damn zebra eats too much. FIRE PIT ROASTED ZEBRA!!!!

Toledo Zoo
4/05/04
Feast on the Beast
"The world's most complete zoo" also had the world's most complete menu for this fun family event. Zoo management wanted a general thinning of their exhibit population so PETSorFOOD™ and ZOOBQ™ executive chef Diego Chen came in and developed a smorgasbord approach for the ring tailed lemur, meerkat, groundhog, toucan, and other exhibits on the menu in true Ohio fashion!"



Check out the daily specials at Pets or Food :
Dr.Sidney Zwibel

Wait who? Dr. Sidney Zwibel?!!! Oh I get it now...
Buckaroo Banzai.

Hmm Cartoon or Live Action? I don't know which is "better."




BTW that gas station was a location from the Wonder Woman TV show in production at the time this was taped. It was in Calabassas across the street from the Sagebrush Cantina. I wish I could let go of this fact and free up some brainspace for spelling skills. Sadly its in there for good.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ladies take heed.


Expectant Mothers and Adopting Couples stay out.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Everyone knows the weasel blows

Thats all you need to know to enjoy this youtuberry.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

She knew this would happen.

Rachel Ray is a filthy broad.

Where is the Julia Child one?

Monday, June 2, 2008

NWA Day

Possibly the best picture.


, originally uploaded by discarted.

The folks who hang out in front of Graumans Chinese taking a little "smoke" break.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Really? Then name everything in that vault!





"We have duplicates of everything," said Ron Meyer, NBC Universal president and chief operating officer. "Nothing is lost forever."

It happened again.


Universal Studios the most flammable studio in the U.S. caught fire this morning. Once again the main back lot burned. This time New York Street and New England streets went up in flames... again. Unfortunately Courthouse Square was also destroyed. and the most tragic news is the destruction of a film and tape vault housing over 40,000 elements.
The smell is not like a brushfire but more acidic with a plastic/electrical leaded smell.

New York and New England streets were rebuilt after a devastating fire in November of 1990 when a security guard set off a nasty blaze that consumed most of the historic sets. That was during the filming of the Stallone film "Oscar." The rebuilt, sets were supposed to be less prone to fire but... oh well. Sadly the public never knows about the replacement of sets as the tour has a nasty habit of lying to the patrons. I guess it is less thrilling to hear "...and this is an exact replica of the now destroyed set from "The Sting."
Give it a year and it will be as if it never happened.
Universal rewriting their own history for your benefit.


The fire this morning also took the "King Kong" attraction.



That attraction was in need of being demo'd anyway. The attraction was installed not for the remake of "King Kong" with Jessica Lange but its lesser known sequel with Linda Hamilton and her bare breasts. "King Kong Lives" Yep it was a real movie. King Kong survived the fall from the twin towers and needs a heart transplant to live plus a blood transfusion. Where to get the blood? Well... Try LADY KONG! Yep Lady Kong and King escape capture ( right after his open heart surgery) and go into the mountains of New Jersey. The movie failed even before it was released. But Universal thinks they shit gold every time a turd like this is made and built this fine attraction just in time for the movie to fail. Way to go UNI! So no more reminder that there once was a film called KING KONG LIVES and no more banana breath.


Lets look at the history of fire on the back lot.

27 Oct 1932, Universal City, California, USA --- California: Actors Flee Blazing Movie Set.
Fanned by strong winds, a fire which started in the brush in the rear of the Universal Picture Corporation Studios at Universal City, California, swept through 50 acres and engulfed four movie sets, valued at $100,000, and sent actors running to safety.

1957
New York street film studio set at Universal-International (now Universal) Studios is destroyed by arson fire.

May 15 1967
This devastating fire destroyed the Little Europe area (including the Court of Miracles). Part of Spartacus Square was spared, only to be destroyed 20 years later.
"Wind-whipped flames chew their way through movie and TV sets on Universal Studios' back lot, causing an estimated $1 million damage. A studio spokesman reported the fire, which sent flames 200 to 300 feet into the air, started near the "The Virginian" set then spread to the "Run For Your Life" filming area."

Friday September 4 1987
Flames erupted on the back lot "Spartacus" set at Universal Studios in Universal City on Friday night, destroying the three-story structure as well as three adjacent buildings before being knocked down by Los Angeles County and City firefighters.
County fire officers said a bomb threat was telephoned to a nearby set, Studio 44, which was being evacuated at the time the fire broke out in "Spartacus Square", where the 1960 Kirk Douglas movie was filmed.
The "Spartacus" set was not in use, however, and there were no injuries.
"We're trying to determine if the two things (the threat and the fire) are connected," Assistant County Fire Chief Ray Shackelford said soon after the flames were beaten down.
Four buildings were damaged in addition to the four that were destroyed. Shackelford estimated damage at $2.5 million, including structures and equipment.
Studio official Bill Decinces suggested the loss was actually much higher because the figures were based on values 10 years ago. "Any time you have a fire of this size," he said, "it is a major loss."
The fire erupted about 7:40p.m. on the 60- by 200-foot set in the center of the studio's old European Village section. It was reported contained a half hour later.
Arson investigators were dispatched quickly. "We are trying to figure out whether there was or was not a bomb," said Sheriff's Sgt. John Andrews.
County firefighter Mark Wilson reported there apparently had been the threat of a second bomb or fire later in the evening.
County Fire Department Battallion Chief Gordon Pearson said the bomb reports may have started with the sound of "popping cans... part of the set." He added, "We won't be able to tell until we get into it."
Studio spokeswoman Joan Bullard said she talked to a high studio official "and he didn't say anything about a bomb."
Studio security supervisor Nicholas de Luca said he was on patrol at the far side of the studio property when "I heard popping sounds. I drove this way. It was already fully involved."
At their height, flames were shooting hundreds of feet into the air, causing problems on the nearby Hollywood Freeway as motorists slowed to gaze.
The fire, however, was some distance from the Universal Amphitheater and cinemas, where evening shows went ahead without interruption.
As heavy layers of smoke covered the area, people working on film projects in other buildings were evacuated hastily.


November 6 1990
A massive fire started deliberately on the backlot destroyed a fifth of the standing sets. The total damage was estimated at up to $50 million, and was started in a Brownstone Street alley by a security guard with a cigarette lighter. The flames were fuelled by gale-force winds and took hours to get under control.
It was described as one of the largest fires in Los Angeles history and took 400 firefighters from 86 companies in the LA and Burbank areas along with 6 helicopters to get it under control.
Sets that were damaged or destroyed included:
- New York Street (recently seen in Dick Tracy - destroyed)
- Ben Hur set (destroyed)
- Courthouse Square (gutted, except the Courthouse). The sets as seen in Back to the Future 1 - 3 were rebuilt to different designs - only the Courthouse is original.
The security guard was hired to protect 21 period cars that were being used in the Sylvester Stallone film "Oscar", which were also destroyed in the fire, and was believed to be working for a private company called 'Burns Inc.'
He was sentenced to 4 years in prison in January 1992.
Rebuilding began on 26 November 1990 after designers came up with new designs to retain the original ambience, but incorporate changes to make the sets more useable to modern crews.
Steven Spielberg was involved in the design phase. The first production to shoot on the newly rebuilt New York sets was Disney's Newsies.

September 6 1997
This fire started in a chemical storage area adjacent to Courthouse Square, and was blamed on improperly stored chemicals rather than arson.
The northern side of Courthouse Square was destroyed, but the Courthouse itself was spared (again - see 1990 fire) apart from some charring. The sets that were destroyed were rebuilt immediately to the same designs.

And now June 1 2008 can be added to that list.


There is a lesser known fire list. Minor fires at the studio include:
Fire inside the E.T. Adventure attraction March 1991**
Backdraft attraction roof fire September 24 1992
Stage 12 roof fire October 31 1992
Stage 32 fire October 31 1995
VIP Tram catches fire and ignites building at Six Points July 14 1997

Universal just loves to catch fire. Go figure. I'm sure the insurance will more than pay for the replacement of the structures and perhaps whatever money is left over can help with the building costs for the new multimillion dollar Conan O'Brien stage.



** I was on the lot for this one. I was working on CHILDS PLAY 3 and I recall smelling the fire as I was looking at Sylvester Stallone's bus parked outside our stage. It was parked between the back of the attraction and the CP3 set. I thought to myself then "Stallone set another fire" as the big fire happened during "Oscar" This little fire happened during "Stop! or my mom will Shoot!" The fire was small and happened before the attraction was open to the public. Stallone didn't start either fire but I still don't want to work anywhere around the man. Just to be safe.