Creepy videos for Halloween 2012

October 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm (Awesome, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

There’s a lot of creepy shit on YouTube. Some of them are the short, gut-punch bits of scary that one may watch for that immediate dose of ‘what the fuck did I just see’ that makes any day, but most especially Halloween, all the better.

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Like these:

The Cat With Hands

Directed by Robert Morgan. This appeared on Neil Gaiman’s blog some years back. It starts off with a rhyme that tends to get stuck in your head.

The Gloaming

Directed by Andrew Huang. This is the real reason why people shouldn’t stay at their offices late, especially when ravens have gathered at the windows.

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Today in random shit: Music for the zombie apocalypse

October 3, 2012 at 2:33 am (Awesome, Random Shit) (, , , , )

I’m currently halfway through Mira Grant’s ‘Deadline‘, the book which comes after ‘Feed’ (which I’ve talked about here) and before ‘Blackout’ in the Newsflesh Trilogy (Newsflesh. Feed. Deadline. Blackout. Because it’s about journalism and zombies. Get it?).

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Which gets me wondering what the music in my head will be when hell fills up and the dead walk the earth (or, if you like, when Kellis-Amberlee hits the atmosphere. Or when Umbrella Corp starts fucking people over in earnest). This is more a commentary on my taste in music than the end of the world, but this will be what I’ll be hearing when…

I witness zombies congregating in the streets, out for fresh meat:

When I make a mad dash to the local pub in the hopes of holding out there, because that’s where all the beer is:

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Today in random shit: Which movie Catwoman would win in a fight?

August 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm (Random Shit) (, , )

I have a great appreciation for Anne Hathaway’s Dark Knight Rises Catwoman – she lent Selina Kyle an edge while walking a fine line between threatening and cartoony (knife heels, catsuit, and “cat got your tongue?” It could have all very easily gone wrong. It didn’t).

anne hathaway catwoman

Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman is Master Thief Catwoman. Thief With A Heart of Tarnished Gold Catwoman. Catwoman Who Isn’t Out Of Place Standing Beneath a Storm of Destruction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Today in random shit: The Dark Knight Saga’s rogues gallery theme songs

July 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm (Random Shit) (, , , , , )

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Saga has wrapped up with The Dark Knight Rises, but there’s plenty left for fans to mull over, including Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard‘s musical scores for the trilogy – particularly the bits they wrote for the bad guys.

Here’s Bane’s theme (‘Gotham’s Reckoning’), which has plenty of ‘Deshi Deshi Basara Basara‘ and percussion:

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Today in random shit: She’s Not There

June 3, 2012 at 9:35 am (Random Shit) (, , )

Please don’t bother trying to find her/ She’s not there.

Kill Bill version.

Original version (The Zombies).

……Tim Curry version.

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Today in awesome: Power music

March 13, 2012 at 5:34 am (Awesome) (, , , , )

For to be feeling powerful when going out to destroy your enemies, or possibly early in the morning when you’re trying to wake up.

(If you’d rather journey to another world than water the fields with the blood of your foes, there’s music for that too).

Fever Dream (300 soundtrack)

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Today in Awesome: The Love of Books – A Sarajevo Story

February 29, 2012 at 9:07 am (Awesome) (, , , )

Here I will note some of the events which have taken place in the city of Sarajevo. For as they say, what has been written endures and what has been remembered fades.”- from Sarajevo Diary (1746) by Mustafa Baseskija, one of thousands of ancient, irreplaceable books saved by a group of library workers during the Siege of Sarajevo from 1992-1996.

These were illuminated manuscripts dating back hundreds of years (and they were very pretty, as you can see here). The efforts of these library workers to safeguard their cultural history during a time when shells were raining down on the city, and snipers were picking people off the street, have been documented in BBC Storyville’s The Love of Books – A Sarajevo Story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Today in random nostalgia shit: Cursed video

February 3, 2012 at 9:02 am (Nostalgia, Random Shit) (, , , )

In the Koji Suzuki novel Ringu (1992), the cursed video started with a little message to make sure whoever was watching would sit through the entire thing (to avoid plot holes like ‘what happens if you only watch half the video?’): “Whoever does not watch the whole video will be devoured by the living dead.” Something like that.

From Ringu (1998).

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Today in awesome: Bruce Lee on the Pierre Berton Show

January 18, 2012 at 3:29 am (Awesome) (, , )

Because it’s Bruce Lee month on National Geographic TV Asia n__n. Here’s Bruce Lee’s appearance on the Pierre Berton Show back in 1971, his only known surviving TV show interview (later re-released as the ‘Lost Interview’).

Lee talks about being dubbed over in Mandarin, the connection between martial arts, self-knowledge and self-expression, and how people should be like water n__n.


Also, here’s The Ashcan’s analysis of both Lee and Berton’s “charisma-chismo” on camera n__n.

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Today in nostalgia: I’m Castor Troy!

November 25, 2011 at 4:37 am (Nostalgia) (, )

Have you ever gone to the bathroom and just randomly remembered that time Nic Cage played opposite John Travolta in a 1990s action shlockfest that at the time you thought was the awesomest thing ever? It makes you smile while you pee.

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