This is a brutally disgusting trailer, posted here for the strong of stomach. In this video, a graphic autopsy reveals a plot point that might have had more impact on me had I seen Saw, Saw II, or Saw III beforehand. I don't really like the new wave of plotless necroporn entertainment, so it can be said that while I didn't see 'em, I didn't miss 'em either.
You might have to confirm your age, due to graphic gore and the typographical use of the eff word.
UPDATE: Trailer down, all gone. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
These amazing, beautiful little guys were discovered in Osaka, Japan. The story behind their discovery is as mundane as it is magical. It's like something out of a Miyazaki movie:
When Osaka resident Kana Yamaguchi’s neighbors cut the grass in a nearby field, a number of fleeing insects sought refuge in her flower bed. Among them was an odd pair of grasshopper-like bugs — one pink, one white. Osaka Museum of Natural History entomologist Itaru Kanazawa identifies them as the larvae of Euconocephalus thunbergi (”kubikirigisu” in Japanese), a close relative of the katydid. While he says it is normal for these insects to change between green and brown to match their surroundings, pink and white are considered abnormal. Speculation is that the pink is an extreme variation of the brown coloration, and the white specimen is believed to be an albino, though nobody will know for sure until it becomes an adult. Regardless, says Kanazawa, “It is quite rare to find three different colors at the same time.”
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I just looked at some of the photos on Jesco's MySpace page*, and it made me a little sad that he got older in the last fifteen years. I guess I was thinking of JW as a character, like the Easter Bunny or Spiderman or Foghorn Leghorn, and to see a white bearded, fifty-year old Jesco dancing barefoot on a wooden pallet straddling a roaring fire- well, it was a bit of a shock.
Well, I guess we'll always have "Dancing Outlaw", the documentary from which this clip was taken. My favorite quote: "I got a double super buzz". Try to check out this amazing documentary if you can find it. Here in Seattle, Rain City Video and Scarecrow carry this title proudly. I'm going to try to track down a copy to buy for myself. It belongs on the shelf next to Hard Day's Night and The American Astronaut.
*a page that he will probably never see.