Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I Got Beef

For a while time I have suspected that Hollywood may be about money rather than entertainment (/sarcasm).    Well, I am no longer suspicious, more like downright fed up.  There has been a recent court battle between Fox and Warner Bros over who owns the rights to distrubute the upcoming graphic novel-turned-film, Watchmen; a decision that Fox won.  From Reuters

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Warner Bros.' message to Fox regarding "Watchmen" copyright infringement can be summed up this way: Bring it on.

In a defiant statement issued Monday, Warners said it was prepared to go to trial or to appeal last week's U.S. District Court ruling that the studio had infringed on Fox's copyright in making the adaptation of the Alan Moore superhero graphic novel.

"We respectfully but vigorously disagree with the court's ruling and are exploring all of our appellate options," the studio said. "We continue to believe that Fox's claims have no merit and that we will ultimately prevail, whether at trial or in the Court of Appeals."

Fox, meanwhile, is looking for an injunction against the March 6, 2009, release of the movie.

"Watchmen," directed by Zack Snyder ("300"), is one of Warners' tentpoles for next year, with a budget well north of $120 million. While it is considered a seminal piece of literature with an appeal beyond the geek community, Warners has been carefully implementing a publicity campaign to generate word-of-mouth and awareness of the movie.

Both sides met Monday morning at the Los Angeles federal court, where Judge Gary Feess said he stands by his Christmas Eve ruling and plans to hold a trial January 20 to decide remaining issues such as damages, how far Fox's rights extend, and if to actually block the release of the movie.

Monday's events seem to be a speed bump to a costly settlement, with the hard-line postures likely a strategic move for both sides more than anything else. Fox, which finally snapped a long box office losing streak last weekend with "Marley & Me," gains most with a settlement, not a blocked release; the studio is already taking a beating in the geek blogosphere for messing with a fan-favorite property. Warners, meanwhile, could be on the hook for millions for developing and then filming a movie in which the film's producer, Larry Gordon, didn't pay Fox "turnaround" fees after allegedly reacquiring rights to the property.

"We are gratified by the recognition of our rights in the Judge's order, which speaks for itself," Fox said in a statement.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

This kind of behavior is so lame.  If you don't know about the Watchmen, I would recommend that you go out and buy the graphic novel and read it.  It is heralded as the best graphic novel ever, as well as being one of the best modern novels ever, period.  If you are too lazy for that check out the trailer below.  Whatevs, same difference, right?   

Saturday, December 27, 2008

How we do in ATL

This was on Collegehumor.com.  Watching it, I got a sudden swell of pride for my city and it's Hawks.  Kid kills mascot in dance contest halftime @ Phillips Arena.  

And boom goes the dynamite...

I only have a few thoughts for today.   Be thankful for them because if you put all the different types of liquors I was served by my wonderful friends (love you guys) last night into a single drink it would have made a long island iced tea jealous.  

1. Bowl season has been pretty good so far this year (yes, I am an avid sports fan and will talk to you about it for hours if ya want).

2. I love Christmas break.  I get to see all the people that I facebook with in person and it is never hard to find someone to do something with.

3.  My couch is the best place for a nap.

4.  I am jealous of all the Florida kids who get to go out to the beach or on boats in December.

5. This guy is HILARIOUS.  You can find more of these on the webs if you google his screenname.

bloodninja: Baby, I been havin a tough night so treat me nice aight?
BritneySpears14: Aight.
bloodninja: Slip out of those pants baby, yeah.
BritneySpears14: I slip out of my pants, just for you, bloodninja.
bloodninja: Oh yeah, aight. Aight, I put on my robe and wizard hat.
BritneySpears14: Oh, I like to play dress up.
bloodninja: Me too baby.
BritneySpears14: I kiss you softly on your chest.
bloodninja: I cast Lvl. 3 Eroticism. You turn into a real beautiful woman.
BritneySpears14: Hey...
bloodninja: I meditate to regain my mana, before casting Lvl. 8 Cock of the Infinite.
BritneySpears14: Funny I still don't see it.
bloodninja: I spend my mana reserves to cast Mighty F*ck of the Beyondness.
BritneySpears14: You are the worst cyber partner ever. This is ridiculous.
bloodninja: Don't f*ck with me bitch, I'm the mightiest sorcerer of the lands.
bloodninja: I steal yo soul and cast Lightning Lvl. 1,000,000 Your body explodes into a fine bloody mist, because you are only a Lvl. 2 Druid.
BritneySpears14: Don't ever message me again you piece of shit.
bloodninja: Robots are trying to drill my brain but my lightning shield inflicts DOA attack, leaving the robots as flaming piles of metal.
bloodninja: King Arthur congratulates me for destroying Dr. Robotnik's evil army of Robot Socialist Republics. The cold war ends. Reagan steals my accomplishments and makes like it was cause of him.
bloodninja: You still there baby? I think it's getting hard now.
bloodninja: Baby?


Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas to all my Christians, happy 4th day of Chanukah to my Jews, and a big happy holidays to the rest of ya!  In the spirit of Christmas, I have decided to share some holiday cheer with yous guys.  Some of these may be familiar, but I bet you see some new ones (unless you've already seen the video ; in that case -GTFO!).  Enjoy the video!

P.S. - Big ups to JESUS!! *thumps chest and points to sky*

Some Christmas Eve Lulz

Merry Chrimah

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hai guise!
Alright! Second post in as many days!  I wasn't sure if I would find anything today that was worth sharing.  However, the gods have shown me their smiling visage, because, as I am waiting for my ride to show up, I found something great.  Japanese duo WaT is equal parts boy band, Zac Efron, raw sex-appeal and Mentos ad.  Check the video below.  

*Special warning to the ladies: you may need to change your panties after viewing this video*   

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Inaugural Post!

I have wanted to start a blog (and join the online sensation) for a while now and it feels good to finally be in pretend bizness on the internets.  This blog will be about my life and pursuit of a career in art direction or design. It will also be a place where I share some of the more quality things that I find while traversing the web.

I ran across this gem of a comment while I was surfing the nets.  It was in response to Kanye West's performance on SNL last week. After you read his comments be sure to check out Kanye's shitty performance in the video below.  

"4. barty1013 - Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:35pm PST
The next generation is lame. You were raised on garbage. People are egotistical (read:insecure), when deep down they know they are not that good. Trite subject matter, no singing ability, all flash-no panache, not particurly innovative samples (please, Tricky (probably don't know him, huh?)has more genius packed in one song then Kanye's entire catalogue. Voice of his generation? Truly sad. Ours was Stevie Wonder. No comparing. Can't sing, can't play an instrument, the best parts of his songs are the loops from the genius' that he aspires to, like Steely Dan or Buffy Sainte-Marie. His audience is the Clear Channel generation. They don't know any better because they haven't been exposed to anything else. And for those who think someone in the last generation "doesn't get it", we did more acid and partying than you ever did....and had/have more fun, because we are not addicted to the subject matter you all are, which is boasting (read:insecurity), cheap sex (read:insecurity). You are a generation of sociopaths, and it shows in your idea of genius. Yes, your pissed, at yourself for the being the blind sheep that you have become in the cultural malaise you raised in. Pathetic."

Barty1013, If you are ever in Atlanta I would like to buy you a beer.  I promise that I am not motivated in this offer by a self-centered need for attention.  Even though I will make sure that I am dressed better than you and my clothes are more expensive.