Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Odd news 6

Movies totally worth seeing: Rush Limbaugh v. Zombies
-- What if a conservative talk show host like Rush Limbaugh were the last man on earth, and everyone else had been transformed into hyper-intelligent liberal nude zombies?

That's the premise of independent filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger Jr.'s latest feature film Hive Mind. The quirky scifi horror Hive Mind is a prophetic post-apocalyptic view of a world driven mad from political correctness and tyranny.

The last man on earth is Doug Trench, conservative talk show host, heir to the kingdoms of Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Boortz and Beck. Everyone else has been assimilated by Hive Mind, a massive collective consciousness born from implant cell phone technology. Secluded in his broadcast bunker for twenty years, Maha Trenchy decides to fire up his radio transmitter one last time before he is killed, and fight the Hive Mind with half his brain tied behind his back.

"When our own President is constantly saying 'we must all think collectively,' naturally as a filmmaker I thought: scifi-horror film! Eco-friendly nudist Borg-like zombies! Cross-bred with Paris Hilton and Tila Tequila!" said Ehlinger. "Because really, who wouldn't?"

Zombies created by a cell phone that you swallow, that merges with your brain. Dubbed the "I-Mind," the phone lets you Twitter telepathically, download movies straight to your brain, and keep your contacts forever. Britney, J-Lo, Pamela and Paris all love their I-Minds. But there's a sinister side-effect: loss of free will to the collective Hive consciousness. Everyone is either assimilated or killed in Hive's eco-friendly efforts to reduce the population.
I think, most curiously, was that this announcement comes from a site called the Christian Newswire. I didn't think that there was anything overtly "christian" about Limbaugh or zombies - but hey! - it's still cool news. I would watch this movie in a second, but watch much more than just one second of it, in fact probably the whole thing (probably be about 120 minutes, right?)

The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Another classic Universal Studios monster has taken one step closer to making a big budget, big screen return. Following in the footsteps of fellow Universal monsters the Mummy (the 1999 remake of which spawned two sequels and a spin-off) and the Wolfman (whose own remake hits theatres next February), the Creature from the Black Lagoon looks to swim again in the near future. Or maybe not.

This potential remake has traveled a very rocky road so far, so the recent announcement by the Los Angeles Times that a new director has been hired for the project certainly does not mean that the remake is a sure thing. According to the article, Carl Rinsch, a director of flashy commercials on the verge of breaking into feature films, has signed on to direct the Creature remake.
Seasons' Greetings isn't religious anymore
On the premise that "Some civil liberties groups object to religious displays on public property," the Howard County Courthouse in Kokomo, Ind. has hung an effigy of the Loch Ness Monster from the ceiling wishing defendants and attorneys "Seasons Greetings."
Dave Trine, president of the Howard County Board of Commissioners, said it also received requests to place a nativity scene on the courthouse grounds in downtown Kokomo.

The request was considered, but "we're following the advice of our attorney," he said.
Politically Correct was made for politicians

When I hear about things like this, I wonder what the hell people are thinking. Now, does some blogger out there make a dumb picture depicting the assassination of a Prime Minister? Sure, why not? I mean, in the United States, you'd go to jail for a long, long time - and if it were a picture of your principal at high school, you'd be expelled and probably get a juvenile record.

So why the hell would the official opposition party think that they could pull something like this off? [on another note, jeez! someone was at the right place at the right time to snap an actual photo of the exact moment that Lee Harvey Oswald was shot - either that's remarkably good timing (for the photographer, not the assassin) or they were in collusion with the shooter (another conspiracy!).

Here's the story:

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals apologized Tuesday after posting a photo on the party's website depicting Prime Minister Stephen Harper being assassinated.

The photo substitutes the head of the prime minister for that of Lee Harvey Oswald in the famous black-and-white photo that shows Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby in 1963. Oswald had recently been arrested for shooting then-U.S. president John F. Kennedy.

The edited photo was submitted for a contest organized by the Liberals to poke fun at Harper's perceived reluctance to attend global climate-change talks in Copenhagen.

Entrants were asked to submit photos showing the prime minister in a place, other than Copenhagen, where he'd like to be.

A spokesman for the Liberal Party of Canada said the Lee Harvey Oswald picture only appeared "briefly" on the party's site.

"It's important to keep in mind that the pictures are created by visitors to our website, and do not always reflect the views of the LPC," spokesman Daniel Lauzon said in an e-mail, noting the submissions were intended to be humourous. "That being said, offensive photos have no business on our site.

"Though we do screen the pictures before posting them, it appears the Lee Harvey Oswald picture slipped through the cracks — it has since been removed. We apologize to those who took offence to the image."

The author of the blog that appears to have discovered the photo, rjjago.wordpress.com, called it "ignorant" for the Liberals to post such a depiction so soon after the bloody attack on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who suffered a broken nose and lost teeth this week after a man threw a statue at him at a rally.

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