Month: December 2007

So Much For Subtlety

Thanks to the kind auspices of the good folks at NZ Customs, and the nice gentlemen of the NZ Police, my excellent faux minigun arrived today. I bought this very cheaply as a prop for a short film script that I’ve been working on. It’s all plastic, but it looks the part on camera.

Here’s an action shot. To properly recreate the FPS environment, as it were, I have taken this in a very boring Hallway, in which I have inexplicably placed A Box. No doubt it contains ammo for the minigun, or a first aid kit, or a genetic retrovirus that causes my eyes to spew flaming leeches which burn and bite my enemies. The usual thing.

I’m sorry my apartment building does not have any kind of accessable Sewer or Reactor Core, or I’d have taken more of these shots.

Christians vs Lordi

From here

Finnish heavy metal group Lordi is one of several playing at a Wellington Easter concert that has upset a pentacostal church.

The band, whose five members dress in elaborate costumes as monsters and demons, won the Eurovision song contest last year.

The winning song, Hard Rock Hallelujah, includes the lyrics “I got horns on my head, my fangs are sharp and my eyes are red” – and prompted Finland’s religious leaders to warn that the band could inspire devil worship.

Okay. Right.

You know when The Wiggles put on little tricorne hats and sashes and then they wave little plastic sabers around while saying “Arrr!” so as to pretend to be pirates?

That’s both more Heavy Metal AND more Satanic than anything Lordi have ever done, ever.

Just sayin’ is all.

The Bex Is Bax In Town

Here are some headlines, all taken from today’s front page:

“Beckham Watch”
“Have You Met David Beckham? Click here to send in your pictures and stories.”
“Becks Delivers In Style”
“Full Beckhamwatch Coverage!”
“Bye Becks, It’s Been a Blast.”
“Bridget Sauders: David Beckham – At The Afterparty”

I just don’t get why we’re supposed to care. Do that many people in NZ follow english football? In fact, doesn’t this guy play football for a Los Angeles team now? Does anyone outside of LA follow LA football?

Are we that hard up for people to get excited about that we give a shit about someone just because he’s very famous in other countries?

I’d be more interested if Gurinder Chadha, the director of “Bend it like Beckham”, was in NZ. I’d be more interested if Posh Spice was in NZ. Okay, that’s not true. Hell, I’d definitely be more interested if Beck was in NZ. “Seriously” I would say, “Odelay was awesome.” Then I’d ask him if he minded this US soccer player stealing all his thunder.

Is it Nap Time #004

And so another podcast is recorded by Annette and I. Now that we have proper microphones, we .. okay _I_ … need to re-learn proper microphone technique. This’ll be easier once the mic _stands_ arrive and we no longer need to lean the mics against things, or stuff them into teacups.

The new mics are AWESOME. I LOVE new toys of ANY kind.