No unifying theme today, just a brain dump.
If that’s Bruce Wayne on the table, how can Batman’s head be among the others looking down in shock? And what’s the deal with Black Lightning’s eyes?
You may have heard about the Hellboy cartoon that’s in production.
This is a link to the project’s blog. They call it a production diary, but come on, it’s a blog. Only a few entries have been posted so far, but already they’re giving interesting insights into the production process.
Still a few hours left in the American Thanksgiving (on the west coast anyways), so here’s William Burroughs giving thanks.
(link via BoingBoing)(Try this link if the other one doesn't work).
I’ve mentioned before that you can find anything on the internet, but now that fact is starting to freak me out a little. I first saw that Burroughs clip on TV about fourteen or fifteen years ago, and I had it on tape for years, too. However, I’d completely forgotten about it until I ran across that link this morning. As more and more media becomes available on the internet, nothing stays in the past. I remember watching an interview with an actress (maybe Mariel Hemingway?) who said that she did a nude scene in a movie in the late 70s, thinking that once it was out of the theatres no one would see it again. She said that with the rise of home video, the joke was on her.
I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately, about a perpetual present, with no past and no future. In the movie Strange Days, Ralph Fiennes’s character has a technology that allows him to relive moments from his past over and over. Towards the end of the movie, Angela Bassett’s character says to him, “Memories are meant to fade. They're designed that way for a reason.” But now nothing fades, because we’ve got the past right here at hand (case in point: I made sure that I had that line from the movie right with a quick search over at IMDB). No need for nostalgia, just punch up a search for those old episodes of Thundercats. No need for evolution, just go back to where you’ve already been. Another movie quote, this time from Memento, Guy Pearce’s characters says, “How can I heal, if I can’t feel time?” He can’t get over his wife’s death, because the event never recedes into the past. How does he move forward, if the past is always there with him? How do we move onto new things, new ideas, if the old ideas never leave?
I don’t have much of a point, not yet anyways. I’m not drawing lines to connect dots so much as just drawing the dots at this point. Let’s move on.
This is a nice, light way to end: Poorly thought out domain names. It’s laugh out loud funny, go take a look.