Not wishing to make too much light of it...

…but what on earth is Fabio going to do by himself?

currently playing: The Indelicates – Sixteen

Ha!

Manchester University getting the St. Anselm question on University Challenge! Very apt!

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Ten Years! Ten Years!

Or probably, more like fifteen. I’ve been searching for this film ever since I saw it on Stay Tuned a long long time ago, and today, I finally found it. Moral drama ahoy!

Faith In Hasbro: Restored

SOUNDWAVE BRINGS THE ROCK!

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The guitar turns into Laserbeak! LASERBEAK IS A GUITAR!

Control

I finally got around to watching Control tonight, and I must say that I’m conflicted. It’s a well-made film, certainly, but I don’t think it was half the film that 24 Hour Party People was. I guess, perhaps partly what’s going through my head right now, partly because I think New Order are the better band overall, but I’ve never really bought into the Curtis Myth fully. And the film does nothing to help me, either; instead, it’s an hour and a half of Curtis treating his wife like dirt, feeling a little remorse, and the killing himself. Obviously, it’s a gross oversimplification, and the drugs cocktail he was on was probably a big contributing factor to some of his behaviour, but still.

(I also was a teensy bit peeved at the constant mocking of Bernard Sumner, especially when Martin Hannett snaps at him in the studio while the genius Curtis was recording. Seeing as how Sumner turned out to be Factory’s unsung production hero, it seems a little harsh here. Also, Hannett is never actually mentioned by name, which is a shame considering how important he was to the Joy Division sound)

It did look wonderful, though. There’s a scene just after Debbie has the baby, where Ian stands outside a hospital corridor that struck me as quietly beautiful. And I did like the scene at the end; Sumner, Hook, and Gretton are sitting in the pub, desolate, where they’re joined by the other two, Morris and a girl who’s supposed to be Gillian. A new order just waiting to be formed…

currently playing: Lykke Li – I’m Good, I’m Gone

My Goodness!!

Have the Democrats in the House finally found their spines?

currently playing: Rosetta Hightower – Pretty Red Balloons

There May Be A Massacre On The Potomac

Virginia was called for Obama two minutes after polls closed…GOP race is ‘too close to call’…pause for laughter

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Black Kids are seriously awesome. More tomorrow…

It's Funny

But whenever this story has come up in the news today, I find it troubling to reconcile the MPAA/RIAA’s woes with this story. But I’m sure it’s a misunderstanding. Or that it’s not really ‘stealing’ money from the Toklien estate…

currently playing: Act – Absolutely Immune (7” Mix)

I Give You...The Picture Of The GOP Primaries!

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Your Conspiracy Theory of The Day

Why did the GOP of Washington stop counting when only 87% of precincts had reported, declaring McCain the winner with only 200 more votes than Huckabee?