Sunday, June 29, 2008

Laugh or Cry or Try New Things

Good day Sir or Madam or somewhere in between. Here is some more stuff I once meant to blog about but never will. Not even if I live to be a THOUSAND! (By the way: Remember when I almost blogged a thousand times in one day? I didn't either! Those were the days.)

Comics: Worse than Hitler!

The Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn (Megaupdate: Journalista links to a YouTube video based on the panel.)

Comics: Al Columbia's Pim and Francie

Science: Researchers reveal how the brain handles sarcasm

History of Sweden: Murders galore

Transgender Graphics and Fiction Archive

Useful: How to suck your own dick

Useful: What's the font?

Wikipedia: Friday night death slot


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Photo 160: Hotel Room in Lickpig

Hello updated people! Here am I. Where are you? Are you here? Koala is here and he says: I'm trying to play cards now. On your TV.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Random Lankar

Here are some stuff I meant to blog about but never did:

James Kochalka Comic: Rain nothing to Hulk

The A V Club: Classic Movies It's Okay To Hate 20 Superhero Movies We Hope They Never Make (idiots! these would rule!)

Reviews of this book (recursive!)

Dwight Schrute claims tentacle rape not scientifically plausable

YouTube: Lost's Desmond's brother compilation

Cramer's Official Soundboard!

Best news ever (in Swedish! the language of champions!)

Oh, and in case you were wondering:

There is no universally agreed upon plural of "platypus" in the English language. Scientists generally use "platypuses" or simply "platypus". Colloquially, "platypi" is also used for the plural, although this is pseudo-Latin; the Greek plural would be "platypodes". Early British settlers called it by many names, such as watermole, duckbill, and duckmole. The name "Platypus" is often prefixed with the adjective "duck-billed" to form Duck-billed Platypus, despite there being only one species of Platypus.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fun #11: Michael J Fox with Implausibly Large Head

Hey there, I'm sorry to push down the cows (those words will make NO SENSE in a couple of weeks) but it's been a month since the last Fun and I felt it was imperative to post a picture of Michael J Fox this exact minute. Michael J Fox suffers from Parkinson's disease, just like Adolf Hitler and Pope John Paul II (true!), but that's not why he looks a bit weird in this photograph. No, he looks weird because the photo has been doctored. As such, it is not a literal depiction of the truth. No.


Photo 159: They say Muuu!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bread & Tits

Hello Internets! Today I bring you bread and I also bring you tits:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Uplifting Sherlock Holmes Quotation of the Day

"Did you see him?" [Sherlock Holmes] asked.
"You mean the old fellow who has just gone out?"
"Yes, I met him at the door."
"What did you think of him?"
"A pathetic, futile, broken creature."
"Exactly, Watson. Pathetic and futile. But is not all life pathetic and futile? Is not his story a microcosm of the whole? We reach. We grasp. And what is left in our hands at the end? A shadow. Or worse than a shadow -- misery."

   - From "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I Must Be A Bat

You know what? I figured out why SUPERBLOG!! started sucking. See, this blog was much better when we were OUTRAGED at the injustices of the world! Remember when we were rallying against things like fascism and space elitism? Or overly reacting against defective blogging services and football* results?

But Sam mellowed when he became a daddy and I barely interact with the world anymore. That must change. We need to get out there and start CARING about stuff. That way, SUPERBLOG!! will once again be worthy of its name.

Oh, and more tits probably won't hurt:

*If you say "soccer" I'll kill you.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fuck !!


Friday, June 13, 2008

Let's Blog about It!!!

Somebody oughta blog about soccer! Right know in Euroooope: Europeeeean soccer championship! It's exciting! Blog it! now. hi Goo. Picture pictures ZZZZZZZlatan. He's good. Some call him God. I call him Per.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Someone Should Do Something

I didn't draw this. But I could have, if I wanted to. But I didn't want to.

Ahh, SUPERBLOG!!, SUPERBLOG!!, SUPERBLOG!!... what are we to do with you? I remember when you used to be big and glorious and all-powerful. Full of passion and purpose. A beacon of light in this dark and depressing world. And then something happened. It's hard to pinpoint exactly when, but it seems clear that SUPERBLOG!! has been in decline for at least a couple of years. And it just keeps getting worse. Recently, SUPERBLOG!! Sports Editor Uncle Sambo (never very reliable, even at the best of times) has blogged less than ever. And Shining Emperor Koala (me) mostly seems to post short, pointless reviews of movies. Ridiculous amounts of movies, yes, but that's hardly a compensation.

Somebody should do something.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Photo #158: Horses!!

The Year of Definitely Not Watching Any DVDs: May, 2008 (Part 2)

Le Scaphandre et le papillon / Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
True story of guy (an Elle editor) who got paralyzed and wrote a book about it by blinking. I remember reading the book a decade or more ago and I guess I found it pretty moving. Now, though, the first thing that strikes me is how clumsy the communication system they work out is. The average modern text messaging interface is a thousand times smarter. The guy sure had bad timing. If it had happened today it would have been pretty easy to enhance his quality of life:

Since 2005 Eye tracking is used in Communication systems for disabled allowing the user to speak, mail, surf the web and so with only the eyes as tool.

Moral: Something about the undying human spirit but I just want to say that Technology rules.

Overnight Delivery (1998)
"Meet-cute" road trip with two annoying characters played by two sympathetic actors (Paul Rudd, who I've liked in Apatow's stuff) and Reese Witherspoon (who stars in one of my favorite B movies). Really contrived story, ghost-rewritten by Kevin Smith. Moral: True love doesn't wait. (Or, put another way: Only bitches withhold sex. Good girls put out.)

Fear, Anxiety and Depression (1989)
Woody Allenish Ira is a wild-haired, unsuccessful playwright persuing girl out of his league. Todd Solondz's debut feature. Some of the same themes as his later works, but a much lighter feel. Moral: Know your limitations.

Junebug (2005)
Amy Adams plays a pregnant country girl who would be really difficult to categorize in a game of FMK. Synchronicity: Adams' character's sister-in-law's character Embeth Davidtz was in Army of Darkness, which I reviewed last time. Moral: Country folk may have a harsh exterior, but on the inside they're better than us city folk. And they are.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
The latest of some 24 (!) film adaptations of the classic mystery. This one stars Richard Roxburgh as Holmes and Ian Hart as Watson. But I watched it because Richard E Grant is in it. Nastier ending than the book. Moral: Some dogs should be banned.

Tell Your Children / Reefer Madness (1936) (R)
"Classic" anti-marihuana movie, funded by a church group, but marketed as an exploitation film. Fairly dull. Moral: Duh.

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (R)
TV version of the musical adaptation of the original RM. Frequently exhilarating. I love Jesus and everybody loves Kristen Bell. Moral: Question authority.

Network (1976)
Brilliant satire of American television and lots of other stuff as well. Amazingly, more relevant today than 30 years ago. Moral: Society is inhumane.

Juno (2007)
Teenage girl gets knocked up. Initially I found the dialogue to be a little too "clever" and therefore annoying but the sincerity of the characters eventually won me over and I had to admit that it's a very good movie. Synchronicity: Juno is called "Junebug" by her father. And Juno's guitar is named after FDR who was a character in the Reefer Madness musical. Moral: People who want kids should have kids.

Palindromes (2004)
Wow, third movie in a couple of days about young girls dealing with pregnancy. The main character is played, for no apparent reason, by eight different actors, mostly children, but also Jennifer Jason Leigh, and one very obese woman. Moral: Todd Solondz may be turning into a creepy apologist for child abuse.

The Kid (1921)
Silent Chaplin classic. I watched it at double speed to save time and money. Moral: Chaplin should get to keep his Kid.

Into the Wild (2007)
True story of guy who got back to nature, directed by Sean Penn. Moral: The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences. But happiness is only real when shared. Also, Know your plants.

Blue Velvet (1986) (R)
Lynchian goodness. Moral: Weird stuff happens under the surface.

American Gangster (2007)
Real-life crime drama in which Denzel proves that Black men can be just as criminal as white men. Good but not great, and way too long at 176 minutes (I accidentally watched the too-long version. The theatrical release was a bit shorter). Moral: Crime doesn't pay.

La dolce vita (1960)
This is the sixth movie by Federico "FEDS" Fellini I've seen by and I haven't liked any of them. I even read a book about the Maestro once, to better understand his work, and see what I apparently was missing. But now I think the time has come to admit to the world and myself that I'll never like him. Moral: Know when to admit defeat.

This may be going a little too far, though:

Made me want to kill my family
[...] I will buy a movie poster for Gigli and frame it on my wall before I ever watch this piece of trash again. I could write an intelligent review of why I dislike this film but it doesn't even deserve one. I hope that everyone involved in the production of this film experiences a tragic loss in their lifetime so that they can understand the amount of loss the viewer felt when they gave up three precious hours of their life to this flaming piece of garbage.

The Office: Season 4 (2007-2008, 14 episodes)
Still good, but is it finally starting to run out of steam? Moral: Work sucks.

Scrubs: Season 6 (2006-2007, 22 episodes)
Definitely showing its age. I mean, one episode is a clip show, for fuck's sake! And a very, very poorly constructed clip show at that. But okay, the musical episode was good. I can't help but think that the ambiguous ending of the season finale would have been a good place to end the show. Moral: Stuff should end before it gets bad.

Shallow Grave (1994) (R)
Moral: Pretty obvious. If you're going to bury dead bodies, make sure you dig deep enough. Also, Hide the money before they kill you.

Scrubs: Season 7 (2007-2008, 11 episodes)
Starts out with a giant step backwards in terms of character development, and several episodes feel increasingly inconsequential. It makes me sad. Moral: Stuff should end before it gets bad.

Seeing Other People (2004) (R)
Couple decides to sleep around before they get married. Moral: It's really hard to find a safe place in this world so if you find one, maybe you should stick with it.

To be continued...

Friday, June 06, 2008

Black vs White!

On the left: Mega-old ex-POW John Sidney McCain III.
On the right: Young He-Man Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.

SUPERBLOG!! predicts that Obama will CRUSH McCain just like he CRUSHED Hillary! It's "Hussein" versus "Sidney" ffs!

Obama: Sissy Boy!

Look! Obama is a sissy compared to Superman! Or as we say in Sweden (home of the brave and poor); Got a chest like a cornflake. Yeah... Think about it.... Who wants a president with a chest like a cornflake? So, this officially marks the start of the presidential bash bashily bash bash here at SUPERBLOG!! Welcome. Stay tuned. More to come. Want to know more?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Photo 157: Toilet at work!

Finally some quality blogging from Uncle!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Year of Definitely Not Watching Any DVDs: May, 2008 (Part 1)

Hello. This time I thought I'd once again write something about each thing I watched, so I did.

Kundun (1997)
Dalai Lama biopic by Martin Scorsese (AKA Skorpan in Swedish). Slightly hagiographic.

Chancer: Series 2 (1991, 7 episodes) (R)
After the events of Series 1 (reviewed in Part 36 of 2007: The Year of Watching DVDs, Clive Owen, post-yuppie ex-con, tries to win back his girl (SPOILER: he fails) and Do The Right Thing. Not entirely believable but still worthwhile. The climax, though it could technically be called a happy ending, is impressively bleak. Moral: You can't escape your past.

Flakes (2007)
Aaron Stanford plays a very punchable hipster who manages a cereal bar owned by hippie Christopher Lloyd. His girlfriend, cute, artistic Zooey Deschanel wants him to rock, but the cereal store needs him. Major flaw: The hipster's punchability does not seem to be intended by the filmmakers. Moral: Cereal isn't food, it's baby food.

Excalibur (1981) (R)
Scenery-chewing Nicol Williamson (who'll always be the Nome King to me) as Merlin kingmakes Uther, then Arthur. Plays fast and loose with the legends, but it's full-blooded and colorful and entertaining. Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson in small parts. Moral: Never trust your best friend with your wife - or Helen Mirren with anything.

Crimewave (1985)
Borderline incoherent Sam Raimi comedy co-written by the Coen Brothers. Uncharismatic loser is scheduled to be executed for crimes he didn't commit. Also, he's in love with April from Dallas. (She played the brainy, wealthy, femme fatale ex-wife of Ewing cousin Jack. As you remember.) Always-awesome Bruce Campbell is a heel who hates guys who hates heels. As evidenced here:

After Hours (1985)
Griffin Dunne has a strange night in New York. Black comedy that was originally supposed to be directed by Tim Burton. One of only two comedies directed by Martin Scorsese. Moral: Don't turn down a chance to fuck Rosanna Arquette 23 years ago.

Criminal (2004)
American remake of some Argentinian movie. John C Reilly is a con man, some Latino kid is his protégé, Maggie Gyllenhaal is the con man's sister. Twists and turns in a fairly satisfying way. Moral: Crime only pays for some.

The Jazz Singer (1927)
Supposed "first talkie" is actually, for whatever reason, largely silent. The only exceptions are scenes in which the titular character, played by disgusting-looking Al Jolson, sings his horrible songs. The central conflict is ripped off from an old Simpsons episode! Biggest surpise: The film is far more offensive to Jews than to Black people. Moral: You can have your cake and eat it too.

Scrubs: Season 5 (2006, 24 episodes)
Still fairly entertaining, but starting to show its age. Repetitive (sometimes knowingly so). Why do American sitcoms have to go on for soooo long?

Kôkaku kidôtai / Ghost in the Shell (1995)
I'm sure this is many a computer programmer's wet dream but I have a low tolerance for the clichés of sci-fi anime. Action scenes and philosophical discussions alike bored me, and I find fan service in general embarrassing. Moral: Machines are people too.

The Evil Dead (1981)
A group of friends decide to holiday in a cabin in the woods. Sadly, they disturb the dead and start to go forest crazy! Moral: Don't raise demons.

Meet Bill (2008)
Aaron Eckhart has a midlife crisis in this promising but ultimately disappointing dramedy. Dumb ending. Moral: You can be whoever you want.

Closer (2004)
Clever infidelity drama. One of Julia Roberts' very few good films. Moral: Lies damage relationships.

Memento (2000) (R)
Fascinating premise and audacious execution. I also watched it in chronological order and actually it works.

Evil Dead II (1987)
Ash, right before chainsawing the demon-possessed decapitated head of his lover: "Oh yeah? Alright! Okay!" Inventive and insane. Who's laughing now? Moral: Stay away from the woods.

Angel Heart (1987)
Mickey Rourke investigates weird disappearance and gets mixed up with voodoo. Moral: You can't hide from Satan.

Army of Darkness (1992)
Though billed as "Evil Dead 3", it doesn't really have very much to do with the previous movies. Very slapsticky. Bruce Campbell is a great action hero but this film is either too silly or too serious, or both.

30 Rock: Season 2 (2007 – 2008, 15 episodes)

Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Private investigator is hired to find a missing four-year-old girl. Implausible crime drama that somehow still approaches excellence. Moral: It's hard to do the right thing, but sometimes it's even harder to know what the right thing is.

Happiness (1998) (R)
The ultimate black comedy. Contains the most horrific dialogue scene I've ever seen. Moral: Everybody hurts.

Hairspray (2007)
Moral: Anyone can dance with anyone else.

North by Northwest (1959) (R)
One of Hitchcock's best films.

Gladiator Cop (1995)
Starring Lorenzo Lamas as the reincarnimated Alexander the Great. With a sword! The most boring movie ever - possibly excluding Andy Warhol's Empire, which I haven't seen. Yet.

Enchanted (2007)
Adorable Amy Adams is perfect as a fairytale princess sent to New York in this heart-warming homage to classic Disney films. Either this shit is pretty wonderful or I'm just a total girl. (Well, mostly pretty wonderful. The final confrontation with Susan Sarandon as a CGI dragon isn't great. And the ending is exactly what you'd expect, though still surprisingly affecting.)

To be continued...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Photo 156: Fokking Pool!

Poool at work. For swimming and stuff.