Monday, February 28, 2005

Halle Berry: Best to Worst

Good for her for showing up...

Berry was named worst actress of 2004 by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for her performance in "Catwoman" and she showed up to accept her "Razzie" carrying the Oscar she won in 2002 for "Monster's Ball."

"They can't take this away from me, it's got my name on it!" she quipped. A raucous crowd cheered her on as she gave a stirring recreation of her Academy Award acceptance speech, including tears.

She thanked everyone involved in "Catwoman," a film she said took her from the top of her profession to the bottom.

"I want to thank Warner Brothers for casting me in this piece of shit," she said as she dragged her agent on stage and warned him "next time read the script first."

Link to Reuters via BoingBoing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Robin Williams "song of freedom"

A brilliant, impromptu, anti-Disney / pro-Pixar, piece by Robin Williams, delivered at a press conference where he was promoting the new Fox Film "Robots".

Link to MP3 file via Xeni at BoingBoing.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Uncle Nino

Uncle Nino, the movie: “Without love, life itself is meaningless.”
This is a movie about a family that learns to love each other again after their lives are invaded by a crazy uncle from the Old Country.

Uncle Nino was the longest-running movie in the U.S in 2004. So why haven’t you heard of it? Because it ran for 54 weeks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Sunday, February 13, 2005

Silver Lining in HIV?

The BBC reports "HIV could destroy cancer cells"
US scientists hope to be able to use a harmless form of the Aids virus to seek and destroy cancer cells.

Link the BBC.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Buy or Rent?

I'm still buying CD's and this is why.

Gizmodo makes a good point referencing the Napster Superbowl pitch that bombed with consumers. Link.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Chicago's Copyrighted Public Park

This is a wired one... a public work of art (Cloud Gate) in Chicago's Millenium Park is copyrighted by the artist (Anish Kapoor).

You are not allowed to photograph it.

Link via BoingBoing.

UPDATE: more here.

a great Mashup

Artists and DJ's keep cranking these things out much to the dismay of large media corporations and their legal departments.

If you don't kow what a "mashup" is or have never heard of them this is a great primer.

These things are usually constructed with one or more songs but there have been a few videos made as well.

Here's a great example of both: link to video.

Saturday, February 05, 2005


oh yeah baby... geek nirvava.

Link via cult of mac.