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The Best Homo-Erotic, Nine Inch Nails/Star Trek Fan Film Ever!

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Fucking brilliant…

Banksy Hits Disneyland!

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“A life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee has been placed in Disneyland by “guerrilla artist” Banksy. The hooded figure was placed inside the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at the California theme park last weekend. It is understood to have remained in place for 90 minutes before the ride was closed down and the figure removed.” – full article here

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Banksy is due to hold what is billed as a “three day vandalised warehouse extravaganza” in Los Angeles this weekend.

The artists website

Wired Magazine’s article on the artist from last year

Hundreds Watch ‘Corpse Flower’ Bloom

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Since working on Swamp Thing I’ve become fascinated with plants and their many mutations.

This one is truly amazing…

“Hundreds of visitors filed through a Virginia Tech greenhouse to get a glimpse, and a whiff, of a powerfully malodorous Corpse Flower as it bloomed.”

Read the full article here.

What the article doesn’t mention is that this flower is one of the, if not the, largest in the world. Coming in at virtually the size of the Audrey II. One was clocked in at 9 feet tall in May of 2003.

How bad does it smell?

From the article…
“It’s like several days old road kill on a hot, sunny day,” Wiley-Vawter said.

She said she went home shortly before midnight Friday and returned about 8:15 a.m. Saturday and could smell the plant from her parking spot about 100 feet from the greenhouse.”

The Corpse Flower
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… and the Audrey II
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Remember When Will Ferrell Was Funny?

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In the wake of the unfunny Talladega Nights. Here’s a link to what cracked magazine.com calls the The 10 Best Will Ferrell Skits of All-Time.

The list of videos includes the famous cowbell skit, Will Ferrell as Neil Diamond and The Boss From Hell skit. But because it’s SNL specific it doesn’t have his brilliant turn as George Bush from the 2004 ACT campaign to get out the vote. So I’ve tracked that down here.

Enjoy.

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See video of Alan Moore being polite to a kid’s show host!

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Video of early Alan Moore pimping, to kids no less, his first Swamp Thing trade and some upcomming project called WATCHMAN!

As my dear friend Den has pointed out, “Note that the script page of SWAMP THING appears to have a one page-long paragraph to describe a single panel.”

The video can be found here

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Alan with Jack Kirby at San Diego Comic Con in the mid 80’s. This photo is a visual document of two pop culture gods coming together for the first time. It is not just our industry these two men changed… their visions make up part of the very substrate of our cultural imagination. Their musings have influenced every medium and individually, in their own respective generations, they challenged what comics in particular and pop culture in general could be.

Tacked on Update 8-4-06

A.V. Club With Alan Moore

A fantastic interview about his erotica opus LOST GIRLS, which has been 16 years in the making.

Onion A/V Club Interview

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“Lost Girls teams up three icons of children’s literature – Alice from Alice In Wonderland, Wendy from Peter Pan, and Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz – and re-tells their stories with the fantasy elements stripped away, replaced by real-world sexual experiences.”