Archive for July, 2007

Final Version Of Blade Runner To Be Released This Fall

July 31, 2007

It’s hard to believe, but there have already been three different versions of Ridley Scott‘s landmark sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner” released in some form or another. There was the 1982 theatrical version that featured Harrison Ford‘s controversial character narration as Deckard and the Deckard-Rachael (Sean Young) “happy ending” escape. The version most people saw was the cut that was released on home video and played on cable up until 1992. It was actually the international version that was unrated and featured extended action sequences.

After years of rumors about the ending, Scott released a 1992 director’s cut in which he removed the Ford narration and the “happy ending” and added the infamous “unicorn” sequence, which suggested that Deckard was a replicant as well — all how he originally intended the movie to be cut. Most recently, though, a rare version of the film was found in the Warner Bros. archives that was radically different in more ways than can be described here. Confused? Don’t be, because Scott and Warner Bros. have now teamed up on a new “Blade Runner: Final Cut” just in time for the film’s 25th anniversary. This new “definitive” version, according to Scott, contains added and extended scenes, new and cleaner special effects, and that all-important 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. And it should be the version you judge the film by.

Read more ….

The book which the movie is based upon (reviewed here), goes by a different title …. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ….. written by Phillip K. Dick.

This book can be downloaded for free from Hotmix.

For more books on science fiction, Bookyards has a collection here, and a list of free science fiction libraries here.

OJ Simpson Reacts To Decision Giving Goldman Family Book Profits

July 31, 2007

Goldman Family Plans To Publish Simpson’s If I Did It

July 31, 2007

I love the Effing Librarian

July 31, 2007

I love the Effing Librarian’s blog…some of the things he says make me laugh outloud while I read them in the library. Sometimes it’s ok to look weird.

I laughed so hard today when I read:The Secret Mantra that could save your life. I would like to think that we all have a mantra like this. And Mom, if you ever read this…I say apples and bananas.

Trevor Rhone Named Among Top Three All-Time Black Screen Icons

July 31, 2007
RHONE. I’m pleased that I was able to represent my country well

Jamaican playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and lecturer, Trevor Rhone has been voted among the top three all-time Black Screen Icons of the past century in an on-line poll that sought to identify 100 of the most significant international Black/African Diaspora personalities in film and television.

Rhone received 10 per cent of the votes to place third behind Sidney Poitier in second place and Denzel Washington who topped the poll.

“This is not at all a bad performance from a Jamaican from the little district of Bellas Gate in St Catherine, and I’m pleased that I was able to represent my country well,” a news release from public relations firm Innovative Ideas quoted Rhone yesterday.

According to the release, Spike Lee and Morgan Freeman placed fourth and fifth respectively, in the “All Time Black Screen Icon” category.

The 100 Black Screen Icons was initiated by Every Generation Media, in partnership with the British Film Institute with funding from the Film Council and the BBC.

A special website was created to profile the icons, highlighting the nominees’ key achievements and, in addition to showcasing the better-known personalities, shed light on those “unsung personalities whose contribution has furthered the development of global film and TV culture”, said the Every Generation website.

“Nominees were drawn from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and North America and were part of a 100 Black Screen Icons online campaign which promoted African Diaspora creative screen talent, while educating and engaging audiences from all backgrounds and ethnicities,” the news release said.

Courtesy of the Jamaica Observer
Tuesday July 31, 2007

See You in Jamaica

18+ Books — Free Books On Sexuality And Sex

July 31, 2007

Bookworm has put into RapidShare a comprehensive collection of freebooks that specialize on sexuality and sex.

The list is comprehensive, providing a selection that I would recommend for all couples.

My personal favorites are the following (at least what I have had the time to aaahh …. hmmmmm ….browse through):
Complete Idiots Guide To Amazing Sex
Pickup Girls Guide And Seduction Site
How To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You
Adult Comics – The Sex Files
KamaSutra — A complete Guide to Make Love
Another Kama Sutra Book {a complete guide}
How To Make Sex Last Longer
Collection Of 1000 Questions For Couples
500 Love Making Secrets
Top 100 Love Making Techniques Of All Time — How to Make Love All Night (and Drive a Woman Wild)
Different Sex Positions During Love Making
The Multi Orgasmic Man

For books and libraries that specialize on other topics, I would recommend Bookyards Directory of Free Online Libraries.

CONGRESS EYES PAY RAISE FOR ITSELF!

July 31, 2007

CONGRESS EYES PAY RAISE FOR ITSELF!
Oh ok, so y’all bumped the min-wage up to a WHOPPING $5.85, so it’s time to give yourselves another $4,400, bringing their annual salaries to…$170,000! For doing…what?! Talking?! Passing a bunch of over-worded bullshit laws designed to confound and confuse the average person?! So do the math kids.
If you make $5.85 an hour, work 40 hours a week, you make annually a HUGE sum of…$12,168! (At least that’s why my calculator said when I put in 5.85 X 40 X 52–ya know, 52 weeks a year?–and there ya go!)
If you are a dildo in CONgress (who still do not get that 75% of Americans want the BU$Hitler Crime Family IMPEACHED, and the goddamn ILLEGAL IRAQ WAR, EXCUSE ME, OCCUPATION, FUCKING ENDED ALREADY…just for starters, oh and HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE, goddamn assholes!) then you get $170,000! Not counting all the BRIBES, KICK-BACKS AND OTHER PERKS, LIKE “HERE, FLY ON MY CORPORATE JET AND ROLL UP ON MY HARD-ON WHILE I SHIT IN A HOOKER’S MOUTH, AND OH MAKE SURE YOU PASS SOME LAWS THAT MAKE IT EASY FOR MY SCUMBAG CORPORATION TO EXPLOIT THE AMERICAN LABOR FORCE SOME MORE…”
Oh and ain’t it just nifty how everyone in CONgress gets TAX PAYER COVERED HEALTH CARE, meanwhile the rest of us DON’T GET SHIT?!
Cunts.

Question to 25%ers

July 30, 2007

Just curious folks who are in the 25% that still (somehow!) beLIEve BU$Hitler and his Criminal Gang are just the greatest thing since sliced bread or whatever, just a quicky question (and assuming you are a Christian):
THOU SHALT NOT LIE…what freakin’ part of this do ya NOT understand?! Just curious, I just mention this in passing…

Ok, I’ll be fair, it’s actually (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments):
“Do not bear false witness against your neighbor” (or words to that affect)
One must not bear false witness in a court of law or other proceeding.

So…I am correct in deducting that lying before Congress would fall in the “court of law or other proceeding” category, no?!

Also, wasn’t there one regarding MURDER or something along those lines?

Gimme a Fair and Balanced HAIL SATAN!
_________________
The answer to 1984…IS 1776!
9/11 is a goddamn LIE!
Show me the plane hitting the Pentagon!
If impeachment is not the table, WHY was it taken off? Blackmail!?

And 25% of America STILL supports BU$Hitler?!?!?!?!?

July 30, 2007

From http://www.TheRandiRhodesShow.com:

GONZO:
DOESN’T THIS MEAN THAT UNTIL 2006 THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WAS BREAKING THE LAW???
Data Mining requires a WARRANT too!

Flashback: Bloomberg reports that Warrantless Wiretapping began 7 MONTHS BEFORE 9/11.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has given Gonzo until Thursday to clarify contradictions in his testimony or risk a perjury investigation. Remember how well Karl Rove did with his �do over� for Patrick Fitzgerald.

Through it all, Bush is standing by his man.

THE WAR IN IRAQ:
Iraq�s PM Nouri al-Maliki and the top US Gen. In Iraq David Petraeus need a time out. Their relationship is so bad al-Maliki has asked Bush to remove Petraeus. Bush has no intention of withdrawing anyone from Iraq, generals included.

Is there a version of withdrawal the GOP can support?

Congress is opposing the Bush administration�s plan to sell $20 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudis and other Persian Gulf countries.

While Bush is gift-wrapping the weapons for the Saudis, the US ambassador to the UN is accusing the Saudi Arabia of undermining the efforts to stop the violence in Iraq.

At least there is some good coming out of Iraq. The Iraq National Soccer team won the Asian Cup over the weekend.
Not so fast. During the celebration 4 people were killed from falling bullets!

Bush says he wants to modernize the FISA law. Translation: Bush wants to modify the FISA law to make it easier to avoid.

HAPPY TALK says We JUST MIGHT WIN THE WAR IN IRAQ! If we stay the course!

The Iraqi�s are coming up short on reconstruction. The US may need to add more to the billions we�ve already spent.

Kidnapped Americans STILL not found. They were contractors with NO EXPERIENCE, some hired off the Internet.

Congress, Bush and the Iraqi Parliament are headed for summer vacation. Our troops, on the other hand, aren�t going anywhere.

Pat Tillman…was he killed for his POLITICAL VIEWS?

CAGING VOTES!
From PBS�s �NOW�, Voter Caging and how it works.

THE �08 CANDIDATES:
With only 3 Republican candidates signed on for the Sept. 17th CNN/YouTube debate, it has been postponed with no new date assigned.

SIDEBARS:
Cheney gets a new heart�battery that is!

Michael Moore�you�ve been SERVED!

HACKED! A recent study found virtually EVERY Voting Machine used in California can be hacked into easily. ES&S machines couldn’t be tested because they failed to meet the deadline for the Study.

The lobster red and the restless

July 30, 2007

Saturday was an eventful day. After cleaning the bejeezus out of the house on Friday, and setting up all morning Saturday, we were ready to host company. Over 30 people came to the pool party: roomie M’s coworkers, her family, my family, and a few assorted friends. Too much good food (which means no groccery shopping this week), good music on the radio, and great company made for a really nice afternoon.

The weather cooperated for the most part earlier in the day, providing sun for swimming, though it hid behind trees later in the day and the water was a little cooler. I especially enjoyed the pool since I learned that morning how to clean it. Skimming and vacuuming, a most exciting task for the first 15 minutes, until my muscles began to ache from all the pulling, dipping, and scooping, that 2 hours later produced a leaf and grass free pool. (The pool is inground and we had just cut the grass that morning).

I was so pleased with the pool that I suddenly became aquatic girl and spent nearly 2 hours in it, swimming with M’s nieces, and then again with Monster niece S when she arrived. Her and I were laughing so hard as I bobbed her in and out of the water laughing this unearthly, crazy laugh while in the process. I love that kids appreciate the simple things. I love that Monster niece S is at this age too, 2 1/2 is fun, until they start not listening, and then I can send her home. I spent maybe a little too much time in the sun without sunscreen, as today I am a shade of lobster red, and sensitive to touch. (This picture is fitting, since I was a lobster one year for Halloween, and I think my costume looked as ridiculous, although in my defense-my claws were the same size!)

We ended the day with a rousing 5 on 5 volleyball game, which produced some great plays and funny moments, like when M’s co-worker would try to hit the ball, running at it, exploding Chinese phrases while doing it, and then hitting the ball, usually sending it in the opposite direction. He had all of us belly laughing so hard. We finally had to quit when it was too dark to see the ball anymore.

After saying goodbye to most, a few hard core people hung out until nearly midnight, and we sat and laughed in the living room. I looked out to see the orange ball hanging low in the sky, as if showing off his near fullness, and pitted body. He seemed to grin at me, as though he enjoyed watching the end of the party too; the kind of party that leaves the body tired and the heart thankful.