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He’s baaack! Randall Terry still a flaming asshole
09.27.2010
01:28 pm

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Randall Terry

 
Did you miss him? Didn’t think so… Operation Rescue founder, Randall Terry demonstrates how to hold a racist, hateful press conference complete with anti-Koran shenanigans, so that people will pay attention to him again.

Via Right Wing Watch

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Left Behind: Christian videogame company reports record revenues
09.27.2010
12:54 pm

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Left Behind

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Ten years ago, I’d have laughed at this. In 2010, it’s not so funny:

From a press release posted today on BusinessWire:

Left Behind Games CEO, Troy Lyndon says, “Retailers are showing more interest in LB Games, our Christian video game products. Over the past several weeks, we have been unveiling our proven, proprietary church-marketing system which is designed to increase sales for retailers who carry our products. Over the past two years, we’ve invested in the development of the Christian video game market by giving away more than 50,000 PC games to our network of Pastors who share our desire to provide healthier video game alternatives to their youth. Soon, our investors will no longer have to support a pioneering effort with vision alone, but also with progress evidenced by solid sales and income.”

Have you ever actually seen the Left Behind: Eternal Forces game? It is it some spectacularly bone-headed shit, described here on the All Things Considered blog in a post titled Grand Theft Auto: Book of Revelations:

This is a game that’s actually been out for a while. I read an early review on it when it was going gold (ready for mass production), and was filled with Christ-love. I was so taken aback by the message of tolerance delivered in this game, that I had to pause my viewing of The Passion of the Christ while breezing through some of the recent Promise Keeper literature which had been stuffed into my Jesus/Santa mailbox.

In the game, titled Left Behind: Eternal Forces, you are a person left behind on Earth after the Rapture has come and taken all the true believers to Heaven. If you don’t know what this means, then you’re a doomed sinner, so put your head between your legs and kiss your forked tail goodbye. 666 Satan hearts you.

The point of the game is to convert people into disciples in order to combat the Anti-Christ. Those who cannot be converted you must kill. The bad guys are rock stars and Arab-esque people.. [Emphasis added].

WTF, right? Take comfort in the fact that Left Behind: Eternal Forces is so lame, it’s unlikely to convert anyone to anything. Even your inbred hillbilly cousin Jimmy-Joe would think this game sucks and yet there are still people all across this great nation dumb enough to buy into this shit. They even sell it at Wal-Mart. Watch the game’s trailer, below.
 

 
Via Christian Nightmares

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Rockaway Taco: riding the wild surf in Queens
09.27.2010
11:19 am

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Rockaway Taco

 
A short and sweet film by The Selby about some urban hipsters and surfers opening a taco stand and juice bar in the aging community of Rockaway Beach, Queens. I used to go surfing at this very spot.

Via theworldsbestever

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Jerry Hall claims Mick Jagger was a heroin addict in the 70s
09.27.2010
07:54 am

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Keith, well we all know about Keith Richards’ appetite for destruction, with a particular emphasis on smack, but Mick, too??? From the NME:

Mick Jagger’s former partner Jerry Hall has claimed that he regularly used heroin in the 1970s.

Hall, who has four children with The Rolling Stones frontman and split with him in 1990, says she managed to wean him off the drug.

Telegraph.co.uk reports that Hall wrote in her new autobiography: “Mick had told me he took LSD every day for a year in the ‘60s. He also admitted he was smoking heroin. I was disgusted. I told him I couldn’t see him if he took drugs, saying, ‘Go away and don’t come back until you’re straight’. He succeeded – he had amazing will power.”

Jagger himself has previously remained secretive about his use of heroin, denying that the drug was his when it was found by police at his Chelsea home in 1969.

Sir Mick, thus far, has made no comments on Hall’s claims.

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Dangerous Minds Radio Hour episode 5
09.27.2010
07:33 am

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Brad Laner

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This, the fifth episode of the Dangerous Minds Radio Hour finds your host Brad Laner going it alone (Richard will return for the next episode) and delving into some expansive jams by some stalwart DM heros along with some recent discoveries. These are sounds for those of us who are unconcerned with filing our musical tastes within convenient corporate marketing categories and who hold music in too high esteem to assign it mere lifestyle accessory status. Hope you dig it.

Yes - “We Have Heaven”
Henry Cow - “Industry”
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - “Kandy Korn”
Gato Barbieri - “Antonios Das Mortes”
Junip - “Loops”
The Funkees - “Akula Owu Onyeara”
Michel Chion - “Dies Irae” (from Requiem)
The Beatles - “Revolution (take 20)”

 

 
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Paul Krassner: Stand-up comedy fundraiser for Peace & Freedom Party in Los Angeles
09.27.2010
07:16 am

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Nice to hear that Dangerous Minds pal, “raving, unconfined nut” and legendary countercultural figure, Paul Krassner, will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from prestigious writer’s organization PEN, on Saturday afternoon, December 11, at the Oakland Public Library in Oakland, CA. Knowing Paul, I’m sure he’s is as thrilled as he is amused by this wonderful recognition.

Also, if you happen to be lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, then next Sunday, you are in for a treat. Michael Simmons, writing in the LA Weekly:

Paul Krassner has led a remarkable life: Lenny Bruce’s collaborator, editor of The Realist , co-founder of the Yippies, stand-up agitator and investigative satirist. All of it is chronicled in his autobiography, 1993’s Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counter-Culture, an essential bible for troublemakers and recommended reading for those seeking aid, comfort and laughs amid our glut of bad news. Krassner never endeared himself to the powers-that-be and the book’s title designation was courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As George Carlin said, “The FBI was right: This man is dangerous—and funny, and necessary.” An expanded Confessions… is being published in paperback this October and will be available by Kindle and Nook as an eBook from New World Digital later this year. (One can see Paul reading sections on paulkrassner.com.)

As a combination book launch and benefit for candidates for the Peace & Freedom Party, Krassner will perform tonight with comics Marc Maron, Rick Overton, Ann Randolph, Jimmy Dore, Kelly Carlin, Gary Gordon, Jann Karam and MC Paul Lyons. The Peace and Freedom Party was founded in 1967, the same year as the Yippies, and are fielding candidates on the California ballot in November for U.S. and State Senate and Congress. If you want your vote to stand for justice without corporate pursestrings attached, voting for Peace and Freedom folk is a choice—not one endorsed by the L.A. Weekly , but a choice nonetheless.

Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second St.; Santa Monica CA, October 3rd, reception starts at 6pm.

Below, a fun interview I did with Paul Krassner in the Summer of 2009. I always enjoy seeing Paul (and his lovely wife, Nancy) immensely:
 

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Brit psychedelia you’ve never seen before: Kaleidoscope
09.26.2010
11:50 pm

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rare Brit psychedelia

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British group Kaleidoscope (not to be confused with the American band of the same name)  released two sweetly psychedelic albums Tangerine Dream in 1967 and Faintly Blowing in ‘69 before changing their name to Fairfield Parlour and moving in a prog rock direction. This clip from French TV is the only known footage of the band. From late 1967?

This video oozes coolness. Catch the glimpse of Serge Gainsbourg.
 

Via Bedazzled

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Wu Tang Clan’s RZA honors kung fu cinema master Yuen Woo Ping at Fantastic Fest
09.26.2010
10:22 pm

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Yueh Woo Ping

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Yuen Woo Ping has been making cutting edge martial arts films since 1978 when his groundbreaking classic Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow starring Jackie Chan burst on the scene like a fist to the solar plexus.  He is arguably the greatest director and choreographer of action scenes in the history of cinema. His credits include the fight sequences in The Matrix, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Kung Fu Hustle. Last night I attended a screening of Ping’s newest movie True Legend at Fantastic Fest and I think it’s among the finest martial films produced in the past two decades. While the film features a shitload of computer generated imagery, at heart it’s an old school kung fu movie. A morality play with grand emotions and epic action, True Legend engages the heart while being breathtakingly thrilling. Just when you thought Asian action flicks had lost their mojo, Yuen Woo Ping resurrects the genre once again.

After the screening of True Legend at Austin’s Paramount theater, RZA presented Master Woo Ping with a lifetime achievement award. RZA worked with Woo Ping on the Kill Bill movies.

RZA on Yuen Woo Ping:

“I have been a fan of Yuen Woo Ping since I was young. I had a chance to meet him on the set of KILL BILL along with his team. I have always admired him as a fan and once I met him I admired him as a man too. He has directed many of my favorite movies of all time and it will be a great honor to present him with such a prestigious award.”

 

 
Watch the mindblowing trailer for True Legend after the jump…

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Dangerous Minds at Fantastic Fest: Roger Corman discusses his wild wild career
09.26.2010
07:27 pm

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This past Friday night, Roger Corman was presented with a lifetime achievement award at Fantastic Fest and Dangerous Minds was there to film it.

After a screening of Machete Maidens Unleashed, Mark Hartley’s funny and informative documentary on exploitation films shot in the Philippines during the seventies, Corman took to the stage of Austin’s Paramount Theater to be honored for his unique cinematic legacy. Appropriately, Corman had produced many of the films featured in Machete Maidens. As a packed house enthusiastically applauded and cheered, film critic Elvis Mitchell (NY Times, At The Movies) presented Corman with his award: an impressive looking samurai sword. Standing with his wife and collaborator Julie at his side, Roger seemed to thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to talk about his extraordinary career.

In the following video, Roger discusses his past accomplishments and his latest project Sharktopus.
 

 
Watch the trailer for Machete Maidens Unleashed and Sharktopus after the jump…

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A Democrat not afraid to call it as he sees it: Alan Grayson kicks ‘Taliban Dan’ to the curb
09.26.2010
05:42 pm

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I certainly hope the rest of the Democratic candidates are paying close attention to Rep. Alan Grayson’s campaign playbook. He’s the only one among their ranks with any balls.

Best political of the season, don’t you think?

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