Here’s a creepy “save the date” invite for an event created by Elixir Designs:
If what you do is ostensibly what your competition does, then why do your customers choose you? Because you do it differently. And, you want to do it better. We help our clients cultivate their authentic differences. Then we communicate them in ways that their customers trust.
Our tangible work-the graphic evidence of the design process- embodies the client?
It looks like funkmaster supreme, Bootsy Collins has jumped onto the celebrity restaurant bandwagon—made a mint for BB King and Kenny Rogers, didn’t it? But I suspect in Bootsy’s case, it looks like he just licensed his name and some of his memorabilia to restaurateur, Jeff Ruby.
If you take the 3-D virtual tour around Bootsy’s, now open in Cincinnati, Ohio, you’ll notice that some of the memorabilia doesn’t appear to have belonged to Bootsy after all. Like I don’t believe that he ever had a poster of the young Beatles in his home, do you? Who made the decision to hang that up? “We need some things that white people like, too. All white people love the Beatles, don’t we?”
I also do not believe that Bootsy has ever personally eaten the vegan sushi.
We want the funk! Gotta have that funk YOWWWWWW….
Thank you Chris Campion!
The British Film Institute has restored a long forgotten short film of Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan:
The BFI regards the restoration as a significant one, a “missing link in British comedy history”. The institute’s curator, Vic Pratt, said: “You are able to see them at the beginning of their careers. The film captures the moment as they are about to revolutionise comedy with the Goon Show and it’s really important for that reason.”
A DVD of the film will be released next month and while the movie is, as Pratt admits, “a bit rough around the edges”, it is not as bad as Sellers remembered.
Sellers, in particular, shines in his two roles as an old major and a smooth talking salesman, Arnold P Fringe. “In Peter Sellers, you see a talent that was fully formed from the beginning and he clearly knows how to use the camera,” said Pratt.
In other news about Sellers, an insecure love letter written by the actor is being auctioned off that gives insight into the tempestuous union with his second wife, Swedish beauty Britt Ekland:
He wrote: “I have a dreadful fear at the back of my mind that you might leave me. I love you so desperately, and think you are so absolutely wonderful in every way, that I find it very difficult to understand why you married me. You who are just the most lovely thing in the whole world. What do you see in me? I’m not handsome. I’m not tall. I’m not special in any way.”
He described himself feeling “quite faint and ill and terrible and wretched and awful” as he imagined other actors wanting to sleep with his wife. “Without any doubt I am a raving idiot and I ought to have my head examined.”
Clearly feeling insecure about his marriage, he questioned why such a ?
After months of trying, it looks like no-one is going to put the missing commentaries for the American release of ?
Trippy fan video of genius British retro comedy Look Around You. The video pays homage to classic moments from the series and does it in a cool psychedelic way. Fun!
Oh boy, did I have fun when I stumbled across —Marcus—‘s photostream. It’s chock full of thousands of inexpilcable images—some we’ve seen before and others that are brand-new. I enjoyed myself immensely with the quirky randomness and I think you will too! Visit—Marcus—‘s photostream
Here’s a website dedicated to the art of “Asian posing.” The creator of the site, Steve, claims to suffer from a condition known as the Cute Asian Girls Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (CAGOCD). Steve says:
Simply smiling in a photo is so boring, why not strike a pose? Asians are notorious for their quirky and cute poses and this site focuses on documenting these poses. To help you recognize various poses, visual aids will be provided courtesy of popular Korean, Japanese, and Chinese models. The site?
I probably should have blogged about Torchwood: Children of Earth yesterday, when it started its five consecutive nights run, but BBC America (and the newly launched BBC America HD channel) is airing the previous night’s show before the new episode starts each night (and there are plenty of other ways to catch up obviously).
For those of you who agreed with me about how much I hated the new Harry Potter movie, believe me again when I tell you that the new Torchwood season three mini-series is one of the finest, most action-packed, unpredictable, FREAKY and most deeply moving sci-fi tales I’ve ever seen. Totally raises the bar for the genre in so many, many ways.
Torchwood: Children of Earth boasts one of the most intelligent and sophisticated long form scripts in the history of the genre. I don’t want to give anything away to American viewers who still have four shows left to go, but my god when you find out what the aliens really want with the kids, WHOA, it is fucking dark! The lead actors John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd are terrific and guest star Peter Capaldi proves once again that he’s one of Britain’s finest acting talents. It’s truly a milestone.
It’s also a new high water mark for the already illustrious career of creator, lead writer and executive producer Russell T. Davies (“Queer as Folk,” “Doctor Who”) who had this to say about his multi-layered tale: ?
I am really enjoying Psychoville the new seven part BBC2 comedy series from the League of Gentlemen’s Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. I am an absolute League of Gentlemen fanatic (as anyone who knows me can tell you) and Psychoville’s seven episode run has me in TV heaven.
Attempting to make a comedic series as complex and multi-layered as, say, “24” or “Lost” and with distinctly Hitchcockian elements in abundance (ep #4 is one continuous shot!), Pemberton and Shearsmith’s script ties together several disparate characters: Maureen and David Sowerbutts, a mother-son serial killer duo; Mr. Jelly, a bitter one-armed alcoholic party clown for hire; Oscar Lomax, a blind millionaire who collects Beanie Babies; Joy Aston (played by Dawn French), a nurse who believe a doll is her real son and a dwarf actor with telekinesis trying to hide his “midget porn” past.
All six are connected by a mysterious letter they all receive that simply reads: “I know what you did.”
Welcome to Psychoville by co-creator Reece Shearsmith
Psychoville: the new home of horror comedy
Video interview with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith