DMCA Takedown notices

Disrespect to Matthew lillard and George clooney for sending me takedown notices about torrenting their crappy sophomoric drivel. i don’t normal mention things i hate(or at least i’m trying to do so less). but, for idtorrentthat we might need to make an exception. there are ways to avoid this:

used to be avoiding big releases would help but no longer

you can get VPN access. be careful who you use as they may have a policy of turning over your ip when asked. also, count on speeds being limited even though they advertise unlimited. If what you’re getting is “free” you are the product being sold

there is still usenet but it’s become much less functional in recent months. releases are becoming incomplete after a few hours because you know DMCA. try and go with a dutch server like maybe tweaknews?

remember if you do get a takedown notice with links to a site like https://www.copyrightsettlements.com/ or http://www.respectcopyrights.org/ don’t click on it! if you think life sucks when you get harassing emails and maybe a temporary suspension of internet access just know: IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE IF YOU GIVE COPYRIGHT LAWYERS ANY INFORMATION IDENTIFYING YOURSELF.

FUUCCCKKKK!!! that is all.

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Be your own superhero.

Superhero movies are always popular and lately abundant.  And the question is so often asked, why?  Is it because we as humans so often feel powerless?  We often imagine God or some magical comic book character coming along to “save the day” as if there were simple answers to complex issues that dog us at every turn.  But, if we knew what life was worth we would seek our Heaven on Earth.  Most research into art effecting life has show that art reflects life, not the other way around.  At best, the arts can inspire individuals.

My siblings and I would often stare into the sky as children.  I can’t help but think that we were (and still are) like babies in a crib looking for someone to come along and lift us up out of our miserable existence.  *sigh* But, it has become apparent in the last 30 years or so that no one is coming to save us.  We must become our own superheroes.

I have composed here an incomplete list of films that point in that direction.  Experimenting with a simpler, less youtube based format here, fo the sake of all the clutter.  As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Superheroes
These guys are vigilantes at worst, mildly misguided philanthropists at best.  If you’re a voyeur who actually glances at reality TV or even mentions celeb gossip in passing you are bound to enjoy this actually unscripted still interesting documentary.

Super
How about that rape scene?  I mean srsly Juno, why you gotta rape Dwight so hard?  that’s just wrong.  If that gave me an erection, what does it say about me?

Defendor
Deepest role I’ve ever seen Woody play.  Couldn’t stop laughing at this very serious film that delves into the way archetypes are used to redefine situations so that ppl can understand them better, and how much can be misinterpreted within that process.

Inseparable
Most asian films get an absurdly high rating on IMDB because their countrymen vot them up for patriotism.  This one actually deserves it.

Alter Egos
As does this one.

Casablanca
Best propaganda of the 20th century.

The Message
Best propaganda of the 21st century, so far.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei is the motherfucking truth y’all.

Life of Pi
First half is way too preachy and up its own ass.  Secound half redeems.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hushpuppy might be the greatest hero of them all.

Untold History of the United States

We’re all watching Homeland and The Walking Dead. But in case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about letting you, dear reader, know about interesting things you haven’t seen or heard of, yet.

Oliver Stone’s new project, The Untold History of the United States, is a ten hour long documentary about the history of these United States.  It’s not something that pretends to be anything else, and, that’s what i like most.  Expect to sit and hear Mr. Stone narrate over old black and white video and photos.  It’s kind of like how PBS or History channel used to be, in the before time long long ago.  It will only be as exciting as a great lecture on history can be, which I find extremely stimulating.

There is no 3D dinosaur killing robots.  No actors doing historical reenactment to make history more exciting.  If the story of the world being told by an old man in a way that makes people appear to be a little bit more complicated than two dimensional cardboard cutouts cannot hold your attention, then you are what is wrong with the world.

taco, out.

 

EDIT (11-22-12)

Some criticism of the series has surfaced.  I guess we can’t expect too much from the maker of such historically perfeck films as JFK or Natural Born Killers.  I’m still trying to watch the whole series anyway.  i like it.  noone seems to be capping and releasing it much but that’s sure to change.  i mean, they gotta release it on DVD and then that’s bound to get ripped, amiright? hope so…

COCK!

PENIS ENVY

[google a cock img and imagine it here]

The Brits show some of the craziest documentaries, documentaries like Penis Envy.  This is 3 x 40 min episodes of interviews with some of the saddest most pathetic guys on the face of the planet.  There truly is no better freude than schadenfreude.  If you would like to pity people sadder than Honey Boo Boo child, this might be the show for you.

So, episode one is about penis enlargement; it follows a young psych major who is getting his ligament cut, and will then attach weights to his dick for 6+ months 8+ hours a day to lengthen before he can go back for the girth surgery, also a guy who has injected so much silicone into his dick and balls that they become bigger than a bowling ball, a guy with botched penis enlargement, and a guy that runs a penis enlargement website.  I’m not sure why anyone would pay $50/month to watch flash videos of some creepy gay dude demonstrated glorified masturbation techniques but to each his own…

Episode two is weird.  A whole episode following John Wayne Bobbit.  His “rise and fall” story i guess.  It feels completely out of place in the middle of this series.  It seems they’d no other place to put it.

Episode three is all about “the world’s biggest”, also the guys behind the cock, and more importantly society’s fascination with big cock and cock in general.  So much WTF.  So many man whores complaining that they are more than just a gigantic schlong, as they show off their junk for the television cameras…

If you’re searching for this one be sure to include ch4 and mvgroup as terms.  otherwise you will find nothing but porn.

Happy eid.

GoThrones: Dinklage on fans and success of show

“Just kidding. I’m fine!”

Yay!

Tyrion isn’t dead and just got 3X more awesome with facial scarring [looks good on him!]  Now that the show’s second season is over, Peter Dinklage has taken the opportunity to make a statement.  He’s worried about fans’ inflated expectations getting in the way of a smart story.  Is he thinking too much or thinking just enough?  Credit to  Geoff Boucher, over on newsok.com.

Read more after the jump!

Bonus Round:

Oh, hey.  Here’s a question for you – Which is higher: the average viewer-share GoT, season 2 got per episode, or the average number of illegal downloads per episode?   The answer doesn’t surprise me.  It was the most downloaded show of the season.  Now only if HBO could monetize direct digital downloads!  Oh wait, they totally can but won’t.  Have fun losing market share, HBO, or simply get with the program and pioneer a direct digital download platform and ditch your antiquated premium-only strategy.  It ain’t working anymore.

Technology outpaced you over a decade ago.

Stop it!  Or not, whatever.

My first music purchase in over a decade. Wha-?!

I’m not a monster.  I have a heart…and a brain. [Big reveal.]  Life and Music (at least the popular versions of both) have sucked for as far back as I can remember.  Like, way back to when this was all there was to look at.

 

I can fall asleep at my keyboard describing to you in detail what’s wrong with you if you’ve enjoyed the millenium in music so far; go buy some Nickelback tickets for chrisakes.

“Douche-chills” comes to mind.

Sure I’ve marveled at the spectacle of acts like Lady Gaga and even tapped my feet to a Beyonce remix.

They kick you out of the gay bar if you don’t do exactly this every time “All the Single Ladies” plays.

But nothing’s gotten through my shell; nothing’s charmed me to the point where my lizard brain stops the auto-torrent command signal  by order of the higher ape brain and instead checks on a legit digital download.  That is, until yesterday.  I’m thinking it may be an embolism thing, but arterial blood-flow be damned.  I spent $6 on a fucking Pomplamoose download!  The video is charming…or dark magic.

If the image above is moving, get out of the house now!

Oh, hey!  Since yesterday (when this entry was just a wee draft) Pomplamoose released a new single!

Link to the free mp3 here.