I’ve been cruising blogs today trying to find other servers that have the same synchronicity issues our server is having through the AT&T network, and so I’ve been reading a lot more blogs than usual for a workday.
Helen “I was a liberal the day I was born, and I will be until the day I die” Thomas famously quoted in 1993, to unanimous conservative derision, “A liberal bias? I don’t know what a liberal bias is,” yet when questioned regarding her thoughts of Condoleeza Rice, as well as the 2004 Presidential election, she screeched: “I tell you, the woman is a monster, a monster, a monster” and “My God, the man (Bush) is a fascist – a fascist, I tell you.”
Her Wikipedia entry backs up the claim. In other bizarre news, Mel Gibson is apparently doing a film after reading Fingerprints of the Gods, or the even more fantastic Chariots of the Gods, and calling it Apocalypto.
The Passion of The Christ director Mel Gibson is set to helm action packed Apocalypto, which he also wrote, for Walt Disney Pictures, according to Daily Variety.
The project, which will be filmed in an obscure Mayan dialect, is set in an ancient civilization some 3,000 years ago. The title is a Greek term which means “an unveiling” or “new beginning.”
Production is set to begin in October for a summer 2006 release. It will star a neophyte cast indigenous to the region of Mexico where Gibson will shoot come fall.
It’s likely the film will carry an R rating, unless Gibson tempers the onscreen depiction of violent scenes he wrote in his script.
Gibson will produce along with Icon partner Bruce Davey.
I’m not sure what to think, although I can’t help but imagine this somewhat undermines the Christian integrity of doing Passion in the original Aramaic. It seems a little disengenuous to create this film of titanic proportions to those of Faith, and then turn around and make a film using the same method about a pagan culture.
None the less, it does sound like a great project, and a lot of fun for nerds like me who are fans of dead languages. I’m sure my ex-girlfriend is in pure ecstacy over this crap (my ex spoke three dead languages). Speaking of liberal wingnuts in pure ecstacy…
…[a]ccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Eric Singer is writing Terminus, a political action movie that Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road is producing for Warner Bros. Pictures. Set 50 years in the future, Terminus follows a burned-out and disillusioned war correspondent covering an insurgency who finds he can no longer stay objective.
“It deals head on with what some call insurgency, what some call guerilla warfare and what some call freedom fighting,” Iwanyk said. “Today’s scenarios are completely fluid, but by setting it in the future we can extrapolate how that world would look like. It sounds like it’d be ballsy for a studio, and Warners went for it because they believe in Eric and his take.”
Not set to be released until 2007, this gem of a picture is sure to get all those same liberal-minded folks up in celebration as The Day After Yesterday Before Tomorrow did. I guess we can thank Michael Moore and Roland Emmerich for proving to the studios that there is a spot in the American movie-going experience for political studio pictures. Thanks, jerks! I can just imagine the summer of 2007 and 2008 are going to be as lousy with liberal political flicks as the last two summers have been with poorly done comic book flicks.
Finally, I recieved a bizarre joke from a young lady named Rachel who works for us at AACS. It’s been a while since I’ve had a joke forwarded to me that I haven’t heard before. Maybe this one will be new to you, too.
Little Zachary was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything…tutors, mentors, flash cards, special learning centers. In short, everything they could think of to help his math. Finally, in a last ditch effort, they took Zachary down and enrolled him in the local Catholic school.
After the first day, little Zachary came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn’t even kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread out all over the room and little Zachary was hard at work. His mother was amazed.
She called him down to dinner To her shock, the minute he was done, he marched back to his room without a word, and in no time, he was back hitting the books as hard as before.
This went on for some time, day after day, while the mother tried to 0understand what made all the difference. Finally, little Zachary brought home his report card. He quietly laid it on the table, went up to his room and hit the books. With great trepidation, his Mom looked at it and to her great surprise, little Zachary got an “A” in math.
She could no longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said, “Son, what was it? Was it the nuns?” Little Zachary looked at her and shook his head, no. “Well, then,” she replied, “was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms? WHAT WAS IT ALREADY”
Little Zachary looked at her and said, “Well, on the first day of school when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren’t fooling around.”
That is all. As you were.