Saturday, July 18, 2009

I Suggest "Pornographic"

The BBC informs us that
An Irish cinema showing controversial film Bruno has taken a novel approach to attracting customers, warning them that the film is "vile".

60 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

The BBC article mentions the Moynalty Virgins club which attracted my interest. Sadly they have no web presence but I did find out that "Moynalty is the home of the famous Steam Threshing Festival held every year and features displays of vintage machinery, demonstrations of steam threshing and other old time skills>"
I believe that's what the kids call it these days

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So Leftous Bubba is on the dustheap of history?

Hmmmm.

Very concerning.
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J— said...

So Leftous Bubba is on the dustheap of history?

It looks like John T. Simpson knocked him down for the count.

It's better this way. The air here is heavy with gravitas, and the comments date stamp is Schlussel style: loud.

J— said...

And my pretty picture shows! Twice!

mikey said...

But why am I feeling so insecure?

http://www.box.net/shared/2d0taqe4ds

mikey

Substance McGravitas said...

That's pretty odd. Can't think what the problem would be except maybe for the avatars.

mikey said...

Well, Chrome is kind of weird. It whines about stuff, but then it carries right on...

J said...

Chrome blows--sort of like Google does . Soi-disant leftists everywhere should not forget Google's a high-powered Steinford Inc product either. As Zappa might say, Strictlee Commercial. Speakin' of Zappa, and the Borat schmendrick--a garlic aroma that could level Tacoma. . Sasha's not phunny either.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Well, Chrome is kind of weird. It whines about stuff, but then it carries right on...

It seems I've got a lot in common with a piece of Freeware....

which is very disheartening. Never thought I'd be replaced by a piece of software in such a demeaning way.

Substance McGravitas said...

Maybe Chrome has noticed that in the move The House of Substance somehow ended up with about 20 more posts than Righteous Bubba. These secret posts are Chrome's doom.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

These secret posts are Chrome's doom.

McGravitas's Rainbow?
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mikey said...

It must be said that fundamentalist software partisans always crack me up. One browser "blows", another doesn't.

Take a deep breath, dood. They're all just browsers. You know, they render HTML pages. If one or another rises to the level of "blowing", you're doing it worng...

herr doktor bimler said...

Probably a typo -- they meant to say that the film is 'veil' (i.e. PENIS reference).

Substance McGravitas said...

If you haven't listened, the phone message at the BBC site is worth hearing. The guy sounds somewhat weary.

J said...

Nyet. Google touted Chrome as this wild, hyper-fast new thing--vastly superior to firefox and IE-- and it's not. Slow, cluttered, inefficient, and the bookmarking a hassle. What's more, Google execs--courtesy of Steinford Inc.-- blow as well (billionaires for hiring some engineers to design a slightly fast search engine. Wow. Google rips people off on youtube as well--and pretty much gutted blogspot (try to contact them). They should have been subject to anti-trust years ago (actually they are now under investigation from DoJ. That POS Schmidt sits on Apple BoD too).

Substance McGravitas said...

If the point of contrarian misunderstandings of Google's operations is to justify the superiority of Microsoft and IE your efforts might be equally well spent in a discussion of Coke vs. Pepsi.

Anonymous said...

What is the equivalent of Jolt Cola in this argument?

J said...

Heh. GOP frat boys said about the same say in 20s when the Feds started to look into JP Morgan, Standard Oil, Chase, etc.

Google Inc.'s just another oligarchy--JP Morgan, with sooped-up adding machines (arguably not even that: more like ad men, with lots of gear). And quite a few old silicon wally programmers and networking people agree.

Substance McGravitas said...

What is the equivalent of Jolt Cola in this argument?

Echelon.

Substance McGravitas said...

Heh. GOP frat boys said about the same say in 20s when the Feds started to look into JP Morgan, Standard Oil, Chase, etc.

That's just a poor analogy.

J said...

No--I don't think you quite understand the point. An Oligarchy is an oligarchy, regardless of product and Google specializes in marketing (or e-marketing), just like the big madison ave people did.

It's really quite unfathomable (to revert to anglo-speak for a few nano-seconds) that putative liberals defend bloated corporate giants such as Google, or Yahoo, MSN, Apple, when they are every bit the conglomerates that JP Morgan, Goldman sachs, AIG, Ford-chevy are--I don't lose sleep over it, and still use the products, but that doesn't mean I approve of billionaire ad men.

I suspect the new gal (from Clinton Admin) working for DoJ will bring Google and other silicon giants to court (as MS was under Clinton) in next few months, if another war doesn't kick off.

Substance McGravitas said...

Nobody defended Google.

Kathleen said...

I need to google like 5 different things to understand this debate.

J said...

You don't need to remind me of what X did or didn't do. I merely made a point about Chrome (consumerism, like, d00d), and that seemed to irk someone. As I said, I don't lose sleep over corporate excesses.

Regardless, the Google execs are now counted among the wealthiest, most powerful bozos in the world, and most of their success resulted from fairly shady, e-commerce like hustles (including youtube).

The entire SEO model itself rather bizarre--companies making millions just from ad revenue, with really no product or work involved. Were you to take a jaunt in the hills above palo alto and mt view--with the mondo chateaus of the few It Wunderkinds like Brin, Page, Schmidt, Jobs Ellison etc, and garages full of ferraris, hummers, porsches, etc--you might get a better picture. Maybe not.

Substance McGravitas said...

You don't need to remind me of what X did or didn't do.

Yeah I do. Keeps you on track.

Lawnguylander— said...

Testing. Testing. To see if this modification will make me a more funny, likeable and coherent commenter. Capcha suggests it won't make any difference and I'll remain the same old kinkarat I've always been.

J said...

Verging into Non-Sequitur land, RB, uh McG.

Either way, you seem to suggest monopolies and corporate oligarchies are acceptable. I doubt you are that less qualified a technician, or manager or whatever than Eric Schmidt is. Gates finished what a year or two of college. Steve Jobs dropped out of community college his first year, like after completing a BASIC class, and calligraphy.

You shoulda been a ........Calligrapher, McG.

Substance McGravitas said...

Either way, you seem to suggest monopolies and corporate oligarchies are acceptable.

Nobody said this either.

You're on a roll.

J said...

You said the analogy between corporate giants of 20s to corporate giants of 2000s was not relevant, and said I was a contrarian for suggesting as much, or for bringing up anti-trust. Ergo, you imply that corporate giants are acceptable.

Substance McGravitas said...

You said the analogy between corporate giants of 20s to corporate giants of 2000s was not relevant

Your analogy compared me to 1920s Republicans.

If you're a little less florid in your writing there'll be less to pick at.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it also directly follows that S mcG kicks puppies.

With ecstasy.

J said...

Your inference--not mine McZ.

You're not exactly GOPer,McG: mo' like an ordinary corporate liberal-lackey. Or Booj-wah running dog as the comrades say--that's the MO of the CT reg,of course.

Y'all just need some NASDAQ posts to bring it all togetha.

mikey said...

Google's evil.

Alberson's is evil.

Kelly-Moore is evil.

I still need a browser, some pita bread and a gallon of eggshell interior latex.

At some point all the frothing at the mouth just becomes a health problem...

Substance McGravitas said...

Your inference--not mine McZ.

Then why write it? Really it's just sloppy. Your reading of what and who I am seems to be pulled from misreads of responses to your assumptions and conspiracy theories. Unsurprising thus far, but I'm sure you've got more.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Your inference--not mine McZ.

I think J was referring to me.

Of course, I tried like hellto make it obviously satirical, sarcastic and obnoxious, and obviously failed on at least two of those counts.

All those brains I eat, and still only manage middling moderate stupidity.

Substance McGravitas said...

I think J was referring to me.

Hmm, could be. Hard to tell.

J said...

In other words, Google's cool by Mikey, regardless of the countless lawsuits, anti-Google blogs, pending anti-trust, execs sitting on multiple BoDs, ripped off writers and musicians, not to say disgruntled chrome users.

Company guy.

mikey said...

Hey, J.

In my youth I KILLED people for the US of A.

I've been in prison for violent crimes.

If you want to portray me as evil, you can do WAY better than the fact that I use Google's software products.

That's just weak...

J— said...

Albertson's is evil…

but the meat department is MINE.

mikey said...

Ok, yeah.

THAT was arguing.

I'll go do something else now...

Sorry...

Substance McGravitas said...

Heh.

In other words, Google's cool by Mikey

It could possibly be - making no assumptions here - that Google is cool by mikey in this way:

I don't lose sleep over it, and still use the products, but that doesn't mean I approve of billionaire ad men.

The incoherence of the accusations is fairly striking.

Substance McGravitas said...

Time to fuck off J.

J said...

you're going to fuck off, you fat decaying clown. And I say that as lifelong Demo (or at least non-GOP). Stay off CT as well (and Emerson knows about you as well, Chester--as does even Holblo)

And my pal Simpson--eh, Capn Simpson-- agrees

buh bye

Substance McGravitas said...

I'm gonna leave that one up as it's very very odd.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Perhaps it is time for some medication.

I mean for me.

Cuz I am a premixop.

Substance McGravitas said...

Can't but encourage medication where required.

mikey said...

What is the fixation with Connecticut?

Seems like there's always this accusatory sense that you are from a small, northeastern state.

One time he accused me of being a neocon from Connecticut. And I'm a west coast kind of fellah!

I'm missing something here...

J— said...

CT is Crooked Timber, no?

Another Kiwi said...

The Connecticut connection,
is all to do with his direction.
It's not to do with education,
it's to do with masturbation.
Not enough will clog the brain,
send your posting down the drain.
So pull that wire, choke the chicken
With teh funnies you'll be smitten.

Sadly I am here all week.

Substance McGravitas said...

Yeah. I think he thinks I'm someone of note that Johns Holbo and Emerson give a shit about.

A unique individual untethered to our mundane notions of reality.

J— said...

I'll whup your damn ass!

9 said...

Nada mas que chandala

tiempo para la kiwi-fiesta!

ay ay

Substance McGravitas said...

I'll whup your damn ass!

Too buh fower!

Another Kiwi said...

No tengo chándal pero debo fiesta

Anonymous said...

I still need a browser, some pita bread and a gallon of eggshell interior latex.

This is leading up to another JanusNode recipe, no?

herr doktor bimler said...

'Echelon'is one of my tiggers.
I thought this was a safe encironment.

herr doktor bimler said...

'Tiggers' means 'triggers', of course.
Also I blame Chrome for turning me anonymous.
Took me a while at the Prado yesterday to realise that "Anónimo Flamenco" was not the name of a particularly prolific painter.

Substance McGravitas said...

Also I blame Chrome for turning me anonymous.

Monsters!

J— said...

at the Prado

Did you see The Google?

Have you been to the Thyssen and the Reina Sofia?

herr doktor bimler said...

I am assuming that to be a rhetorical question.