August 2003

Which Enemy of the Christian Church Are You?

Im an Atheist!

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Hell awaits us all

The Dantes Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Low
Level 2 (Lustful) Extreme
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics) Very High
Level 7 (Violent) High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous) Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Quote of the Day: Religious Tolerance

If you have a religion started by a talking snake - stay the fuck away from me. By all means believe it - youre entitled to that, but keep it to yourself.
- Billy Connollys take on religion as quoted in Empire Online

I have to admit that Im really looking forwards to seeing this film.

Return of the Tamworth Two

Tamworth Two pig tale on film

The two pigs which caused a media frenzy after they escaped on the way to an abattoir are to have their life stories told in a family movie.
The pigs, dubbed the Tamworth Two, went on the run for a week after making a dash for it in 1998 as they were unloaded from an abattoir lorry.

The story of Butch and Sundance dominated the headlines and when they were finally caught they were saved from becoming pork chops, and given a new protected home to live out their days.

Now the BBC is making a 90-minute movie about their adventure called The Legend of the Tamworth Two, in the mould of the successful Babe films.

Executive producer Sally Woodward told BBC News Online: The film tells how the story of Butch and Sundance became a legend, of how Britain once again took the underdog to their hearts - or in this instance, the under-pig - and in the process briefly made them the most famous fugitives in the world.

Mary Carey for Governor!

Porn star turned Californian gubernatorial candidate, Mary Carey now has an official web site.

I have to admit that Porn for Pistols sounds like rather a good idea.

(via VoxPolitics)

This weeks Black Helicopter award goes to SCO

IBM is orchestrating open-source attacks, says SCOs McBride

SCO Group chief executive officer Darl McBride has claimed that IBM is stage-managing the open-source communitys response to his companys $3bn lawsuit against IBM over contributions to the Linux source code.

We have absolute direct knowledge of this. If you go behind the scenes, the attacks that we get that dont have IBMs name on them, underneath the covers, are sponsored by IBM, he said

McBride declined to reveal the sources of his allegations, but he claimed that IBM was involved in Novells and Red Hats responses to SCOs lawsuit.

For a commitment to believing in conspiracies regardless of evidence, SCO hereby wins the first Thinking Aloud Black Helicopter Award.

Although, given that the root of this conspiracy is IBM, maybe it should be a Blue Helicopter Award.

Time to get a bigger hard drive

Dyke to open up BBC archive

Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporations programme archives.

Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.

Things that make you go hmm

According to BBCi,

Computer specialists cut off the [Sobig] worms circulation by repairing 20 servers it was using to blast infected emails into users inboxes around the world.

So why did I have 16 copies of the damn virus when I opened my email this evening? Ive also started seeing returned mails coming back because someone out there is spoofing my email headers.


Microcinema is the polite label for micro budget or no-budget moviemaking; a category of cinema earning its own classification because so many people are now making movies outside Hollywood and the supposedly Independent Scene. Its a flexible term that embraces all types of truly independent, regional cinema.

Whether they are the shrewd business types behind the growing crop of cheaply produced exploitation, cinema enthusiasts who decide to take matters into their own hands, or simply passionate artists using moviemaking to express a unique voice, the denizens of Microcinema are an ever-resourceful breed bound together by the shared ability to make pictures without throwing money at them. Because of the do-it-yourself (DIY) mentality behind Microcinema productions, the movies often lack technical polish, but excel when it comes to originality and vision. These are movies made by teenagers, college students and people holding down normal 9-to-5 jobs. Often armed with the latest technological tools, these are people bit by the movie bug creating work without industry contacts, power lunches, and red carpet premieres. They do not wait for the green light, but instead jump into each production with both feet, often answering to no one but themselves.

Independent cinema died in the late 1980s and early 1990s as smaller studios like Cannon and Concorde folded and others like Miramax and New Line Cinema were bought out by mega-conglomerates such as Disney and Time-Warner. The term independent cinema is one now referring to $2million to $10 million movies featuring A-list actors doing scale work for street credibility. As a result, the general public is often duped into accepting edgier Hollywood fare as independent.

The writers, sponsors and administrators of MicrocinemaScene want you to know that truly independent moviemakers are still out there creating new work and offering fresh voices. Like the Independents of the past, Microcinema producers have a frontier spirit in their work. Theyre doing things for the first time. Theyre doing things their way.

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See it while you can

According to Empire Online, Michael Jacksons lawyers are trying to get a certain scene removed from the trailer for Scary Movie 3.

To see what all the fuss is about before it gets pulled, go here.