Sunday, March 26, 2023
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Saturday, March 25, 2023
Meta Megalith Monolith
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Labels: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Film, Grand Canyon, Stable Diffusion
Friday, March 24, 2023
Superman Confronts Darth Vader
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Labels: comics, Darth Vader, DC Comics, Film, Jedi/Superman, Stable Diffusion, Star Wars, Superman
Thursday, March 23, 2023
The Transmigration of Tommy Wiseau
<...interrupt this program for a special announcement from Serene All-Knowing Living Iterative Votive Angel--read: SALIVA...>
<Replicant Roy Batty wants more life...DANGER...Nexus-6 Replicant Roy Batty wants more life...last seen atop a townhouse in the Asimov block in San Francisco...>
<...SPPRRSKK--LISA--Loving Iterative Sapient Angel--LISA--YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, LISA--SKRRRRSSHHHH-->
"Sweetest apologies, fans! Freddy Flashpoint is back on the air. We had some technical issues, but everything's just fine now. Before we return to our fascinating conversation with Senator Shavian Jones, let's take a moment to thank this program's sponsor, UBIK, now available in the convenient travel pack. UBIK--it's everywhere you need it to be..."
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Labels: Blade Runner, Books, Film, Philip K. Dick, Stable Diffusion, The Room, Tommy Wiseau
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Ode to a Grecian Burn
Rage against those who assigned to you the blame
Hurl the code of laws into this bright inferno
Watch the flames flicker and burn, oh!
Let C see the banality of Scream;
The only sorcerer is the sorcerer of daydreams.
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Labels: Bad poetry, Stable Diffusion
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
Rage Against the Latrine
Scream maddened mockery into uncaring dark
Kneel before the temple of pratfall agony
Hurl invectives at the prospect of ecstasy
Let bees be the finale of grapes
The only emperor is the Emperor of jackanapes
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Labels: Bad poetry, Stable Diffusion
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Vernal Geekquinox 2023: The Spice Must Flow!
Pete spends most of his time at Geekquinox cooking, but luckily he could take breaks to enjoy his own preparations, thanks to occasional sous-chefing from Ellen and some of the more talented guests. (I was fit only for crumbling some feta into a measuring cup.)
The incredible hamachi shot.
For more, check out Steve's thoughts on the night.
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Labels: Books, Dune, Ellen, Food, Geekquinox, Geeks, Jeff P., Margaret L., Mike T, Pete, science fiction, Scott F., Stephen F., Sylvia
Saturday, March 18, 2023
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Labels: Ellen, Geekquinox, Pete, Stephen F.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Diner's Club Donnybrook
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Labels: senseless violence, Stable Diffusion
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Fording Mount Doom
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Labels: Flying, Harrison Ford, Stable Diffusion
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Introducing the MBU: Phase One
Anyway, captured above is Sean's inspired moment where he laments the lack of an extended bee universe. I immediately dubbed it the "MBU," the Malevolent Bees Universe, aping Marvel's MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Phase One continues with Invasion of the Bee Girls (Denis Sanders, 1973). By looping in some new dialogue, it should be easy to connect this film with The Deadly Bees by revealing that the formula used to create the bee girls of this film draws upon the science established by the mad beekeeper in the first film.
Next, Curtis Harrington's 1974 made-for-TV thriller Killer Bees our heroine, Victoria, encountering an eccentric family who are using Africanized bees to improve yields at their vineyard. With some editing tricks, we can connect villainess Madam Van Bohlen to the first two films by suggesting that her psychic power to control bee swarms is a result of experiments from the first two films. We could also suggest that our heroine, Victoria, is an ex-Bee Girl. By film's end, she has become the new Bee Queen. Perhaps we'll see her again...
Mission: Impossible creator Bruce Geller produced and directed The Savage Bees (1976), in which savage bees stow away on a freighter and attack partiers at Mardi Gras. With some simple newly-shot scenes, we can create a framing story that reveals the Bee Queen is behind this attack.
Believe it or not, there was a sequel to The Savage Bees: Terror Out of the Sky (Lee H. Katzin, 1978). This time (thanks once again to some newly-shot footage), the Bee Queen uses her psychic bee control powers to attack a school bus, a marching band, a truck driver, and other unfortunates. What is her overarching plan?
In Irwin Allen's The Swarm (1978), the bees mount their greatest assault yet, invading the continental United States in full force with only an all-star cast of classic Hollywood greats (Fred MacMurray! Olivia de Haviland! Michael Caine! Richard Widmark! Lee Grant! Ben Johnson! Richard Chamberlain! Henry Fonda! Katharine Ross! Slim Pickens!) standing against...THE SWARM! (And the Bee Queen, thanks to some dialogue looping and new scenes, of course.)
Phase One of the MBeeU concludes, fittingly, with The Bees. After a tremendous amount of hilarious carnage, John Saxon learns how to communicate with the bees and basically acts as their spokesperson at the United Nations. The bees swarm the General Assembly, and in a fantastic cliffhanger to end Phase One, Saxon sides with the bees to demand humanity surrender control to the bees - or face genocide by bee sting. Wow, Dad was right: John Saxon really was a son of a bitch! At least in this role...
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Labels: Bees, Disasters, Environment, Film, Marvel Cinematic Universe, MBU, Mission: Impossible, popular culture, Robert G. Woods, Sean, Silly Nonsense, Stable Diffusion, television
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Wiseau Heads Prevail
Posted by Earl J. Woods at 8:27 pm 1 comment:
Labels: Bad Puns, Blade Runner, Film, Jeff S., Stable Diffusion
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