Monthly Archives: August 2005

Katrina and the Waves

I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans, but perhaps now I never will — at least, not the famous “Big Easy” that’s existed for almost 300 years. The devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is almost unbelievable, with potentially thousands dead, a complete evacuation of remaining survivors for months, and talk of relocating it to a new place altogether.

How is an entire city, almost 300 years old and home to almost half a million people, relocated!?

Aeon Flux Movie

It seems that a movie version of Aeon Flux, the cult MTV animated series about a sexy female assassin, is in the making. So far, it looks as if the movie is going to dispense with all the surreal aspects of the cartoon that made it so interesting and original; for example, Aeon Flux regularly died in the animated series, only to be resurrected without explanation the following episode.

Still… I’ll probably go and see the movie nonetheless!

Bauhaus on tour

Here’s a blast from the past — the eighties goth band Bauhaus are touring again, for the first time in decades (probably).

I used to love this band when I was a teenage goth living in Sheffield, but never got to see them live, so I’ve bought tickets to one of the New York shows in November. The tickets were $40 each, which doesn’t seem too bad, but I’m completely disgusted with Ticketmaster’s gouging — they charged me $8.90 per ticket as a “convenience charge,” and then an additional $4.25 “order processing charge” — a total gouge of $22.05 (27.5%!) on $80 of tickets, just for taking my credit card payment and mailing me tickets.

Apocalypse Now Redux

I just finished watching the extended “Redux” version of one of my all-time favourite movies today, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 classis Apocalypse Now, and decided I’d add my 2 cents to the ongoing debate as to which version is better: Original or Redux.

I enjoyed the additional Redux footage very much, especially the additional scenes with Colonel Kurtz, but I’d probably still recommend the original version first because it’s a more manageable length and a more consistent pace. At 3 hours and 22 mins, the Redux version is just too long to watch in one sitting.

Dee’s Nuts

I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, so I’m just going to post a link and let you see for yourself… Dee’s Nuts is an online retailer that claims to be selling nuts that are “cleavage-filtered” through the breasts of “totally hot chicks…”