Saturday, April 04, 2009

Strasbourg burning

Radio Baghdad broadcasting from hot Strasbourg nights:

We use gas masks and have covered every piece of skin. It’s quite unpleasant, but nothing compared to the teargas and all the other sinister stuff the Gestapo is throwing at us. Today is sixty years since NATO, the attack alliance was formed, and the war continues, both against defenseless developing countries and all of us protesting and fighting NATO’s ruthless militarism.

Strasbourg is burning and it is a great sight. Strasbourg and every other place where tyrants meet should burn.

Western governments have for a long time done everything in its power, used the most despicable methods to crush all opposition. It’s great to know that they have failed miserably.

Rebels have for so long been struck by clubs and closed fists every time they have attempted to express themselves strongly against the insanity ruling today’s world. We wake up with bruises for weeks afterwards, also bruises we are not aware of at first, but we decided long ago that we won’t just lay down and die, like the sheep do, like the majority of the world’s population does faced with what they see as the superior power.

But that power is brittle. The thin surface keeping the rotten blood inside is easily cracked. Cut just a bit and you reach its rotten heart, and the entire corrupt society falls apart, like it should have done long ago.

The new strongman

The Danish prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen was Saturday named as NATO’s new general secretary. «Fog», as we call him is one of those having participated actively on the oppressors’ side during the false «War on Terror». He has made sure that Denmark, as a country has been one of the most eager beavers when it comes to implementing new, oppressive laws the last few years, and is the only one of George W. Bush’s comrades in arms after 9/11 with a little muscle left. To just call him a Bush-puddle is way too positive, though. During Fog’s tenant as Prime Minister Denmark has undergone a transformation from being more or less open and immigrant-friendly to become racist and closed, especially towards those originally farthest removed form the Danish society in the first place. Poverty has exploded among the disenfranchised and underprivileged.

NATO takes yet another step in the right direction.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wolverine the movie downloaded and watched a month before official release

I’ve just watched the new Wolverine movie after having downloaded it from the Pirate Bay. This post includes detailed descriptions of the story, so consider yourself warned.

It was a fairly good movie. It revealed Wolverine’s life from childhood to close to the moment where he joined the X-Men. He killed his father and ran off from persecutors with his brother Victor, aka Sabretooth. We follow them through many wars, as they survive them all without a scratch, follow them to after the Vietnam war, where Wolverine, fed up with the killing attempts to start a new life with his girlfriend Kayla aka Silver Fox, but the past catches up with him and Kayla is seemingly killed by Sabretooth. Later that is revealed to false, a deception, instigated by the mutant hater William Stryker, of X-men fame to make Wolverine fall in line.

We experience the suffering hero’s entire life, painted with a broad stroke, way to broad, really. Everything is tied nicely together, and fairly faithful to the comics, but the story is way too short. 150 years are covered in less than two hours. It’s an insult. It should have been twice that long. As stated it’s a fairly good film, but superficial to the point of it ruining a lot of it for me.

A fact making me gloat even more because I am able to see it for free, one month ahead of the official release. I would have been able to make a far better film, especially with all the great back story available, for far less money. Fox is thoroughly superficial company, generally speaking making superficial movies and insane news broadcasts, a bunch of conservative assholes deserving of far more kicks in the face than this one.

But let’s celebrate: millions of people will watch this before the official release date. It’s not often we are able to totally screw a major capitalist venture like Fox.

Finally, we have treat, a very threatening letter sent to an American writing about the film in his blog. They are very fond of sending such letters and they are always funny to read.

Twentieth Century Fox Films
Sent by: [Private]
Baker & Hostetler
Los Angeles, CA, 90017, USA

Sent via: Electronic Mail
Re: Unauthorized Use of Twentieth Century Fox Properties

Dear ****:

We are writing to you on behalf of our client, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation ("Fox"). Through our Internet monitoring program, we recently discovered that you acquired a copy of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which is owned by Fox. Attached are logs of relevant internet activity.

Fox has dedicated tremendous time and resources to create quality entertainment programming such as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and greatly values the comments and suggestions of fans who enjoy Fox's films. However, the development and distribution of Fox's films require a collaboration with many different entities, including guild organizations representing actors, directors, and writers. Based in part on these relationships, Fox has a legal responsibility, including many contractual obligations, to prevent the unauthorized distribution of its film material.

Therefore, while Fox tries to support its fans whenever possible, we must repsectfully ask that you delete all video files relating to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" from your computer as soon as possible. If you do not remove these properties, we may be forced to take legal action to have them removed.

Thank you for your cooperation in this regard. Your interest in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is most appreciated. Fox will continue to do its best to bring you quality entertainment.

Nothing contained in this letter constitutes an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies, or defenses of Fox.

Very truly yours,