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Controlling the narrative


I don’t hate Wikileaks founder Julian Assange or anything like that, but it’s a bit rich that now he’s all concerned about what’s coming out about him in a new movie that’s started shooting. Karma’s a bitch, eh?

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Occupy Unmasked


It was Andrew Breitbart’s final project before his untimely death.

And the full movie is about to be released.

Meanwhile…

And currently…

And the winner of Sunday’s Internets is…


(And I’m pleasantly surprised)… The Islamic Council of Victoria.

After the shameful riots we witnessed in Sydney over the weekend, the ICV has come out strongly condemning them with the added warning not to bring them to Melbourne.

“The ICV is appalled by the riots in Sydney,” spokeswoman Shereen Hassan said.

“While it is abhorrent that individuals should disrespect Prophet Mohammed, it is even more abhorrent that Muslims should defile his peaceful teachings by acting in such a vile manner.

“Inflammatory films or provocative actions such as burning the Koran are … activities by bigots who are the fringe of society. They do not represent the feelings of (most) … non-Muslims towards Muslims.

“These people are best ignored or their offensive and inaccurate ideas countered by rational and factual ones expressed in a peaceful manner, as encouraged by our religion.”

Good stuff, and it certainly beats the bloke holding a sign stating, “Behead those who insult Islam”. I mean, really. Is that really a good look? Did the enraged man holding that sign think Australians and others around the world would look at that and think, “Oh well, maybe Islam isn’t so bad after all”?

Anyway, I hope it all settles down soon. For an entire region of the planet – northern Africa and the middle east – and now Sydney to burst into riotous behavior all over a lame movie that some obscure attention seeker produced is a bit of an overreaction.

The top 20 films for freedom


The IPA does a pretty good review of their pick of the best pro-freedom films (pdf). Some I’d argue are obvious choices, some might surprise you, but they put up some pretty good reasons.

They didn’t put my favourite in there, The Last Boy Scout. Hardly an A-grade movie, sure, but the plight of one man to do the right thing when everyone and everything is up against him – his boss, his wife, his kid, the corporations and the government colluding – yet he prevails… love it!

Still, the IPA chaps did include some of the best; Gattica, the Aviator (really loved that one), Team America: World Police, and the horrendous Avatar also received a special mention.

Anyway, no more spoilers…

Occupy Unmasked


The other side to the story most people have heard about the Occupy Wall Street and related movements around the globe.

The trailer for the new film produced by Citizens United and directed by Stephen K. Bannon. “Occupy Unmasked” goes deep into the “Occupy” movement and exposes its origins as well as the radical ideas behind “income inequality” that has become the centerpiece of the Obama re-election effort.

OWS was a spontaneous, grass roots movement? Yeah *cough bullshit* OK.

Can’t wait


Not for the group fellatio and belly button lint navel gazing that is the Golden Globes awards per se, but for Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue.

Last year’s was funnier than watching some guy’s dentures fall out, and one can only hope that this Sunday he ups the ante.

Ah, the memories…

PS

And if Dexter doesn’t win again this year, I’m going to microwave my cat’s balls.

Just because


It’s been too long…

UPDATE

Aha! A couple of people have uploaded it.

What George Lucas creates, he also destroys. Talking about my childhood…

Mobile phone company commercial recently aired on South Korean TV:

No way I’m paying to see The Phantom Menace again in 3D. Might have considered it… before Lucas sold out my childhood with that pathetic commercial.

BTW

If you haven’t seen Mission Impossible IV yet in either 3D or 4D, SEE IT!

The Burj Khalifa scene is something else! 🙂 *

We all know Tom Cruise is whack with his Scientology nonsense, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great actor who knows how to make great movies.

*If you’re on heart medication, perhaps it might be best to give it a miss, though…

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