["No reporters? No problem for FEMA. The agency filled the press room with its own public affairs personnel who asked questions. It looked real enough for cable networks to briefly air the live event. "]
["While Leonard Nimoy is reprising his role as the pointy-eared Vulcan in next year's science-fiction flick, William Shatner is not on board as Kirk. "I couldn't believe it. I'm not in the movie at all. Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me," Shatner, 76, told The Associated Press on Thursday."]
["Japanese horror cinema, or "J-Horror" has been making a name for itself in recent years. Hollywood chillers The Ring and The Grudge are adaptations of recent J-Horror flicks and their success will surely spawn others. To get the full impact of what J-Horror really means, you've got to go to the source."]
4."Snow": Girish Shambu on a recent presentation by filmmaker Michael Snow.
["A terrific show last weekend: Michael Snow came to town to screen three recent films/videos and talk about them. The film I was taken with most was Triage (2004). Let me briefly describe it and then I'd like to use it as a springboard for some general reflections. One question I've been asking myself in the past week is: What exactly are the various perceptual effects of single-frame films?"]
["It started as an inside joke between Sharon Stiteler and her husband Bill. Over the years, the couple shared their home with a series of domesticated rabbits. As humans do, Sharon and Bill imbued their bunnies with human characteristics, and since all relaxed rabbits share a frequent facial expression of disapproval, the couple scripted words for what they imagined their bunnies found distasteful. "Nope. No sir, I don't approve," rose as the most popular, eventually memorialized on a t-shirt."]
Quote of the Day: Norman Mailer
"One thing I've learned in all these years is not to make love when you really don't feel it; there's probably nothing worse you can do to yourself than that."
Image of the Day (click to enlarge): Bath time!
Clip of the Day: Glorious melodrama... as dubbed by chipmunks.
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