Daily archives: January 20, 2011

links for 2011-01-20

  • This weekend, Exquisite Films are remaking Quentin Tarantino’s classic movie… with added sex. Reservoir Dogs XXX – A Porn Parody has an all-too-familiar cast list Chanel Preston (Ms Orange), Andy San Dimas (Ms White), Lizzy Borden (Ms Blonde), Kimberly Kane (Ms Pink), Raylene (Nice Girl Eddie), Amber Rayne, Tara Lynn Foxx, Zoey Holloway, Tom Byron (Joe Cabot), Xander Corvus, Anthony Rosano and Dale Dabone.
  • Camp Century—aka "Project Iceworm"—was a "city under ice," according to the U.S. Army, a "nuclear-powered research center built by the Army Corps of Engineers under the icy surface of Greenland," as Frank J. Leskovitz more specifically explains.

    A fully-functioning "underground city," Camp Century even had its own mobile nuclear reactor—an "Alco PM-2A"—that kept the whole thing lit up and running during the Cold War.

He’s a very naughty boy

So an American pastor with the same name as the short Welsh one from Monty Python, whose childish attention seeking ways included threats to burn the Koran, was invited to Britain by a bunch of racist idiots. The Government has decided not to let him in, and instantly given him even more of the publicity he craves than he’d have received if he had turned up.

The preacher and the neanderthals who’ve invited him over have tiny constituencies. In his church of the poisoned mind the man who isn’t a Python preaches to fewer than 50 people. The reactionaries who wooed him “expected about 100 people to attend events […], including about 30 members [of the group]”. Those are tiny numbers. In my time I’ve organised, and helped to organise, events which have had attendances many times those numbers- where’s my national news coverage? They’re just courting controversy to get coverage, and it’s worked. We shouldn’t ignore them ,but we should give them the amount of attention they deserve- something along the lines of a shrug and turning away.

Of course, by writing about this so I can make my point, I have become another person who’s giving the preacher and his English friends more attention than they deserve. Hopefully by refraining from using their names in teh post I have mitigated that a little.