Saturday, May 24, 2014

It's a Funny World We Live In vol. 55

The Disturbing Internet Footprint Of Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger

"Hi, Elliot Rodger here. Well, this is my last video. It all has to come to this. Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day I will have my revenge against humanity, against all of you. 
"For the last eight years of my life, since I hit puberty, I've been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires, all because girls have never been attracted to me. Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men, never to me. 
"I'm 22 years old and still a virgin, never even kissed a girl. And through college, 2 1/2 years, more than that actually, I'm still a virgin. It has been very torturous. 
"College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. In those years I've had to rot in loneliness, it's not fair. You forced me to suffer all my life, now I will make you all suffer. I waited a long time for this. 
"You girls have never been attracted to me. I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me but I will punish you all for it. It's an injustice, a crime because I don't know what you don't see in me, I'm the perfect guy and yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men instead of me, the supreme gentleman. I will punish all of you for it. [laughs] 
"On the day of retribution, I am going to enter the hottest sorority house at UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see inside there. All those girls I've desired so much. They have all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance toward them, while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes. 
"I take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you., You will finally see that I am, in truth, the superior one, the true alpha male. [laughs] Yes, after I have annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I'll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there. All those popular kids who live such lives of hedonistic pleasure while I've had to rot in loneliness all these years. They all look down upon me every time I tried to join them, they've all treated me like a mouse. 
 "Well, now I will be a god compared to you, you will all be animals, you are animals and I will slaughter you like animals. I'll be a god exacting my retribution on all those who deserve it and you do deserve it just for the crime of living a better life than me. 
"The popular kids, you never accepted me and now you will all pay for it. Girls, all I ever wanted was to love you, be loved by you. I wanted a girlfriend. I wanted sex, love, affection, adoration. 
 "You think I'm unworthy of you. That's I crime I can never get over. If I can't have you girls, I will destroy you. [laughs] You denied me a happy life and in turn I will deny all of you life, it's only fair. I hate all of you. 
 "Humanity is a disgusting, wretched, depraved species. If I had it in my power I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood and rightfully so. You deserve to be annihilated and I will give that to you. You never showed me any mercy so I will show you none. [laughs] 
 "You forced me to suffer all my life, now I will make you all suffer. I waited a long time for this. I'll give you exactly what you deserve, all of you. All you girls who rejected me, looked down upon me, you know, treated me like scum while you gave yourselves to other men. And all of you men for living a better life than me, all of you sexually active men. I hate you. I hate all of you. I can't wait to give you exactly what you deserve, annihilation."


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014


You're gonna hate the new GODZILLA because you're the one with a problem.

Gareth Edwards Godzilla has haunting imagery, nightmarish atmosphere, bad-ass monsters, a tightly structured script that is not overwrought or pretentious,... pretty much all that you could ask for with this kind of film. It's a much welcome respite from the too-ambitious-to-be-coherent-let-alone-competent failings that infect many a contemporary blockbuster. it's not a committee think-tank project designed to sell happy meals or video games, nor does it fall victim to the modern super-hero movie formula of cluttering the film with easter eggs and cameos, turning it into an extended trailer for sequels and spin-offs featuring the rest of the Toho menagerie. it's just a fucking good ass movie, no more no less, and that's enough.  

seems like the people that are shitting all over it are mad that they didn't get Pacific Rim 2, which makes me smile cause that's pretty fucking dumb. i loved PR, but that was a live action Inhumanoids; a good vs. evil cartoon on a gorgeously massive scale. Godzilla '14 has more of a classic horror/monster movie vibe in its storytelling ala Jaws, where the movie is a build up to the big reveal of the creature(s). it's closer in spirit and structure to Gojira, the original Japanese cut of the first film, where the beast may not get the bulk of the screen time, but its presence is ingrained into the entirety of the film's atmosphere, imbuing the narrative with tension and dread, showcasing the patience necessary to make the reveal of the monster all the more valuable. It's knowledgeable about what is best about films like Gojira, Rodan, War of the Gargantuas, and all the very strongest offerings in that particular genre. they are all the anxieties and fears we have about mass destruction, be it nuclear bombs or natural disasters, in corporeal form. Edwards film showcases a tremendous understanding of the fact that these films are at their most compelling when they aren't just 2 hour monster fights, that it's the lead up to the fight that makes it important rather than the fight itself.

and if i never again hear somebody picking apart the "character development" in spectacle-driven blockbusters it'll be too soon. stop pretending you went to film school already.


.... reallllllly needed to hear this at least once; 

Friday, May 9, 2014

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! vol. 72

Family's distress after Marine documented his suicide in series of grisly pictures on Facebook… and the social networking site refused to take them down