Flatulent Fred Movie Courtesy Of Wildsound

Flatulent Fred Movie Courtesy Of WildsoundToronto-based Wildsound Festival has turned our short story Flatulent Fred into a movie.

Here it is.

Thanks again, Wildsound.

Not sure how much Bill Gates appreciates it, though. 🙂

Flatulent Fred Movie Courtesy Of Wildsound

Flatulent Fred Movie Courtesy Of Wildsound

Russians Hacked Oscars Or Upperclass Twits Of The Year

Russians hacked Oscars. How else could they have announced the wrong winner for the major award?

OK, there is another explanation: The Hollywood elite consists of spoiled morons and their participation in an Upperclass Twit of the Year contest would be more apropos.

One wonders how many meant to vote for Hillary but ended up hitting the button for Trump because they couldn’t figure out the voting machine.

This is for you Hollywood:

Russians Hacked Oscars

Russians Hacked Oscars Or Upperclass Twits Of The Year

 

Robert Davi Refugee Challenge

Robert Davi Refugee Challenge — Robert Davi has issued an Oscar-night challenge to his fellow actors objecting to Donald Trump’s vetting and immigration policies. Invite, he says, the illegal and unvetted into the event.

And then bring them to the after-Oscar parties.

“It’s time the walls and electronic security gates come down,” he said. “There are roughly 3,600 seats to the Oscars; we should have at least 2,500 seats reserved for illegal aliens, refugees and migrants, or maybe even more.”

The crickets chirp.

Here is statement.

I propose that Meryl Steep, Chelsea Handler, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Christoph Waltz and others lead an Oscar first: let’s do away with the rules, barriers, and tickets to the Oscars and after-parties, such as the swanky Vanity Fair party or the Weinsteins’ star-studded affair. I ask all migrants, all illegal immigrant criminals and all un-vetted refugees to converge on Hollywood to come to the Oscars and all the after-parties, even those held at the mansions or the Chateau Marmont or anywhere else. After all, we in the Hollywood community want to show all Islamic extremists that we have love in our hearts — and what better way to do that than by inviting them along on our most important night?

It’s time the walls and electronic security gates come down. There are roughly 3,600 seats to the Oscars; we should have at least 2,500 seats reserved for illegal aliens, refugees and migrants, or maybe even more. For those celebrities skipping the ceremony, each should invite at least 100 illegal aliens, refugees or migrants to come to their home to watch the Oscars with them. The Academy and the Vanity Fair people should also get the 150 criminals who have recently been deported from Los Angeles and bring them to the show as honored guests.

Robert Davi Refugee Challenge

Robert Davi Refugee Challenge

Shia LaBeouf Opera Predicted Actor’s Crazed Behavior

Shia LaBeouf Opera — Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf is in the news again for insane, violent public behavior. Apparently the inauguration of President Trump has sent him over the edge. The below article was originally posted on Dec. 11, 2014 and it is quite newsworthy so we are republishing it. 

We were wrong about Rob Cantor though.

Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment
He really is nuts.

Musician Rob Cantor — whose name we expect will be as recognizable as anyone’s by next year — wrote a goofy song concerning actor Shia LeBeouf as the protagonist of a horror film.

He made a cartoon of it and put it on YouTube in 2012 where it became moderately popular.

Well, someone cooked up the idea of making a highly polished live version of it featuring an orchestra, choir and extremely skilled professional dancers.

LeBeouf himself even makes an appearance.

Did everybody get their standard rates in making it? LeBeouf certainly didn’t. It involved at least two dozen professionals and took more than a few man-hours.

It’s free on YouTube  and we didn’t see any adverts when we watched so the cash certainly isn’t flowing in from it.

It’s gotten 6.9 million views as of this writing, however, so Cantor’s visibility has increased and LeBeouf has shown himself to be a good sport. Count them as beneficiaries. We guess money isn’t everything.

Anyway, if you are one of the 6.9931 billion who hasn’t seen it, here it is:

Hat tip Andrew Klavan at PJMedia.com

Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment
Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment

Shia LaBeouf Opera Ponderment

Clinton Cash Free Online

Clinton Cash Free Online — Clinton Cash can be watched online for free at this link.

Clinton Cash Free OnlineThe movie is based on Peter Schweizer’s 2015 bestselling book that describes, among other things, how foreign nations enriched the corrupt couple while Hillary was secretary of state.

It would be an even greater disaster to make this woman president than it was her rapist husband.

Hat tip Reggie.

Clinton Cash Free Online

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider
The real James Bond

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-29-15

Can you name all the actors who played James Bond in movies? Try. Betcha forget David Niven who had the role in the 1967 version of Casino Royale, which strangely enough, was made as a comedy. It also featured Wo0dy Allen  who played Jimmy Bond. No Jimmy does not count as James.

Actually, a plot point involves Niven naming all the spies James Bond to confuse the enemy so one could argue that those spies played by Terence Cooper, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress also played James Bond.

The Burt Bachrach song, The Look of Love, comes from the movie. It was a hit and got an Oscar nomination.

If you really want to get technical stuntman Bob Simmons played Bond in the opening credits of the first few movies.

And yes,  Barry Nelson played him in a 1954 television CBS special based on Casino Royale. Peter Lorre played his adversary, Le Chiffre.

Bond, of course is named for famed Philadelphia ornithologist James Bond who must have had a heck of time ordering a pizza after the movies became popular.

For the record, the other actors who have played  Bond in film are Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore,  Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider

 

 

Jim Waltzer Book Of Sound Mind

Local author and former County Press (Pa) sports editor Jim Waltzer has revised his thriller Sound of Mind and has a new publisher, Medallion Press. Jim Waltzer Book Of Sound Mind

The books which has been published in French along with English is set in Philadelphia and is excellent.

The new title will be Of Sound Mind.

A movie deal had been in the works, although Jim says things are going slow on that front.

Jim Waltzer Book Of Sound Mind

David Lynch Art Site

David Lynch Art Site
Duckman’s Injury by David Lynch is among the works available at Artsy.net

David Lynch Art — Nicholas of Artsy.net has found our story concerning Loren Kantor’s woodcut work which includes noted director David Lynch as a subject. He points out that Artsy has actual paintings by the auteur himself.

We say any man whose artistic ethos was formed while living in Philadelphia deserves a link.

Here you go Nicholas.

David Lynch Art Site

 

Nick Searcy Named Gosnell Director

Actor Nick Searcy has been tapped to direct the crowdfunded film Gosnell which will will concern Philadelphia abortionist and mass murderer Kermit Gosnell, according to the production team of Ann McElhinney, Magdalena Segieda and  Phelim McAleer. Nick Searcy Named Gosnell Director

Searcy has appeared in numerous television shows and movies going back to 1985, most notably as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen from the FX television series Justified and as the villain Frank Bennett from the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes. Searcy has also had significant roles in blockbusters The Fugitive, Cast Away, The Runaway Jury and Moneyball.

His sole directing effort was the 1997 film Paradise Falls.

Gosnell will be screenwritten by two-time Edgar Award winner Andrew Klaven.

Nick Searcy Named Gosnell Director

North Korea Not Behind Sony Hack?

Sony Pictures computer network was the subject of a massive security breach on Nov. 24 and reams of embarrassing documents were leaked to the public.

Something calling itself the Guardians of Peace using the ironic acronym GOP took credit on Dec. 9 and demanded  that the studio cancel the Seth Rogan comedy “The Interview” that was scheduled to be released Christmas Day.

The film features the killing of North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un. North Korea, while praising the hacking, denied responsibility.

On Dec. 11, the GOP released hacked data describing Sony projects aimed at stifling piracy of its products. On Dec. 13, it released data exposing investigations that Sony was bribing Chinese officials.

On Dec. 16, the GOP sent out a notice implying there will be terrorist attacks at theaters showing the movie.

Sony pulls the film on Dec. 17 and announces that  it has  “no further release plans for the film.” President Obama  makes a televised statement  that night saying that Sony shouldn’t have done it and should have checked with him.

Sony CEO Michael Lynton — a one-percenter and a personal friend and major supporter of Obama — responds to the President on Dec. 19 saying  “I did reach out. We definitely spoke to a senior advisor in the White House to talk about the situation. The White House was certainly aware of the situation.” He also says the studio plans to get the movie to the public.

Also, on Dec. 19, the FBI makes it official that North Korea was behind the hacking. It had been leaked to the media two days earlier that North Korea was suspected.

On Christmas Eve, Sony makes “The Interview” accessible on streaming services and gives it a limited theatrical release the next day.

It gets mediocre reviews.

And that gets us to today. Computer security experts are  saying the evidence as to who is the cause for all the fuss now indicates a disgruntled employee working with hackers for piracy groups. They are wondering why the FBI was so quick to release a statement pinning the actions on North Korea.

“When the FBI made the announcement so soon after the initial hack was unveiled, everyone in the [cyber] intelligence community kind of raised their eyebrows at it, because it’s really hard to pin this on anyone within days of the attack,” said Kurt Stammberger of Norse.

Errata Security‘s Robert Graham goes so far as to call the FBI evidence “nonsense.”

The Taia Global security firm, says a linguistic analysis of the hacker’s messages indicates Russian speakers rather than Korean.

For the record, the FBI is sticking to its North Korea claim. But the quickness of its conclusion and the doubts of non-government experts do make one go hmmmm.

For what it’s worth, our favorite conspiracy theory is that Obama is doing this as payback to Lynton to help him pump up an otherwise forgettable film.

Regardless he should be impeached. Even Biden would do a better job and that’s saying a lot.

North Korea Not Behind Sony Hack?

North Korea Not Behind Sony Hack?