The Human Spirit

May 13, 2007

Woman Survives Internal Decapitation
Doctors Call 30-Year-Old Woman ‘Medical Miracle’

There’s a video at that link too. Go see.

Then ask yourself if you have any real problems…

–linkswipe via Drudge Report

The Bloodletting On Radio Continues…

May 13, 2007

First Imus, now this:

Asian Slurs End Shock Jocks’ Show on CBS

NEW YORK (AP) – One month after CBS Radio fired radio host Don Imus, it has permanently pulled the plug on a pair of suspended New York shock jocks for a prank phone call rife with offensive Asian stereotypes.

“The Dog House with JV and Elvis,” hosted by Jeff Vandergrift and Dan Lay, “will no longer be broadcast,” CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo said Saturday.

Kenneth Che-Tew Eng must be happy.

–linkswipe via Drudge Report

Previously in this blog:
Nope. I’m Still Not Done With The Imus Thing Yet.
No. I’m Not Done With This Imus Matter Yet.
No, It’s Not Over Yet. At Least Not In This Blog.
OK, Now What About The Happy-Headed Nos?
Dear God, When Will It End? And Whose Blood Is Next?
First Apologize For Being A Gutless Eejit, Then…
Oh For Christ’s Sake! Shut Up Already!
Civility, Decency, And Democracy? You Don’t Know The Meaning Of Those Words!
Maybe When We Surrendered To Crybabies About Speech?
Goddammit! Knock It The Fuck Off Already!
When You Let Loose The Dogs Of War, Don’t Fucking Cry When They Turn On You And Bite Your Smug-Ass Face Off

Kenneth Che-Tew Eng:
Kenneth Eng’s Ass Is In Jail! Yeah, Baby! Thank You, Jesus!
Kenneth Che-Tew Eng Evil Video Is On YouTube Again
My Kenneth Che-Tew Eng Transcript Is Correct
Kenneth Eng: Transcript Of Evil
Hey, Canada! You’ve Got Someone Up There You Should Keep An Eye On!
Kenneth Eng: I Hope The FBI Detains Your Sick Ass!
Kenneth Eng: Sometimes A Picture Says More Than Words
Is There A Sick Connection Here I’m Missing?
Note For Kenneth Eng…
Kenneth Eng: WTF?!!?

Sylvia Anderson Has A New Book

May 13, 2007

Sylvia Anderson, ex-wife of Gerry Anderson, whose contributions to his many series is a source of contention between her and Gerry (and a source of perplexity to fans) has a new book, My FAB Years.

The above link goes to the FAB Gear site which has a ton of Gerry Anderson and general SF TV merchandise. Oh, you’ll run up a big bill now!

Sylvia Anderson website

Previously in this blog:
Gerry Anderson category

Thunderbirds: Origins On Google Video

May 13, 2007

Aha! Google Video has another snip of that longer documentary about Gerry Anderson I mentioned in a prior post. This one focuses on the origins of the classic Thunderbirds TV series.

My God! It’s the first time I’ve seen the greatest director of Supermarionation, Alan Pattillo! (He also returned to do several Terrahawks episodes.)

This is a very bad clip; Gerry Anderson is cut off mid-sentence and Derek Meddings is also cut short at the end. Still, go watch.

Previously in this blog:
Gerry Anderson category

YouTube: Chukotka Documentary

May 13, 2007

It begins with Chukotka Part 01.

This is the user’s index.

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug wikipedia entry

ITC: When British TV Ruled The World

May 13, 2007

YouTube videos:

ITC Cult TV Tribute 1
ITC Cult TV Tribute 2

Ah, wonderful memories. And some I’d never seen before, like Man In A Suitcase, The Baron, Jason King, and Sapphire and Steel.

Part Two ends with Gerry Anderson!

Previously in this blog:
Gerry Anderson category

The Creative Bankruptcy Of Hollywood

May 13, 2007

Oh for Christ’s sake. WGA, this shit should really provoke you to strike!

‘The Persuaders’ (2007) Teaser Trailer — YouTube video

Ben Stiller and Steve Coogan are THE PERSUADERS!

Roles originated by Tony Curtis and Roger Moore:

The Persuaders — YouTube video

Opening to The Persuaders pilot episode, featuring the musical style of John Barry.
The cut cued to the line “And I light the fuse.” is priceless. This title sequence provides all you need to know about the story without a word spoken. Fantastic. They don’t make them like this anymore, no matter how hard they try. You listening, Ben?

Excuse me while I go puke at the thought of another British TV classic being fucked over by the shitheads of Hollywood…

Previously in this blog:
Writers Guild Of America: Strike! Strike! Strike!