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May. 28th, 2007

I couldn't add "Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible" to my interest list because interests may only have 4 words. What if my entire existence revolved around "clubbing baby seals but only the ugly ones"?

We just watched Switchblade Sisters. Gaddamn that's a good movie. And I'm not being sarcastic. It's a damned good movie. The chick who played Lace went on to voice several characters in those beloved '80s cartoon franchises, Rainbow Brite and Pound Puppies. Yikes.

I just watched a little clip from a new movie called Control, directed by Anton Corbijn, currently showing at Cannes. Now, I love Anton Corbijn (more for his Depeche Mode work than his U2 work but that's because I think U2 stopped being relevant or... deserving of record deals sometime in the pre-90s. But I'm like that.) But, the problem with depicting real people on screen (it's a movie based on the book Ian Curtis' widow wrote after he killed himself - Oh no... was that a spoiler? heh), especially singers is that they have to not only really LOOK the part - you have to choose to have the actor sing the songs or use the original vocals and hope that it all matches up well. He's chosen to have the actor sing the songs (at least in the clip I saw). And uh ... that looks like a mistake. It's glaringly not the same voice - not even in the right timbre. And it's distracting. I think that any film maker is going to have a bitch of a time creating a better Ian Curtis than the one Sean Harris depicted in 24 Hour Party People. But who knows, maybe I just didn't see enough of it to really decide.

I doubt anyone reading this is a hardcore Joy Division fan. And I'm willing to bet a few of you have absolutely no idea who the hell Ian Curtis is. And ya know? that's okay. I don't know a damn thing about surf music.


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May. 29th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
I like Joy Division. I have no idea who Ian Curtis is. :)
May. 29th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
He was the lead singer/lyricist of Joy Division. Very famously killed himself. Then they changed their name to New Order and put out music with a decidedly different inflection with the guitarist (Bernard Sumner) taking over the vocals.

So very nearly the same group of people who gave you "She's Lost Control", "Love Will Tear us Apart", and "Dead Souls" gave you "Bizarre Love Triangle", "Blue Monday", and "True Faith".

In my experience big Joy Division fans either also love New Order or hate it a LOT. heh.
May. 30th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
It is quite a change, true. :D
May. 29th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Baby Seal: Veal of the Sea
What if my entire existence revolved around "clubbing baby seals but only the ugly ones"?

I'd say you live in the wrong place, unless there's an underground seal clubbing network in the DC area of which i'm unaware. Also, i'd wonder what characterizes an ugly baby seal in your opinion. Is it a splotchy, non-lustrous coat? Or is it some sort of facial abnormality (e.g. cleft palette or lazy eye)?

Clearly, if you prefer bludgeoning the Differently Furred, you'd have less competition from the corporate clubbing interests.

FYI, i'm currently the only person who has "clubbing-baby-seals-but-only-the-ugly-ones" listed as an interest.
May. 29th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Baby Seal: Veal of the Sea
I use the universal rule of baby seal ugliness. If any of them fail to make me involuntarily say "awwwwwwww" then they get the club.

You can find just about anything in this area, honestly, so I would assume that I cold find an underground seal clubbing network here. If only I could find their Craig's List listing.

Oooh... can I get away with having more than 4 words just by hyphenating? Dr.-Terrible's-House-of-Horrible I guess doesn't read too poorly. Hmmm
May. 29th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
I failed to take any coursework on The Atheistics of Juvenile Aquatic Mammals
You can also use underscores (e.g. clubbing_baby_seals_but_only_the_ugly_ones), which is what programmers often use.

However, i suggest you go with Dr. Terrible's House-of-Horrible, since you don't need to hypenate everything.
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