Archive for December, 2005

All I want for Christmas…

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

  • I couldn’t agree more! subtle arts logo
  • (posted by tobias)
    Well, it’s that time of year again, and the perennial question rears its head once again: what to get the man who has everything? Well, it seems I am not the only one with a possible answer. Or, for those who want a somewhat more sober and erudite analysis

    but perhaps the most telling is today’s live vote on MSNBC (you have to vote to see the current results)… now, I know that as far as mainstream media goes, that’s supposedly on the liberal end of things – which itself is quite telling – but it’s still the mainstream media… and as of this writing with somewhat over 65,000 votes in, it’s sitting at 87% definitely for vs. 8% definitely against an impeachment trial. Wow.

    Of course it doesn’t really mean anything, but still, a man can dream, can’t he? Could there be a Santa Claus after all? Perhaps he only helps those who help themselves?
    - t

    Seasonal Silence (12/21 Haiku)

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

  • Only Seven Years and Counting…Eye
  • A long, fading Breath

    warm whispers from Pagan lips

    The Winter Solstice

    Broken Saints Rings in 2006!!!

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

  • GET THE SCOOP!!! Eye
  • December 31st and January 1st.

    Two epic 5.5 hour marathons.

    The entire remastered series.

    Exclusive new art (Chapter 13!!!).

    Bombastic broadcast-ready audio.

    Only on BOOK TELEVISION.

    Canucks get favoured one last time.

    Spread the good word all abooot!!! :D

    Updates…are…Imminent!!!

    Monday, December 19th, 2005

  • Oran’s feeling a little ‘left out’…Eye
  • Some oldschool imagery to snag your attention for the following fandom points of ponderance:

    - Holiday Newsletter? Consider it an early stocking stuffer, slappy!

    - More G4? Tune in for a recap of 2005′s best, including a snippet of saintly smarm, on the Dec 26th edition of Attack of the Underground!

    - Tobias Tinker tunes = the new Yuletide standard. More sonic goodness. Less family singalong.

    - A new fan hub to hang your BS swaghat in? Sure…MySpace has some ick-factor if you stray, but we’ve got a fan-run OASIS. We’ll consider it our Xmas prezzie if you join ;)

    - Our presents to you, aside from the usual love ‘n’ stuff? Hmmm…let’s just say that all you good little boys and girls should have a look under our webbish tree after the 25th. And for the bad kids? Bring your stolen booty – we’ve turned blinder eyes to the long arm of the law…

    Dr. Pong

    Saturday, December 17th, 2005

  • Dr. Pong! subtle arts logo
  • (posted by tobias)

    This is it, folks. Perhaps the greatest drinking game of all time. Yes, I know it just looks like ping pong, but it’s a very special variation. The Germans call it “Rundlauf Tischtennis” (roughly, round-running table tennis) and it is one hell of a lot of fun. So much so, in fact, that Berlin has a bar devoted more or less exclusively to the pursuit of the perfect rundlauf – the one and only Dr. Pong!… Basically, a bunch of people gather around the table, and one person serves to the person opposite, who returns it to the next in line, and so on, moving (for some reason) counter-clockwise. If you miss a shot, or a return, you are out. It goes from polite and friendly to fast and frenzied pretty quickly, and the last two players on the table play to five. Then it starts again. The serious players do it with drinks in hand…

    p.s. that’s my partner in crime Athanasia at the table – having just made a spectacular return, of course! (I taught her everything she knows…)

    -tobias

    Governments…should be afraid of their PEOPLE.

    Saturday, December 17th, 2005

  • LOVING the PropagandaEye
  • The Second VfV trailer is up.

    And, strangely, I just finished re-reading 1984 last night.

    John Hurt as the face of the Ministry?

    Exponential awesomeness.

    I’m starting to feel MUCH better about this.

    Friday Fan Fun…and a little fury

    Friday, December 16th, 2005

  • Picture good – video better!!! Eye
  • BS booster Daniel Bishop dropped me a line regarding his plans to use the classic Shan image you see here as a tattoo! I was pretty moved by the mail, and wanted to share it here (hope you don’t mind, mate!):

    “Hello again, I am glad you are pleased by my plans, I’ve attached the picture I have chosen, the beauty in the simplicity and the parody of the crucifix. Alternatively (or also) I may get some of the quotes/ haikus that are used in the openings of Broken Saints.

    Am not sure about which body parts though, I have sensitive family members to consider. Also tattoos are pretty expensive and being a student I may not have the spare funds until after xmas.

    A little about myself, my name is Daniel Bishop, 19 and studying Philosophy with Creative Writing at university in England, so Broken Saints is important to me in many ways, in political and religeous thought, and in the art of story telling, I want to say thank you again for the pleasure and the experience. I am not religious myself, although I am enjoying deep study into the Buddhist faiths. I only have one tattoo at the moment, an original Maori design on the top of my back to symbolise my birth in New Zealand.”

    We’ve had a couple of folks use ink to saintify themselves, and seriously…you have no idea what it means to us that you’d even CONSIDER a permanent display of this nature. So to Daniel – and to all of you who have taken the time let us know how the saga has affected you on a deeply personal level – THANK YOU. That’s why we started this crazy ride in the first place.

    Okay…and now it’s time to bring some balance to the proceedings. As a reminder of the need for humility, and the constant struggle to take oneself or one’s work MUCH less seriously, here are a couple of recent (and less-than-flattering) looks at BS. From hipster media hub Pop Matters (who I submitted the DVD set to for review nearly a YEAR ago) and the keepers of all things ‘four-panel-sacred’ over at the Webcomics Examiner (Wednesday – no matter what flavor your venom, I’ll still drink it down, baby :P ).

    Enjoy, and don’t become a casualty on the retail battlefield this weekend!!!

    Magnanimous…Ignoramus

    Thursday, December 15th, 2005

  • I am in Hellacious negotiationals
    to representify the most fearsome foursome –
    and you may call them Horsemen.
    Fantabba-Cabbalistic!!!
    Eye
  • (FROM THE CNN ‘SITUATION ROOM’ – and you know that these are the types of ‘situations’ we should really be barraged by on a crucial international newscast – 4:00 PM EST)

    WOLF BLITZER, HOST: Don king is known worldwide as a big-time boxing promoter. But has also taken some new fights on recently…

    You love George Bush?

    DON KING: I love George Walker Bush because I think he’s a revolutionary. He’s a president that comes in with conclusiveness. What they’re doing in tomorrow in Iraq is a demonstration of that for the vote for democracy. The fundamental process of democracy is freedom of speech, law and order, being able to have freedom, working with people and working and governing yourselves. George Bush is that. He included in…

    BLITZER: Do you have any regrets supporting him? Take a look at that picture when you and I were there at the diner last year. Do you have any regrets supporting him as enthusiastically as you did?

    KING: No, I don’t. In fact, I want to support him more now because it seems like everybody is punching him. You know what I mean? But he’s fighting back, and he’s throwing great combinations. And I think he’s the guy that is really a revolutionary president.

    I think he’s a president that cares about the people he represents, but doesn’t compromise himself to the extent that he acquiesce and accommodate. He goes out there and says like it is, and tries to make things better. Inclusiveness, education, is fighting for that.

    These are the things that many guys that don’t fight for — George Walker Bush is a tremendous advocate to America, a great president for the great American people, and he’s decisive. He’s doesn’t equivocate.

    (I…just…but…he…my…head…won’t…stop…Iraq…election…sham…please…must…
    kill…tv…and …hire…stylist….arrrrrrrrrrgh
    :( )

    Wednesday Rockstar Sighting Haiku

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

  • NOT HALF AS DRUNK AS HE LOOKS… Eye
  • Andrew captured here

    just days before his big gig

    work that axe tonight!!!

    (if anyone in Van can make it out to the BRICKYARD by 9PM or so, you can catch Drew shredding it up with his band ‘My Paranoia’ – the whole crew should be in attendance with our beer goggles strapped firmly in place :P )

    Dark Otaku Delivers (FAN ART HAIKU)

    Monday, December 12th, 2005

  • Posted By Brooke Burgess Eye
  • Gnarled limbs of Ego

    Retreat from all-seeing fire

    of the Conscious Self