Archive for May, 2007

Un petit surprise from Cannes…

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

A new Short from Mr Lynch!!!

The Best $3.50 Ever Spent…

Monday, May 28th, 2007

(Just received the following mail – been getting another wave of similar sentiments lately, but this was definitely my personal favourite…piracy be damned :) )

It’s 6:56 AM in the morning, and I just stepped down from my 18th floor apartment (with ocean view) into my office at the 7th floor; I just finished the last piece of BS. I’m in China, with little to do during my break time in the middle of the week, except watch DVD’s which I buy for less than a $1 a piece.

I bought the Broken Saints DVD collection for $3.50.

It’s effect…priceless.

I loved the dialogue and the characters. I could relate to all the characters. I am Palestinian, ex-Muslim (currently in denial), hugely influenced by Western thought and culture, software programmer, into anime, cinema, philosophy, and poetry, and and I love Mysticism and the Orient. So, I guess all of the characters, quotes, dialogue speak to me in their own way. Ok, I didn’t like the touchy feely bits performed by Miss Lomilagi (sic), but I guess there has to be a soft heart underneath all the dark hard shell.

Anyways, your work really spoke out loud. I appreciate that you’re honest about your influences and that you do not pretend to cough the material up from pure inspiration. Overall, it’s an outstanding job, and I WILL watch it again.

I don’t know what’s your current status. How are the three creators doing. I hope you are alive and well, and not caught in your own maelstrom of fame and fortune. A big thank you to all of you, and I hope that one day, with my own band of brothers in arms (we are the artistic types as well), I will be brave enough to do what you have done. Needless to say, I am spreading the word about BS, not only as a work of art, but as a process and a work ethic.

Best,
Anas

Uh-oh…

Monday, May 28th, 2007

(posted by tobias)

“President Bush, without so much as issuing a press statement, on May 9 signed a directive that granted near dictatorial powers to the office of the president in the event of a national emergency declared by the president…. When the President determines a ‘catastrophic emergency’ has occurred, the President can take over all government functions and direct all private sector activities…”

… hmmm…. The president, by a unilateral directive of his own signing, can now declare a state of emergency and do pretty much ANYTHING HE WANTS, including SUSPENDING ELECTIONS INDEFINITELY, without any recourse to or oversight by congress. So let’s see… a terrorist action on home soil… at just the right time… but hey, come on, how likely is that? Err, anyone want to put money on it? My guess is that the folks with real money already have.

If Michael Moore’s a SICKO…

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

…then what does that say about the rest of us??? (at least concerning Health Care in the western world???)

Brokeback Mountain: An Honest Dissection

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

From the makers of 40 Year-Old Virgin, this is a cut scene from their upcoming Seth Rogan romp Knocked Up.

Laugh, bitches

:D

point – counterpoint…

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

(posted by tobias)

thought I’d post a couple of differing opinions this time on the issue of the day: compromise…

First, under the heading ‘Keith Olbermann tears THE ENTIRE US GOVERNMENT a new one…

… second, Jeffrey Feldman offers a completely different viewpoint.

thoughts?

Tuesday Fan Fun (Haiku 4 U!)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007



Shadowmen2

Originally uploaded by Broken Saints.

Another picture

from our saintly pal Tyler

Shadowman collage!!!

Dark Nemesis Revealed!!!

Sunday, May 20th, 2007



A Killing Joke indeed…

Heath Ledger’s serial-killer Joker in Chris Nolan’s BATMAN: Dark Knight has apparently been uncovered in a nifty bit of viral marketing via the gremlins at WB.

There is much to consider here. Comments on anything related to my second-favourite comic icon of all time are welcomed and goddamn encouraged

Are they going to steal the 2008 election? No, they’ve already stolen the 2008 election.

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

(posted by tobias)

Well here’s a cheery little wander through the dark and cynical back hallways of Democracy-As-Usual in the good ol’ US of A:

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/interviews/061

… just in case anyone’s feeling that things can only get better with the GOP on the ropes everywhere you look and Bush’s abysmal tenure at the Oval Orifice grinding painfully to a close… make no mistake, after everything they’ve done to defile the constitution and claim unprecedented unitary power for the executive branch, they have absolutely no intention of handing it over to anyone else… ever, if Karl Rove has anything to say about it… and unfortunately, he does.

There MAY still be time to do something about this, but the hour is very late, people, and complacence is complicity.

An Auspicious Month…

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa is the holiest month of the Tibetan calendar.
Three of the most important events in Buddha’s life took place on
Saga Dawa Duchen, the full moon day of the fourth month; namely,
his birth, enlightenment, and passing into Parinirvana.

Tibetan Buddhists regard the full moon day of Saga Dawa as the
anniversary of these three great events. According to Buddhism, one’s
rebirth begins with conception. The birth of Buddha Shakyamuni is
recognized as this day of his conception. On his thirty-fifth birthday,
Lord Buddha attained full and complete enlightenment under the Bodhi
tree in Bodhgaya. On his eightieth birthday, he passed into Parinirvana
in Kushinagar. This is why Saga Dawa is regarded as most holy.

Saga Dawa is also known as “bum gyur dawa” in Tibetan, meaning “the
month which multiplies by 100,000″. Whatever wholesome or unwholesome
action one does during this month has a 100,000 times stronger effect
than at other times. Therefore, during Saga Dawa, it is important to
refrain from harmful or unskillful action, and it is a most beneficial
time to practice dharma, do prostrations, make offerings, recite
prayers, feed and save animals, follow a vegetarian diet, and
accumulate merit by all manner of skillful actions.

Saga Dawa extends from May 16th until June 14th, 2007, in the current
Female Fire Pig Year 2134 of the Tibetan Calendar. Tibetan months
begin one day after a new moon, and end with the following new moon.
May 16 was the first New Moon.