Indonesia is full of so many contradictions in so many different ways but this place takes the cake.
Ben Matson dropped the ball, should have banned him years ago. Pretty easy to see a puppet account from the matching isp numbers.
Imagine paying money to see his garbage pollute all these threads.
There, i said it.
Fwiw i recommend black fish and bully as worthwhile docos.
I can't remember if I've posted this one before on not, but all week its been popping back up in my youtube feed, so hopefully sharing here gets rid of it.
I haven't seen as much John Waters as I'd like. Something like Pink Flamingos - and going back literally to The Deuce territory - I feel I need to see at a cinema worthy of the experience. Late night fleapit.
I noticed during this final Deuce season that Mad Max was playing at such a cinema in the background.
Has anyone else seen the dubbed and reworded US version? It's a travesty!
Of Mad Max?
Travesty is understating it.
I watched "Last Breath" last night. Thanks for the recommendation Ben, incredible.
Saw The Trial of the Chicago 7 last night.. whoa. Lotta US history I don't know anything about... eye-opening stuff (also relevant in the current political climate too). Especially the part where Judge Julius Hoffman orders Bobby Seale to be gagged and shackled in the courtroom.. wowzers. Really well put together movie though.
what a debacle that trial was for the government. it's hard to believe a judge really acted in that manner. william kunster...what a legend!
the yippies were still going well into the 90s. their clubhouse was still there on bleecker street and old hippies would come and go. but all their efforts seemed to have shifted into advocating ibogane for heroin addiction treatment.
the reagan doco is also really good.
sort of on that theme - the Weather Underground is a good doco
and sort of related to that one is Commune, enjoyed that some time back. Narrated by Peter Coyote, he of the awesome narration voice
let your freak flag fly!
yeah, that peter coyote doco on communes is good. there is also a good video of a lecture peter coyote gave at berkeley recently.
the weather underground made a propaganda film in the mid 70s. it's available on the internet archive
a really good doco has been made about the drop city commune.
'the cockettes' is a doco about a commune in SF that did weird drag performance.
sylvester, the disco singer was a member of the commune.
Here's something to ponder on a Friday afternoon.
Woah Woah Wee Wah! The best thread on this dog forsaken site?
So many jumping off points!
One (rightly transposed from another):
And here's a bonus picture of Andrew Bolt (from somewhere).
The last flick I saw about the Chicago brouhaha (actually I've got a Bali special copy).
An 'interesting' review!
Anyone else a Mailer fan?
A couple of distant relatives.
The Angry Brigade (1974 - Gordon Carr)
"Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organisation and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action. Targets included the embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. These attacks on the homes of senior political figures increased the pressure for results and brought an avalanche of police raids. From the start the police were faced with the difficulty of getting to grips with a section of society they found totally alien. And were they facing an organisation — or an idea? Gordon Carr's film explores covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960's and the anarchist First of May Group, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the 'Stoke Newington 8' conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey — the longest criminal trial in British legal history. It remains the essential study of Britain’s first urban guerrilla group."
Persons Unknown (1980 - Gordon Carr)
"Documentary by Gordon Carr on the so-called 'Persons Unknown' case in December 1979 in which members of the Anarchist Black Cross were tried at the Old Bailey on a charge of 'conspiring with persons unknown, at places unknown to cause explosions'.
A concise look at the 'Persons Unknown' trial. A fascinating snapshot of history in the making, The Persons Unknown pieces together an intricate web of radicals at a thriller’s pace. Carr crisply relates the correspondences of a Black Cross secretary and imprisoned Irish republican and reaches all the way back to the Paris Commune to discuss the secretive, internationalist elements of radical leftist politics. Where mainstream media tends to become hysterical where anarchism is concerned, The Persons Unknown remains keenly factual throughout. Among those featured in the film are Stuart Christie, publisher of the "Black Flag" newsletter and former would-be Generalisimo Francisco Franco assassin, and the anarcho-punk group Crass."
And connected to the republicans, a counter narrative (which may be 'news' to many):
USA Right Wing Militia
Borderline comedy Udo.
Keep expecting to see Chris Lilley in there somewhere.
Saw this last night. Recommended.
These people are delusional and moreover Georgia has "open carry" laws.
Just goes to show that any weirdo (no matter how physically unfit) can be scary, given the easy access to auto/semi auto weapons. God bless the US of A.
thank-you Chook, just watched the Coyote lecture. That was good. For mine, he's a man with good stories and messages. His book would be worth a read.
did anyone get to look at that Sombrio doco?
How to erect a chimney scaffold, Fred liked a few pints before going up.
Just in case you ever need to take down a massive chimney, one brick at a time.
What a great little film, thanks for that!
No problem AndyM, if you like his style there's a whole series on youtube. One of a kind from a pre health and safety era.
Incidentally his old house is up for sale, complete with mine and winding gear he built.
Absolute classic, thanks up north. Also the steam roller named after his wife...priceless
Finished the last series of alone last night, was good but kind became a bit same same, that said the last series 6 was one of the best and the guy who won Jordan Jonas IMHO the most deserving of the lot a real survivalist in every way.
Only person through the whole season to really hunt shooting a moose in the lung with an arrow and then a wolverine with a tomahawk that was trying to steal his meat, also just excelled in the real hardcore stuff like getting fish through the ice.
Heres a little (BTW in the longer clip, he did have to wait hours for it to die, not as easy as this short clip makes out)
indo series 7 is way better than 6....just sayin
Whats series 7 aired on?...it's not on SBS on demand
Simba - I haven’t seen either . Can you tell me why 7 is better than 6 without spoilers ?
Favourite moment of all the Alone series?
In series four when they had teams, one person gets dropped onto a foreshore somewhere and has to build a camp and hold tight while their partner gets dropped ten or so kms away and has to slog it through thick, bear-infested woods to find the camp.
One team is a pair of brothers. Older bro is dropped out yonder to do the hard work of cutting a track back to camp, sleeping each night in the wet, finding food wherever, and on the second day the helicopter has to go fetch him cos younger bro - the guy who had the easy job - tapped out.
Not only that but he had the temerity to say of his brother, "I hope he brings me some food".
thanks for the spoiler alert indo
Blowin...season seven has more action,better hunting and gets tough ....and season 7 has a mil up for grabs where season 6 has half a mil........i think season 8 has been disrupted by covid.....also the host 'colby'....think thats his name....was runner up in the survivor show years ago shot in aussie and really won it except he was too much the gentleman at the end.
Indo...its there if you look hard...not sbs..
Ok cool it's on popcorn time.
Ha ha Sorry for the spoilers Blowin
Need inspiration to have a go ?
Here it is.
The most inspirational thing about Laird is his Non-Dairy Creamer (™).
Tastes good and it's good for you.
Laird usually struggles to order an item at the Macca’s drive thru without saturating it in hyperbole but in this instance he does indeed inspire me.
How to speak Nottingham
Season12 of Red Dwarf ep 6
The Cat's in fine form
Red Dwarf? I'm not going to watch that terrible show! The cat character is so implausible.
That was great, I'm really glad I watched that. I've always loved the origin story of the cat.
A Street Cat Named Bob
Cycling home from China
Great stuff udo.
"During these times I feel like people should be as calm as this old man was...Instead of overreacting like the younger man."
Mexico Border $500USD Stitchup
Great documentary about Mike Oldfield and the making of tubular bells , I never realised Ritchard Branson was involved , 1 hour long.