twenny fo twenny fo

Saw 24 Hour Party People; it's decent. Well, it's interesting, and it comes off as being an almost complete lie, but that's at least partly on purpose. I enjoyed the first third of the movie (pre-Hacienda) a lot, when the focus was on Joy Division and the founding of Factory Records, but the rest of the movie basically: The Happy Mondays and how they were bigger fuckups than Spinal Tap. I've always hated their music, and this movie tells me that I'd hate them personally as well, so at least there's that.

The thing that kept baffling me about the story was how they could screw up so badly and so consistently on just about every level, and still stay in business for more than a decade. I kept asking "where is the money coming from??" Apparently the answer is, New Order just kept spraying money at Tony Wilson from a firehose.

I was really, really disappointed that Cabaret Voltaire didn't make an appearance. (They played the opening night at Hacienda, to 75 people!)

There's a much more coherent summary of the Factory history here.

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screw space, let's kill!

Ted Nugent Has Bargain for Lance Bass

The 'N Sync singer was rejected this week in his bid to visit the International Space Station because his sponsors were unable to come up with the $20 million fee in time.

But for just $1 million, Nugent has offered to have the boy band member over to his Michigan ranch to teach him bow-hunting skills. The guitarist and outdoorsman said Bass could then join him on a weeklong hunt, "where he'll be taught a greater appreciation for nature and gravity as he hunts, kills, cleans and cooks for himself."

"Bass needs to quit worrying about going into outer space and embrace and celebrate life by learning how to kill his own food," Nugent said Tuesday. "A slab of flesh on the back of a deer is the finest source of protein on the planet."

The 53-year-old rocker said he'd sweeten the deal by "throwing in a few guitar lessons."

Nugent is a National Rifle Association board member whose books include "God, Guns & Rock 'n' Roll" and "Kill it and Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish." He says he'll kill 100 deer this year, most of which he'll donate to homeless shelters.

Bass' publicist, Jill Fritzo, did not immediately have a response to Nugent's offer Wednesday.

The Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos on Tuesday ordered Bass to leave Russia's Star City cosmonaut training ground, where he'd been since July, after missing several deadlines to pay for his October ride.