DNA Lounge: Wherein is found both drag and Scientology.

There are a bunch of new photo galleries up:

My favorite skit at the Drag Kings contest was definitely "L. Ron Hubby", because, while it wasn't particularly draggy, you just can't go wrong when making fun of Scientology, and when your Xenu Dancer has Elmo-heads for boobs... well that just takes it to the next level (OT III, I think). The other acts were pretty entertaining too; I thought it was better than last year.


you know, "grittier"

Tony Scott remaking The Warriors without the theme costumes

Scott revealed that he intends to do away with such warring factions as the Baseball Furies (a bat-wielding group of thugs dressed in makeup and MLB-worthy uniforms), the Punks (chain-wielders in hillbilly overalls) and the Hi Hats (bad-ass mimes wearing top hats). The decision, which will no doubt stir up controversy among die-hard fans currently snatching up newly released "Warriors" action figures at mall stores nationwide, is largely due to the director's recent meetings with actual L.A. gang members, whom he employed onscreen in Domino and intends to use again for "Warriors."

"It's very different from what the original is like. I love the original, but this is a very different tone and a very different feel. The encounters will be more like Kingdom of Heaven. It will be the Warriors stacking up against 3,000 gang members."

"The story is so generic, it's like these guys are at point B and they need to get back to point A," Scott said of the similarities between the two films, which will virtually end after the title, concept and name of at least one major character. "It's contemporary; it's going to look like the L.A. riots, with fires burning after Cyrus gets shot at the beginning.

Which I guess translates to, "Tony Scott makes some shitty gang movie and happens to give it the same name."

Also Domino sucked and Kingdom of Heaven was boring.


Spotlight blows again

Dear Lazyweb,

So, Spotlight is (again) not indexing everything. I did the thing that fixed it the last time this happened (reboot, mdutil -E /, wait over night) and that seemed to only make it worse. Then I tried
find / -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -n 1 mdimport
and that seemed to help somewhat, but there's still a ton of stuff missing.

In particular: I'm looking at a mail folder; I see that one of the (very old, unselected) messages has "xmatrix" in the subject. I type "xmatrix" into a Spotlight window, and a couple of messages match, but not that one. Then I select that message in Mail.app, and suddenly it shows up as a result in the Spotlight window. Repeatable with other common words.

Any idea how I fix this?

10.4.7 iMac, Intel, only one drive (internal).

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For what it's worth, which is "not much", it's pretty clear that this is a case of them half-assedly cutting-and-pasting our flyer, rather than just coincidentally ripping off the same source that we did.
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Bring Me The Head of Sparkles The Baptist

Have your party catered by the legless torso of a tranny clown:

Or by Eric Gottesman:

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I, for one, accept the Three Mystic Dwarves as my personal saviors

Filipino 'dwarf' judge loses case

A Philippines judge who said he consulted imaginary mystic dwarves has failed to convince the Supreme Court to allow him to keep his job. Florentino Floro was appealing against a three-year inquiry which led to his removal due to incompetence and bias.

He told investigators three mystic dwarves - Armand, Luis and Angel - had helped him to carry out healing sessions during breaks in his chambers.

The court said psychic phenomena had no place in the judiciary.

"They should not have dismissed me for what I believed," Mr Floro told reporters after filing his appeal in May. In a letter to the court he said: "From obscurity, my name and the three mystic dwarves became immortal."

Outlawing Unbelief

Article IX, Sec. 2, of the Tennessee constitution: "No Atheist shall hold a civil office: No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments shall hold any office in the civil department of this state."

Article XIX, Sec. 1, of the Arkansas constitution: "No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any court."

Article 37 of the Maryland constitution: "no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God".

Article I, Sec. 4, of the Pennsylvania constitution: "No person who acknowledges the being of a God and a future state of rewards and punishments shall, on account of his religious sentiments, be disqualified to hold any office or place of trust under this Commonwealth."

This dual requirement of belief in a deity and in a retributive afterlife could block adherents of numerous lifestances, even some Christians. A liberal Protestant who believes in God but not in a literal afterlife, a Buddhist who believes in karma but not in a deity, or an Orthodox Jew who believes in God and an afterlife but not in reward or punishment after death - all could be barred from public office as readily as any secular humanist if this clause were enforced.

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the trick is to only jump half way

This guy jumps out of a perfectly good airplane -- and into another airplane.

Scene missing! A video in this post has disappeared. If you know of an accessible version of this video, please mail me so that I can update this post.
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I thought she'd have been way better than Gary Coleman

Porn star Carey off and running again

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sporting new breasts and draped in a cream-colored, ankle-length gown, porn star Mary Carey, who gained worldwide fame running for California governor in 2003, set out on Wednesday to do what she could not three years ago -- beat Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"I think I'm more serious now," Carey said as she arrived at a Los Angeles County elections office to launch her 2006 gubernatorial campaign. "As you can see I'm dressed more seriously. I've got brown in my hair because brunettes are taken more seriously."

The star of "Boobsville Sorority Girls," and "Cheerleader School" said her campaign had already hit a snag because she had collected only about 40 of the 164,000 signatures required to register as an independent candidate.

Carey, who announced in December that she had lost weight, replaced her teeth and acquired new, size 36-D breasts, drew a throng of photographers and gawkers as she entered the building, inspiring one man to call out: "Mary, you're thinner!"

The porn star responded: "Thank you. Smoking cigarettes and quitting birth control."

Carey said she believed porn and politics went together, inspiring her slogan: "Finally, a politician you want to be screwed by" and was determined to win.

"I've actually been sober for five days now," she said, adding that she intended to give up alcohol until election day in November to focus her energies on the campaign.

Carey's platform includes getting the FBI to "leave porn stars alone" and concentrate on the war with Iraq and said that if elected she, like Schwarzenegger, would put her film career on hold while she served as governor.

"Although my movies only take a day or two to shoot, so I could probably do them on weekends," she said.


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my oldest surviving concert photos

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Strange Things Seen At My Window: A Continuing Series

One morning, I woke up to see a helicopter.

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