The web site hosting the stills
has apparently already flipped over and started waving its legs in the air, but:
Green Porno is a series of very short films conceived, written, co-directed by and featuring Isabella Rossellini about the sex life of bugs, insects and various creatures. The films are a comical but insightful study of the curious ways certain bugs "make love". "Green" echoes the ecological movement of today and our interest in nature, and "Porno" alludes to the racy ways bugs, insects and other creatures have sex, if human, these acts would not be allowed to be screened or air on television, considered instead as most filthy and obscene.
Each film is executed in a very simple childlike manner. They are a playful mixture of real world and cartoon. Each episode begins with Isabella speaking to the camera "If I were a..." (firefly, spider, dragonfly etc.). She then transforms into the male of the species explaining in a simple yet direct dialogue the actual act of species-specific fornication. The costumes, colorful sets and backdrops as well as the female insects contribute to the playfulness of the films. The contrast of this "naïf" expression and filthy sex practices adds to the comicality of Green Porno.
Sundance Channel Signs Up Isabella Rossellini For 5 More 'Green Porno' Shorts
Sundance Channel has commissioned Isabella Rossellini to create five additional short films for her series titled "Green Porno." There will be a total of eight films in the series. Sundance Channel had initially funded three earlier pieces which have recently been selected to premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. A selection of Rossellini's "Green Porno" shorts will also debut at the 2008 Berlin international Film Festival.
Sundance Channel plans to premiere these shorts on mobile devices and online in spring 2008. Once they make their digital debut the "Green Porno" shorts will air as interstitial pieces on Sundance Channel.
If you can't guess where lilmissnever
works from this post
, you're just not trying.
Bug 392686: Mozilla ten year anniversary party.
I haven't been even remotely involved in the project for nine years, so none of this really has anything to do with me (and hosting their party would have only cost me money) but I still think it's pretty sad that the anniversary is going to go completely un-celebrated.
I kind of expected their response to be, "But we have a perfectly good cafeteria", or "Oh, we're just going to get a booth at the Tied House instead", but this is even lamer. Saying "We're not having an anniversary party because we're celebrating all year" is like saying "You don't get a birthday party because every day is equally special!"
Remember that time when you entered the science fair, and then they decided to give everybody first prize, even the kid who ate paste? It's like that.
I really shouldn't care about this. But, geez.
Update: Hey, they changed their minds! There will in fact be a Mozilla Ten Year Anniversary Party at DNA Lounge on Mon, Mar 31. Details TBA.
Update 2: Scratch that, they changed their minds again. No party for you.
This week's Guardian has an article up about the harassment Slim's has been subjected to recently.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, this same person is the only neighbor on record as opposing our application to convert our liquor license so that we can do under-21 shows.
Slim's slimed: A lone spoiler may bring down the venerable concert spot.
One of Slim's neighbors tipped me off last month that the hall -- which has consistently passed all sound tests conducted by the city's Entertainment Commission -- was being besieged weekly by a lone complainer living in Juniper Alley. All of this came to a head in December 2007 when the accuser ordered citizen's arrests of two of Slim's night managers on three occasions -- after, Entertainment Commission industry representative Terrance Alan says, police refused to issue noise-violation citations of their own because they couldn't hear any violating sound issuing from Slim's. The arrests have led the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control to bring an enforcement action against Slim's liquor license, which may close the club for 15 to 25 days after an April hearing.
"She has been threatening to do this for a while," Slim's co-owner Dawn Holliday told me. The complaining neighbor and her partner have been registering noise complaints for the past two years, Holliday added, though no other neighbors have complained, and in 2000 all of the area's condo and live-work residents signed a deed restriction making it clear that the district is a mixed-use neighborhood subject to noise, odors, and other industrial activities 24-7. Nonetheless, Holliday continued, "she calls the police on average four nights a week. The Entertainment Commission has gone into their house and done readings in the house, done readings out in front of house, and we do readings in front of their house every night with a decibel meter on the most sensitive reading you can get, and we are always compliant. It didn't satisfy them."
Here is some youtube shit, comma, stupid.
A video that used to be embedded in this post has disappeared.
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so that I can update the link.