November 15th, 2005 No Comments »
A STUNNED Italian actor had to stub out the cigarette he had lit up on stage after a spectator complained, forcing the theatre to change the script of an Arthur Miller play to make it smoke-free. “This had never happened to me in more than 300 performances,” the actor, Sebastiano Lo Monaco, said. Italy has banned lighting up in all enclosed public places since January this year. Lo Monaco was smoking, in line with the script, while playing the main character in Miller’s A View from the Bridge at a theatre in the northeastern city of Mestre, when a woman from the audience shouted “Put out that cigarette”. After a 15-minute suspension, the performance resumed with a modified script and a non-smoking protagonist.
I hate people like this. If I was this actor, I’d have told her to shut her pie hole and then had security escort the beeotch out for disturbing the play that everyone in there paid good money to see. I’d have probably slipped the guards a few bills to rough her up on the way out too. Idiot.
November 9th, 2005 No Comments »
WASHINGTON – Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-GA, has introduced a bill to provide for the “expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the life and death of Tupac Amaru Shakur,” the rapper murdered in Las Vegas in 1996. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Committee on Rules. Afenia Shakur, Tupac’s mother and a former member of the Black Panthers, is reportedly supporting the effort. McKinney and Tupac devotees say they believe Shakur was under surveillance by the FBI and other governmental agencies at the time of the murder. Shakur was known as a pioneer in “gangsta rap.” His lyrics exuded with references to killing police officers and sexual violence. He was convicted in 1995 of a sexual assault on a fan and served eight months in prison. He was hit by a hail of bullets while riding in a car in Las Vegas driven by Death Row Records Chief Executive Marion “Suge” Knight. He died after six days in a medical coma at the age of 25. His aunt, convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, who changed her name from Joanne Chesimard, was also a member of the Black Panters and the Black Liberation Army. She escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba, where she has been defended by Fidel Castro as an innocent victim of persecution. She was placed a U.S. government terrorist watch list May 2. A New Jersey jury convicted the Black Liberation Army member of shooting a state trooper, Werner Foerster, as he lay on the ground in 1973. Earlier this year, New Jersey authorities raised the reward for her capture from $150,000 to $1 million.
First of all, this chick Rep. Cynthia McKinney is one of the biggest morons in congress, and I have no clue how she got elected in the first place, other than that her state is full of morons and they elected her their queen. As for Tupac…he’s just another dead rapper. Get over it already. Dead rappers are a dime a dozen. There wasn’t anything special about him that made him worth honoring or even remembering. If anyone deserves to be honored and remembered, it’s our brave soldiers who give their lives for their country. Nothing Tupac ever did even brings him remotely close to that level. So like I said…get over it already. I’m sick of hearing about him.
November 9th, 2005 No Comments »
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African woman was killed by hundreds of thousands of enraged bees after her vehicle hit an electricity substation that contained their hive, an emergency services group said on Tuesday. “The car crashed into an electrical substation in Johannesburg which housed a bee hive. It was 10 years old and had in excess of a million bees and they just went wild,” said Paul Nel, spokesman for Netcare 911, a private paramedic and ambulance service. “The people managed to stumble out of the car but they were just overcome by bees,” he said. The incident occurred on Monday. He said the woman died at the scene while her husband was recovering in hospital. Local media reported that the woman was in her early 60s but Nel said he could not confirm her age.
Um, doesn’t the power company ever check out it’s substations? I mean, how do you miss a massive hive full of hundreds of thousands of bees? You’d think SOMEONE would have noticed it at some point and had it dealt with. Sheesh! Damn though, this was almost like something that would happen in a cartoon. It’s only really scary because it wasn’t a cartoon.
November 1st, 2005 No Comments »
The November issue of Rogue Cinema is now up for your reading enjoyment. This month I did one interview and four reviews.
Also, I’d like to explain why I’ve been absent and not updating the site like I normally do. Basically, I’ve been unemployed for a really long time now, and I have absolutely no direction in my life. I don’t know what I’m going to do, and though I’ve been dealing with things pretty well up to this point, a pretty severe depression finally settled in and basically I just didn’t want to do anything. I couldn’t bring myself to review anything and it was a struggle to even come up with stuff for the magazine this month. It was really bad, and even though my problems haven’t gotten any better, I’m trying to deal with them better. Now that I’m out from under the pressure of this month’s magazine and I have a little time to rest and recharge my batteries, I’m going to start getting myself back into a normal working schedule. There will be one or two new reviews this month on my site and I will have several interviews in next month’s Rogue Cinema. Now if I could just find some direction in my life, things would be ok. Oh, and I’ll start getting back to my moron of the day posts as well. I miss doing those. There’s so many morons out there that need to be ripped on, and I’ve been slacking off on that big time.
So for all my readers that have been wondering what’s been going on, now you know. Thanks for sticking with me even when I’m going through my down periods. I do plan to continue entertaining you for a long time to come.