Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Average Homeboy. Denny Blaze, the Average Homeboy, exploded into the public eye when his hilarious rap video, which sat in a box at MTV for 17 years, was posted on YouTube. Why did Eminem ascend to heights of fame and not this guy? The world may never know.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Bagman - Profession: Meurtrier is Quebecs bloodiest short film. Made on a shoestring budget by DBMFilms, 'Le Bagman' is the kind of gleefully out-of-control splatterfest that could only be made by crazy young gore afficianados raised on the bloodiest horror movies imaginable. The wanton acts of over-the-top ultraviolence doled out by the titular main character can only be described as cartoonishly gut churning hypersplatter.
The full length DVD can be purchased here, but I present for you now a ten minute excerpt. The following clip is probably not safe for work, unless you work in a slaughterhouse...
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Animated Soviet Propaganda.
"Part 1 of 4 of the Documentary Animated Soviet Propaganda.
From 1924 to perestroika the USSR produced more than 4 dozen animated propaganda films. They weren't for export. Their target was the new nation and their goal was to win over the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. Anti-American, Anti-British, Anti-German, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist, some of these films are as artistically beautiful as the great political posters made after the 1917 revolution which inspired Soviet animation. A unique series. With a unique perspective. Includes interviews with the directors of the animated films which are still alive and commentary by a leading Soviet film scholar." - from Russiananimation.com (where the entire documentary can be purchased.)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Gizmo is a funny documentary by Howard Smith.
"A documentary about some of the thousands of inventions that did things we never thought needed doing, or in ways we never considered doing them. A respectful, yet humorous tribute to the inventors whose vision, however far-reaching, was just a little off the mark." -IMDB
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Perris Valley Campers I'm kind of in hog heaven right now because I just bought a mini cabover camper, specially designed to fit on a six foot truck bed. I have been scanning craigslist for months, looking for just the right one, and the perfect one came along at just the right time. After a pressure washing it came out gleaming white. It was owned by one owner, a WA couple, and immaculately maintained. I have named it Camppy. You'll probably see it a lot here at markjamesmurphy.com, because I'll be blogging my camper adventures... Where do you think I should go?
[UPDATE 08/13/08] Over time I've noticed a lot of viewers getting to this post via Google searches, so I thought I'd update it. So far I've had an awful lot of fun in Camppy. Here are a few trips I've gone on:
The big news this year is that I bought a newer Toyota truck to haul Camppy around with. It has much better suspension and it's in much better mechanical condition overall. Some of you have said that you're searching for a similar rig - be sure to correspond with me if you find one. I'd love to hear your stories.