July 25, 2007

Blogs That Make Me Think

Robbo asked the Second-String Llamas to post about Blogs That Make Us Think. Given the fact that my blog-reading watch words are "theatrical, fantastic, gruesome and shameless," Robbo should know not to come shopping for high-mindedness in my bodega.

But the customer asked, so I'll show him the stuff I'm holding under the counter that's so good, it might not be 100% legal:

1. David Byrne Journal - David is a interesting person. He has the money and time to devote all day, every day to seeing new art and traveling the world. Then he writes about his thoughts and experiences. I think of him as a Tony Bourdain of the art world. He just doesn't have a tv show . . . yet.

2. Mirabilis.ca - Christine brings us News of the Weird for people who think. She says she's all about "food, archaeology, fun, books, history & geekery" and that's good enough for me.

3. A Perfectly Cromulent Blog - Is "think" what Film Threat film critic Pete Vonder Haar makes me do? Nah. It's more like laughing than thinking, but Pete's a smart-ass anyway.

4. Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog - Does it make me think? Well, not in the way Robbo was requesting. You have to puzzle out the "middle-English." That is to say, reading this blog requires cogitation, but that is not the same thing as thinking.

5. Velociworld - The best I leave for last. V-man is vile, evil, politically incorrect and hilarious. He makes me think ALL the time. I think he is insane.

Who but V-man would remind the world of a bethonged Sean Connery?

Who but V-man's friends would go to YouTube and find a clip from the thong'ed Connery film?

Who but V-man would write, imagining himself wearing a thong and flip-flops, on the same page as the photo above? Only V-Man, my friends. Only V-Man.

BTW - Thanks to him, I am alight with an inferno to see Zardoz! From an IMDB reviewer:

Red man-panties, gun-vomiting hot air balloon stone heads, [snip] and, perhaps most chillingly, an apocalyptic warning that, if we do not change our ways, we face a future COMPLETELY DEVOID OF UNDERGARMENTS.
Rock on you Truly Bad Film - rock on! Posted by Chai-Rista at July 25, 2007 02:38 PM | TrackBack

Great stuff, Chai.

Why oh why didn't we know about Zardoz earlier! That sounds like the t-r-u-l-y Bad Film we should have seen together!

Blog on, sister!

Posted by: keysunset at July 25, 2007 04:24 PM

Now that Zardoz stuff is jus' mes'dup!

Posted by: OrgleFan at July 25, 2007 06:55 PM

One movie I could not see all of.... It really isn't bad enough to a truly good "bad" film. For that you need to see something like "They saved Hitler's Brain" or "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

Posted by: Zendo Deb at July 25, 2007 07:05 PM

Wow. High praise indeed, Chai-Rista. I'd blush, but a damned bat milked two pints through an ankle puncture. Sucks leaving the door open all night for the dog.

Posted by: Velociman at July 25, 2007 09:03 PM

That Sean Connery picture was....something!

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 26, 2007 07:26 AM