Archive for December, 2011

A New Year’s Eve blast from my WFMU past…

A blast from my WFMU past: 12/31/05 - A New Year’s Eve Tribute to Drunk Driving (click to see & hear).

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Wouldn’t the enormous amount of money the Kardashian family is being paid for weddings and casino appearances be better spent confining them for life? Subjecting them to intense scientific experimentation and study? Isn’t our BEST hope to be able to identify the Kardashian families of tomorrow, BEFORE they strike?


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Brad Pitt’s acting is no better or worse than Joe Dallesandro’s, and I’m okay with that.


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The films of Rene Vienet

Can Dialect Break Bricks?

I’ve really been enjoying the films of Rene Vienet, who took existing film and television footage and dubbed new sound on top of it. Vienet was part of the Situationalists in 60’s France, and had a rocky political activist past before that. He’s recognized for three “detournement” films (all archived and viewable on UbuWeb) CAN DIALECTS BREAK BRICKS? (1973), a kung-fu flick re-dubbed into a satire of socialism and revolutions, THE GIRLS OF KAMARE (1974), a chinese s&m porno film turned into a post-Marxist send-up of French politics, and the hilarious CHINESE, ONE MORE EFFORT IF YOU WANT TO BE REVOLUTIONARIES! (’77), which is considered his best, and is more similar to the later work of Guy Debord (the king of the Situationists), who’s films Vienet’s are often compared to. Vienet’s films are often thought of as later and less significant than Debord’s, but personally I find Vienet’s less-heavy work has more impact. (NOTE: Woody Allen’s WHAT’S UP TIGER LILY? pre-dates Vienet’s films by a few years, but not Debord’s).

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Jim painted our kitchen pee yellow and poo brown. Oh, so delightful…

our kitchen

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Live by the butter… DIE by the butter.


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Merry Christmas to all! xo, Mark


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@DRUDGE’s Tim Tebow lust is becoming downright Hinckley-esque!


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I’m not a fashion DO or DON’T. More of a fashion DUH…


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Yippee!!! There’s another GOP debate tonight! Who says popular art is dead? This is the most brilliant dark comedy on television! #twitter


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Are there any products on the market that can make my teeth look yellower?


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Matt Drudge is right to drool so relentlessly over Tim Tebow. Republicans’ collective depression about the current GOP field is being deflected onto this Christian quarterback, who’s riding the right-wing media hype-wave of a lifetime. I guess someone had to fill the Sarah Palin hole.


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Weight-loss or free-iPad spam hacking into your Facebook or Twitter account is the Fox News of status updates.


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If I made a bathtub full of warm Velveeta Shells ‘n Cheese & sat in it for a few hours — not eating any — would I gain any weight? Like absorbing through my skin? Wanna stay trim!


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Was happy to miss last GOP debate for TONGUE IN CHEEK… I heard it was the usual toy train ride of penny whistles and pinwheel sparklers.


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Thanks to all performers & upstate freaks who came out last night and turned TONGUE IN CHEEK into the most talented make-out room ever! ;)


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LIVE: “Tongue in Cheek,” featuring Sam Benjamin, Mark Allen, Melissa Febos, Hallie Goodman, Greg Walloch, James Krewson (& friends) and Nicole Meadors… all bringing the “red light district flavor” of 1970’s Times Square to the historic former red light district of Warren Street in Hudson, New York! (didn’t know? look it up!) Saturday, December 10th, 7PM!

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Thanks to all the performers, editors and audience members for making last night’s PITCH so crowded and intense! Ohhh! Editor fights! Loads of fun and a compelling night filled with lots of ballsy talent…xoxo to all, Mark, Greg & Karl


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