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Mercenary Fighters

Posted by phil blankenship, September 8, 2008 01:19pm | Post a Comment
Mercenary Fighters action adventure video  Mercenary Fighters starring Peter Fonda

Mercenary Fighters tagline pic

Mercenary Fighters screaming warrior

Mercenary Fighters plot synopsis
 
Media Home Entertainment M967

Women in White

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, September 7, 2008 08:00pm | Post a Comment
Nothing says classay quite like an all white ensemble -- although, I think Nona Nendryx was aiming for something else entirely...

Aretha Franklin With Everything I feel in me LP coverBarbara Streisand One Voice Lp cover
Johnny Pike Reminisces LP coverKarla Devito Is this a cool world or what Lp coverStephanie Mills Home LP cover
Buffie Sainte-Marie Little Wheel Spin & Spin Lp coverJuice Newton Greatest Hits Lp coverTremaine Hawkins Detetmined LP cover
Nona Hendryx Art of Defense LP coverJane Ira Bloom Modern Drama LP coverLynn Anderson Even Cowgirls Get the Blues LP cover
Nancy Wilson Show LP coverNancy Wilson Now! LP coverEydie Swings the Blues Lp cover
5 star luxury of life LP coverSister Sledge We Are Family Lp coverRickie Family Give Me A Break lp cover

... and so on and so on: Slavoj Žižek

Posted by Charles Reece, September 6, 2008 06:04pm | Post a Comment

Since I used Slavoj Žižek's latest book, Violence, in my discussion of the latest Batman flick, I figured why not link to this recent interview Michael Krasny conducted with the man himself. Just push 'play' for the best stand-up comedian of today:
 

 
Therein you will hear Žižek discuss, among other things, The Dark Knight (ideology at its purest), violent video games (he lets his 7 year old play Grand Theft Auto, but is wary of Disney films), rape (why masochists would be the most traumatized), Hugo Chavez (how authoritarians are as pragmatic as everyone else), the mystery of Stalinism (why Stalinists terrorized themselves), the honesty of fascism (it kept its promise to kill minorities), and so on and so on. Theory comes out as flakes on the corners of his mouth -- philosophy as a 3-day meth binge.

While I'm at it, here's some more fun stuff:

From his
Q&A with the Guardian:
 


Cultural criticism is now second only to being in a rock band as the great
equalizer: Žižek with fourth wife, Analio Hounie, an Argentinian
model who just happens to like reading Lacan.

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Welcome To 18

Posted by phil blankenship, September 6, 2008 11:07am | Post a Comment
Welcome To 18 video  Welcome to 18 starring Mariska Hargitay and Courtney Thorne-Smith

Welcome TO 18 plot synopsis
 
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AMOEBA MUSIC WEEKLY HIP-HOP ROUND UP: 09:06:08

Posted by Billyjam, September 6, 2008 09:00am | Post a Comment
young jeezy
Amoeba Music San Francisco Top FIve 09:06:08


1) Young Jeezy The Recession (Def Jam)

2) The Game LAX (Geffen/Interscope)

3) eLZhi Preface (Fat Beats)

4) The Jacka & Lee Majors The Gobots (Million Dollar Dream)

5) Arabian Prince Innovative Life: The Anthology: 1984 - 1989 (Stones Throw)

Thanks to Luis in the hip-hop section at Amoeba Music, San Francisco for this week's Top Five chart. The top slot belongs to the brand new release from Young Jeezy, The Recession, which hit Amoeba shelves on Tuesday this week. This is the third Jeezy album, following 2005's Lets Get It: Thug Motivation 101 and 2006's The Inspiration. Although the title The Recession might imply that the record would be all about the US economy (interest rates/foreclosures etc.), it only very, very briefly tackles the US economy at large. Instead, it concentrates more specifically on hood economics, i.e., drug dealing. Hence, The Recession, over some great beats, is brimming with (yawn) street tales of making cash and selling 'caine and the glorified day-to-day trials and tribulations of a gangsta. 

"All I got to my name is two bricks and one felony," raps Atlanta native Jeezy in his famous husky voiced, dirty south flow on the track "Crazy World" -- one of many detailing the struggles of the hustler lifestyle which, personally, I find tired and played out at this stage in the game. I mean is Young Jeezy keeping really real and rapping about his life as it really, or is he just trying to sell the most CDs? Does Jeezy really have to slang drugs on the corner after all his success in the rap music biz? Or is he just fronting by making up these played-out, over-romanticized drug dealing tales, geared for the target gullible white rap consumer? This is music manufactured for the wallet more than from the heart. With that said, I did enjoy most of the production, athe game LAXnd also the album's few guests, including NaS, who upstaged his host here. I guess it's not so much the topic of gangsta but more in how an artist retells a story we've heard a million times already.

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