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Interview with Nicolas Roeg on DON’T LOOK NOW in Screem #30

Longtime friend since we first met at a retrospective in Seattle in 1996, Nicolas Roeg sat down for an intercontinental phone chat about his autobiography THE WORLD IS EVER CHANGING and the new Criterion Blu-ray release of DON’T LOOK NOW for Screem #30.

Big smash in Times Square – An extra on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

An exhausting day running around during a heat wave, but I made it into the movie!

Checking out a fallen foe in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).

Heading East in Manhattan

Does not work by cab. I have to learn this. it’s only a great way to set money on fire. You never ever save time. Just burn money.

Slaves did not build the pyramids. Paid workers did.

All verified. From http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4191

“The biggest and most obvious evidence — the pyramids themselves — are an easy starting point. Their age is well established. The bulk of the Giza Necropolis, consisting of such famous landmarks as the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx, are among Egypt’s oldest large pyramids and were completed around 2540 BCE. Most of Egypt’s large pyramids were built over a 900 year period from about 2650 BCE to about 1750 BCE.

We also know quite a lot about the labor force that built the pyramids. The best estimates are that 10,000 men spent 30 years building the Great Pyramid. They lived in good housing at the foot of the pyramid, and when they died, they received honored burials in stone tombs near the pyramid in thanks for their contribution. This information is relatively new, as the first of these worker tombs was only discovered in 1990. They ate well and received the best medical care. And, also unlike slaves, they were well paid. The pyramid builders were recruited from poor communities and worked shifts of three months (including farmers who worked during the months when the Nile flooded their farms), distributing the pharaoh’s wealth out to where it was needed most. Each day, 21 cattle and 23 sheep were slaughtered to feed the workers, enough for each man to eat meat at least weekly. Virtually every fact about the workers that archaeology has shown us rules out the use of slave labor on the pyramids.”

Found in Ukiah, CA by my brother-in-law

Rupe street sign in Ukiah, CA

FANGORIA #338 cover story interview with THE WALKING DEAD’s *NORMAN REEDUS*!

Fangoria 338

BUCKWHEAT GROATS wins their Kickstarter and sends a heartfelt personal note

Love these guys!

Louis CK during his intro to Robert Downey’s PUTNEY SWOPE 12/6/14

“With the disappearance of video stores, It’s no longer possible in our culture to stumble upon things any more.” – Louis C.K. on culture

RUE MORGUE: David J of Bauhaus and Love And Rockets with his new book BAUHAUS, BLACK MAGICK, AND BENEDICTION

David J’s WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT? writeup at Rue-Morgue.com

Facebook is hell

Tonight I posted that there was nowhere to sit at Starbucks. The reponses were “Why are you at Starbucks? There are other places to go.” I said, “Not at 10 pm” and everyone just shit in my face. Facebook is a house of evil.