Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thomas Moronic presents ... EVERYTHING IS FUCKED # 4



















































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Hey. If you check this blog regularly, you must have gathered by now that I'm a huge fan of what the gif can and can't do. Thomas Moronic is a veritable gif auteur, and he's back with volume four of his investigative series EVERYTHING IS FUCKED, and I'm pleased as punch, duh, and I hope you will be too, in your respective fashions. It would be cool if you told him what you think and why or how or even how not maybe. Thanks! And thanks mightily to the maestro. ** Adrienne White, Hi, A. Cool. Drops a ball of gumbo? Literally? That's clever. Does it get eaten? I think your NYE sounds just dandy. It beat mine. I had the noise and lit up air things but no midget. NYE here isn't all that, or not as done-up as you would think Paris would dole out. Just fireworks over the Eiffel Tower and some illegal ones being set off here and there. And they close the metro down early that night for some bizarre reason. Honestly, I don't what Paris is thinking on NYE. But it was okay. ** les mots dans le nom, Hi. Oh, the food thing, oops. I guess it would be like if you talked about all the amazing clothes you were buying if you bought amazing clothes, given my clothing allergies. I think I did miss your last comment. That bracelet is terrific. I just spent a minute or more enlarging and caressing it with my eyes. Gorgeous. Yeah, sorry, Paris looks amazing, it's a fact, but I think all the Xmas stuff comes down tonight, and then it'll just look amazing in its usual way, and I won't be waxing about it as much. Wow, is the Fujiko Nakaya who made that 1979 video the same FN I know and love? I've never seen that. I'll have to ask her about that. Wow, if so. Thank you so much! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Too cool for a school is a legit thing. Bands use that quality as a thing to work with all the time, and I think it's kind of interesting how Jarmusch works with that. Sorry about Leeds. ** David Ehrenstein, That's an interesting way to think about it. Hunh. Dude, very cool both about the Hollywood Reporter article and the talk with Debbie Reynolds. Holy shit! ** Sypha, Cool that the post synced up with your familiarity. Your list was mega, bow-worthy. 4000 pages?! ** Jeffrey Coleman, HNY to you, Jeff! Good to see you! Oh, right, the legal marijuana in Colorado thing. How is that going to work? Will it be sold at, like, 7-11s and in vending machines and stuff? Trippy. 'LSD's quieter and more autistic brother' is the best way to put it. Yeah, I can get mildly paranoid if someone's smoking it in the same room with the windows closed and if enough filters inside me accidentally sometimes. Good, thank you, about the easier access to Martin's book in the States. I'll share that for sure and right now. Everyone, the awesome d.l. Jeffrey Coleman is about to help those of you who live in the USA more easily and inexpensively acquire a copy of Martin Bladh's book 'DES', which is something I recommend that you do. Anyway, Jeffrey alerts you to the fact that you can order the book here at a cool place called The Ajna Offensive, and thereby get around the trouble and expense of ordering it from Europe. I was just thinking a lot about 'Fable' and how incredible it is the other day. I don't know David Chaim Smith, but I'll use that link and go find out who he is and what his thing is. Thanks a lot, Jeff. You take care too. ** Flit, Hi, Flit! It goes good, pal. I can tell you're back to writing. That was some charged, delicious text right there. Oh, shit, yeah, I'm so sorry about those losses. I mean, you know how I feel about heroin, and that just ... yeah, I'm so sorry. God, I hate that fucking drug. I don't hate many things, but that's a big one. Yeah, 'R Plus Seven' is really funny. I think so too. Glad it got to you. Sweet. Nice day to you, bro. ** Allesfliesst, Abstaining from not abstaining is the same thing or something. Sounds most pleasant. Great, thank you a lot for those links. I hadn't seen either one of those for some weird reason. It's so easy to think that Google search knows everything like your doctor does(n't). Yeah, thanks, Kai. I'll go over there in depth shortly. 2013 was my best year ever, yeah. And I think this year might even beat it. Crazy shit. ** MyNeighbourJohnTurtorro, I know. I thought the same thing: I haven't done a Jarmusch post? Weird. 'Dead Man' is my fave too. I like 'Ghost Dog'. I like the early ones. I have a fondness for 'Broken Flowers', but then I'm in the 'Bill Murray is God' camp. I liked the new one quite a bit. His 'anthology' films like 'Night on Earth' and 'Coffee and Cigarettes' I don't like at all. They bug me. My email, sure, of course: dcooperweb@gmail.com. Excited that you're excited about that post. Thanks a ton. Unfortunately, I don't think that anything I'm working on will be something you will see this year. The novel has a ways to go. The current plan for the 'porn' film is to have it edited into its final form in December. I'm also writing Gisele Vienne's next theater piece about ventriloquism. And I'm co-writing (with Zac) a film that Gisele is going to direct, which is tentatively set to be shot in October. And there's the book Zac and I are doing about Scandinavian theme parks, but that seems to be stalled out for the moment. The only things of mine that'll see the light this year are the poetry book and maybe a book that Martin Bladh wants to publish that's a facsimile of a scrapbook I made in the early 80s. Anyway, thanks a lot for asking, man. What's on your agenda? ** Steevee, Hi. I don't know about a US opening date. It seems like there must be one by now. Curious to hear what you think of the film. ** Bill, Oh, I just told MNJT the things I'm working/behind on. Especially behind on the ventriloquism theater piece, which is proving to be a very tough nut, but I think I might have figured out a solution. The new Jarmusch is really nice, I think. See you what you think. How's the work going? ** Rewritedept, Hi. I did know that he did vocals on that. When he does music stuff, it's often quite interesting and wilder than I would have imagined. I imagined his music forays would be more Lounge Lizards-y or something for some stupid reason. Your NYE sounds pleasant. 'Life Aquatic', yes! My New Years Day was as quiet as my NYE. It was fine, no big deal. Love and whatnot back to you, boomerang-style. ** Postitbreakup, Hi, Josh! Happy New Year to you too! How are you? What's going on? ** Right. Back you go into TM's jittery onslaught, okay? See you tomorrow.

23 comments:

Adrienne White said...

Okay, the skate brother tricks were amazing and I love that Tardar Sauce made an appearance. I keep waiting for the Grumpy Cat backlash to hit, but she keeps going strong. My mother bought me a licensed Grumpy Cat shirt at Walmart, for Christ sake. Tard just keeps raking it in!

Fireworks in Paris sounds lovely. But shutting down the metro? Are they insane?
It is, unfortunately, merely a representation of gumbo. Our version of the ridiculous ball, I'm afraid.
Spending time with the midget is almost always a joy. And we managed to put together some nice glass beads for our friend to throw at Muses (she takes time off medical school to come down and ride every year), to boot.
You really should try to make one of our multitude of events sometime. I know Billy would be thrilled and I would love to see you!

les mots dans le nom said...

@Thomas Moronic, Thank you for the light party. I haven't watched fireworks for a while, so it's very generous for me, at the moment. wish everything fucked enough in a real world. Unfortunately, not.
A Fantastic post otherwise.
@Dennis, that FN is that FN you know and will see again, I assume. I like a Japanese temple ritual. So I recorded it a while ago. Thought she'd be ok with the copyright, if not, I can just take it down. Not a problem. --Oh, it's true I love clothing. I like to think of it, too. I have a fabric allergy too, but yeah, not much severe like yours. Lucky me, only relatively. --I have no problem with Paris, why I would. I just have no fancy feel about it. I was tired in living in a big city for a long while. Even now, I desire ocean and forest more--never been to. Just, that Paris escaper seems to go through some panic. I am not sarcastic about it, but the way he acts looks like going towards death. First I thought the location of Paris creates his hyper expression, but I don't think so now. Hopefully, it will disperse soon and his happiness feels like just a happiness even towards himself.

Antonio Heras said...

I happen to be a huge fan of gifs too. Great work, funny, sad and ironic, all in one. The work with flowers is so beautiful and depressive at the same time. Violently happy, as Björk used to sing.

Dennis, looking forward to get your new book here in Spain. Hugs from a cloudy Andalucia.

DavidEhrenstein said...

Fabulous, Thomas!

I don't agree re Coffee and Cigarettes, Dennis. Love Cate Blanchett doing a scene with herself and the grand finale with Taylor mead.

DavidEhrenstein said...

Who is Ulu Grosbard and Why is He Saying These Terrible Things about Llewyn Davis?

DavidEhrenstein said...

Brian Epstein

steevee said...

Are you worried that "arthouse porn" may be becoming a trend and your film may be seen as part of it, whatever your intentions were? Lars von Trier's THE NYMPHOMANIAC is being released next year, and Gaspar Noe claims he's working on a 3D porn film. Frankly, I'm frightened by the prospect of a two-part, four-hour von Trier stab at eroticism.

_Black_Acrylic said...

@ Thomas Moronic, I'm a confirmed GIF aficionado and this latest installment of EIF is a delight.

@ DC, I've just been hunkered down with the Lever Sade bio which is entertaining enough, if a bit bogged down with his various legal travails right now.

Tomorrow I'll be Skyping with my ART101 leading lady, and so should have a better idea of where we stand ahead of Monday's shoot.

Brendan said...

It's true, Thomas. Everything is clearly fucked. That was the most exciting part of my day, no question. Thank you.

Hi Dennis. Happy 2014. Random question. Do you know about Jack Parsons? The founder of JPL and noted occultist? I just read about him last week and I'm hooked. What an amazing guy. Your Dad was involved in the early days of rockets/space travel, right? Anyway, Parsons was some kind of crazy genius in rocket science, and also a follower of Crowley. His story is more wonderful and bizarre than can be imagined. I think he's a candidate for a DCs day. If all of this is old news to you, say the word. If not, I suggest you read about him. Pretty fantastic.

I'm such a homeowner. I planted a garden in my backyard during the holiday. It feels weird to be so domestic. On the other hand, I'm going to have some seriously great tomatoes in my life now.

B

Thomas Moronic said...

Hey Dennis. Blogger just gobbled my comment I think...

Thanks a ton for lending me the blog for the day. I love making these things so it's my absolute pleasure.

Cheers to those who've commented - glad you like it. Happy new year!

Flit said...

Hyper! Hyper! Optic riddims, Mo’Thom. Slung well with Paul Woolford’s Special Request ‘Soul Music’ on my sound system. This one should be projected in some dank club … like Bruce Conner for the bass age.

Ya C, I dislike the drug as well… the residue. Ani passing sealed my deal. She was functioning, not messy or clam skinned and candy bars. There was a time when I thought all you needed was an oxygen tank near by…. all set. But I never developed the deep need. Need is always shit.

Aaron Mirkin said...

Hi Dennis, just wanted to let you know that the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival schedule is up. Here is the program We Are Not Here is in and its schedule: http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?m=143&c=178&n1=c&n2=3&n3=%20&annee=2013&id_prog=100000049

I'll be in CF from the night of the 30th until the morning of the 4th, and then I'll be in Paris from the 4th-8th (then off to London to catch Current 93) so if you can't make it to CF I'd love to buy you a drink or something in Paris, and give you a DVD/Blu-Ray copy.

MyNeighbourJohnTurtorro said...

Thomas Moronic - Your gif posts are always a trip, this was no exception. Happy New Year to you!

steevee - Wait...did you just say Gaspar Noe is working on a 3D Porn film? Mind = Boggled

Dennis - Well, it's great that you're busy. Excited and happy for you. Agenda for me, hm. Who knows, man. One thing I do know, is that I will be making a trip to Paris in May, as my pal Joe's band is playing at the Unpleasant Meeting Festival, which finishes up on my birthday, plus a mutual friend of ours teaches English there, so we're having a get together. You should join us if you're around. Do you know this festival? Also on the agenda is this. http://counterflows.com/ 'Nuff said.

steevee said...

I'm going to be interviewing straight-to-video action director Isaac Florentine, whose films I wrote about in my article on DTV action films for RogerEbert.com. It should be interesting, since the last four filmmakers I interviewed were all documentarians. I'd like to talk about the style and form of action films, as well as how technology has reshaped them. (I plan to ask how the shift to video cameras has affected fight choreography.) I should be talking to him later this month - his publicist will be setting up an interview after I've seen his latest film.

DavidEhrenstein said...

steevee are you familiar with Ulli Lommel's work? He makes straight-to-video horror films.

Meanwhile A little Proust

MANCY said...

Great post, Thomas. I have loved every one of these you have put together. Woke up with a fever this morning and it was the first think I looked at - perfect. Be talking to you soon.

Dennis - Thanks for linking the video and everything, hope you liked it. Just got a lead on a possible job as a studio assistant for a local artist - fingers crossed.

steevee said...

I know of Lommel's work with Fassbinder and the fact that he has the honor of being dissed by both Vito Russo and Richard Hell, but I've never seen any of his films.

Misanthrope said...

Thomas Moronic, Very good day you've put together here, sir. Some of these gifs are mighty disturbing. I liked the one of the boy skating on the other boy. Reminds me of how my nephew and his friend just broke my window with a snowball tonight.

Dennis, It's snowing here.

Well then, it's a resolution. You know what they say: resolutions are made to be broken! But not this one. I need to save.

I do have to get my niece and mom a couple late Xmas gifts, and then I'll be saving away. Well, depending on how my mom's health goes. Seems Medicare reimbursements are starting to drop and her medical bills may get steeper...I'd have to help her there. Either way, I'll wrangle enough cash together.

Keaton said...

Thomas, there is a reason to live. Fucking awesome!

I have not seen Jarmusch, afraid Only Lovers will be boring. It is getting harder to steal movies. I think the last batch of slaves may be one for the record books. Patrick, Humancow, OneWomanOneMan, really? I think if I think of Didyouknow's pen, I will be able to cry enough to finish reading There Is No Year tonight. So much to do, so fucking clammy. PS. I am obsessed with this idea of twinks painted as Grumpy Cat

Creative Massacre said...

Very cool day!

Dennis - hope your new year is starting off well. Mine is going surprisingly smooth. Have you seen and or heard about Game of Thrones? I've just started it and I'm addicted. It's really good.

Cassandra Troyan said...

Hi Dennis! I'm sick with a terrible head cold, but this gave me enough of a jolt to write! Yes, I made it back to Chicago from Ohio in time for NYE and a number of very weird antics in ballrooms, apt. galleries, etc.
There is currently almost a foot of snow, and I'm now in bed re-watching "Suspiria" as visual inspiration for the next movie in this series of mine.
https://vimeo.com/68417836
Enjoy!

Much love,
c.

les mots dans le nom said...

yeah, I should probably need to move to ocean kind of region. Sorry to sound lowish. But I can't picture that I am able to socialize myself with academics. I want to think my experience is limited. But it was the end of business in my mind and the ego of professors are not something that I want to try to understand. I like to read their books, out of my interest, but I just don't want to meet them in person, at all.

cap'm said...

Thanks TM. The floating girls are nice because they continue moving in the same direction without the gif ever starting over, which is impossible.

lmdln: i too cringe at academics but have just purchased a navy corduroy suit with an inseam for infiltrating their nests...