Monthly Archives: August 2005

Uvatiarru Update, August 2005

The website is currently a lot out of date, but I wanted to let people who've been asking know that the Uvatiarru movie project is still totally on the go. I have a new person coming on to help full time with BME (“what? new BME gossip!?”) in September, and once that happens I'll finally have time again to dedicate to the film and to writing (and interviewing).

As you should know, there are two old Uvatiarru trailers on the website that you can check out, and there's also an earlier “behind the scenes” trailer, some footage from the Argentina shoot, as well as two from when it was still called Cured, a trailer from when the movie was doing its BVI tour and even the very first trailer (UK filming). Today I wanted to post for you a brief teaser trailer with behind the scenes footage from Jon Cobb's filming in Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia (among other places).

I should emphasize that these are just rough cuts and have not been color corrected or worked on like they are in the final product. Please watch it fullscreen with sound turned on — the music is Joy by Circulatory System. The clip (which you can download by clicking above) is a twenty meg WMV file. You can also view some stills below.

So yes… to everyone who's persistently asking, this is still an active project!
What do you think of the trailers? (well?)

Celebrity porn

…and in the “somebody has way too much time on their hands” department, this montage of carefully editted fake celebrity porn videos is really quite brilliant in a perverted sort of way. Not that anyone who likes perverted things would ever read this wiary.

What are we looking at?

This is from my online friends over at Dildo Body Piercing in Greece (does dildo mean something else in Greece?)… I have to admit, I have no idea what they're doing in this photo — it came in the middle of a set of scarification images. Is it some strange surface piercing? Are they cutting out a U-nail (like for doing fencing) that impaled him? I don't know!

Still no internet!

Well, I had been looking forward to a long day of working and browsing the internet, but mostly hanging out in a few select forums here and elsewhere and pretty much having this response:

However, with no Internet to channel my rage, other plans will be made:

Ok, not really. Once my email is downloaded I'm going to go back to the offline world and get a big pile of image backlog processed and maybe do some more video work. And yes, both of those pictures are regulars in Fark forums.

We all need to smoke some pot

While I was at TransVision I mentioned the story of the London street execution in which a Brasilian was literally murdered by the police. I'd been called a conspiracy nut for suggesting that police weren't justified, but now it's been revealed that I told the story quite wrong — not only was he not wearing anything “unusual” (just a jean jacket), he had no electrical gear on him, and he hadn't jumped the turnstile (he used his card). In addition, he wasn't even being chased — just tailed by an unarmed surveillance team, who “got the vibe” that he was a suicide bomber and called in an armed team, who jumped the turnstiles, and killed him on the spot.

The theory is that if he'd been a suicide bomber, any attempt to question him could have been met with detonation, so the policy is simply to kill, then investigate. Sir Ian Blair, the police commissioner says that he's not sure if this is the “right tactic, but it is the best we have found so far.” Oh, and it turns out that every CCTV camera that recorded the incident and the events leading up to it that day were mysteriously broken and provided no footage. Yeah, ok. Keep on killin'.

Fuck all governments and raise a fist

Now I'd like to play connect the dots on another issue.

Insert 9/11 conspiracy below:

The core of the ruling Republicans (about eight of them) are deeply invested in oil and defense transnational corporations. Because of this, they have profited massively from the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks (everything from domestic policing and intelligence, the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, and the upheaval in the energy market). Just an unfortunate but lucky coincidence?

Mohamed Atta al Sayed is named as the pilot of the first of the two planes in the WTA strike. Not long after moving to the US he was under surveillance by the Department of Defense who believed he was conspiring to launch domestic attacks on the US. However, they were instructed by top officials at the DoD to actively hide Atta's identity from the FBI:

"We were directed to take those 3M yellow stickers and place them over the faces of Atta and the other terrorists and pretend they didn't exist."

At the time, Atta was allegedly working for and spending time with Jack Abramoff on the SunCruz casino ship. Abramoff was just indicted for fraud and conspiracy. Republican Majority Leader Tom Delay (aka Mr. Corruption) describes Abramoff as one of his “closest, dearest friends”, and is one of the few people powerful enough to stop the Atta investigation.

Don't do the math!

Then the 9/11 attacks happened, with Atta flying the first plane. Billions of dollars in profit for Cheney, Bush, DeLay, Abramoff, Roberts, and others followed. Dumb luck or involvement, the events we continue to watch unfold have made them some of the wealthiest people on the planet. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, Bush issued a total lockdown on intel which ensured that only those who — sure it's just a coincidence — were profiting from the attacks could be in the know, allowing them to “fix” intelligence in ways which worked first for their corporations.

Is it any wonder that Bush is taking a helicopter out of his ranch instead of a motorcade while he takes another month long vacation so he doesn't have to see the parents of children he has murdered for money? Hey FBI, better keep the fear up so Americans don't start asking questions. Maybe you can even find another couple nutcase terrorists, protect them from investigation and keep them from getting stopped, and have another attack happen. I hear it's a good investment.

Cutting by Brian Decker
Go visit his new shop in NYC!