Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gerry Anderson RIP

Highly influential sci-fi action TV program and film producer Gerry Anderson recently passed away, and over at fraternal site LERNER INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, there is "Gerry Anderson Always Knew the Value of Blowing Up Stuff!," a massive tribute to Anderson and his work—
especially his love of blowing up massive spaceships! 

There were so many photos left over, it would be a shame not to share Anderson’s beautiful, high-tech, special-effects overloaded 1970s proto-weirdness.
Puppets fighting aliens in supersonic jets? You gotta love it.
More images are below, after the “break.”

Also recently posted at LIE, if highly detailed miniature effects work is your thing, is a massive post in praise of Lincoln Center’s recent 70mm (!) screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as of the film itself.
If you’ve ever wondered what 2001 was all about, this is the essay to read.

Happy New Year Everyone, and May Your 2013 Be “Most Excellent!”
The United Provinces of Ivanlandia

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas! Yeah, Sure. It’s a Blast.

Dunno ’bout you, but The High Command here at The United Provinces of Ivanlandia doesn’t like Xmas, or any of the rest of the Holiday Season.
Too many crappy things happen.
It’s a time that feels more haunted and forlorn than Halloween.

This year, we got the Secret Police to cancel the High Command’s visit to the Royal Palace, but the Brain in a Jar had a meltdown and dinner feels like lead in your guts and everything sucks and it seems like all your efforts are for naught.

I cannot wait till it’s over, that’s all.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Warrren, Clint & Various Monstrous and/or Sexy Pals—for December!!!

Just an excuse to run photos as a promotion for the publications of “MY ANSWERS” over at our more brainiac little brother LERNER INTERNATIONAL!

Don’t know what that means?
Don’t know why there are references to Warren Oates or Clint Eastwood?
Don’t know where you can find some of the best commentary on movies that makes you more individualistic?
Then you simply must follow that link above—if not before, then certainly after checking out the pix below!