Friday, January 25, 2008

May Not Be Suitable For Adults

Okay, so I was Browsing in a dvd store last night and I picked up the fourth volume of the Looney Tunes Collection. I was looking through the special features at the back when I noticed a disclaimer 'for collectors - MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN'.
The Looney Tunes? Not suitable for children? Yeah, yeah, before you start, I know these cartoons where never made or tailored for kids, but I'd say they love them all the more for not being as condescending and cynical as most kids shows these days.
Children have grown up with these cartoons for over sixty years and NOW some people think they are not suitable! Who thinks this? Is it the same person that objected to Noddy and Big-ears sharing the same bed? Or maybe the person who felt the Cookie Monster was a bad role model(!) for their kids? Or maybe it was as simple as some superfluous marketing exec who, after sitting silently at the board room table for an hour needed to say something to feel valuable and blurted this rubbish out!
I'd be quite confidant that no child in the half a century that these cartoons have been on, has EVER been offended or have watched them to their own detriment.
It's the adults who convince themselves that they might not be suitable. Grown-ups who have this pre-concieved idea of offence and harm (and I'm not even gonna start on the fact that the same marketing person probably sat a child down in front of an hour of advertisements to see how they 'clicked'. Talk about 'harm'. sheeesh!)
I imagine a more appropriate disclaimer would have read 'MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ADULTS'.
What an ultra-maroon! what a nincowpoop! rant over.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New/Old Indy

Did anyone see the cover of the new Vanity Fair? Harrison Ford still looks great in the role!

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Secret To A Great Relationship

It's an often discussed question, but I think I may have stumbled upon an answer. The couple pictured above climb on to my bus home from work every day. Both stinking of drink, they flop down on a seat and continue to piss themselves laughing for the duration of the bus ride. So what could be the secret of a great relationship? Booze?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Raiders Of The Lost Artwork

Okay, in my mission statement at the start of this blog I warned that the artwork may be peppered with the odd rant. we've been lucky so far, but I came across something a few weeks ago That I think is worthy of a post for the 'rant' section.
There's a small shop out our way that sells various knick-knacks and weird knock-off toys. amongst them I saw a 'Princess Tea Set' featuring all the Disney princesses but not one acknowledgement of it being a Disney product.
Anyway, below is a cheap cowboy hat that caught my eye. check it out.

Anything look familiar? In the top left corner? Okay, I'll give you a better hint...

NOW check it out...

See what I mean. Feckin' hilarious. The jig is up fellas, we've sprung ya! they flipped the drawing and scrawled a weird-ass beard on Indy. Nice cover up though guys. I'm gonna see if I can spot any more of these things, maybe make it a a regular feature of this blog. Rant over.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Severe Weather Warning

With severe weather warnings being issued on the radio all week, here's a scene from my bus stop a few days ago.
In other news, my second film, Beauty Now, has gotten into the New York Children's Film Festival, Juried by Susan Sarandon, Gus Van Sant among others.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Cloverfield Monster

I might as well add to the speculation as to what the Cloverfield monster is gonna look like. I'm pretty confident I've hit the nail on the head with one of them at least!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Anton Chigurh

Here's a quick sketch I did t'other night of the baddy from the new Coen brothers movie - No Country For Old Men

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sweeney Todd

I trust we're all eagerly anticipating Tim Burton's latest? I saw a small stage production in Dublin a few months ago and it was bleedin' magic!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wizard of Oz

Back to work after a great Christmas. One of the highlights was a screening of the Wizard Of Oz we saw in Dublin with a live orchestra. Flippin' deadly!