A few snippets of a couple of our actions that day show up here starting at 2:31, and a couple of other participants whipped together a video nice roundup of the day here. I'm still looking for stuff from the part of the action the photo above comes from, because when regular festival attendees started excitedly getting into that autograph line it was amazing!
In case you're wondering, that's one of my personal dictionaries, and it weighs 11 pounds. It's a second edition of the new twentieth century Webster's dictionary.
Allen Wong, a recent Macalester history graduate, plays Hamlet. The
Kingston, Jamaica, native has studied Northern Shaolin kung fu since he
was 10, and he choreographed all of the fight scenes. Wong's specialty
is the "drunken fists," an esoteric martial art that mimics the moves of
a drunk in order to deceive an opponent before exploding on him.
Shetterly was irritated by my Malcolm X posts when I first wrote them three years ago; he went circular in my inbox for quite a while (eventually I set his email addy to auto-delete); and several people sent me links to a looong thread at one of his blogs where people were arguing with him about the post.
So any implication on his part that he had no idea that post has been sitting right there on the front page for a couple years now is a lie.
Update (cuz I got curious): The big one was 2007. It's first follow-up was also 2007, and this one was 2009. There was something else in 2008, but it must have happened elsewhere.
I'll miss them so. Some of them were simply phenomenal, and even the mediocre ones were often slightly entertaining. One Sunday each month I hit up YouTube to check for new entries. Of course now I'm kicking myself for not capturing my favorites and burning them onto a cd. I'm so lazy.
But I do wonder, why now? Along with the usual muddle-headed Still Not Understanding Exactly how corps can get around fair use parody just because the native environment of the thing they're after is on the internet(s)?
Maybe what doomed it all was the growing mainstream media attention, and the studio behind the movie suddenly feeling like they had to be all Tough because the mainstream media had finally gotten around to paying attention?
I was so looking forward to Hitler's opinions on that first live debate in Britain.
Because I have an all-region, I've got the source material on dvd. (I love Amoeba Music, the best dvd store in the city!) Both the movie and the dvd have been out for a while now, so it's not like these remixes are damaging the mark.