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Monday, July 03, 2006

Wait, where does the fragrance line fit into this?

So I was once one of those "crazy" people that followed Marilyn Manson around the country and somehow survived numbers of shows upon the barricade. It's been years since this phase of my life (for that band anyway...) but it's always fun to find tidbits of info on the band/being/thing that some of my old friends are still very obsessed over.
Marilyn Manson's Film: Who Needs Special Effects When You Can Hire A Magician?
Theatrical rocker trying to lure Johnny Depp into starring in his Lewis Carroll film.

by Larry Carroll

ANAHEIM, California — Marilyn Manson is one weird dude — but if you didn't already know that, well, you haven't been paying attention.

"Do these glasses make my butt look fat?" he joked last weekend as he made a rare
appearance at, of all places, Disneyland. "I really want a pirate hat."

Longtime pal and part-time pirate Johnny Depp could likely fulfill that request for Manson, who was walking the red carpet at the premiere of Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." As the aspiring filmmaker later revealed, however, he wanted more from Depp than just a black felt chapeau.

"In less than two weeks, I'm going to France to start production on my film, 'Phantasmagoria,' " Manson said from behind his enormous shades. "And maybe I'll convince Johnny to be in it — I'll extort him to be in it."

Adding, "I don't pressure him," Manson was as sincere about pitching his dream project to Depp as he was while discussing their lengthy friendship. "[British fashion designer] John Galliano said I was one of the true great pirates, and I told Johnny that," Manson laughed. "So it's like me, Johnny and Cap'n Crunch. I have hung out with Jack Sparrow, because Johnny is Jack Sparrow. We drink absinthe; that's what we do."

So over a few glasses of heaven-knows-what, Manson planned to talk Depp into joining several other recently cast stars. "I'm directing and playing ['Alice in Wonderland' author] Lewis Carroll, with Tilda Swinton and hopefully Evan Rachel Wood. Lily Cole, the model, is playing Alice" (see "Marilyn Manson Finds Creepy Soul Mate In 'Wonderland' Author").

Manson has appeared in small roles previously in films like "Lost Highway" and "Party Monster," but this film — its full title is "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll" — would mark his biggest role yet and his first attempt at a Rob Zombie-like career as a film director. "It's about the period in his life where there was a real split," Manson said of the script, which he wrote alongside producer Geoffrey Cox. "It's a very Jekyll-and-Hyde sort of story. It's based on his diaries, and it's all very factual."

When asked about his directorial style, Manson cited the atmospheric directors behind the unsettling classics "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Seventh Seal." "I'm a big fan of [Roman] Polanski and of Ingmar Bergman, and I wouldn't say it will be like a modern horror film," the rocker insisted. "It wouldn't be like what people are used to seeing today. But I think by being traditional, sometimes like a Hitchcock, it's almost modern, because people are so used to seeing special effects."

Such a statement may make Manson seem less like the weird dude he so eagerly aspires to be. What he had to say next, however, seems certain to get some Hollywood suits scratching their heads. "I have a magician that I've hired to do my special effects," Manson grinned. "I don't want any CGI. I want only in-camera, so I have a magician who's my special-effects man."

Manson insisted: "I just want to be unconventional by being traditional."

This report is from MTV News.

Flower Power Porno Style

Orchid Has "Active" Sex With Itself -- A Flower First?

An agile Chinese orchid performs a floral version of sexual intercourse — with itself. Researchers say an extension of the male flower part, or anther, turns an upside-down loop to deliver spermlike pollen spores directly into the female cavity.

Yes, tis true, I sit and play on the internet allllll day

Today I found National Geographic's Photo Gallery: Animals with Superhero Powers. Animal and superhero obsessed that I am, I found it to be quite interesting, and I am now on a mission to find all of these animals and bring them to my farm. I had no idea that an elephant could lift 60 lbs with their trunk.

I think that my favorite would have to be the Cheetah, the worlds fastest land animal. The sheer beauty is incredible, but I can't help but find humor in the fact that they crash.
I know, I know... fatal Cheetah crashes are not something to be made fun of, but I try and find humor in everything!

For my NYC friends..

Someone take me out to dinner!!!!

Throw Out the Scale---It's Restaurant Week in New York City!!

New York restaurants are among the most expensive in the country, but not during New York Restaurant Week (July 10-14 and 17-21), when some of the city's best restaurants serve three-course prix-fixe lunches for $24.07 and/or three-course dinners for $35.

Restaurant Week is very popular, and there's a good chance you won't be able to get a table at your favorite place. To avoid heartbreak, make sure to reserve your table as early as possible. Click here for more information and a complete list of participating restaurants.

Taken from Fodor's

Fun Animal Facts...

Stuff Animals Do

EvanalmightymonkeysFrom basketball playing dogs to basketball playing werewolves, animals in movies are a time-tested favorite. Here's a sneak peek at a few animals to look for:

Have you seen the new trailer for SNAKES ON A PLANE yet? It's Samuel L. Jackson at his snake-fighting best, and it's crash-landing August 18 into a theater near you.

Did you know monkeys drink coffee? Sometimes they do. Especially on the set of EVAN ALMIGHTY, the Steve Carell-starring sequel to BRUCE ALMIGHTY.

A fancy French rat with uptown tastes? It's RATATOUILLE, new from Pixar.

All this and more on

June 27, 2006 in Guest Blogger: Kittenpants | Permalink

I Love Photoshop!

A recent photoshop contest by Worth1000 had artists change an object by altering the substance it is made of. The contest has ended, but the images are fantastic!

9am and the llamas are fed

How cool is it when you wake up to find this:

Transformers - THE MOVIE

I realize I may be the only soul in Granville, NY who is excited about this... but c'mon, Decepticons on the big screen, how can you not whiz your pants right now?!