The “Lost” Salvidor Dali Disney Short

Reminds me of how much I enjoy surrealism and Dali.  The whole things is lovely, combining dance and animation.  You just need to watch this–more than once.

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Top 10 PAIN Songs

 

  This September 9th, Peter Tagtgren will be releasing a new PAIN album, titled Coming Home.  Peter released a new single the other day too, called Black Knight Satellite.  Interestingly, his son Sebastian Tagtgren will be the studio drummer for the new album.  I didn’t even know he had a kid (Where did this homunculus of a son come from?!)  I wonder whether Peter Tagtgren will take his son on tour with him as well, although I doubt it…  Randomly appearing progeny aside, I thought it was fitting to celebrate the new album with the top ten PAIN songs according to moi.

The tracks below are listed in order from The Very Best to one-of-the-best, with the album in which they were first released in brackets.

  1. Just Think Again      (Psalms of Extinction)
  2. 12:42      (Rebirth)
  3. Close My Eyes      (Nothing Remains the Same)
  4. It’s Only Them      (Nothing Remains the Same)
  5. Nothing      (Dancing with the Dead)
  6. Don’t Count Me Out      (Dancing with the Dead)
  7. The Tables Have Turned      (Dancing with the Dead)
  8. Monster      (You Only Live Twice)
  9. I’m Going in      (Cynic Paradise)
  10. Computer God      (Psalms of Extinction)

Image result for Pain Dancing With the Dead ArtHonorable mentions go to the song Tear it up from the album Dancing With the Dead and Suicide Machine from the album Rebirth.

The Harvest 3.5/5 STARS

Yes, yes, I’ve got a movie review for you!  I’m a sucker for dark movies, but I thought this one–The Harvest–was worth recommending.  As someone who has trouble sitting through long movies, I found The Harvest(1hr 44min) very watchable.  From start to finish, the pacing was perfect.  I’d like to add that this movie deals with the death of one’s child, among other sensitive topics, so keep that in mind if you’re sensitive to that.  Even I was on edge, mouth twisted in disgust when things really started to get creepy.

A sickly boy(Charlie Tahan) is isolated from the outside and other children, “to keep his strength.”  His abusive mother(Samantha Morton) is a doctor, and mild father(Michael Shannon) a nurse.  When mounting evidence shows that the mother doesn’t truly care about the boy’s longevity, only the neighbor girl(Natasha Calis) can shine light on this dark family.  All of the characters in The Harvest are believable, with familiar dynamics that hearken to real life.  For example: the mother puts the father down by reminding him he’s just a nurse, and she an MD.  The father, conversely, resents her status as a doctor.

The movie opens with a pleasant scene: kids are playing baseball, parents yelling encouragements from the bleachers.  One kid, Bobby, is hit with the ball and flops to the ground, unresponsive.  Adults crowd around him, but you can hear a woman calling: “Please, let me through… I’m his mom. Let me through.”  Bobby is taken to hospital and saved.  His mother, relieved, thanks the doctor with a hug.  This seemingly inconsequential scene will not make sense until the very end of the movie.  Actually, I went back and watched the opening again because I had nearly forgotten it as it seemed totally unrelated.  Folks, I was wrong.  Go back and watch the beginning again if you need to: it really frames the message of the movie.


Sidenote: The Harvest is available on Canadian Netflix.

 

New Climate Change Hat on Zazzle!

Make Earth Great Again Political Statement Hat  I just added a new design to my Zazzle store.  The product is a “trucker” style hat with the words “MAKE EARTH GREAT AGAIN” on the front, closely mimicking the caps Trump uses to promote his campaign.  More important than a wall in between Mexico and the US  is making sure us humans have a planet we can live on!

See the swanky new hat here:www.zazzle.ca/realeccentric_prints

Crazy Contouring Dupes

Just because it’s a pencil doesn’t mean you can’t contour with it!  Here are some products you probably already own that can be re-used to contour:

  1. Eyeshadow: use a cool-toned brown three shades darker than your skin tone for a more natural look.  Or, use grey on whiteface makeup or any cool colour you want for a wackier look.  Apply as you would normally and blend.
  2. Brow Pencil:  lightly draw lines around your forehead and nose, under your cheekbones, jaw, and bottom lip.  Go over the lines a few times in places where you want to create a more dramatic shadow(such as under the cheeks).  The brow pencil should be darker than your skin. Blend with a slightly damp sponge or fingers.
  3. Lipstick: contouring with lipstick works really well on darker skin, watch lipstick contouring in action here.

13 Things I Hate

(Inspired by It’s Black Friday’s video Stuff I Hate)

Enter the Hate, and give life eternal.

In no particular order, here are some things that I hate:

  1. Boring eyeshadow palettes.  They’re everywhere! They advertise themselves as bold and sexy, but they’re really just 6 different shades of brown.
  2. The trolls who smoke in front of no-smoking signs, around children, etc.
  3. People who eat like food is going out of style.  Stop slurping like an alien and leave some for tomorrow!
  4. Pop music. I think this point needs no explanation.  Moving on;
  5. People jaywalking and otherwise walking dangerously.  You give pedestrians a bad name. (Cue Bon Jovi).
  6. Neighbours having noisy karaoke parties.  I’ve had personal experience with this…
  7.   Uninformed idiots who choose to use faulty reasoning for their arguments and ignore proper methods of debate, especially when they have a huge following on social media.
  8. Superhero movies and cartoons advertised towards adults. I hate this, so that you can hate me.  You’re welcome.
  9. Humidity. Yuck!
  10. People who support Hillary Clinton because of her sex (this is kind of a repeat of number 5, but it has to be said).
  11. Sloppy wet lipstick that gets everywhere.  I swear I wasn’t smooching a moose.
  12. Not having sunscreen/proper sun protection.  Skin Cancer affects us all, y’all!
  13. Navy Blue–the natural enemy of black.  I’ve never heard someone say that their heart is Navy, because Navy is a crappy colour.

Image courtesy of Sira Anamwong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The Great Canadian Potato (Am I a Food Genius?)

I just took a baked potato out of the fridge, split it and half, and poured maple syrup on it.  Starchy and sweet, it’s a delicious oddity.  I call it: The Great Canadian Potato.

The Great Canadian Potato

Ingredients:

  • 1 Potato
  • Some maple syrup
  • Bacon bits(?)

Instructions:

  Take a baked potato and cut it in half.  You can either serve it warm or serve it chilled.  Pour maple syrup on top. Add any other condiments on top, I think some bacon bits would be great.  And there you have it: The Great Canadian Potato!

Peering Through a Canadian Perspective

The Gravedigger’s Art:  https://books.google.ca/books/about/The_Gravedigger_s_Art.html?id=qd8ymAEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Front Cover

This is a really great book of poems by a Canadian, Owen Hughes.  I picked it up out of curiosity and enjoyed it very much.  If you know the author, please let me know, I can’t find this guy anywhere online and would like to know if he has written anything else and where his career has gone.  Seriously, Owen Hughes, let’s get in touch!

“Water Damage Restoration” Was Not What I Was Looking For

Did you know: ottawagoth.ca is a website for a company that cleans up wet homes.  It is not a website about goths.  I’m super disappointed.  Additionally, did you know there’s a Goth Avenue in Ottawa?  Spooky!  And I found this dead blog of a young man recounting his experiences of being goth in the 90s, in Ottawa.

“I hate the 95. The bus drivers are always so rude, the people are always the weirdest you can find, and this bus, more than any other in Ottawa had people who don’t understand bus etiquette.
But for $1.75 at the time, we could go to the market.”

goth-ottawa.blogspot.ca

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