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The Corporation



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Corporation

Just watching this now. It's blowing my mind. Everyone needs to see this movie (among several others I can list).

It seems that we all just get snippets, bits and pieces of the whole - climate change, war, pollution, the environment, politics, corruption, etc. etc. This documentary to me explains clearly the reality that stitches everything together.

A must-watch.
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wtf

So I'm sitting here in Kim's house doing some freelance transcription, and her siblings are watching a movie called Remember the Titans, about a mixed-race American football team in the 50s starring Denzel Washington, so as you can imagine it's all about racism and whatnot.

Except it's being played on a cable channel called Bindaas Movies, which takes Hollywood movies and dubs them into Hindi.

Even more bizarrely, they've dubbed all the black guys in the movie with South Indian voices, and the white guys with North Indian voices.

It's easily the most surreal thing I've experienced since reading Japanese vore comics. (If you don't know what vore is, don't go looking to find out. If you do, don't blame me.)

I'm tripping balls over here.
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Torrent links to stuff I've been watching lately and thought I'd share.


Who Killed The Electric Car?
is a 2006 documentary film that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology. in 2006, director Chris Paine announced that he would be making a sequel called Who Saved the Electric Car. Wikipedia article.


Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is a 2005 documentary film by director Robert Greenwald. The film presents an unfavorable picture of Wal-Mart's business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Wal-Mart executives. Wikipedia article.


Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary film that criticises the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. The film says this pervasive bias contradicts the channel's claim of being "Fair and Balanced", and argues that Fox News has been engaging in what amounts to consumer fraud. Wikipedia article.


Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is a 2006 documentary about the ongoing Iraq War and the behavior of companies with no-bid contracts working within Iraq. Specifically, the film claims four major contractors - Blackwater, K.B.R.-Halliburton, CACI and Titan - are over-billing the U.S. government and doing substandard work while endangering the lives of American soldiers and private citizens. The documentary contends these companies are composed of ex-military and ex-government workers who unethically help their companies get and keep enormous contracts and milk the American taxpayer. The film crew interviews military servicemen, watchdog group affiliates, and former employees of Halliburton. Wikipedia article.


George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya (2008)George Carlin's last stand up show on March of this year.


Russell Peters: Outsourced (2006) Stand-up comedy by the west's most successful Anglo-Indian comedian. Wikipedia article on Russell Peters.



Taxi to the Dark Side.
2008 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary exploring the capture, detention, torture and death of an innocent Afghani taxi driver at the hands of American soldiers, as well as exploring America's policies on torture and interrogation in general. In a move similar to how they treated Beirut to Bosnia, The Discovery Channel bought the rights to the film and then opted never to air it. HBO then bought it from them, after which Discovery changed their minds and said they would also air it, however at a date after George Bush was no longer in office. Wikipedia article.



No End in Sight
is a documentary film that focuses on the two year period following the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The film asserts that serious mistakes made by the Bush administration during that time were the cause of ensuing problems in Iraq, such as the rise of the insurgency, a lack of security and basic utilities for many Iraqis, sectarian violence and, at one point, the risk of complete civil war. Rotten Tomatoes gave this film 97% positive ratings, and Metacritic gave it an average score of 89 out of 100. Wikipedia article.


These last two I downloaded a long while ago, but thought I'd throw them up here anyway.


Outsourced is a cross-cultural comedy about a Seattle-based call center who is fired and ordered to go to India to train his own replacement at the company's new call center there. Completely oblivious, India does to him what it does to most hapless outsiders, and this movie captures the cultural clash and ensuing hilarity. An enjoyable, sweet movie. Wikipedia article.



Zeitgetist The Movie
is a 2007 documentary film produced by Peter Joseph about the Jesus myth hypothesis, the attacks of 9/11, and the Federal Reserve Bank as well as a number of conspiracy theories related to those three main topics. It was released free online via Google Video in June of 2007. A remastered version was presented as a global premiere on November 10, 2007 at the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards. Wikipedia article.


Happy downloading :D
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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will co-star in a Bollywood movie with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.
As another first for a Bollywood movie, it will be shot at Universal Studios. Named Incredible Love, the story is about an Indian stuntman who can't find true romance in the States.


Explaning just what "Google processes 20 petabytes of data a day" really means by comparing data to grains of rice.



Pics of gigantic, I mean really massive freakin crabs.
This site is apparently the source of that viral pic.


Absinthe lollipops.