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Another Buckaroo Banzai post on Metafilter. Because it’s awesome.

Date posted: August 19, 2012 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here’s a brief history of the troubled evolution of the screenplay of Big Trouble In Little China, one of the most oddball—and best movies—of the 1980’s. Apparently the longstanding belief that this was originally meant to be a sequel to Buckaroo Banzai is just fiction, which makes sense to me. (previously)

Date posted: May 26, 2020 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Many of my favorite all-time movies are on this list, and with good reason. I will need to seek out a copy of Six String Samurai and rewatch Zardoz; I didn’t like Dark Star all that much, and A Boy And His Dog was boring. But the Fifth Element, Repo Man, Big Trouble In Little China, and Buckaroo Banzai are classics. Oh, and it looks like I’m going to have to see John Dies At The End, too. Because Clancy Brown.

Date posted: January 23, 2013 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Nate let me borrow his copy of Buckaroo Banzai, which when it was released was the most bizarre, original, and entertaining movies I had ever seen. I taped it off HBO and re-watched it a number of times, but this was the first I’ve ever seen it widescreen, with any more information besides what was on the tape. Looking around IMDB, i found out that the director also wrote the screenplay for another favorite goofy movie of mine, Big Trouble In Little China (based on the intended sequel for BB, …Against the World Crime League), and later, Home for The Holidays (set in Baltimore.) The DVD is fun and provides a lot of insight into the making of the movie, but stubbornly holds on to one conceit: the commentary by the writer and director blather on about the title character as if he actually exists—I’d much rather hear about the making of the movie and all the silly stories behind the scenes. There is so much within this movie to see; I’d love to hear from the property master and his stories about how the sets were created. I’d also love to hear from some of the actors about filming it. Other than that, the disc has plenty of good stuff, as well as a very clean transfer—it’s worlds better than the muddy VHS copy I made in 1986.

I’ve been reading with interest some of the discussion among the Mozilla literati about Safari, its advantages, disadvantages, and how it affects the Mozilla project. Interesting, to say the least, because some of these guys I’ve heard of for years.

Date posted: January 13, 2003 | Filed under entertainment | Leave a Comment »

When you’ve loaded your cart with a Super-Jumbo package of toilet paper, a pallet of canned cat food, the New Bonus-Size! can of tomato juice, three 25-lb. sacks of kitty litter, and seventeen other super-sized containers of consumer goods, remember this simple fact: The Humongous Warehouse Conglomerate Cleverly Marketed As A Down-Home Corner Grocery Store© does not take your MasterCard. No, little buckaroo, they have made it Corporate Policy® to only take Discover cards, so leave your fancy titanium frequent-flyer Corporate Edition card at home.

Date posted: October 6, 2002 | Filed under money | Leave a Comment »