The z-movie is more than half-shot, but next week will be the Pyrenees stage — the bloodiest blood gags, the grossest gross-outs. It’ll be latexapalooza fer shure. Depending on our extra needs, I may even take my 90-minute turn in the chair and become a bloodthirsty walking corpse, although I suppose we could just skip the makeup and shoot early in the morning before the coffee, since there’s not much difference in how I look and one of our ghouls, masterfully rendered by our evil genius, Dan Phillips:
We did a blood-gush effect yesterday, which was totally creepy and made a huge mess. We were prepared for it — plastic drop cloths all around, splashguards deployed, a small mountain of paper towels — and immediately afterward wrapped everything up into a bloody ball and carried it directly to the dumpster. I wonder what the garbage collectors will think.
And now it’s time for paying work, and folks, I’m so tired they need a new word for it. So on to the bloggage:
Salon, in a story headlined, Blood in the water in North Carolina, asks, “Republican Sen. Liddy Dole may be a goner, and John McCain is in trouble in a state the GOP hasn’t lost since 1976. What happened?” Coozledad happened, bitches!!!!!11!!
The NYT investigates the source of the Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim rumors. Among the findings:
He is a law school graduate, but his admission to the Illinois bar was blocked in the 1970s after a psychiatric finding of “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character.”
He prepared to run as a Democrat for Congress in Connecticut, where paperwork for one of his campaign committees listed as one purpose “to exterminate Jew power.” He ran as a Republican for the Florida State Senate and the United States Senate in Illinois. When running for president in 1999, he aired a television advertisement in New Hampshire that accused George W. Bush of using cocaine.
(An) appearance in a documentary-style program on the Fox News Channel watched by three million people last week thrust the man, Andy Martin, and his past into the foreground. The program allowed Mr. Martin to assert falsely and without challenge that Mr. Obama had once trained to overthrow the government.
Actually, at this point I would happily give up three weeks of my life if we could reset the calendar to November 5, 2008, and have all this shit done with, but I know I’m in the minority. So carry on, y’all, and I’ll be in and out here throughout the day.