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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: killer monkey and whale's

Monday, April 16

killer monkey and whale's


Have you been following the “Planet Earth” series on the Discovery Channel on Sunday nights?

I’ve been in on it from the beginning and I think it’s some of the most fascinating shit I’ve ever seen on film. The way it’s filmed to the landscapes and animals and insects just floor me.

My favorite part so far has to be the fuckin crazy looking birds of paradise and their male mating dance. And who knew that wild chimpanzees ran in such huge packs?

That shit last night was nuts with them pulling the bum’s rush on the other chimps to protect their feeding territory. Then after kicking the other chimp’s asses they caught one and ate that muthafucker?

An unreal scene was one chimp sitting in a tree munching on part of the enemy chimp and one of his buddies simply walked up and held out his hand and the chimp passed the meat over to him. I think it was the casualness of it all that unnerved me. It was like pass the chips.

I also watched the 1956 screen adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick starring Gregory Peck. Did you know that the screenplay was partially written by Ray Bradbury, the great science fiction writer?

I thought it was a pretty cool movie and to me showed how thru simple force of will, one man can persuade others to do the craziest shit like damn all to kill a stupid whale.

Plus there’s no doubt that Captain Ahab was crazier then ten muthafuckers and didn’t give a fuck what it took to kill Moby.

It was interesting how Ahab’s peculiar case of nut-job filtered down throughout the crew with the exception of maybe his first mate Ishmael.

Have you ever noticed how some of the names of the Pequod’s crew have echoed into the future and found themselves on the Battlestar Galactica?

"and the monkey flipped the switch"

2 Comments:

Blogger PGP said...

You hit that nail smack one the head pal!

6:40 PM  
Blogger paisley said...

i love your reoccuring references to TCM programming... i love the old classics too...

8:43 PM  

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