August 27, 2007

McLovin Mohamed Atta

Mohamed Atta, in case you were unaware, was one of the September 11 bombers.

McLovin is the unimonikered name (like 'Madonna' or 'Cher') on a fake ID central to the plot of the upcoming movie Super Bad. In the film, a teenager uses the fake ID to purchase beer and, according the the trailers, gets into all kinds of adventures.

Well, I just had my own McLovin experience and I cannot fucking believe it.

I've been looking forward to the new Cohen Bros film, No Country for Old Men. After I saw this piece on CHUD about the redband trailer, I had to see it.

I was cockblocked by the sinister age verification system from Integrity. It required a valid license (and by valid they meant American, of course) and the usual trick of using 90210 and the name Jason Priestly didn't cut the ice.

I jumped on Google Image search to see if any naïve soul had scanned their ID for my nefarious purpose of being 29, Australian and wanting to watch a movie trailer. Guess who delivered? The Department of Homeland Security. They had the scan of one of the September 11 hijacker's driver's license on their website.

I typed in the details that were on the card and it worked. I couldn't believe it. I think I may have been the first person in the world to have found a positive use for one of the murderous bastards.

Now I must go back to completely ruling the Internet with my topical use of IDs and scamming the system.

Postscript: I may have been the first to use Atta's details, but other's have found similarly hilarious IDs that you can use. Try these:
George Bush

Daniel Glickman *

*Glickman is the head of the MPAA

np: 'Lady Evil' – Black Sabbath
'One Beer' – MF Doom

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August 15, 2007

wasted years

Well, it's my birthday this week. I'm now old enough to wonder if I should go to the National Young Writers Festival in Newcastle this year because, you know, I'm not really that young any more.

I'm going to be honest with you; I'd really appreciate a present, no matter how crappy. I love presents. If you're stuck for ideas, I'd kill for a replica of the original Soundwave or Starscream Transformer. I'm not asking you to get it for me, I'm just saying that you should.

I bought myself a present: an Iron Maiden 'Number of the Beast' t-shirt. Kick arse!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Iron Maiden's film clips fucking suck beyond belief. Why would you go the kitsch comedy angle on this track? My favourite Maiden track, Run to the Hills, has an even worse one which I blogged about previously.

August 02, 2007

fancy footwork

A logo I'm working on for our end of year exhibition. Apologies to Underware for massacring their typeface. What do you reckon?

I'm off to Tasmania for the weekend. For friends that stay in contact through this blog, I'm having a party for my birthday soon. Contact me for details. It will be a little like this: