Peter Beste has a new book out documenting the Norwegian Black Metal scene in pictures. It looks amazing. These dudes are the real deal and make pseudo-satanic poseurs in America look like pussies. The lead singer of Gorgoroth, Gaahl (pictured aboved), actually did time for torturing a dude and drinking his blood. Here’s what the publisher (Vice) has to say about Beste’s book:
Documentary photographer Peter Beste has spent the last five years working in the milieu of the Norwegian black metal scene. This scene, with its notorious events of murder, church arson, and self-mythology, is absolutely sealed to outsiders. The international black metal fan base is one of the most devoted, fanatical, and proprietary in the world. Beste’s access and insight into this world is unprecedented and has yielded an amazing photographic journey
Check out the amazing video series by VBS after the jump.
[Hat Tip Gawker]
We can’t wait to see David Cross’ new show David’s Situation. Currently in production, Vanity Fair has the scoop:
It’s taken 10 years, but Bob and David are finally have a new show of their own. They’re returning to HBO this fall with David’s Situation, a sitcom about a standup comic named David Cross (played by–wait for it–David Cross) who leaves Hollywood to live in the suburbs, where he writes for in-flight airline magazines and argues with his roommates, one of whom is a bleeding-heart liberal and the other a fire-breathing conservative. Co-written with Odenkirk, who also directs, the show is a big departure from the sketch-based madness that made them cult-comedy gods. Still, in a sign that they haven’t completely abandoned their Mr. Show roots, every episode will be interrupted by parodies of commercials. ‚”There could be ads for scissors or a new fictional movie or a public service announcement,” Cross said. ‚”It could be anything.”
Looks like the rumored Arrested Development movie will never happen:
David Cross: Take something like Arrested Development. I wish it wasn’t the case, but I do have some empathy for the network. Fox is not a charity. As much as I hate the idea that commerce should come ahead of art, it’s true. I wish they could say, ‚”Hey, let’s just take some of that Simpsons money and put it into Arrested Development,” but that would be the dumbest fucking move ever. That’s not how a business operates.
We always found the videos on Funny or Die to be hit or miss. Thankfully, we discovered the Will Ferrell filter. All of Will’s favorites are, well, completely retarded, but in a good way. Here’s our favorite:
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: no one will mobilize the Republican base like Hillary Clinton. That’s why the GOP is preparing to run ads like this:
Make her go away. Meanwhile, Hil has a little preacher problem of her own. UPDATE: The queen of sleaze gets sleazier by claiming she’s won the popular vote thus far. We can only hope Howard Dean will do his job and start calling her on her bullshit.
This promises to be a great show. The temple is amazing and I’m From Barcelona are a ridiculously fun live band. The show is May 1st at 7:30 and tickets are available at TicketWeb. Best of all, we have A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS available via Boost Mobile.com. To win, be the fifth person to email us with the subject line “I’m from Barcelona.” [we have a winner]
At least their editorial page did. While many in the media spin her “enormous” victory in PA, most strangely fail to mention that Obama (according to many polls) actually moved up ten points in the state, despite Team Hillary’s GOP fear-mongering tactics. From NY Times
The Pennsylvania campaign, which produced yet another inconclusive result on Tuesday, was even meaner, more vacuous, more desperate, and more filled with pandering than the mean, vacuous, desperate, pander-filled contests that preceded it.
Voters are getting tired of it; it is demeaning the political process; and it does not work. It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election.
If nothing else, self interest should push her in that direction. Mrs. Clinton did not get the big win in Pennsylvania that she needed to challenge the calculus of the Democratic race. It is true that Senator Barack Obama outspent her 2-to-1. But Mrs. Clinton and her advisers should mainly blame themselves, because, as the political operatives say, they went heavily negative and ended up squandering a good part of what was once a 20-point lead.
On the eve of this crucial primary, Mrs. Clinton became the first Democratic candidate to wave the bloody shirt of 9/11. A Clinton television ad — torn right from Karl Rove’s playbook — evoked the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban missile crisis, the cold war and the 9/11 attacks, complete with video of Osama bin Laden. ‚”If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” the narrator intoned.
Still, a lot of Pennsylvanians voted for this tool. Perhaps people need a reminder that Hillary’s taken more money from lobbyists than McCain and Obama combined. And lest they forget, Hillary supported the invasion of Iraq. Thousands of Americans have died and close to 100,000 civilians have been killed. Now, she’s trying to outhawk McCain by saying she’d push to “totally obliterate” Iran. A person of sound judgment would be discussing diplomacy. My head hurts now, make her go away.