Four In The Afternoon

1. HEY CHECK OUT THE DARK SATANIC MILLS. Researchers discovered 350 engraved plates by William Blake at The University of Manchester Library. Cool! The researchers also found several members of Happy Mondays sleeping in the cubicles on the fifth floor, but they left them alone.

2. PREPARE TO JUST GIVE UP AND LET THE TERRORISTS MAKE NESTS IN OUR HAIR. A man on a Qantas flight was asked to remove his shirt because the message was deemed  potentially threatening and upsetting to other passengers. The threatening messeage, which should be instantly recognizable to Princess Bride fans, read “Hello my name is Inigo Montoya/ You killed my father/ Prepare to die.” He ended up not removing the shirt, but I think he should have at least said, “As you wish.”

3. LET’S GO MAKE A FILM AT THE EX. My favourite bit of news from this year’s Sundance Festival is the consternation surrounding a film called Escape From Tomorrow, which was filmed without permission at Disney World. The question is, will Disney sue? And on what basis, exactly? Remember when people claimed that smaller and more sophisticated tool would give creators more opportunities? Well, uh-oh.

4. THE PERILS OF BEING TOO SUCCESSFUL. Attiwapiskat chief Theresa Spence is not attending today’s events celebrating the end of her hunger strike because she’s still in hospital.

Author: Aidan Morgan

Aidan is a very serious man who's saving up for a nice dignified pipe. Then we'll see who's laughing.

2 thoughts on “Four In The Afternoon”

  1. #1: Cool. Prints and plates were found? The terms seem to be used interchangeably.

    #2: They could have just asked him to turn it inside out for the duration of the flight. As it turned out, maybe the flight attendant consulted with cockpit crew, who happened to have seen the film, and let it go.

    #3: It will be interesting to see how this plays out. There’s a convention in film-making that you get permission before you use a venue for a commercial movie, so there’s that to consider. If memory serves, most Disney Corp. litigation has been about unauthorized use of copyrighted characters, etc. How that squares with the film in question will be fascinating to see, if this ever does come to court.

  2. 3. I read the article, likely no lawsuit ensuing.

    “smaller and more sophisticated tool”, I’ve got one of those, but what did YOU mean?

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