Thursday, May 29, 2014

For the Bregnans*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:25 AM

The Shining of May 29…

The original note and references to it here.

* As opposed to the Monicans . See previous post.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

For the Monicans

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 PM

Aeon Flux  suffered a decline of 63.97% in box office earnings, going down to No. 6 the following week. On 9 February 2006, it completed its theatrical run, grossing a domestic take of $25,874,337 and a worldwide box office total of $52,304,001. It failed to recoup its $62 million budget.” — Wikipedia

See also posts on the above date, 9 February 2006, and posts on Aeon Flux .

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Saturday October 29, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For Kate Jackson on her birthday:
Drop-Dead Gorgeous

I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don’t want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
— Paul Simon

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“The idea that this Sad Geezer may fancy a cartoon character is, of course, ludicrous (even if she is drop-dead gorgeous…).”

Aeon Flux – An Introduction

“Dr. Cameron was also interested in how chemical elements are formed inside stars, a field known as nucleosynthesis.”

Today’s New York Times.

We are stardust
    (billion year-old carbon)
We are golden
    (caught in the Devil’s bargain)

Joni Mitchell,
lyrics on the album
“Ladies of the Canyon

Related material:

The upcoming film
of Aeon Flux

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as well as…

Dark Ladies


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Kate Jackson in
Satan’s School
for Girls

The association
is the idea.

The Third Word War

Saturday October 29, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 AM
Flux Redux

“I remember how the darkness doubled
I recall lightning struck itself
I was listening, listening to the rain
I was hearing, hearing something else

Life in the hive puckered up my night
The kiss of death, the embrace of life
There I stand neath the Marquee Moon
Just waiting”

Tom Verlaine, “Marquee Moon”

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In memory of Michael Gill,
producer and director of the
1969 TV series “Civilisation,”
who died on October 20:

Two descriptions of “Aeon Flux,”
a story featured in the Log24 entry
 on the day that Gill died —

“The title character is a tall, sexy, scantily-clad secret agent from the country of Monica…. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sworn enemy, and sometimes lover, Trevor Goodchild.  Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society while Bregna embodies a centralized scientific planned state.”


“After Aeon is done, Trevor decides that she knows too much, so he has a underling propose a plan to kill her. The plan, quite strangely, is to implant a bunch of nanites (microscopic robots) in Trevors seminal duct so he has sex with Aeon and the nanites tear her apart from the inside.  But Aeon was prepared because she had some weird, mean, spiky, device in her uterus(!?!!) that eats the nanites (that part is kinda weak), she blows up a wall then and escapes leaving Trevor standing there naked and confused.”

The Sad Geezers Guide
    to Aeon Flux Cultures

In memory of Richard Smalley,
advocate of nanotechnology,
who died yesterday at 62:

The Incredible Shrinking Man
(Wired Magazine, October 2004)

See also yesterday’s entry on Scientism.

In memory of
Thomas Wootton Masland,
brother of
Richard Harry Masland, Harvard ’64,
the Log24 entries of October 25.

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Tom Masland

Funeral services for Masland will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 113 Engle Street, Englewood, N.J. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Jazz Foundation of America, 322 West 48th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036. The group helps elderly and ailing jazz and blues musicians with medical care, housing and other services.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Thursday October 20, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:25 PM
North Country Flux

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“The story centers on
Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron),
the top operative in the underground
‘Monican’ rebellion– led by
The Handler (Frances McDormand).”

— http://www.aeonflux.com

“She once was a true love of mine.”

— “Girl of the North Country,”
by Robert Zimmerman
of Hibbing, Minnesota

Sure she was, Bob

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