Monday, February 11, 2013

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Yes, I'll admit it. I have turned my back on the capitalist oppressor Television, and now only watches film and TV on YouTube, because like all left wing pinko bastards I have no understanding of how economics work and childishly expect everything to be free of charge.

If you are like minded, or just happen to be a fan of Blame Society Films comedian Matt Sloan (of Chad Vader fame) then checketh ye' out his latest endeavor:  Welcome To The Basement, where he watches movies in the basement of his house along with Chad Vader habitué Craig Johnson ("Weird Jimmy")
Venomous wise cracks and sassy put-downs are administered with generous abandon upon movies such as Top Gun, Saturday Night Fever and  Megaforce (this episode alone is almost worth the entire show...), and you'll find yourself wondering "why am I watching two guys watching movies in a basement  - and loving it?!" well, because it's damned funny...and because Sloan and Johnson also find time to include some intelligent conversation about film and film making, the purpose and value of art, and: exploding heads.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 173 Panzerjäger V "Jagdpanther"
A late model Jagdpanther photographed in the last weeks of WWII. Note the two-tone factory applied camouflage, found on some very late production Panther and Jagdpanther's. The gun mantlet seems to have been blown off and placed on the rear engine deck. The muzzlebrake is also missing from the main gun, suggesting the vehicle was rendered useless by an explosive device placed by the crew before it was abandoned. The colours used in the late war factory applied two-tone scheme are the subject of much debate since only b/w photographs have survived...they could be either brown over green or green over dark yellow. -----

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