January 11, 2008

Awesome things I discovered this morning...

Meihem in Ce Klasrum, a classic short satirical piece written in 1946 about reforming English spelling. Or rather... a klasic yort satirikal pes writen in 1946 abowt reforming Engliy speling. I've actually never understood why other people can't spell. I sometimes have trouble with -ables and -ibles, but there is a rule from Latin for knowing when to use which. It would be great if English were as easy to spell as, say, Italian. But it would also eliminate homophones, and then how would we be able to make puns?

The "mondo" Italian film genre of the 1960s. It started with Mondo Cane (Dog World), which shows clips of "strange" practices from a variety of cultures, including a South Pacific cargo cult and a pet cemetery. I am currently working on getting a subtitled version of that film as well as an unsubtitled version of Svezia: Inferno e Paradiso (Sweden: Hell and Heaven). The latter was supposedly never shown in Sweden because it was so exploitative. I've seen clips of it, particularly the topless band scene and the Mah Na Mah Na sauna scene, and now I must watch the whole thing. I had no idea that Italy had a culturesploitation movie scene in the 60s, so I am giddy with excitement. Wanna come watch with me?

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure! I downloaded the film but can't find the subtitles either...

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