Thursday, February 26, 2009

Is it true? Could Marky Mark do another good movie?

Sony Pictures Activates The B Team
Source: Variety
February 26, 2009

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired B Team, an Adam McKay-directed action comedy that will team Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, with Chris Henchy and McKay writing the script.

The movie will be a co-production between Gary Sanchez Productions and Mosaic. Sony has not set a release date on the film, but it is expected to go into production as quickly as the filmmakers can get it ready, reports Variety.

The comedy was pitched around town on Tuesday by Endeavor and CAA, and Sony co-president Matt Tolmach moved quickly. The trade says that Tolmach was comfortable committing to a film without a finished script, because Columbia worked in exactly the same fashion on "Talladega Nights" and Step Brothers, both of which were set up with a pitch and the collaborative track record of McKay and Ferrell.

Sony intends to register the title The B Team, a challenge considering that 20th Century Fox is mobilizing a movie based on the TV series "The A Team," with Joe Carnahan directing.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Thanks so much calling. I'm so sorry that I couldn't get to the phone and chat. It was wonderful to get your Laotian message.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My kind of humor

Friday, February 20, 2009

They're coming! The question is: Can you handle it?

No, it's not that shit Franz Ferdinand you whiny little pussy, or some bullshit bitchy little girl Radiohead nonsense! It's time for men and dudes to fuse! I've received an exclusive drop on their poster/t-shirt...they're Man Dude!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Panda shit

You can now buy the record from and
Not that I think you would or should, but it's kinda neat.
Also gonna be featured on the End Of An Ear website next week.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This movie just keeps looking better

Schwarzenegger, Trejo Joining The Expendables
Source: Ain't It Cool News, Latino Review
February 18, 2009

Ain't It Cool News is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be playing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables. He will be shooting for one day.

Ben Kingsley is also reportedly out as the dirty bastard CIA sob, Eric Roberts is in, and Mickey Rourke has finally signed on officially. Latino Review says Danny Trejo has a role in the film as well.

The action-adventure also stars Stallone, Forest Whitaker, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Dolph Lungdren.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm not a fan of Tarintino

He kinda ruined our Snakes On A Plane viewing with that horrible laugh of his. But Brad Pitt is pretty dreamy....

Black Panda records are now availible

We FINALLY got around to having someone put out a record for us. Here's the skinny in a repost from myspace-

The new Black Panda record is now available. There are a total of 300 records; 200 black vinyl and 100 clear vinyl. The cost is $5 per record (postage paid in the U.S.), and please add $1 for PayPal fees if that's how you want to pay. Use as the address for PayPal orders.

Let me know when you order if you want clear or black vinyl.

If you are ordering from outside the U.S., get in touch at so we can figure out the postage.

If you want to send a check, money order, or cash, send to:
Super Secret Records
PO Box 1585
Austin, TX 78767

Check out Black Panda at http://www. myspace. com/blackpandausa

Sunday, February 08, 2009

hey o ey

i'll post more pics later
too many things to be doing instead of on the interweb

i miss you guys and i miss mexican food

although the food here is amazing
(no breakfast tacos!)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

It's not perfect, but at least it's something

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday imposed $500,000 caps on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money, saying Americans are upset with "executives being rewarded for failure."

Obama announced the dramatic new government intervention into corporate America at the White House, with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at his side. The president said the executive-pay limits are a first step, to be followed by the unveiling next week of a sweeping new framework for spending what remains of the $700 billion financial industry bailout that Congress created last year.

The executive-pay move comes amid a national outcry over huge bonuses to executives heading companies seeking taxpayer dollars to remain afloat. The demand for limits was reinforced by revelations that Wall Street firms paid more than $18 billion in bonuses in 2008 even amid the economic downturn and the massive infusion of taxpayer dollars.

"This is America. We don't disparage wealth. We don't begrudge anybody for achieving success," Obama said. "But what gets people upset — and rightfully so — are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers."

The pay cap would apply to institutions that negotiate agreements with the Treasury Department for "exceptional assistance" in the future. The restriction would not apply to such firms as American International Group Inc., Bank of America Corp., and Citigroup Inc., that already have received such help.

Firms that want to pay executives above the $500,000 threshold would have to use stock that could not be sold or liquidated until they pay back the government funds.

Generally healthy institutions would have more leeway. They also face the $500,000 limit if they're getting government help, but the cap can be waived with full public disclosure and a nonbinding shareholder vote.

Obama said that massive severance packages for executives who leave failing firms are also going to be eliminated. "We're taking the air out of golden parachutes," he said.

Other new requirements on "exceptional assistance" will include:

_The expansion to 20, from five, the number of executives who would face reduced bonuses and incentives if they are found to have knowingly provided inaccurate information related to company financial statements or performance measurements.

_An increase in the ban on golden parachutes from a firm's top five senior executives to its top 10. The next 25 would be prohibited from golden parachutes that exceed one year's compensation.

_A requirement that boards of directors adopt policies on spending such as corporate jets, renovations and entertainment.

The administration also will propose long-term compensation restrictions even for companies that don't receive government assistance, Obama said.

Those proposals include:

• Requiring top executives at financial institutions to hold stock for several years before they can cash out.

• Requiring nonbinding "say on pay" resolutions — that is, giving shareholders more say on executive compensation.

• A Treasury-sponsored conference on a long-term overhaul of executive compensation.

Top officials at companies that have received money from the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program already face some compensation limits.

And compensation experts in the private sector have warned that such an intrusion into the internal decisions of financial institutions could discourage participation in the rescue program and slow down the financial sector's recovery. They also argue that it could set a precedent for government regulation that undermines performance-based pay.

"It's not a government takeover," Obama stressed in an interview Tuesday with CNN. "Private enterprise will still be taking place. But people will be accountable and responsible."

Still, some elected officials were pushing for the stricter caps.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has proposed that no employee of an institution that receives money under the $700 billion federal bailout can receive more than $400,000 in total compensation until it pays the money back. Her figure is equivalent to the salary of the president of the United States.

Even some Republicans, angered by company decisions to pay bonuses and buy airplanes while receiving government help, have few qualms about restrictions.

"In ordinary situations where the taxpayers' money is not involved, we shouldn't set executive pay," said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee.

"But where you've got federal money involved, taxpayers' money involved, TARP money involved, and the way they have spent it, with no accountability, is getting close to being criminal."

Sunday, February 01, 2009

blast from the past

not sure who the guy on the left is, but he looks vaguely familiar