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Noah, Scouts & Joni

I was never a Scout, mainly because the institution was not prominent in the area in Australia where I grew up. To keep abreast of the changing world, the Boy Scouts of America now have a merit badge for video gaming. Yep, instead of getting those kids to exercise in the fresh air, they’d rather they sit on their asses in air-conditioning and exercise their thumbs…

Angels & Demons (2009)

When four cardinals are kidnapped and a symbolic stamp of the Illuminati is sent to the Vatican, Robert Langdon (Hanks), the protagonist of Brown’s earlier work, is summoned to decipher the symbology and stop the Illuminati plan to destroy Vatican City. And it’s all by-the-numbers really, with some questionable dialogue, plot developments and even questionable excitement…

Bill Hicks – Rant in E-Minor (1997)

Bill Hicks was one of those rare comedians (like Lenny Bruce and George Carlin before him) with the ability to turn our hypocrisies and our ignorance into hilarious material that walked an edge that was at once outrageous, but also (more importantly) enlightening. Nothing seemed taboo or off-limits. Everything was grist for the mill…

The Exorcist (1973)

Famously, it was the film that saw cinemas distribute vomit bags to audiences at the time of release, with many people fainting in the theatre at the horrific sights on screen. And indeed, the vision of an obscenity-screaming preteen indecently applying a crucifix to herself still remains one of the most unforgettable in cinema history, even by today’s “torture porn” horror film standards. But The Exorcist is more than just a piece of celluloid designed to shock…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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