Invictus

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Well I was little surprised when I came across this. looks like Clint Eastwood is directing this adaptation of a book by the name of  Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World.  Matt Damon will be playing Francois Pienaar (now there’s a sentence I never thought I would type).  The book has only recently ben released but it was apparently Morgan Freeman’s idea (he plays Nelson Mandela) to take it to Clint.  So no release date but it’s already being billed as possible Oscar material.

Summary from Hitflix:

“Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match”

Gonzo book

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23 days left on this HST Gonzo book.  Although if you look around, you could probably find it cheaper.  Saw in London at a small gallery and for the next two weeks tried to convince myself that it was worth the £200 original cost.  Just couldnt do it in the end, but loved the look of it.   It also comes with a limited HST print. (Update: you can now also get it on Amazon: Gonzo for £228 – no one said it was cheap!)

Speaking of prints, I came across this website which is selling original Hunter prints and some awesome ones at that.  No prices attached but I will send off a request to them and when I know, you’ll know.

Sandy and Agar at Big Sur

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Monster

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When is graffiti no graffiti.  When its authorised and done by the council.   Japan has this respect for superheros you just dont get anywhere else.  Can you imagine London councils painting Fat Slags over public toilets or the US spray painting XKCD sencils onto New York subway walls. Not likely.

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