....LMB: "More on Viggo"....

December 09, 2002

A lot of folks seem to have linked to the blog because of my entry about Viggo Mortensen's anti-war dialogue on the Charlie Rose show. I traced one of these referrers back (lies.com. Good site name), and found a good link for those of you who are sad that you missed it.

You can download a large video clip of the interview at this link. It's the file crtt120302a.zip. It's a zipped .asf file, and if that doesn't make sense to you, maybe the download won't do much for you. The part with Viggo about the war kicks in around the 10 minute mark, and lasts till pretty near the end of the 18 minute file.

(If the owner of that site doesn't want that link there, just let me know and I'll take it down with an apology)

Posted by Jake at 09:50 PM

I love Aragorn and Viggo so please tlk to me.

Posted by: Hannah at September 2, 2003 06:44 AM

dear hannah, i feel the same way. i would have done anything to go to the premiere tonight, that is 1st of december. i am only thirteen and am such a fan of viggo. i wish you all the best. from steph

Posted by: stephanie at November 30, 2003 05:03 PM

i love you as the actor aragorn and i love you
can i have permission to put pictures of you on my computer and on something for school

please send me an email back

i love you as my best actor and your cool in lord of the rings and i'm waiting for the third movie to come out

love your fan jessica

Posted by: jessica at December 1, 2003 09:06 PM

Alright, well I just have to say I am in love with Viggo Mortensen as well, those I do suppose it is beyond hope of ever even meeting him, much less ever attaining his undying affection. *Sigh* I have read all of the trilogy, as well as The Hobbit and The Simarillion several times, and even before I saw the movies I was hopelessly in love with the "fictional" (sure, whatever you say) character that is Aragorn. Viggo simply brought him more to life for me and gave him a more defined (beautiful) face and I wonder if I will judge all the men in my life by this, because if so I have no hope. No man could compete, seeing as how he is also an accomplished poet and photographer. I honestly do love him; it is not a mere infatuation. I have expirianced both love and infatuation before, I am quite sure this is love. Strange isn't it, seeing as how we've never met, and probably never will?
Peace and Love

Posted by: Sarah at January 6, 2004 05:20 AM

With all the research and knowledge that I know about Viggo, I probably know Viggo better then he knows himself. It is just a shame that he does not come to Canada because we Canadians love him to. With all the inspiration, his thoughtful books and art he does not fail to impress me.

Posted by: lana at January 20, 2004 08:41 AM
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Senate May Ram Copyright Bill- one of the most depressing stories of the day that didn't involve death or bombs. It's the music and movie industries' wet dream. It criminalizes peer-to-peer software makers, allows the government to file civil lawsuits on behalf of these media industries, and eliminates fair use. Fair use is the idea that I can use a snippet of a copyrighted work for educational, political, or satirical purposes, without getting permission from the copyright-holder first.

And most tellingly, the bill legalizes technology that would automatically skip over "obejctionable content" (i.e. sex and violence) in a DVD, but bans devices that would automatically skip over commericals. This is a blatant, blatant, blatant gift to the movie industry. Fuck the movie industry, fuck the music industry, fuck the Senate.

Music industry aims to send in radio cops- the recording industry says that you're not allowed to record songs off the radio, be it real radio or internet radio. And now they're working on preventing you from recording songs off internet radio through a mixture of law and technological repression (although I imagine their techno-fixes will get hacked pretty quickly).

The shocking truth about the FCC: Censorship by the tyranny of the few- blogger Jeff Jarvis discovers that the recent $1.2 million FCC fine against a sex scene in Fox's "Married By America" TV show was not levied because hundreds of people wrote the FCC and complained. It was not because 159 people wrote in and complained (which is the FCC's current rationale). No, thanks to Jarvis' FOIA request, we find that only 23 people (of the show's several million viewers) wrote in and complained. On top of that, he finds that 21 of those letters were just copy-and-paste email jobs that some people attached their names to. Jarvis then spins this a bit by saying that "only 3" people actually wrote letters to the FCC, which is misleading but technically true. So somewhere between 3 and 23 angry people can determine what you can't see on television. Good to know.

Reuters Union Considers Striking Over Layoffs- will a strike by such a major newswire service impact the rest of the world's media?

Pentagon Starts Work On War Internet- the US military is talking about the creation of a global, wireless, satellite-aided computer network for use in battle. I think I saw a movie about this once...

Conservative host returns to the air after week suspension for using racial slur- Houston radio talk show host (and somtime Rush Limbaugh substitute) Mark Belling referred to Mexican-Americans as "wetbacks" on his show. He was suspended for a couple of weeks, and then submitted a written apology for the racial slur to a local newspaper. But he seems to be using the slur and its surrounding controversy to boost his conservative cred with his listeners.

Stay Tuned for Nudes- Cleveland TV news anchor Sharon Reed aired a story about artist Spencer Tunick, who uses large numbers of naked volunteers in his installations and photographs. The news report will be unique in that it will not blur or black-out the usual naughty bits. The story will air late at night, when it's allegedly okay with the FCC if you broadcast "indecent" material. The author of this article doesn't seem to notice that Reed first claims that this report is a publicity stunt, but then claims it's a protest against FCC repression. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I'm not that much of a sucker.

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