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Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

I love the Chernobyl stuff. You can lose a weekend exploring that place through the videos and studies. Talk about a rough neighborhood.

This is a documentary on Picher, OK. So much lead that kids take 8 times as long to learn certain things. Found it when I was on a superfund journey.

The Creek Runs Red

Description:
The EPA calls the mining town of Picher, Oklahoma the most toxic place in America, but a dwindling population still call it home. Today the town is divided by fears of serious health risks, environmental politics, civic pride and old racial tensions between Indian and white society. THE CREEK RUNS RED explores the human response to an environmental disaster and the complex connection between people and place.

Bonus Michigan Superfund Site Pic:
(sorry had to shrink for waffleimages)


Wanna go for a swim?

http://www.scorecard.org/env-releases/land/site.tcl?epa_id=MID067340711

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Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

quazi posted:

I live about three hours away from Picher. I'm torn on whether I should head over there and photograph the heck out of the place. I'd probably get cancer before getting out of the car, but it's oddly beautiful.

If I were you I wouldn't. While my scant knowledge on Picher is based on internet articles and doco's, apparently you have a chance of falling through the ground into the mines.

From what I have gathered, the mining companies literally mined up to the tree roots of the town. Sinkholes opened up. Kids were told not to run too hard on the fields. Talk about a clusterfuck.

You probably know all this but still just wanted to bring it up. Maybe just bring some snowshoes??

Bonus liquidators of chernobyl video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oVzYCBqNA

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Didn't see this yet. (Ok searched 7 pages for Enron)

Get a barf bag first, you have been warned.

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a study of one of the largest business scandals in American history.

The film examines the collapse of the Enron Corporation, which resulted in criminal trials for several of the company's top executives; it also shows the involvement of the Enron traders in the California electricity crisis.

Interviews are conducted with former executives, stock analysts, reporters and the former Governor of California Gray Davis & the film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 78th Academy Awards.

Part 1
http://voice-of-the-diaspora.boostcast.com/index_related.php?id=99301

Part 2
http://voice-of-the-diaspora.boostcast.com/index_related.php?id=99291

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Fellblade posted:

Only listened to the first two parts of this but so far this owns bones, recommend everybody who likes history to check this out.

Soon, you too will open the podcast app saying 'come on dan... come on man...' on your way to work...

And another day without a new show. :smith:

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Riot on the Dance Floor

They are making a documentary on the infamous City Gardens club in Trenton, NJ. Should be out this year!

You could see bands from the Ramones (fluff) to Agnostic Front (skinheads) and everything in between there in the mid-late 80's.

The sunday hardcore/punk shows were literally...loving crazy. Think CBGB's but with 10 times the floorspace, a big shoebox that could fit about 1000 with nothing to stop the fluid dynamics a large violent pit can throw out. There was usually a large skinhead contingent of anywhere from 50 to 150, which always made things interesting.

It was a total poo poo hole, but in the course of four years it comes down to what bands I didn't see there, and thats because they weren't together anymore (Black Flag, Minor Threat, etc).

Here's the teaser:
https://vimeo.com/45213142

I hope this story has a happy ending. I feel bad for Randy, he has nothing to show for it financially. I am going to shoot him a donation (not soliciting) towards the production, its the least I can do.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Here's a quick read on Andre and the Hulkster (hulk was just starting out).

http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/andre-the-giant-proving-size-matters/

Apparently he was a world class boozer on top of all the other awesome things he did. (not irony, not my liver).

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

soundsection posted:

"An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.

Knuckle 2011 Irish Bare Knuckle Fighting Documentary"

Well I just got my depression session in.

Would be nice if they just started a boxing league.

One of our biggest tricks is to draw a line between each other, and it hurts to watch in whatever form it takes. gently caress.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Not sure if these were posted yet. Went here a few times in the 80's and yes there were lots of injured folks, especially from riding the alpine slide in bathing suits.

The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x158v48_the-most-insane-amusement-park-ever-full-length_tech

This may not count as a documentary, but there is film stock used!
Traction Park, Class Action Park, etc etc
http://vimeo.com/42353399

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

I'm having trouble finding a particular Lion Pride documentary.

This one was unique, in that the pride lived in an extinct volcano rim (ugh... I think) which provided unlimited prey/meat. The entire pride were so muscular that they looked like they needed a steroid test.

In the documentary one lioness 'solos' a water buffalo by drowning it. The pride Male was ridiculous, had a mane so large it looked like a prop.

I would appreciate a little help pegging this one down, it has to be at least 8 years ago.

Thanks

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Thanks, my searches were taking me to Ngorongoro but this isn't the doc.

Searching for largest lions, lions with unlimited meat, all get me the prides with the highest headcount.

Edit: I think I found it.

Link to Article

quote:

Marooned on an island, this group of lions should have died out. Instead, in an evolutionary twist, they've learned to swim and become strong enough to tackle their only prey... giant buffalo
Fearless, ferocious and mightier than the world has ever seen, this is the new breed of super-lion.

----- Lionesses are the same size as males on the mainland -----

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqRZ-BCPPvQ

Herv fucked around with this message at 21:12 on Sep 5, 2014

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

magnificent7 posted:

Fifteenthing Terror At The Mall. Jesus I'm going to go adopt a kitten now.

The official Kenyan response was total Yakety Sax.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Sorry if this is a re-post since this thread is so old, but... I thought this BBC documentary on US rock music was pretty well done, even if they missed a bunch of things.

Part1 - 1960s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkoXqXAGvkE

Part2 - 1970s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh7DVY48xxQ

Part3 - 1980s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IoPzcybmGg

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

MrBling posted:

Last Days Here is about Bobby Liebling and Pentagram, who could probably have been the american version of Black Sabbath if Bobby hadn't hosed up his life with drugs.

This was very hard to watch, and not because it was a bad production.
--
Roky Erikson has to be the most extreme acid casualty I have ever seen as well. Syd Barrett levels of 'mind losing'. Just heartbreaking stuff.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Viginti posted:

As someone who likes Nirvana's music but never bought into the Cobain as Christ Mythology the Gen X's had, is it worth the time? Should I see the Broomfield instead?

Same, I never really got why they were so big when they were really watered down, pop'ed out punk/hardcore that was rolling for a decade before. Timing I guess.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

What Is Reality - BBC Documentary

quote:

There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories.

Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the event horizon of black holes, and from the far reaches of the cosmos. It may be that that we are part of a cosmic hologram, projected from the edge of the universe. Or that we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds. Your reality may never look quite the same again.

It's a few years old, but if anyone wants to get beat up by quantum mechanics this one if for you. I hate this stuff because it messes up my reality, so I am looking to take a few hostages with me, hoping to feel better about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFD0h9hhe_Q

I couldn't watch more than a few mins of the white people doc...

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Ginger Baker posted:

Keith Moon and John Bonham are poo poo

Counterpoint: (about 1 minute in)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLMc6J9h3mU


Moon was a wife beater jackass but still there's something behind the hype.

Herv fucked around with this message at 17:58 on Aug 4, 2015

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

So I am interested in watching this documentary and am having trouble purchasing it (or anything else).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAftwTfXbMs#t=166s

Rare that I get stumped, anyone have an idea?

The producer's site:
http://www.fafilma.lv/en/films/family-instinct

e: I dug it up, 2004 style, but I need to get some Latvian to English CC going. Sheesh.

Herv fucked around with this message at 16:52 on Jan 16, 2016

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Pingiivi posted:

Tower is on Netflix (at least in Finland) and it's a stylish documentary about the Charles Whitman shooting. The documentary is done in a rotoscoped animation style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k963PfUVeLQ

I love rotoscope animation technique

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

So happy we have a Ken Burns for this story. Such a complex tragedy.

Still working my way through it, hoping he nails the Laos and UXO legacy.

Still hosed all these years later...

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Was that the $5 a month thing I barely read so I could keep watching?

Still worth it for me.

e: watching on laptop though...

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Just finished ep6. We are getting into the meat of it now... jaw dropping first hand confessions. Jesus gently caress.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Just finished up and yeah this will probably get another run through. It definitely left a mark.

The feeling at the end is very similar to how I felt at the end of Ghosts of the Ostfront... stunned with a dropped jaw.

Its the firsthand accounts that always get me.

Logical Insanity.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

I get let down that the majority of Americans turned into pussies and hit the panic button over communism.

Like our main thing was to be against colonialism, we even put it down as a prereq for Britain to drop the colonies if they wanted help in WWII.

Nope instead we somehow think a small, poor country in the rear end end of Asia was going to start a domino effect with a result of COMMIES IN MY KITCHEN.

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Alan_Shore posted:

Louis Theroux's New documentary Dark States is incredible, on iPlayer right now

My last two documentaries were Vietnam and Dark States.

Can anyone please suggest something kind of upbeat like Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends?

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

The Polybius Conspiracy
https://www.radiotopia.fm/showcase/the-polybius-conspiracy/

quote:

The Polybius Conspiracy is a seven-part series, originally heard on Showcase, which tells the complex story of two men united by a decades-old urban legend. Polybius, a mysterious arcade game from the '80s whose alleged existence in the Pacific Northwest is fueled by myth and an obsessive online fan base, and which may have factored in the abduction of two teenage boys.

Ok this BS story was just a 5 minute read a decade ago, but its now a 7 part epic. Something you can listen to while you commute to work.

Pretty much every possible arcade game urban legend wrapped into one, but hey consider this entertainment!

Podcast it up!

Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

For old punkers, the rise and fall of Chi Pig from SNFU.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amb9F1njxcw

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Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

Mahoning posted:

I watched Andre the Giant on HBO last night. Itís not overly long, but man oh man did they interview absolutely every big name that crossed his path. Wrestlers, actors, directors, family, friends, etc.

I wish it delved more into the man himself but it seems that he was a mostly private person so what we hear secondhand from friends is the best weíll get.

Itís not a groundbreaking doc but that doesnít make it any less fascinating. The best bit is Hulk Hoganís blow by blow retelling of the Wrestlemania III match which I think anyone would enjoy even if youíre not into wrestling.

Obligatory 'Greatest Drunk on Earth' fanfic.
The Greatest Drunk on Earth

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