From: firstname.lastname@example.org Niall Kennedy To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:43:00 -0600 Subject: Proposed property: country_code I would like to propose property, country_code, used to describe a country or territory as an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code. This explicit definition of a country or territory increases publisher confidence their outputted values will be correctly indexed and mapped by consuming agents.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/english_country_names_and_code_elements.htm= The problem =I am the President of the United States and would like to add Open Graph protocol markup for my office, The White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. I recognize that anyone consuming information about this location will likely normalize the variety of ways people reference the country. I would like to maximize the compatibility with consuming agents without concern over the variety of ways people reference the country.USUSAUnited StatesUnited States of AmericaEstados UnidosEstados Unidos de Américaetc.Highlighted in October:https://groups.google.com/d/topic/open-graph-protocol/YNdqPWG47Q8/discussion= Proposed solution =ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes are the most widely used method of referencing a country or territory. These country codes form the basis of ISO 3166-2 region codes (also useful to OGP). The same codes map to ICANN ccTLDs, currency codes, and IETF language tags (partially derived, at least a basis).Facebook seems to use ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes to represent a country in its advertising targeting tool. UIAdTargeting_CountriesTokenizer_* value maps to two-character country codes. I expect they will be able to easily map a new country_code OGP value based on their existing geo-breakdowns.http://www.facebook.com/ads/create/Consuming agents would be expected to publish ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 values not supported by their platform, and hopefully remap these values into a supported country or region. Facebook recognizes Palestine (PS) and Taiwan (TW) as countries for example, but other systems might choose to map these territories to another country code.= Possible issues =What happens to country-name? Country name is freeform text and therefore might be useful as a system label. Consuming agents will likely still try map a country-name to their internal geographic values in the absence of a more precise value such as country_code.Compatibility with region data. A normalized data solution for country reference should also incorporate an easy path to region normalization. I like the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 and 3166-2 coupling.Thanks,-Niall Kennedy
January 12, 2011
“THE GROOVIEST ZOMBIE
BIKER MOVIE OF THEM ALL!
The cult classic known as ‘the greatest British zombie biker movie ever made’ returns with the ultimate full-throttle restoration: Nicky Henson (Witchfinder General), Beryl Reid (The Beast In The Cellar) and Oscar® winner George Sanders (All About Eve, Village Of The Damned) star in this beloved ‘70s mind-blower about a motorcycle gang who burst from their graves to crush a world of psychedelic hippie pleasures under the wheels of black leather occult mayhem. You’ve got to believe it’s come back: Psychomania – from veteran horror director Don Sharp (Kiss Of The Vampire), the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriters of Horror Express, and featuring some of the wildest cycle stunts of the decade – has now been restored from the only uncut 35mm print in existence and packed with new Bonus Features produced exclusively for this edition.
LEMMY RIDES FREE, IF YOU SQUEEZE HIS LIZARD
Nothing like a spot of British metal to brighten up a Monday and what better than Motorhead’s awesome 1984 anthem “Killed By Death”? It’s all the more appropriate in that rock God Lemmy is of course a Severin alumni, having recreated his classic turn as the post-apocalyptic cabbie in our Hardware Promo last year, but also because this video seems to have been inspired in no small part by this month’s Severin Special Edition release Psychomania.
- • Return Of The Living Dead: Interviews with stars Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor
- • Sound Of Psychomania: Interview with Soundtrack composer John Cameron
- • Riding Free: Interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews
- • Introduction by Fangoria Editor in Chief Chris Alexander
- • Original Theatrical Trailer
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Neglected in '10: The Mafu Cage
i like this guy because he cusses sometimes
The Mafu Cage is Three Women meets Grey Gardens meets Tarzan. It is ridiculously '70s. It is so '70s, it should come with a Quaalude and 3D glasses where one side is brown and one side is green. It being as '70s as it is means that it is both entirely off the wall and paced like a person on crutches. And not temporary crutches, but the kind with the bicep cuff. Hardcore crutches that bespeak genuine disability. It also is completely un-PC, from a scene in which Cissy brutally beats her orangutan to death (they didn't actually kill an ape for the sake of this movie -- even though it wouldn't have been unheard of in the '70s -- but as Kane relays in a recent interview that's on the DVD, she visibly disturbed her orangutan co-star, whose trust she spent much of the filming gaining) to having its principal characters carry out the aforementioned incestuous lesbian affair, despite (or probably because of) Cissy's unspecified mental illness...
"It’s been a long time since anyone but me stroked your breasts," says Cissy to her sister Ellen (played by Lee Grant) at one
It's a head-scratcher -- is Cissy fucking mad, or is it this entire production? Does parsing this out even matter, as one was bound to be if the other was, anyway, right? (This should be especially true if the movie is to take itself seriously, which I believe it does.)
The blackface scene, by the way, doesn't read as hateful, despite whatever history-neglecting insensitivity is there. Cissy and Ellen grew up amongst tribes in Africa with their scientist father, and she is wrapped up in nostalgia and dresses accordingly. She also listens to reel-to-reel tapes of jungle sounds constantly. If anything, she's trying way too hard to be down.
Way too hard.
But oh, the costumes are really something!
And the film is gorgeous most of the time (if always through the murky filter of a '70s production).
The acting is over-the-top (“You wish I was dead!”) to the point of hysteria.
I don't know whose idea it was to have Cissy say, "Dumb shit! Dumb shit!" as a verbal tic when she's triggered, but it is safe to say that it was a real life dumb shit. Really, though, I can't imagine this movie being anything than what it is, basically because I never would have imagined this movie in the first place. I came across it by chance, never having heard of it (not even via its other even more ridiculous alias titles Deviation and Don't Ring the Doorbell). It's as hard to qualify the performances in this movie as it would be hard to qualify the performances of a child's playtime. The sounds of both are eerily similar, given the jungle soundtrack and Carol Kane's mellifluous voice (she talks like a sock puppet with a sock stuffed in its mouth). It's strange to imagine a movie that defies categorization to the point of refusing to be placed in the realm of good or bad, but then The Mafu Cage is unimaginable in every way.
http://whatgetsmehot.posterous.com/neglected-in-10-the-mafu-cage Neglected in '10: The Mafu Cagei like this guy because he cusses sometimesThe Mafu Cage is Three Women meets Grey Gardens meets Tarzan. It is ridiculously '70s. It is so '70s, it should come with a Quaalude and 3D glasses where one side is brown and one side is green. It being as '70s as it is means ... Dogmeat