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Achtung: Kraftwerk Roboter VERBOTEN! :D

A little while ago I uploaded a video spoof of Kraftwerk's "The Robots" to youtube, a parody of the original 1978 video using the original track.

Some time ago EMI, Kraftwerk's record company, blocked the video in Germany for using their copyrighted material - as is their right, since after all the video *does* use the original tune.

Interesting though: My video was the only one using that tune and that got blocked by EMI I could find on youtube - all the others are still running, some of them are online for years...

Now that looks a little more interesting. It has something rather ... exclusive. :)

Almost as if EMI actually doesn't care too much whether someone uses KW material youtube, but someone called them and somehow got them to make an exception for my video...

While that, at first glance, might sound a little far fetched - there *is* a person with the connections to do such a thing and who is known for similar shenanigans...

And I do know a person who knows that person...

In Germany we have a saying: "Ein Schelm, wer Böses dabei denkt." ("He who assumes ill will behind this is a fool", more or less - but it actually kinda means the opposite - like saying "you know, this DOES seem a little weird for a pure coincidence!")

Anyways - since I like the video a LOT and would like it to be seen in Germany as well I will simply make a new version of it that, instead of the original "The Robots", will use an old parody of the tune I made ages ago and which I will re-record (since the old version sounds like crap) - problem solved.

In the meantime please enjoy this new video from of a fucking robot:

Mr.Plinkett reviews: Star Wars, The Phantom Menace

It should be obvious by now from the contents of this blog that I'm a big fan of online movie reviews of shlocky movies - the ones I post here are just the best I find, I watch many more.

What makes a good crappy-movie-review for me? Well, for one it really helps when the reviewer actually knows stuff. Just saying "this sucks" I can do too, but to explain why something sucks so bad that it has an event horizon from which no braincells can ever return once they got into it's range - that is an art...

So let me introduce you to Mr.Plinkett. I have already posted movie reviews from his webpage before here - like the one he did about the Star Trek reboot. If you have seen them you don't need more information, you already know the phenomenon that is called Plinkett.

If you haven't: Mr.Plinkett has a unique insight into the movies he talks about, laying his fingers on the weak spots, giving credit where credit is due, pretty much all the time being spot on. That, and he also tortures & murders women in his basement.

Nice bloke, though.

What turned him from a funny act from some webpage into the internet celebrity he is today (with mentions at MTV or Entertainment Weekly) has got to be his review of Star Wars, the Phantom Menace - probably the best existing review of this disaster of a movie worldwide. Enjoy! :)

New reviews by Red Letter Media

There's new movie reviews from - Baby's day out (or as we German's call it: "Geschlechtsverkehr der Schmerz entfernt") and Avatar. I *highly* recommend also checking his other reviews, mainly those of diverse Star Wars and Star Trek movies. Enjoy!