The New Weird
- Scutum Crux
- Wankel Engine
- Dance, Dance. Kill, Kill.
- Startle Warning
- The New Weird
1. Normal is the New Weird.
2. "Scutum Crux" probably doesn't mean what you think it means.
3. I like the idea of a "startle warning" before alarming material in children's films. I, for one, would choose a loud air horn, positioned slightly behind the tots left ear. It would suddenly blare out well in advance of any offending imagery, thereby ensuring that this generation of overprotected little treasures never has to worry about being frightened at the movies again.
I may have already used Wankel Engine as a band name, but I have to bring it up again. I have a lifetime fascination with nonstandard engines. in this case, my tribute is not to the engines themselves, but the Internet. I will never machine my own engine, but now, thanks to The Tubes, I can learn how the wankel relates to the early pistoned rotaries, and how the boxer engine extends the v4. Somehow motorheads and car race fanatics avoid the "geek" label, but they are anoraks of the first order.
Also I like saying the word wankel.
I then nominate Stifle the Chuckles as a Band Name For Some Other Day.
Poor "Stifle the Chuckles". Killed by that circus elephant...
Has that reference become obscure?