Horizons: The Crimson Permanent Assurance

April 16th, 2011 by | 2 comments

This week’s Horizons comes from a tip by Harris McMahon. In his own words: “For those who do not know, this is a short film directed by Terry Gilliam that appeared before the film Monty Python and the Meaning of Life. (I didn’t like the film compared to other things by Monty Python, but the Crimson Permanent Assurance completely stole the show.) The film is about pirates, but not exactly the kind of pirates that you expect. Just watch it and you will understand!” It’s a great, funny comment on capitalism and corporate culture. I suggest you just watch it (I’ve combined the two videos into a single convenient playlist, which you can view below). Read the rest of this entry »

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Horizons: Muppet Treasure Island

March 26th, 2011 by | No comments

Muppet Treasure Island is a film that combines two things we all love: Muppets and pirates. So if you haven’t seen it yet, you should! And if after seeing it you want more, you’re in luck, because there is also a video game of it, and it’s an adventure game too! Of course, since it’s aimed at kids it isn’t very hard, but it’s an enjoyable enough experience, and it features live action characters and a bunch of jokes that weren’t seen in the film. In fact, this game, along with Muppets Inside, were among my favourites in the golden age of CD-ROM gaming.

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