Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hello, Everybody on the Internet!

By my calculations, there are as many as 3700 people on the internet at any given time. It is my hope to lure each and every one of those people -- be they American, Canadian or Other -- to The Kind of Face You Hate, which is my new blog.

Hello. My name is Bill R. Don't worry, despite the mysteriousness of that single "R", I'm not going to write post after post about how the Bilderberg Group is pulling everyone's strings. No, this is going to be one of those rare blogs that focuses on things like movies and books. These are, I'm sorry to say, my two primary interests in life, but within these forms my tastes are quite eclectic, so expect to read about everything from Robert Bresson and Jean-Pierre Melville to Larry Cohen and John Carpenter; Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Kazuo Ishiguro to Donald E. Westlake and Thomas Ligotti.

A few words about the look and name of this blog before I call it a night. The title of the blog, The Kind of Face You Hate, comes from the film Blast of Silence. The alarming face you see beside the title is Dr. Mabuse himself, from Fritz Lang's The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. While my interests are, I think, as eclectic as I previously indicated, the darkness of both films, and particularly the deep pulp strangeness of Dr. Mabuse, should give you an idea of where my particular interests lay. So if you're especially fond of genres like Horror and Crime, you can expect both (and others) to be covered regularly.

The most important thing about that banner at the top, though, is that it was designed by my great good friend Jonathan Lapper, the man behind the very fine blog Cinema Styles. Without his encouragement and technical assistance, I probably wouldn't have started this blog. Well, not today, anyway. So thanks again, Jonathan.

PS - Content that includes stuff worth reading will hopefully be coming soon!

30 comments:

Jonathan Lapper said...

Hooray! You're up and running. By the way, of course you're not going to go on about the Bilderbergers - everyone knows the Illuminati control everything, duh.

And thanks for the feedback Mr Bill Ruthersford, it's appreciated.

bill r. said...

I officially welcome you to my blog, Jonathan! I hope I can think of things to write about. Otherwise, boy, won't this be a giant waste of everybody's time!

And I thought the Bilderbergers were the Illuminati. Man, I'm so confused about which group of shadowy, amoral international billionaires controls what.

PS - I know how you run things over on your blog, but here? No grab-ass.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I'll keep my hands to myself. Actually, it's the Council on Foreign Relations that I worry about. Where's Robert Anton Wilson when you need him? They say he died in 2007 but I'm not buying it. I think he's secretly infiltrating the Masons as we speak.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Hey, I just noticed you pulled a "Lapper" - doing the fake link thing with my name - Nice. That's the whole reason you started the blog isn't it?

Fox said...

A Bilderberg reference just 4 sentences in! This is gonna be awesome!

I wish I coulda popped your comment cherry, but it's appropriate that Jonathan got to that business first.

Can't wait for more Bill. Does this mean we won't be hanging out at Lapper's as much??

Fox said...

I just put "Bill Ruthersford" into Google and this was the first image that popped up.

All this talk about Bilderberg and the illuminati makes me wonder if that's Bohemian Grove in the background of that pic. Um... what am I getting wrapped up in here??

Ed Howard said...

Well, the banner sold me. Looking forward to seeing what you have to write.

Rick Olson said...

Who the hell are the Bilderbergers? Some kind of cut-rate McDonalds rip-off? Those clowns do control America, after all.

I do like a crazed head on a banner, though.

Dennis Cozzalio said...

All righty then! Bill jumps in just in time to chronicle the Dodgers' meteoric rise to the head of the NL class (never mind that they lost tonight-- just a hiccup).

You know, I knew this day would come-- it had to. You've had too much good stuff to say to keep it in the comments column for so long. You're already on my blogroll, buster, so onward with those Dark Knight essays (nah, that's so July)-- actually, I'd like to read your thoughts on Dr. Mabuse-- he's next in my Netflix queue, actually.

This is going to be a lot of fun and I welcome you, as does Jonathan and everyone else, to the ranks of the officially obsessed.

(P.S. Not that I'm a stickler or anything, but it's two Z's and one L. But as far as historic, and for all I know willful, misspellings of my name go, it's not a spot on Cozzaliowoppe, the all-time leader so far!)

bill r. said...

Holy shit, nine comments! What do I do, what do I do!?!?

Thanks everybody. I'm actually feeling a bit tense about this whole thing, but I actually do have an idea for a post I'll be writing later tonight, so maybe it'll be okay. One day at a time...one day at a time.

Fox - I'm the one on the left.

Dennis - Oh, jeez, sorry about that. I knew it was two Zs and one L, but my brain kersploded while I was typing it. Fixed, as they say!

Dr. Mabuse is a nutty, nutty movie, and I loved it. But I've only seen it once, actually, a week or so ago. It immediately became a favorite, and I hope to buy it soon, but I think I'll have to see it again before I write about it.

bill r. said...

Rick - The Bilderbergers make ice cream. Sweet delicious ice cream. You needn't concern yourself about them.

Fox - I'll probably still be commenting as much as ever. I'm a little twitchy about the idea of blogging from work. Commenting on other sites I'm fine with, for some reason, but most of my blogging will probably be done at night and on weekends.

Jonathan - Yes, the hidden link is the only reason I bothered with this. Maybe I'll just pack it in now.

Marilyn said...

Worry about The Committee of One Hundred. If they start commenting, Bill, you're done for.

Welcome to our humble blogosphere.

bill r. said...

Thanks, Marilyn! I just tried adding you to my blogroll, but something about this computer is flooey. But I'll do it when I get home, so that all my thousands of commenters can be funnelled your way.

Marilyn said...

I think they already are. I've been getting

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messages from many good people.

bill r. said...

Oh, excellent. Everything is according to plan...

I mean that in a good way. There's nothing diabolical about my plan at all.

Pat said...

Bill - Welcom to the blogosphere! I enjoy reading your comments on Cinema Styles and elsewhere, and will look forward to your posts here.

bill r. said...

Hey, thanks, Pat, I really appreciate it. I hope you'll stop by and comment from time to time.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Marilyn - Now we can blame Bill for all our junk e-mail. I'm currently working on a plan to somehow retro blame him for every unsavory e-mail I've received in the last year. I'll let you know when I come up with a reason half-baked enough that we can throw at Bill.

Brian Doan said...

Bill! My friend and companion in enjoying underrated superhero movies! Welcome to the blogosphere! I'll add you to my blogroll, and can't wait to read what you post next. Oh, and if you need advice about how to make your blog define Lapper's comments as "spam," just let me know.

Dark Knight comments are "so July"?? Frack-- I haven't written mine yet!

bill r. said...

Brian, my friend! Welcome! Glad to have you here. I feel like you and I are alone against the world, especially when it comes to Superman Returns.

Which unpopular superhero movie should we join forces to defend next?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Supergirl.

Brian Doan said...

Hmm...I was thinking Catwoman, actually. Or Daredevil. Let's give Ben Affleck some love!

Joe said...

Bill R.! You are a coward! You must use the internets to expose Build-a-Bear Workshop as the evil puppet masters they are!

bill r. said...

I'll not do it, Joe, who I don't even know at all! The Build-a-Bear people are good and kind and caring, and only want to teach people who to build their own teddy bears! And to also bring about a tryannical New World Order, but so the fuck what?

Joe said...

The little thing that plays "Hush Little Baby" in shrill electronic tones that they stuck in my bears paw is telling me to stop them, that what's what.

bill r. said...

Well, sir, you may bring every ounce of force you have at hand, and you will make not a dent in our hide. I mean, in their hide. It's not like I even have a dog in this race or anything...

Oh, and apropos of nothing, but CODE BLUE, CODE BLUE, THE FALCON HAS REACHED THE TURRET! REPEAT, THE FALCON HAS REACHED THE TURRET!

Ahem.

Joe said...

"Not a Dog in this Race"? Dear sir, I beg pardon, then what is that fluffy stuffed animal I have seens you snuggling? Can you claim a lamb to squeel a stuttering "How Much is that Doggy in the Window"?

I say not.

bill r. said...

Blackguard!

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