Tuesday March 1, 7:30 pm
The Art Theater
126 W. Church St., Champaign IL
All singing! All dancing! All 40+ minutes of my feature-film-in-progress, Seder-Masochism! This is not the finished movie, but the core musical scenes animated in Flash. While I take a production break to learn new software to make the rest of the film, let’s watch all these crazy scenes together in a theater. Featuring:
Unsubtle phallic imagery!
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. FREE MATZOH!
I was recently asked what the Ten Commandments would say if they were written today. I suggested these:
- Thou shalt go to college and acquire at least a Bachelor’s degree.
- Thou shalt root for at least one sportsball team.
- Thou shalt drive a car.
- Thou shalt eat the flesh of animals.
- Thou shalt breed.
- Thou shalt worship babies, and mothers, and parents. With thy tax penalties shalt thou worship them.
- Thou shalt be monogamous, that thou mayst treat thy partner as property even while denying it.
- Thou shalt copyright everything, that thou mayst censor even while denying it.
- Thou shalt bank and use credit cards and organize thy days according to “work” and “bills”.
- Thou shalt not question any of these commandments, lest thou be some kind of radical freak.
Music: The Things We Do For Love by 10cc (1976)
The Tabernacle is built, Aharon ordained, Joshua and Eleazar introduced, and an enduring religious hierarchy established.
This concludes the songs I’m animating in Flash for Seder-Masochism. The rest of the movie will be in different styles, possibly using different software. Experimentation awaits!
Tax-deductible donations can be made here.
This is Not Safe For Work, so gif is under the fold. Continue reading Circumcision! NSFW
A few years ago I posted this cycle of Aharon ritually slaughtering sheep. I recently re-did it so he’s slaughtering Kosher-style, from below the neck:
More about bloody ritual slaughter here.
Some people – even my own Momz! – requested more violence in Exodus 32: The Law, to better match the text. So I have obliged. You can see the carnage in the video starting around 3:20.
Exodus 32: 27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Continue reading Now with more violence
Note: Moses is a prophet of Islam, as well as Judaism and Christianity. The Law he delivers in Exodus is foundational to all Abrahamic religions.
7 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people,
Continue reading Exodus 32: THE LAW
Available again until November 24, because people apparently like to buy stuff in November.
Available until December 3 2014 April 13 October 18 November 24 here! There’s a pull-down menu that lets you choose between men’s and women’s crew necks, v-necks, and unisex long sleeved shirts. Teespring worked great for the Passover Satyr shirts – I was pleased with the quality of both the screen printing and the shirt stock. This is a much easier way for me to produce shirts than trying to figure out demand in advance and paying for everything up front.
Continue reading Angel O’ Death T-shirts
A talk I recently gave at TEDx in Maastricht, NL.
Continue reading Copyright is Brain Damage
Moses returning from Mt. Sinai, about to open a can of holy whoop-ass on those goddesses.
Continue reading Moses Brings THE LAW
The Bee Goddess from The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess) is available on Teespring shirts until September 17. All proceeds support me and the Seder-Masochism project! (You can also make a tax-deductible donation and get your name in the credits.)
Continue reading Bee Goddess shirts
Music: “Woman” by John Lennon (1980)
Everything else: Nina Paley
Another chapter in my feature film “Seder-Masochism.” Donate here: questioncopyright.org/sedermasochism
1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
3 And all the
Continue reading The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess)
Still working on it, but I like how it’s coming out. Based on Exodus 32. These are all things Hebrews should NOT be doing! But of course it’s the most beautiful chapter in the film.
Continue reading Some stills from the Golden Calf scene
You know you’re doing something right when Amos Yee gives you a shout-out (02:34) in the midst of a passionate, funny, enlightening rant. Praise from Caesar is praise indeed.
Continue reading Amos Yee is one of the greatest living defiers of classification
I took some liberties in this design. “Why all the boobies?” you may ask. Once upon a time, boobies were an object of respect, not shame and ridicule. My goddesses have big, bare breasts to represent that mindset. Not that I think boobies should be worshipped; I’m not into biological fertility, and I’m not a “breast (wo)man”. Having breasts myself, I can say they’re kind of a pain in the ass (nor am I an “ass (wo)man”). But there’s so much shame around female breasts these days, I make ’em big and plentiful on deities to remind myself, and hopefully you, that the shame, discomfort, and anger they provoke is about patriarchy, not women’s
Continue reading Hathor the Golden Calf