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A gift from Edgar Wright

27 Jun

I’m kind of late in posting this, but it’s still pretty cool, so what the heck.

Last week, actor Satya Bhabha, who played Matthew Patel in Scott Pilgrim vs the World, came to Fresno with his band He’s My Brother She’s My Sister. A couple of us sent Satya via Twitter the link to the Scott Pilgrim swede we did for Swede Fest 7, and he retweeted it. About a half hour later, Edgar Wright, director of Scott Pilgrim, posted a link to the swede on his blog, Edgar Wright Here.

Needless to say, what a tremendous and exciting surprise for those of us who made the swede, and for Swede Fest, which also got a shout-out in Wright’s blog post. Below is the swede, and here is the link to the blog post.

Quid pro quo: If you haven’t yet seen Scott Pilgrim vs the World, I highly recommend it. It’s one of the more creative and fun movies to come out in recent memory. And while you’re at it, give Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the amazing T.V. series “Spaced” a watch — all directed by Edgar Wright, and all fantastic.

Random link is random

3 May

Recently, Deadspin (part of the Gawker Media family of blogs), in a story about a man with a partial face arrested for selling meth, linked to the YouTube page featuring the Raising Arizona swede I did for Swede Fest 6. Ever since I heard about this (thanks, Bryan Harley!), I’ve been wondering why, and I finally came up with: *shrug.*

The man was arrested in Maricopa County, which is where Nicolas Cage’s character H.I. McDunnough lives — so there’s a slight connection there. But why they’d link to the swede as a point of reference for Raising Arizona, again I say: *shrug.*

Anyway, here is said swede. See if you can figure it out.

And don’t forget: Swede Fest 7 is coming up! Entries are due Monday.