Bionic Buddha is a website dedicated to content for multimedia devices. The Victory5 TV network headlines shows such as 'Distortions' (an anecdotal music trivia show), 'Mostly Weird News' (odd but weird news stories from around the world), 'Rewired'(unique website reviews), films shorts and more. These shows are typically under 3 minutes in length and customized for your PDA, mobile, cell, ipod or home fun viewing.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Welcome to Rewired

Well my lovelies, welcome to Rewired, another Victory5 and Bionicbuddha television program. Our host Professor Dave Brown reviews the coolest web sites around. You no longer need to randomly troll the internet for fun sites, Professor D.B. will tell where they all are and what they're all about...and the best part is most of them are legal and no animals were hurt. To be honest, we don't even know if he's a real professor...although he's sure stiff enough to be! We also have a new show - Movie Pimp, currently in production promises some new and innovative perspectives and approaches to television programming and style. So, you no longer have to wait, Rewired is here.
I've said it many times before but thank you from Bionic buddha and Victory5 to Mark Zempel for use of your song, "What I don't know" for the Rewired opening theme. Check out Mark's myspace page under our links column. You can hear the song What I don't know in its enirety here just select the song and hit play on the standalone player for those that have never been to myspace.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Superman and the World of Tomorrow

Hey, we're back after taking a break, letting viewers and visitors new to bionic buddha and victory5 to catch up and get acquainted with our site. I know, I often rant about Sky Captain, but I do marvel at the DIY attitude (for the most part) that brought the film project to the silver screen. I am suprised however that no one has apparently noticed that Sky Captain directly "borrows" (almost scene for scene in some instances) from Dave Fleischer's Superman and the Mechanical Monsters (1941). Just look at the obvious similarities between the robots themselves. Also, take a close look at the flying scenes involving robots in both Superman and Sky captain, particularly note the outstretched arms that double as wings to allow the robots to fly-exactly the same for both. There is a scene in both Superman and Sky Captain where police are shooting at a giant robot. The camera perspectives, visual styles and scenes are identical. There are plenty of other similarities to note. Go take a look at it for yourself and get back to us with your comments. See the Superman episode I'm talking about here.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Lady buddha's lover

No, we haven't forgotten you all. There has been a slight delay in the new program, Rewired. Post production is almost done, check in now and again. We realize posting has been a bit sparce of late but our viewership is growing rapidly and we are allowing some catch up time. Not to worry lots of great stuff on the horizon from bionic buddha and the victory5 television network.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What would you do if the world were watching?

It may be a bit premature, but we're trying to get a jump on the competition. Wrigley's (the gum people) have an upcoming promotion to launch their new "extreme" gum. They have a new website dedicated for this purpose at
Bionicbuddha has a lot of our movies, television shows (Victory5 network), experimental cinema and movie trailers on the "myextreme" site. On this site you vote for your favourite clips and vote off the one's you don't like. So, all you bionic buddha fans get out there and rock the vote.
At the moment the site seems to be having some technical issues, you'll see what we mean. They have also made some errors in our profile and listed the wrong site address and web link. We hope to have this issue resolved soon. Check it out in the meantime.
A large thanks again to Steve at Stumble records for connecting us with this promotion. There are multiple links on this blog page to his website. Check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2006

You and me and them

A big thanks to Steve at Stumble emerging heavyweight supporter of bionicbuddha. Steve's label is host to various cool punk, rockabilly and ska bands. Congratulations to Steve on his recent signing of the Mahones, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Steve also recently gave us permission to use the Sick Boys song "You and me and them" in our "Slick as Ice" film trailer. Thanks Steve, you're swell. Check out the Stumble Records website at

Sunday, February 19, 2006

General discussion thread

talk about whatever you want here or just say hello.

The buddha goes backstage with key production personality

An interview with Punch Zacklusky, assistant fight choreographer for "Modern Man's Guide to the Jet Age Girl"

Many people can remember Punch for his much celebrated and award winning work on box office hits such as, "Assasin's Choice" and "Prelude to a Kill". Punch revolutionized the industry by developing scenes with spectacular visual effects (flying limbs, extra arms, spraying blood), even before Chuck Norris. Both pre and post production, Punch's colleagues have always expressed admiration for the positive energy he has brought to the film industry. As an active curler, enthusiastic gardener, and weekend oyster floater the buddha caught up with Punch in between bonspiels.

BB: You have worked with many talented members of the screen guild, to date who has been your favourite?

PZ: I don't know there have been so many...but I would say all the actors in the Modern Man's Guide were pretty easy and fun to work with.

BB: What do you think was the most challenging part in this movie?

PZ: The movie itself was easy. The actors were great and I really like the writer and working with the director of photography and the chief lighting technician. When you work with the right combination of on-screen professionals and a compliment of editors backstage, the fight scenes almost choreograph themselves. Probably the most difficult part was negotiating and inking the deal.

BB: If you are able to tell us, what finally brought you on board with this project?

PZ: Well, actually the toughest part was that the studio did not want to cover the costs of relocating my hobby horses from California to Maryland. They were also hesitant to cover the insurance costs for my favourite pet gazelles and african land snails. The tipping point and what really brought me on board was the relaxed and open-minded policy on dress code and I was also very happy to find out about their attitutde towards concealed weapons.

If you haven't already, check out the great work which PZ and crew have done in "Modern Man's Guide..." at .

Also look for great future productions at as the team at Victory 5 are consistently adding to an already solid line up of entertaining shows.

Saturday, February 18, 2006



I had to post this bit as I had recently come across this LFO song (summer girls) again....I particularly like the line, "I'll steal your honey, like I stole your bike"....maybe they ran out of lyrics on this line, "Like the color purple,macaroni and cheese, ruby red slippers and a bunch of trees"...anyway, it has my vote as the worst song of all time and within it, the worst lyrics point is.....I think I smell a new episode of Distortions coming on..please submit your worst song and/or worst song lyrics of all time. Send it through our contact page or through the blog...and let's get freaky. Ok, so now the worst song ever:


New Kids On The block,had a bunch of hits
Chinese food makes me sick.
And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer,for the summer
I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch,
I'd take her if I had one wish,
But she's been gone since that summer..
Since that summer

Hip Hop Marmalade spic And span,
Met you one summer and it all began
Your the best girl that I ever did see,
The great Larry Bird Jersey 33
When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet
Billy Shakespere wrote a whole bunch of sonnets
Call me Willy Whistle cause I can't speak baby
Sumthin in your eyes went and drove me crazy
Now I can't forget you and it makes me mad,
Left one day and never came back
Stayed all summer then went back home,
Macauly Culkin wasn't Home Alone
Fell deep in love,but now we ain't speakin
Michael J Fox was Alex P Keaton
When I met you I said my name was Rich
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch

New Kids On The block,had a bunch of hits
Chinese food makes me sick.
And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer,for the summer
I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch,
I'd take her if I had one wish,
But she's been gone since that summer..
Since that summer

Cherry Pez,cold crush,rock star boogie
Used to hate school so I had to play hookie,
Always been hip to the B-boY Style
Known to act wild and make girls smile,
Love New Edition and the Candy Girl
Remind me of you because you rock my world
You come from Georgia where the peaches grow
They drink lemonade and speak real slow
You love hip hop and rock n roll
Dad took off when you were 4 years old
There was a good man named Paul Revere
I feel much better baby when you're near
You love fun dip and cherry Coke,
I like the way you laugh when I tell a joke
When I met you I said my name was Rich
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch

Bridge In the summertime girls got it goin on,
Shake and wiggle to a hip hop song
Summertime girls are the kind I like,
I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike

Bugaloo shrimp and pogo sticks
My mind takes me back there oh so quick
Let you off the hook like my man Mr. Limpet
Think about that summer and I bug,cause I miss it
Like the color purple,macaroni and cheese,
Ruby red slippers and a bunch of trees
Call you up but whats the use
I like Kevin Bacon,but I hate Footloose
Came in the door I said it before,I think I'm over you
but I'm really not sure
When I met you I said my name was Rich
You look like a girl from Abercrombie and Fitch

In the summer girls come and summer girls go
Some are worth while and some are so so,
Summer girls come and summer girls go
Some are worth while and some are so so,
Summertime girls got it goin on
Shake and wiggle to a hip hop song
Summertime girls are the kind I like
I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike

a design for life

Here's an early design idea intended for the post green screen back drop on Mostly Weird News...I really loved this design, however it was way too sterile, Eric also seemed to get lost in the text background. As we were creating the show with portable devices in mind I also liked the fact that the two pillars (one in red, the other black and white) resembled ipods. I think we'll likely end up using the layout for some promo somewhere, sometime. By the way, we should have new episodes of MWN up soon. Hang in there, we're catching up.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Fresh Attire

Just a reminder for everyone to refresh their browser now and again as to not miss updates and changes to the site. There are new posts on our blog sure to check out the buddha on.. segments where the buddha waxes poetic (somewhat) on whatever topic suits him. Did you read buddha on Vikings below? he brings the funny. Rewired is very close to completion and you should be able to see it next week at

The buddha on Vikings

Vikings – The Buddha waxes pedantic on the blood-thirsty saxons of the North Atlantic

I have often dismissed the vikings as a culture of fierce and merciless warriors, fearlessly invading and terrorizing the main western European trading routes and establishing colonies as far spread from their centers of influence, as North America.

It turns out these oft misunderstood Europeans were, in fact mavericks in promoting the science of dentistry.

Additionally, the popularized images of wild-haired, helmet-donning Norseman associated with the vikings, has hardly any base in reality. Vikings used a variety of tools for personal grooming such as combs, tweezers, razors or specialized "ear spoons". Brings new meaning to the Raisin Bran commercial – two scoops !!

Vikings also used soap, long before it was reintroduced to Europe after the fall of the Byzantine Empire. (I wonder what they would have done to get their hands on some aftershave and conditioner – or even a nice herbal rinse)?

What can we take from this in terms of relevance for our fast-paced lives, filled with wireless communication and e-valentines greetings? Well, I think that firstly, before we judge nationalities and cultures in haste, we should think twice…and remember the words of the great viking king, Sæmundr Sturluson, who once observed, “Vi arbejder til stadighed på at forbedre siden, og vi håber derfor, at du vil hjælpe os med at besvare nogle få spørgsmål”.

Please check our blog next time, for future entries concerning, Søren Kierkegaard - the father of existentialism? or inspiration behind the comedic genius of Homer Simpson…

love all serve all

We though it would be interesting to share some old bionicbuddha web page designs. They were really fun but not adaptable so we had to dump the old website in favour of the present one...we hope to change the present site design over time as the meantime enjoy and look for updates. The image of the girl in the space suit on the former opening page (in pink) has been adapted to the present site. It is the same space suit worn by our hero in the movie Space Squadron and the Time Condenser (sans bubble helmet). The former movie page (in gold) featured a promo poster for the movie Slick as Ice that we have been developing, a gritty 70's cop drama- who doesn't love a hero that wears a Leonardo DiCaprio t-shirt while kicking ass? Thus far we have some trailers that are fun to watch but need more production. Til next time.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


This is Sada, we have a link to her blog on our site. She is one funny gal and a strong supporter of bionicbuddha. We recieved a great deal of traffic from her blog recently and encourage all on this end to visit her at I mention she was funny?..where else do you find someone that wears mexican wrestling masks, hugs random animals and makes her mom recite saucy rock lyrics on video?

Karma Police

Mostly Weird News...was a program designed to give you interesting news stories, not the kind that puts you to sleep. So, if you're looking for news updates for some middle east crisis you've come to the wrong place, but if you want to find out about the eighteen year old girl that sold her virginity on ebay, then we're source for you. As the show gets established we will add more current events, admittedly the last few have been more historic in content as we establish a viewer base. Eric's facial expresions in this just kill me...when Dave (the co-producer) and I were trying to find someone for this part we had two people in mind and Eric just worked out. He's done a good job and we expect lots more from him as he settles into the job. See Mostly Weird News here
Viva la revolution!


It should be here soon...Rewired is near the end of production and we hope to have a couple episodes up on the bionicbuddha website in the next week or so. Here’s the skinny…..our host Professor Dave Brown reviews some of the oddest and coolest websites around….he gives you information on awesome prank ideas, beer for your dog, how to create your own super hero and how to buy NYC garbage. I like the visual appeal of this show, it looks good…you’ll get to see it soon. Many thanks to Mark Zempel for permission to use his song “What I don’t know” as the opening score. More on Mark below.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Space Squadron and the World Of Tomorrow

Ahhh yes, Space Squadron, against the better advice of my co-producer, I wanted Space Squadron to have a more serious tone, we can all see that it didn’t work out so well…..we do want to continue the Space Squadron series but with more humor…if I can convince the co-producer I would love to post the test for Space Squadron, it one of the funniest things I have ever seen….he may need some coaxing…I got a great idea from the commentary on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow….it seemed like they were in the same predicament as us at team buddha as they only had one space suit for the “hover carrier” scene but overcame the problem by shooting the various actors seperately on a green screen but using the same suit…we’ll give it a go..until then


Ps..I do love that British, Dr. Who-esque opening bit on “Space Squadron and the Time Condenser” though.

Marky Mark

A million thanks to Mark Zempel for allowing us to use his song, “What I don’t know” as the theme for Rewired, I know he is very curious to see what we have done with it and what it is being used for exactly. Please check out Mark’s awesome brand of pop. We have a link on our music page to his myspace page, you can hear his music through our bionicbuddha main site or just link here at I wasn't sure where Mike was from exactly, somewhere in the U.S. He had refused to tell me, I think my reputation as a stalker frightened him a bit. But nevermind all that now, I found out that he lives in sunny California! We will feature Mark now and again on our blog. Mark, you rock! I don’t know what that means exactly, people just like to use the term loosely. When I asked Mike to use his song as the theme to an indie show, he told me it was “so roxor”, I don’t know what that means either.

Peace out.

oops, I did it again

For clarification...somewhere in the edit this was missed. In the Distortions episode "Highway Star/Cars", Jen describes the band "The Knobs" and it's singer, D.E. Milford who wrote a song called "If I die in a car accident", following this it was supposed to have been added that, "he died in a car accident". Not so eerie without that last part. Accidents happen. Bad pun. Yuck.

Production Diaries on Distortions

Distortions was a fun show for me to I have a love for music, although not exactly where I want it to be yet, I must admit I have had a lot of fun producing this one. Distortions is shot in a small studio, Jen stands in front of a green screen flooded with lights. The opening sequence is also shot in two parts with the smaller radio shot in front of a green screen as well. It's also interesting to see Jen's confidence in front of the camera increase as the episodes progress. She does a wonderful job.

There are some great episodes that we are working on one that's about backwards messages in songs and another that's more audience participatory. The audience one is going to be a top ten list of favourite bands of some sort....if you have any topics you would like to see covered on this show let us know...thank you for your continued support

Split Second

We had recieved some emails on this band..sigh..they are no longer together...Dave Thompson the singer, went on to form the boy band Wave...hoooweee...he would kill me for calling them a boy band...yes, far from their Mighty Mighty Bosstones-esque ska and let live I say....Dave is writing for Sony music these days I believe..we will be adding more to our music list as time goes on, but will most likely stay with bands that have supported this site in one way or another..television and film is our game.


See our friend, Jonathan's blog on music, click the link above.

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