Not this again

We’ve gotten another rash (6) of emails in the past month or so from people again accusing Southern Comfort of co-opting images that Univore released years ago and using them as part of their newest ad campaign. Several of you wrote into us about this a while back after seeing a man who slightly resembled our friend and collaborator Marco Casale strolling along a beach in a bikini. We addressed your accusations in this post. Now this from someone named “Trim” in Arizona: “Vore: I was watching crazy cat videos on the Internet with my girlfriend the other day and one of the commercials we had to sit through was for Southern Comfort, or as I like to call it ‘ Universal Discomfort” because it tastes like shit no matter what part of the country you’re drinking it in. Get

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Plenty of Nog

When the holidays approach, Marco gets nostalgic. As should anyone else who was blessed with a pleasant childhood and didn’t then grow up to be an ungrateful bastard. Not a December day goes by without our Italian friend being set upon by a fond Italian memory of an Italian Christmas gone by. And this year was no different. That’s why we thought it only fitting to let Marco invoke some Casale family tradition in the 2013 Univore holiday video greeting. Thus, we gave him the creative reigns to our little holiday sleigh. When we told him that the idea was his to concoct, he grew warm and fuzzy with power. “I want to pay tribute to my uncle,” he told us after an entire week of deliberation. He went on to explain the details of an interesting ritual begun by

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All Hallow’s Eve

Did you know that Halloween dates back all the way to the ancient Celts? They used to light bonfires, apparently. Moving on… Anyone who knows Univore knows that at least half of the two members of Univore love Halloween. And if you love it as much as he does, then you’ve already assembled the costume you’ll confidently be wearing to this year’s celebration(s). You might even be wearing it right now. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. (Wink, LOL.) But if you’re amongst the millions who are having trouble coming up with a solid costume idea, here are some suggestions: * Tiny Tim – the character from Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ AND singer of the 1968 version of ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ simultaneously * Aileen Wuornos – the sexy highway prostitute BEFORE she became a serial killer * Sexy Edgar Allen Poe -

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Vampire

  Earlier this week, Univore posted a short video of Marco Casale posing and running in slow motion while dressed as a vampire. We provided an admittedly vague rationale for the work, citing the fact that “vampires have become firmly established as a dominant force in popular culture.’ It seems that a few of our supporters’ curiosities have not been satisfied. They want to know more about how the piece came to be. In a nutshell, it originated as Univore’s attempt to film a rock opera about the ecology of the virgin forests of Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, as conveyed in song by Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, also known as Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, as played by Marco Casale. The main tension resides in Dracula’s need to reconcile his love for the the biological diversity of the

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I Dream the Video

download the score Saturday night saw the premiere of Univore’s short film “I Dream the Video” at Heaven Gallery as part of the 2013 Chicago International Music and Movies Festival. A crowd of somewhere between 28 and 1,000 people attended, most of whom made us absolutely blush with their cheers during and after the screening. We appreciate the appreciation. Lead actor Marco Casale was there, too, wrapped in the very scarves he wore in the film, which he later tried to sell to various females in the audience as memorabilia before deciding to just give them away as gifts. Marco, your star continues to burn brightly. Heard from the field on Saturday night: * “Nice movie.” * “My favorite scene was where Marco eviscerated the chicken carcass. Speaking of which, was that one of those rotisserie jobs from Dominick’s? Either

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