Thursday, May 20, 2010

Geauxjira: The Movie

Cafe 's test kitchen lent a helping hand this week to an instant cinema classic: Geauxjira. Created by Michael Homan, a member of the Cafe's bicycling pub crawl team, Geauxjira points an accusatory finger (the middle one, in fact) at BP's oil spill in a parody re-make of the Japanese Godzilla film, Gojira.

Here's an explanation from the director:
mhoman — May 19, 2010 — Geauxjira is a brief homage to some famous scenes in Ishiro Honda's movie Gojira (1954), better known in English as Godzilla. Whereas Godzilla was created from nuclear explosions, Geauxjira is a giant crawfish spawned by leaking crude oil. On April 21st, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana. Eleven people perished in the explosion. As we made our movie, thousands of barrels of oil leaked every day on the Gulf of Mexico's floor, causing the biggest environmental disaster in our lifetime. Moreover, we're terrified about the ramifications the oil will have on our economy and lives. In making a parody there is a danger of giving the impression that we find this calamity to be funny. In fact, the opposite is true. We're angry and frightened about the uncertain impact of this disaster. If you're interested, we'd invite you to do two simple things: first donate to the Friends of the Laffitte Corridor (, a non-profit organization designed to convert a rail line in the heart of New Orleans into a bike path. Second, try to reduce your oil consumption. We hope you enjoy our movie.


saintseester said...

I can't even begin to explain the crazy... Loved the hot sauce. But is Crystal the right strength for such a big job?


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