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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hell is damned good

Hell is not so bad, actually its quite a lively, fun place... if you're Satan that is. If you happen to be newscaster Hatcher McCord, it can be a little rough. Hatcher delivers the Evening News From Hell, forced to improvise every word since the teleprompter only displays inane obscenities, his girlfriend, headless Anne Boleyn, is obsessed with her old beau, Henry VIII, and he can only get in touch with his boss, the Devil, through voice mail.

Just as in his previous works Severance, historical figure's internal monologues the instant of their decapitation, and Intercourse, monologues of famous couples as they... couple, Butler is a master at making impossible insights come off as perfectly reasonable.

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