The FP is a 2011 American independent comedy film written and directed
by brothers Brandon (pictured right) and Jason Trost (pictured left).
The film focuses on two gangs—the 248 and the 245—that are fighting
for control of Frazier Park (The FP). The gangs settle their disputes by
playing Beat-Beat Revelation, a video game similar to Dance Dance
Revolution. Gang member JTRO (Jason Trost) undergoes training to defeat
L Dubba E (Lee Valmassy), the leader of a rival gang. Jason Trost
conceived The FP when he was 16 years old, and developed it into a short
film. He was then encouraged to make a feature-length version. Ron
Trost—Brandon and Jason Trost's father—served as special effects
supervisor and executive producer of the film, and his property was the
primary filming location. The full-length version of The FP premiered at
South by Southwest on March 13, 2011, and received positive reviews.
After its screening at the Fantasia Festival on July 30 that year,
Drafthouse Films acquired the film for distribution. It had a limited
release and received mixed reviews, failing to recoup its production
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_FP>
Today's selected anniversaries:
According to estimates based on the Codex Laurentianus Mediceus,
Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and
Stabiae in Italy.
War of 1812: British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting
fire to various U.S. government buildings, including what is now the
White House (pictured).
The predominantly Māori New Zealand Native football team
played the last match of their 107-game tour, the longest in rugby union
Buddhist crisis: The U.S. State Department ordered Ambassador
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. to encourage South Vietnamese Army officers to
oust Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not willingly remove Ngo Dinh Nhu from his
unofficial position of power.
About 90 total people died after suicide bombers attacked two
airliners flying out of Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
With care and consideration for the future; foresightly.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
￼ The term "just war" contains an internal contradiction.
War is inherently unjust, and the great challenge of our time is how to
deal with evil, tyranny, and oppression without killing huge numbers of