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30DMC: Day 12: A Movie That You Hate
“Hate” is too weak a word for how I feel about Dancer in the Dark, an abomination of pretentious art-house filmmaking that is really the only cultural artifact in existence that lights in my soul a blazing double rage rainbow so intense and so vivid that I can see into the mind of psychopathic mass-murderers and serial rapists. Movies are supposed to make you feel, but Lars von...
Please Do Not Watch That Video Of That Girl...
You will regret it, I promise.
Oh, it's coming alright
One day, my son is going to come up to me and call something punk and he’s not going to mean that it was raw and angry, like, Johnny Rotten or long-haired Henry Rollins. He’s not going to be referencing straight-edge or emo or pop-punk or crust-punk, or egg-stiffened mohawks or spiked leather jackets or steel-toed boots. No, he’s going to mean that some everyday item was remade...
30DMC: Day 11: A Movie That Changed Your Opinion...
There are probably dozens of documentaries that have had a real impact on my views of the world (e.g. The Thin Blue Line, Night and Fog, Roger & Me, The Atomic Cafe, Born into Brothels, Daughter from Danang, Dark Days), but I think it says something about the types of movies that tend to get made, and perhaps my taste in movies, that I think so few non-documentaries have really impacted my...
I went a whole week without soda, but right now I would strangle the last kitten on earth for a Diet Coke.
Robert Reich: The Two Stories of This Terrible... →
The public doesn’t understand specific policies but it does understand stories that link them together. The stories give the policies context and meaning, and thereby show where policymakers are taking a nation (and, by implication, where the opposition would take it). Republicans lack specific policies but they have a story. Obama and the Democrats have lots of specific policies but don’t...
30DMC: Day 10: Favorite Classic Movie
Tough to choose, but let’s go with Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot. Most older comedies simply don’t translate anymore, but I can watch this one over and over again. Jack Lemmon is brilliant, Tony Curtis holds his own, and Marilyn Monroe is charming and funny. The last line, a doozie: “Nobody’s perfect.” Otherwise, my favorites are mostly suspense or noir:...
Why We Should Interpret the Islamophobic Glenn...
themattsmith: for the story goes: maura: “Mr. Jones, in a lengthy interview at his church, said he sincerely hoped that his planned Koran-burning would not lead to violence.” (nytimes) “Your country? It can’t survive like this. It won’t survive like this. America is fucked. You’re fucked. I can’t think of a single area in which you are not fucking failing. You’re going broke. Racists...
30DMC: Day 09: Best Soundtrack Beyond Judgment Night, what’s the point in arguing? Ice-T & Slayer. Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill. Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul. Really though? FAVORITES: Lost in Translation. The Virgin Suicides. Ghost Dog. The Life Aquatic. Rushmore. Royal Tenenbaums. O Brother Where Art Thou? The Big Lebowski. Grosse Point Blank. Reservoir Dogs. Velvet...
Dying? Press Your Ashes into Vinyl. →
chainofknives: Okay then! xoxo, michaela
oaksandroses asked: CTHULHU ART DILDO?! if you're not being serious, i'm going to be so so sad.
$195 Zombie Penis →
piratekitten: Extremely NSFW. It’s a freaking rotten penis dildo. “Horror Film Inspired Art Dildos: Hand Crafted” It’s that last part that gets me, the part after the colon, you see it right there? Outrageous. I am proud to say that I built a machine to mass-produce my Cthulu art dildo because I’m a REDBLOODED AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR and not some EUROTRASH DISCO ARTISAN...
The Problem of Conveying Punk Rock in Washington,... →
Fact of the day: Max’s teenage sweetheart From Kicking and Screaming went on to get her PhD and is now a potential Don Draper love interest. Cara Buono
A Decade Ago, Maybe More | wadcity | 8tracks I went retro with my first 8tracks mix: A bit of a reminiscence, eleven tracks I loved a decade or so ago, and still love. Early 90s through maybe 2001. Punky, post-punky, with a heavy taste for percussion. DC, Chicago, Pittsburgh. Dischord, Desoto, Touch & Go. Fugazi. Shellac. Hurl. I even squeezed some Team Dresch in there. Ted Leo. Spinanes....
Amazon: New Ra Ra Riot for $4 →
Recommended. Amazon: 8/24 Daily Deal: Ra Ra Riot’s brand-new album The Orchard is $3.99 today: http://amzn.to/dhp68c
is for mustache ride. (dailydropcap)
ctcircusfreak: Can. Not. Wait. oh man.
30DMC: Day 07: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or...
It’s kind of tough to beat “Luke, call me daddy” or “This motherfucking spinach dip is made of motherfucking people!,” but there are just so many of these. M. Night version: Casper the Friendly Child Psychologist, the village is a theme park, Sammy J Jr. is an evil nemesis, the aliens that landed on a planet that’s 2/3 water turn out to be allergic to it,...
BBC News: Bacteria Survives Space Travel →
They say, “It has been proposed that bacteria could be used in life-support systems to recycle everything.” I say, FUCKING ANDROMEDA STRAIN! (via postmodernista)
Support for Same-Sex Marriage, State by State... →
Mad Thoughts on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
madthoughts: I really enjoyed it. I was a fan of the books though too. I’m also not old. I’m a comic book reader. I’ve played video games for a decade or two. Many elements in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World appeal directly to these video gaming and comic booking parts of me. I also like Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Spaced), so I believe I would have liked the film despite numbers 4 and 5 above. ...
The Great Thing About America
is that for every one of these, there are like ten of these:
30DMC: Day 06: Favorite Made-for-TV movie
Well, my first reaction is… uh? Maybe I’ve been watching too much Project Runway, because all I could think of were those Lifetime movies with overly descriptive titles like Taken In Broad Daylight (James Van Der Beek!), Why I Wore Lipstick To My Masectomy (Sarah Chalke!), To Be Fat Like Me (Kaley Cuolco from Big Bang Theory in a fat suit!), and of course Raped by a Clown (Meredith...
Body Conscious Looks like Hulu has posted a bunch of Kids in the Hall sketches, with more on the way.