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Jul 15, 2014

Apparently this resonated with a lot of us

help i’m in a meeting with no agenda and people who process externally—
Robin Hardwick (@robinhardwick) July 15, 2014

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Jul 14, 2014

Salo or 120 Days Of Sodom (1975): Sometimes Crap Is Just Crap

Salo or 120 Days Of Sodom (1975): Sometimes Crap Is Just Crap

robinhardwick:

You may have heard this film mentioned as the most depraved ever. Of course, I watched it.

Originally posted on The Unwatchables:

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One of the first things you learn in Art History 101 that art is really about “context.” A urinal is just a urinal, but when Marcel Duchamp placed that urinal in a museum, it was art. Not only was it art, but it was art that generated a lot of discussion.

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Jul 14, 2014

Music Video Monday: Madonna

Music Video Monday

I know Madonna is an obvious choice, but my pick is not so obvious:

Madonna, “Bedtime Story”

What happened to videos where you just threw a bunch of random images together to make a collage of craziness? Peter Gabriel got it. Tears For Fears got it.  Also, this video made me learn about whirling dervishes. It’s educational!

I also…

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Jul 14, 2014 / 50,493 notes

benzobuttercup:

mediamattersforamerica:

How Fox News covered women’s issues this morning. 

this is real it’s actually real

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Jul 14, 2014 / 11,685 notes

All these accounts of Dashcon read like the synopses of Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes like

hannahbalthecannibal:

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This all just seems like a complex scheme devised while eating cat food and huffing glue I am just saying

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Jul 14, 2014

Is this movie trailer serious?

Film trailers that are too long annoy me. Especially the ones that are trying too hard. And nothing is trying hard than this film called I Origins!

So much to dissect. Firstly, it’s trying to hard to have an atmosphere only Spike Jones can create. And Michael Pitt is supposed to be smart. Because he is a scientist! And wears…

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fuckyeahmovieposters:

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Daniel Pearson
Jul 14, 2014 / 268 notes

fuckyeahmovieposters:

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Daniel Pearson

Jul 14, 2014 / 352,696 notes
unimpressedcats:

nothing really mattress
Jul 14, 2014 / 7,078 notes

unimpressedcats:

nothing really mattress

ferniecommaalex:

You guys.
Tomorrow is July 15th. That means that it is the release date for Weird Al’s new album, the 35th anniversary of Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech AND… the premiere of Hotwives of Orlando on your TVs/internet boxes.
What is Hotwives of Orlando? Well, I’m surprised you asked, since I have not been shy in promoting it. It’s a new series created by Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman that I got to direct! It’s weird and funny and in one episode (spoiler alert) they get attacked by Aaron Spelling’s ghost. So, come on.
Not enough to convince you? Ok, well, in addition to Danielle and Dannah, it stars Casey Wilson, Kristen Schaal, Angela Kinsey, Tymberlee Hill, and Andrea Savage, who are some of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with. And it’s got a ton of other great people in it, like Stephen Tobolowsky, Joey McIntyre, Matt Besser, Jerry Minor, Rich Fulcher, Paul Scheer, Seth Morris, Jeff Hiller, Melissa Rauch, Kate Walsh, Sterling Knight, Jamie Denbo, Jessica Chafin, Deborah Tarica, Horatio Sanz, Kulap Vilaysack, Mike Phirman, Lauren Lapkus, Pam Murphy and Weird Al himself! (See? I brought it all the way back around to that first paragraph. Although the show has absolutely nothing to do with the malaise speech. That’s just one of my favorite weird moments in late-20th century history.)
Starting tomorrow, you can watch the first episode of the series here! And if you have Hulu Plus, you can watch all 7 episodes, right there on the first day! I’m really excited for people to get to see it, so check it out! Here’s the trailer!
Jul 14, 2014 / 13 notes

ferniecommaalex:

You guys.

Tomorrow is July 15th. That means that it is the release date for Weird Al’s new album, the 35th anniversary of Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech AND… the premiere of Hotwives of Orlando on your TVs/internet boxes.

What is Hotwives of Orlando? Well, I’m surprised you asked, since I have not been shy in promoting it. It’s a new series created by Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman that I got to direct! It’s weird and funny and in one episode (spoiler alert) they get attacked by Aaron Spelling’s ghost. So, come on.

Not enough to convince you? Ok, well, in addition to Danielle and Dannah, it stars Casey Wilson, Kristen Schaal, Angela Kinsey, Tymberlee Hill, and Andrea Savage, who are some of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with. And it’s got a ton of other great people in it, like Stephen Tobolowsky, Joey McIntyre, Matt Besser, Jerry Minor, Rich Fulcher, Paul Scheer, Seth Morris, Jeff Hiller, Melissa Rauch, Kate Walsh, Sterling Knight, Jamie Denbo, Jessica Chafin, Deborah Tarica, Horatio Sanz, Kulap Vilaysack, Mike Phirman, Lauren Lapkus, Pam Murphy and Weird Al himself! (See? I brought it all the way back around to that first paragraph. Although the show has absolutely nothing to do with the malaise speech. That’s just one of my favorite weird moments in late-20th century history.)

Starting tomorrow, you can watch the first episode of the series here! And if you have Hulu Plus, you can watch all 7 episodes, right there on the first day! I’m really excited for people to get to see it, so check it out! Here’s the trailer!

Jul 14, 2014 / 3,961 notes

paulftompkins:

This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. And it ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

Jul 13, 2014 / 370,363 notes
Jul 13, 2014

When the founding fathers created the Bill of Rights, they were certainly thinking about people with reality shows.

I have a lot of pet peeves. Leaving shoes in the living room. Backing into parking spaces. But most of all, it’s the goddamn misuse of the First Amendment. Did we not learn anything from the Duck Dynasty era? Fox News anchor still uses the First Amendment excuse when talking about the firing of these bigoted twins.

So where the fuck is my reality show? I am entitled to one under the law,…

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All hail Tilda
Jul 12, 2014

All hail Tilda

Currently.
Jul 12, 2014

Currently.