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How much did they pay the black guy to stand directly in sight of the camera?
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February 10, 2012 on Rick Santorum Is An Incredible Asshole, Feb. 10 Edition
I've always simmered this dichotomy down to the context of the viewer. I think if say you are a fan that was drawn into what was ostensibly elusive about the show (i.e. smoke monster), then yes, I can see why the show might have been received as a giant 'FUCK YOU' to their viewers. I guess i was one of those viewers that was drawn into character as opposed to the island, and I think most sci-fi and/or fantasy does that very well (placing otherwise normal people in a grand backdrop that seemingly doesn't exist elsewhere to produce some sort of narrative that reflects the ingenuity of the human spirit blah blah blah pretentious media studies major blah). With that being said (thank you, Larry David), I'm not entirely sure that it is a fair statement to implicitly say that most of the development of the show was about perpetually being dishonest with the teases, questions and mysteries they were presenting. I think, for the most part, TPTB tried to provide some sort of answer, or even just a hint or a context, to provide some sort of direction for the audience to either completely understand it or deduce enough information to figure it out for themselves (the latter, being what I think most people found attractive about the show in the first place). Aside from the Ajira boat, I think most diehard Lost fans can reasonably answer most of the core mysteries. I do understand, however, that the mainstream viewer didn't exactly keep in touch with J. Wood, Totally Lost with Jeff Jensen or any other really intelligent and dedicated geeks to break things down for us, so I can see why a mention of the Casimir Effect isn't something that all of us may lose our shit over. Lastly, I did think that some of the finale came off as mawkish, but my nipples can't help but get hard enough to cut glass everytime I hear 'There's No Place Like Home'. There was something about that show that meant a lot for me, and because of that, I admit that i'm heavily bias. Post-script: If anything, can we all agree that 'Through The Looking Glass' was one of the best finales for any show and that 'The Constant' stands out as one of the best hour long programs ever? Please? Cease fire?
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September 27, 2011 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Damon Lindelof Explains How Lost Was Kind Of Bullshit
Not to be "that guy" (you know, the adamant LOST fanatic who will defend the show and a majority of the decisions and supposed plot holes to his dying breath--there's one in every family, seek them out), but I never quite understood the fervent distaste with writers "making it up as they go along" because, well...that's intrinsically how narratives are written...right? Am i taking crazy pills? Moreover, I think Darlton had enough foresight to see that people were getting antsy with where the show was going, or the nature of how it was written. Which is why i think they threw in the Dickens' references in 'Live Together, Die Alone' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' (duh) to implicitly say, "Hey assholes. Dickens made up his shit as he went along in journal publications. Lay off, jerks". To which we replied, "Pft. A Tale of Two Cities? Minor Dickens. Give me some Flannery O'Conner".
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September 27, 2011 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Damon Lindelof Explains How Lost Was Kind Of Bullshit
Question: So now I'm a bigot because I believe in the Bible teaches? Answer: Yes, kind of. If you are only concentrating on Leviticus (old mosaic by the way) and what he said in one line on that massive phonebook-esque fantasy text. Then, yes, you are kind of a bigot.
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September 1, 2011 on Rick Santorum Fails To Rest His Case
Quick! Someone call Stephen to slap the shit out of that hurricane!
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August 25, 2011 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
"Sure...why not?" -Seconds before Ryan Gosling put down his Strawberry Surfrider he got at Jamba Juice to stop a fight between strangers
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August 22, 2011 on Girl Accidentally Films Ryan Gosling Breaking Up A Fight In NYC While She’s Filming A Normal Non-Gosling Fight For Some Reason
I can't wait for the inevitable biopic '40 Minutes' starring Dave Franco.
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July 25, 2011 on Man Getting Stuck In Storm Drain Story Is Confusing
The hook to this song oddly sounds like the hook to LCD Soundsystem's 'Get Innocuous'. I smell a massive legal battle in the works.
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July 25, 2011 on Kids Sing Cute Made Up Motivational Songs That Are Actually Kind Of Inspiring The Darndest Things
This video is much better if you believe that he has every word written out on a teleprompter.
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June 27, 2011 on Fuck You Nasa!!! (Part 2)
Apparently, NASA is tweeting the human race?
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June 27, 2011 on Fuck You Nasa!!! (Part 2)
"Wait...does this mean no grill?" -disappointed son
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June 27, 2011 on Army Dad Comes Home And Surprises His Kids
I tried looking for a GIF of the "big gulps, huh?" scene in Dumb and Dumber, but then got too sleepy and lazy. I am also eating a delicious burrito. So let's pretend I posted it up here and everyone upvote me for the intention. Thanks everyone!
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June 23, 2011 on Horrible And Confusing 7-11 Hit-And-Run
PFT. I went to a better school than NYU.
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June 21, 2011 on Terrible Lots-Of-Schools Woman Can Be Your Girlfriend
Funny jokes about coddling and babies and how it is analogous with his attitude as a leader toward the majority of American people GALORE!!!
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June 21, 2011 on Barack Obama Calms A Baby
Hey, I go to the University of Insensitive Use of Headdress as well!
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June 20, 2011 on Teenagers, You Are Still Liking Music Wrong
For those of you who can't wait to see Joffrey get his comeuppance, this video might suffice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTt8_09b0QY
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June 20, 2011 on Game Of Thrones Season One Finale
I believe there is a battle scene in the next book that is narratively impossible not to film. There are also flashbacks that I would imagine they will show in the coming seasons. Russel Crowe and Chris Hemsworth for young Robert and young Ned, respectively!
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June 20, 2011 on Game Of Thrones Season One Finale
I am not happy that I see a Videogum link on HuffingtonPost. I'd like to keep these parts of my life separate. Thank you.
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June 16, 2011 on Jo Koy Is OUR Generation’s Tracy Morgan
The old Gods will curse you!
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June 14, 2011 on Get Well Soon, Sean Bean!
Was this meant to be ironic? The lack of CAPS is confusing me.
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June 14, 2011 on Get Well Soon, Sean Bean!
There's the Fresh Air with Terry Gross Tracy Morgan I know.
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June 14, 2011 on Tracy Morgan Appears To Be Making Pretty Decent Amends Actually
Couldn't sleep last night due to the events of last night. I kind of don't want to continue because I don't think my weary heart can handle the emotional roller coaster. But hey, as Rascal Flatts once said, "Life is a highway"
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June 13, 2011 on Ferris Bueller’s Squeecond Day Off
Best idea since the idea that referring to sliced bread as a really good idea was thought up. On a more pertinent note: Does anybody want to talk about Game of Thrones?
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June 13, 2011 on Ferris Bueller’s Squeecond Day Off
I guess I'm a sucker for the type of pathos that JJ Abrams is known for , which, to be fair, is not much different than what genre stories are typically known for (i.e. normal people working out their inner anxieties and insecurities in a supernatural context that acts more as a catalyst than a focal point). This type of narrative is not as favorable as it was in the past. While you can list a myriad of explanation why that is, I tend to stick to the idea that in an age where everything is available and every possible explanation can be uncovered by the means of forums and blogs full of sardonic humor and ironic gifs, our tastes for what is satisfying has changed. Long story short: I dug Super 8! Was it ET or Close Encounters? Probably not. Is that a fair assessment to compare it to? No, I don't think so. Much of what makes a classic is the passing of time and to be fair to JJ and Spielberg, it's only been a week. Moreover, I don't think JJ had any other intention other to make a bunch load of money, pay homage to his childhood and use Giacchino's music to make all of us cry.
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June 13, 2011 on The Videogum Movie Club: Super 8
I want to take this story behind a middle school and definitely not get it pregnant.
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June 10, 2011 on “Tracy Morgan Is A Nightmare” Follow-Up
To get srsgum for a moment, every businessman who has ever tried their hand in politics (with the exception of Bloomberg, maybe) has either totally underestimated the intricacies of the political system or have outright failed. Ok...back to Blossom jokes.
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April 28, 2011 on Donald Trump Secures The Powerful Joey Lawrence Endorsement
So no one in the SNL cast was able to go to the last LCD show? Sucks.
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April 4, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Elton John And Elton John And Tom Hanks
Seeing this. Obvi. Totes.
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March 28, 2011 on Friends With Benefits Trailer, You Guys