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And Now It Is Time To Rest

The idea of living in a haunted house appeals to me. I like the idea that my home, the boring bricks and warped…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 5:41 pm

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What is the HTML for “Vomit”?: A Review of Battle: Los Angeles

1. Introduction: From nearly the moment the theater darkened, I realized that a movie about the complete destruction of a city on the…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 4:55 pm

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David Foster Wallace Interview Outtakes

I read Infinite Jest over Christmas break after my first semester of law school. Actually, I started during finals and it is reflected…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm

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Kentucky’s Place in the History of Hip Hop

Hip hop was invented in 1791 by Col. James Harrod, founder of the Fort Harrod settlement in what is now Mercer County, Kentucky.
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 2:55 pm

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A Hedgehog Reviews Battle: Los Angeles

Here is a hedgehog's review of Battle: Los Angeles. My review of the film will be up later in the day, but I have to…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 2:38 pm

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Perhaps Our Parents Just Want Us Dead

I often think about how my father didn't take much time out to play with me. Sure, he let me touch a skeleton…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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UCLA Student Teaches the World About Manners

Look, I'm not a racist, but white people really need to learn some manners. (Thanks for the tip Huckabeast and Werttrew)…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 1:03 pm

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On the Wonder of the Electric Guitar and The World’s Best Guitarist

For Christmas, 1989, my mother gave me an electric guitar. The sound it made was profound in ways that my 14 year-old self…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 12:30 pm

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Moscow Cat Circus as Metaphor for Life

Some days it feels like life is nothing more than two thin rods balanced on the shoulders of young women and we are crawling along
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 12:00 pm

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Saturday Night Live Open Thread

I. Prehistory: When I was in middle school, everyone watched Saturday Night Live. Or, everyone with a television did. There were certainly students…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 11:00 am

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Happy Pi Day

Have I ever mentioned that I know all of the digits of Pi? They are 3.141...(coughs rest of digits into hand nonchalantly). Oh look, a…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 10:34 am

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Das Unheimliche

When I was a young boy, a Spider-Man poster hung on my closet door for a short time. My parents ended up having…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 10:00 am

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Meet Today’s Guest Blogger: Mans

A long time ago, in central Kentucky, a young woman and a young man had sex and then some months after that, I…
Mans | March 14, 2011 - 9:30 am

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Not with a bang, but with improperly coded HTML.
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February 7, 2014 on Life Is A Highway, You Guys
In included that first typo because I wanted the world to know that I am okay with being imperfect. The second typo is because I was rushing and didn't proofread.
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February 5, 2014 on Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence
This is also my favorite posts. Serious a good moment in life.
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February 5, 2014 on Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence
I loved the ending of Lost. I loved almost every episode of Lost. Lost is one of the best television shows ever.
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February 4, 2014 on Lost S06E07: The “Banana Leaf”
That's what happens when we all die. "Grandma just passed away. I guess we need to see about a big X watermark for her cadaver."
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
Gabe wakes up and turns on the light. LiveJournal is in bed next to him. "What is it?" LiveJournal asks. Gabe says, "I just had the weirdest dream."
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August 2, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
I remember the first time I saw the video for "Thriller." I was in elementary school the year it came out and my school was having a fall festival. There were games set up in the parking lot, easy games that cost a quarter a piece to play. You won tickets that could be redeemed for various prices--plastic rings and stickers. In the second grade classroom, a room with the shades drawn and the lights out, a television and VCR were set up to screen the "Thriller" video. It cost twenty tickets to see it. I saved up all of the tickets I won all day long just so I could see it. It took a really long time because I wasn't very good at anything and there is a chance that I was given some tickets by older children who saw me weeping. I watched the video in that dark classroom by myself because it was late in the day and everyone else who'd wanted to see it had already done so. Our school was really old and in the winter when they turned on the heat, the pipes knocked, a sound which the teachers assured us was caused by the ghost of the woman the school was named after. Perhaps the video for "Thriller" seems quaint and silly now, but alone in that dark room, the distant voices of classmates and parents in the hallways fading as everyone left, I was utterly terrified and completely rapt. To this day when I hear the song, even Vincent Price's hammy monologue, I get goosebumps and remember the wonderful feeling of being young and believing in that which we cannot see. When I left the fair to walk home and looked up and down the mostly empty streets of my little hometown, I know for certain that the world was a strange place.
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October 17, 2012 on Krispy Kreme’s “Halloween” Is OUR Generation’s “Thriller”
A show about horrific, deathless creatures whose very existence is to experience and perpetuate endless, mind-numbing agony? It is going to be about lawyers.
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April 4, 2012 on What Will The Hellraiser TV Show Be About?
I see. Thank you. I was unaware that there was any kind other than "snapback." How do you get that one kind to fit your head if you have an usually large or small noggin?
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March 29, 2012 on The Official Song Of The Summer, 2012: The Stack Boys “Snapbacks”
I did an AOL keyword search for "snapback" was and to be honest, I still don't quite know what they are talking about. Is it the same things as a baseball cap?
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March 29, 2012 on The Official Song Of The Summer, 2012: The Stack Boys “Snapbacks”
This is why I am happy that Youtube didn't exist when I was this age. And why I am happy that my parents didn't have a green screen in the living room. And why I am happy I didn't have friends or any sort of peer group.
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March 29, 2012 on The Official Song Of The Summer, 2012: The Stack Boys “Snapbacks”
I WASN'T TOLD I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY: A Four Hour Monologue on Various Dire Subjects (Pts I-III)
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January 13, 2012 on Friday Giveaway: John Mulaney’s New In Town
From the Wikipedia Entry for Rainer Werner Fassbinder: The 2011 Gathering of Juggalos Infomercial (2011) Returning to his explorations of Michigan history, Fassbinder finally realized his dream of adapting Alfred Döblin's 1929 novel "The 2011 Gathering of Juggalos Infomercial" in 2011. A monumental TV series running more than 13 hours, with a two-hour coda released in the U.S. as a 15-hour feature, it became his crowning achievement. It was the culmination of the director's inter-related themes of love, life, and power. The Infomercial centers on Vanilla Ice, a former convict and minor pimp, who tries to stay out of trouble but is dragged down by crime, poverty and the duplicity of those around him. His best friend, Sugar Slam, makes him lose an arm and murders Ice’s prostitute girlfriend, Coolio. The love triangle of Ice, Slam and Coolio is staged against the rising tide of the Tea Party in Michigan. The film emphasized the sadomasochist relationship between Ice and Coolio stressing its homoerotic nature.
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June 6, 2011 on The 2011 Gathering Of The Juggalos
I am pretty sure that a female gremlin is just water.
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June 6, 2011 on The 2011 Gathering Of The Juggalos
I am very excited to see a movie that might not be terrible.
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April 8, 2011 on The Videogum Movie Club Reminder: Hanna
STATELY, PLUMP Tracy Morgan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned: –Why don’t Catholics eat meat on Fridays? I’ll tell you why: It’s because the Pope owns Long John Silver’s.
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April 8, 2011 on Bookgum: Bossypants