Mighty Pope

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I was just going to say this. I think all the others are legit, but not only is that Sunday Bloody Sunday cover not by Radiohead, it’s not even a cover.

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May 26, 2011 on Download Radiohead’s 20 Best Cover Songs

Hell yes, you folks in going to SXSW should go see Rich Aucoin. I’ve played with him several times here in Canada and it is always a guaranteed good time.

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March 17, 2011 on 32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Must be a matter of interpretation. That shot where Sarah Polley’s character walks in on them having sex seemed to obviously be aiming for a squirmy, uncomfortable laugh — there’s no doubt in my mind the director knew exactly what the audience would be thinking, and it’s pretty much the exact same thing going through her character’s head: “This is fucked up — what the hell is going on?”

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February 10, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Splice

Yeah, this movie isn’t so bad. It’s unconventional and takes a few liberties with its characters/science, but it’s also admirable with its go-for-it attitude. I think it fits pretty nicely into the tradition of the older Cronenberg movies, which were all a bit schlocky, but also posed a lot of interesting questions. I especially liked that it’s not all just one note. Aside from the horror elements, there’s also a lot of great, dark humor to be found here.

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February 8, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Splice

I haven’t even seen this show yet, so please don’t mistake this comment for a defense.

… but regarding the whole Indian-food-leads-to-diarrhea issue… There’s one major difference between the Indian food you eat in Wisconsin and the food you eat in India. In India, it’s prepared with water from India, which commonly contains a number of bacteria that North American stomachs aren’t prepared for. And yes, this can lead to diarrhea… Lots of it, I’m told by people who travel more than I do.

So yes, Indian food is delicious, we all agree — but there’s more to this “joke” than just saying, “Hey, Indian food is weird, therefore also hilarious,” because we all know that’s bullshit, but it honestly truly does lead to stomach problems for a lot of travellers, even if its no fault of the cuisine or the people preparing it.

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September 24, 2010 on Dear Outsourced, Please Kill Yourself

I think Gabe’s reset button is broken.

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June 10, 2010 on EARTHQUAKE WARNING!

Not to be all Professor Konami Code over here, but referencing the Konami Code incorrectly is a punishable nerd offense.

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April 13, 2010 on That’s Your Video Game: Mean Girls: The Game

He seems genuinely pissed, but secretly I kind of hope they make a recurring “Ginger Kid” character just to taunt him some more. I don’t think he’ll ever really understand how tv shows work though, so maybe it would be pointless.

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March 25, 2010 on First They Came For Ginger Kid

Indeed, that’s pretty much what a banana leaf looks like: bright green and kinda shiny. They’re also really big, so what Miles is holding would only be a small piece of one.

The only odd thing about it is that the edges seem very neatly cut.

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March 10, 2010 on Lost S06E07: The “Banana Leaf”

And then what? The principal can still just say “no” to writing the letter because even if Ben exposes him, Alex still gets fucked over with no letter. In the end, that was more important to Ben than the job and he realized that the whole blackmailing thing wasn’t going to work out.

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March 10, 2010 on Lost S06E07: The “Banana Leaf”

I made it through the whole thing. What do I win?

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February 22, 2010 on Awesome Video For An Awesome Song

Exactly. Not funny, but hardly a “retard joke” either. Again, they actually treat her much like any other character.

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February 16, 2010 on Two Worsts Make A Superworst

For what it’s worth, they didn’t specifically “make fun” of her. In fact, the outcome of the episode was Chris coming to the realization that Down Syndrome should not affect how we judge a person, since he learned she was also a total jerk — a character trait that can afflict people regardless of DS.

But yeah, a pretty crappy episode.

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February 16, 2010 on Two Worsts Make A Superworst

It looks stupid, but at least it seems to be somewhat faithful to the spirit of the show… Which was also kinda stupid.

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February 15, 2010 on The A-Team Trailer Is Nominated For A Best Dialogue Oscar