tizzdogg

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Well this is what I get for ignoring the internet for the past month. I didnt comment much, but I loved reading everything on here and being a small part of this incredible community. I hope someone archives everything so that internet scientists in the future can figure out how to recreate a not-horrible comment section. Thanks for everything Videogum. You'll be missed.
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March 11, 2014 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum
Also, I really hope Kelly's first post on Monday starts out like: "Listen up bitches! I'm in charge now and I'm making some changes. We're gonna be doing things my way from now on!"
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August 2, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
And so it goes; all things must pass.
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August 2, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
Somebody sounds really excited to not have to write blog posts all the time anymore.
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July 30, 2013 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It?! Contest: Alien Gossip At The Big Game
It would be hard to forget a lake called Danger Lake
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July 30, 2013 on That’s Your Street Sign
Will An American Patriot change his avatar now? (is it still even the Lindsay flag thing?) I dont comment here often, but I've been reading videogum consistently ever since the Lindsay era, and I keep coming back because I honestly think it's some of the finest, most perceptive and funny writing on the internet. Gabe's cultural commentary here is top-notch, and I'll miss it a lot. But I've been thinking for years that as much as I love videogum, gabe's talents could be used for much more. He's limited by having to write for a blog every day. So Gabe I wish you the best and I'm glad you're moving on to bigger things. I look forward to whatever it is. Please dont let us find out you left us just to write for some terrible sitcom or something. I hope there will still be a place for us to read your writing in some form. Whether its a book, movie, internet series or something else, I'll be there to buy it, so please let us know how we can keep following you.
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July 29, 2013 on The Videogum Movie Club: The Wolverine
I was expecting something to go terribly awry, but then it didn't.
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June 25, 2013 on How To Use A Wire Cheese Slicer
Ack! BAD SPELLING ALERT! BAD SPELLING ALERT!
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June 25, 2013 on The Ice Cream Thief
I think we used up all the Baf Parent Alerts, otherwise this might qualify.
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June 25, 2013 on The Ice Cream Thief
Untrue. If you look at the artist's website, he's pretty much made a career out of painting bird headdresses. http://www.sattlerartprint.com/silentsky.html
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June 18, 2013 on Can We Talk About This Johnny Depp Thing For A Second (Again)?
Meanwhile the Kia Robot lady (a former Miss USA) looks on from the margins.. that is the best possible outcome for these women. They all want to be the Kia robot lady so bad.
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June 17, 2013 on I’m Sorry, Miss South Carolina, But We’ve Found Someone New
"Stefon Fails to Keep A Straight Face For 2 Hours"
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May 17, 2013 on Imagined Plot Lines For Stefon: The Movie
I feel like this is less an attempt to make Merida sexier and more a case of a lazy illustrator who can only draw one type of smile and body. That sassy look is like CalArts Animation 101.
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May 10, 2013 on Disney FINALLY Makes The Brave Princess More Beautiful
Ugh, I'm a San Francisco native too and moved back out here with my New York wife, and for months she was unhappy and showed me those kind of 'tips for moving to sf' articles. It took a year but she's come around and realized that most of that stereotypical advice is a bunch of crap. San Francisco's just like any city: if you live here and know where to go it's great. If you're new to town and only go to touristy or trendy places, you miss out on most of the real appeal. I do think there's a big disconnect between the image that out-of-town people have of the city and the one natives have, whether that's more than other places I dont know. There is a reason so many people come here and decide to stay though.
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May 9, 2013 on Poor Gwyneth Paltrow, Though
You're clearly just going to the wrong places. Everything in Northbeach (ahem "Little Italy"), is a terrible overpriced tourist trap. There's a lot of very good indian and sushi to be had, but yes it's almost all far away from the more touristy areas, usually out in the Richmond or Sunset, because that's the center of the asian population. Ehtiopian is a bit spottier. When I moved back to SF from New York it's the one food variety that was hard to find, but I eventually found a pretty decent place on Geary. The best ethiopian in the area is in San Jose though. Also in SF you should get sandwiches made with Dutch Crunch bread, which is way better than a sourdough baguette.
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May 9, 2013 on Poor Gwyneth Paltrow, Though
http://i.imgur.com/ljeh5.gif
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April 25, 2013 on How To Cut Up A Watermelon In 20 Seconds
I prefer to get my news from Chloe Moretz
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April 17, 2013 on Fuck CNN Though, For Real
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delilah_DiCrescenzo
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April 10, 2013 on Buckwild Producer Makes Strong Case For Canceling MTV
Old Inspector Morse episodes are pretty great too. Back when then-Sergeant Lewis was the sidekick!
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April 1, 2013 on Tell Us Something We Don’t Know
Explanation of Curry's Paradox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFw0878Ig-A
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March 26, 2013 on Magic Trick Time! Magic Trick Time!
Yeah this is just a variation of the Missing Square Puzzle or Curry's Paradox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_square_puzzle
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March 26, 2013 on Magic Trick Time! Magic Trick Time!
This is all true. The main problem with the visual effects industry is film subsidies created by foreign governments. It's partially that the work has become democratized so a small cheapo studio in Malaysia can undercut US work, but really there are only a handful of big effects companies capable of doing blockbuster-size effects. The real problem is that England, Canada, New Zealand, SIngapore etc all have tax credits for their domestic film industries. So if effects are 20% cheaper to do in London or Vancouver, obviously all the work goes there. The US effects companies open satellite offices abroad to claim a piece of that, but if big projects fall through it's very difficult to continue to operate in the US, like what happened with R&H. So for an effects artist you either have to be willing to move from job to job in different countries or get out of the film business (which is what a lot of the older, more experienced people do). It's unsustainable.
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February 25, 2013 on It Might Finally Be Time To Admit That The Oscars Inherently Suck
That VFX guy should have sped up his thanking of studios and boring people if he wanted to get to talking about Rhythm and Hues going out of business. Way too little too late. He could have planned that much better. The US visual effects industry is dying because of the way the studios treat it, and all the people who got that dude an oscar for best visual effects are currently out of work. Deserved much more of a mention.
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February 25, 2013 on It Might Finally Be Time To Admit That The Oscars Inherently Suck
I assume all those temperatures are in Celsius right?
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February 8, 2013 on Todays Forecast Calls For A Great Kid Weatherman! (Sorry!)
The weirdest thing is this video was filmed in Iceland? All those locations are in Reykjavik. Did they fly to Iceland just to film it? What was the budget for this thing?
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January 29, 2013 on Bam Margera – Comedy (÷) Time = Tragedy
These things are just begging to get 'kick me' taped to their backs.
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January 9, 2013 on A Brief Glimpse At The Future
Alex Jones would very much like to have a gun, please.
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January 8, 2013 on That’s Your Boyfriend: Alex Jones
FINALLY! This is the while reason I come to this site. This is the good stuff.
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November 29, 2012 on Shocking New Trampoline Accident Footage!!!