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Welcome back, Frank

The Punisher, Marvel’s avatar of gun violence and toxic masculinity, is hitting TV screens at possibly the worst ever time (just like every other time), to mixed reviews. With the shows focus on angry male white men the characters popularity with law enforcement officers and the military may be more troubling than ever.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:25 AM on November 16, 2017 (86 comments)

A system of cells interlinked within cells interlinked

The incredibly detailed miniatures of Blade Runner 2049. Blade Runner 2049 concept art by George Hull. Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:15 PM on November 13, 2017 (35 comments)

DC's pustule finally bursts

How Eddie Berganza rose through the ranks at DC Comics despite accusations of sexual harassment.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:09 PM on November 10, 2017 (32 comments)

State of the Space Gay

Thor: Ragnarok Is Quietly the Queerest Superhero Movie Yet versus Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie Shows How Far We've Got to Go for LGBTQ Representation on the Big Screen
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:16 AM on November 8, 2017 (42 comments)

Zappaland the Hard Way

On being a Frank Zappa fan.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:28 PM on November 6, 2017 (46 comments)

Twitter: What does it take for us to all quit?

@Jack has been a busy boy recently: Twitter banned a popular account because dumb nazis fell for a prank (or pretended to). In fairness, so did fox. Twitter announced new rules to prevent abuse and harassment - the main outcome of which appears to be banning bisexuals. Nazis, an extremely favored user group on Twitters, are likely to be okay. A Twitter engineer identified Russian bots in 2015 and was told to "stay in lane". The thing Jack does want from employees, instead of raising obvious problems? Relentless optimism.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:33 AM on November 5, 2017 (126 comments)

Strange New Worlds

8 sci-fi writers what Star Trek show they would write if given the chance.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:27 AM on November 3, 2017 (183 comments)

Half Vampires are bullshit

Fright Night vs The Lost Boys - which 80s teen vampire flick rules the night?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:08 PM on October 31, 2017 (102 comments)

No punks, steam for cooking purposes only

The Brief, Wondrous, High-Flying Era of Zeppelin Dining
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:05 AM on October 26, 2017 (40 comments)

Corvus oculum corvi non eruit

Latin phrases translated into British football terms, for your defense against upperclass bullying.*
* interesting and useful for non fans too.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:33 PM on October 23, 2017 (26 comments)

A national seance

“I wanted the whole nation to be terrified,” he continues. “And yet they would be creating the very thing they’re terrified of. What if they wanted to see a ghost to the extent that they actually created it? What if they supernaturally held hands in the dark, millions of people all wanting the same thing to happen at the same time?” - 25 years later the cast and creators tell tell the story of Ghostwatch, the one of the BBC's most spooky and controversial shows. (Previously)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:58 PM on October 20, 2017 (46 comments)

The Haunting of Netflix House 5: The Netflix Dimension

What’s up Octobocops, it’s Halloweason. Let’s get spooked. Here are some movies of the horror and horror-adjacent genres that you might watch by yourself or with a party of friends or with the spirit of a long-deceased duke who lives in inhabits your house. This is part five; you know the goddamn drill by now.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:54 PM on October 2, 2017 (66 comments)

Tragedy is when I cut my finger

“I’m the new Lenny Bruce,” Brad Stine, a conservative Christian comic who’s been likened to Sam Kinison and George Carlin, told me. “That’s how ridiculous this is. They’re not arresting me like they did Lenny; they’re just not allowing me on their TV shows.” Why can't rightwing comics break into US late-night TV?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:45 PM on September 28, 2017 (176 comments)

Beasts of the Southern Reach

Annihilation (slyt) - trailer for the forthcoming movie by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Dredd), based on the Southern Reach Trilogy books by Jeff VanderMeer.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:30 PM on September 27, 2017 (77 comments)

How to be totally Square at the comics convention

I'm looking into setting up a Wifi hotspot at a table at the NYCC to take credit card payments over Square. There will be multiple people taking orders, some with UK phones, so we want to use a dedicated device for this purpose. Oh, and it needs to work well in the Javits Center, and be pay as you go...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Artw at 4:41 PM on September 25, 2017 (8 comments)

Let’s see what’s out there

With Star Trek: Discovery, CBS Discovers That TV Ain't Easy Anymore - CBS All Access is about to have it's most important day ever this Sunday. As for the show itself, a review embargo has raised fears of a stinker, but reportedly early reactions are good.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:39 AM on September 22, 2017 (179 comments)

"So I kept referring to it as 'that swamp thing'..."

Len Wein, Co-Creator of Wolverine and Editor of Watchmen, Dies at 69. He leaves behind numerous comicbook creations such as Swamp Thing, Human Target as well as being responsible for the best known incarnation of the X-Men, his impact on comics and popular culture was incalculable.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:28 PM on September 10, 2017 (52 comments)

The Inhumans Torched

With its horrible writing, shoddy effects, and budget cosplay costumes, it’s hard to understand why Inhumans is even on TV, never mind getting a high-profile IMAX release. Imagine if Marvel had spent this much hype on the delightful Agent Carter! Is it possible they had to make Inhumans for some reason? Was it a tax thing? Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter's pet project has launched in IMAX to almost universal disdain. Will it's failure hurt the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:27 AM on September 6, 2017 (99 comments)

The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong

In 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared... The Search for Madame Liu-Tsong.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:24 AM on September 5, 2017 (10 comments)

This is complete and cannot be argued with

The Definitive Sandwich Family Tree - a taxonomy by MeFi's own The Whelk.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:40 AM on September 2, 2017 (55 comments)

Four hundred thousand ravens, his own torsos

The Winds of Winter as written by a neural network (all chapters here). Also why are a there no female White Walkers? (Game of Thrones spoilers if you're not quite up to date).
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:21 PM on August 31, 2017 (16 comments)


I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:18 PM on August 30, 2017 (51 comments)

Also available as Totchos!

The Tater Tot Is American Ingenuity at Its Finest
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:01 PM on August 28, 2017 (70 comments)

Hoofed Snarch

New My Little Ponies, designed by neural network - some better than others.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:17 PM on August 25, 2017 (64 comments)

Give me two fingers of your best sipping liquor

Old West Recipes: Snakehead Trade Whiskey - Mefi's own Max Sparber recreates the adulterated whiskey of the wild west. It has bits in. [via mefi projects]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:30 AM on August 24, 2017 (49 comments)

There's a storm coming in

“It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves” - Terminator 2: Judgment Day as a movie obsessed with nuclear apocalypse.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:44 AM on August 23, 2017 (71 comments)

Fair Slice Now

Socialism: As American As Apple Pie (Single link The Nib webcomic history essay)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:14 AM on August 18, 2017 (21 comments)

Hugos in Helsinki

Women swept nearly every category at the 2017 Hugo Awards - the annual SF award won an award of its own and managed to be largely free of the slating problems of recent years, whose instigators have largely moved on to the Dragon Awards. Worldcon, host of the Hugo Awrds, was without some controversy though, with the withdrawal of A Home for the Old (dropbox PDF) a planned LARP dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:59 AM on August 14, 2017 (77 comments)

It Belongs in a Museum

Defending Indiana Jones, Archaeologist
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:49 AM on August 10, 2017 (73 comments)

Millennials are Killing

Millennials are Killing is a horror-comedy RPG about the ceaseless need of all people born between 1982 and 2004 to destroy all that we hold dear. (Single link Google Docs RPG)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:19 PM on August 4, 2017 (23 comments)

Dull Universe

How The Mummy did Sofia Boutella dirty
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:39 PM on July 26, 2017 (64 comments)

Everything is fine?

Every so often someone proposes we avoid discussion of unhappy outcomes in general but more specifically the unlikelihood of an impeachment in the Trump threads, which now appears to be becoming de facto policy. It seems like it's worth talking over before it does.
posted to MetaTalk by Artw at 8:13 PM on July 22, 2017 (130 comments)

Llamasoft Presents... NINE INCH NAILS

The first video from the new Nine Inch Nails EP has been released, and it has an unexpected ingredient: A hefty helping of urban legend turned Jeff Minter game Polybius.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:18 AM on July 13, 2017 (37 comments)

I want my MTV

MTV News—and other sites—are frantically pivoting to video. It won’t work.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:21 PM on July 11, 2017 (114 comments)

Gun Squids

Good Business - a science fiction short film based on the work of Simon Roy.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:07 PM on July 10, 2017 (8 comments)

A storm is coming...

...a Geostorm! - the incredibly stupid looking disaster movie from Gerard Butler and Dean Devlin which just got a a new trailer.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:29 PM on July 7, 2017 (80 comments)

"I have heard the sound of the future. This is it, look no further. "

I feel love: Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder created the template for dance music as we know it
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:12 PM on June 27, 2017 (33 comments)

The Boy from the Black Sea

'Shadows: The Val Lewton Story' - part one of a series in which the The Secret History of Hollywood podcasts tells the story of film producer and screenplay writer Val Lewton, with prologues by Mark Gatiss.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:09 PM on June 25, 2017 (9 comments)

The Wayne family fortune

How does Batman make all his money? - and other questions raised by Bruce Wayne being rich as hell.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:04 PM on June 12, 2017 (68 comments)

A New Model of Action

Toward a Truly Feminist Blockbuster Cinema - improving upon the final extended action sequence of Wonder Woman and every other Superhero movie.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:31 AM on June 9, 2017 (12 comments)


Everything Carrie Ever Wondered About on Sex and the City
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:31 PM on June 6, 2017 (28 comments)

Call Jane

The Story of the Jane Collective, the Women Who Started an Illegal Abortion Service - a comic by Rachel Wilson and Ally Shwed
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:54 AM on May 31, 2017 (27 comments)

Daughter of Themyscira‎

What Does Wonder Woman Actually Represent? - a The Nib comic strip essay by Lucy Bellwood and Sarah Mirk.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:12 PM on May 29, 2017 (59 comments)

Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking!

The 2007 Invasion of the Bodysnatchers is generally considered to suck, with a flat performance from Kidman, a weak ending and no Donald Sutherland. But what if it there was more to it than people thought? 'The Invasion' as Anti-Fascist film [via mefi projects]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:48 PM on May 19, 2017 (5 comments)

Technology for the Youth

A Soviet vision of the future: the legacy and influence of Tekhnikia – Molodezhi magazine
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:46 PM on May 18, 2017 (14 comments)

The Emoji States of America

This visualization is a modified version of Chernoff Faces, a technique that maps multiple statistical values to the features of a face. Because it's 2017, we expanded on the technique and made Chernoff Emojis. Each part of the emoji is controlled by the state's ranking in a given metric, which range from the uninsured rate to the percent of adults who report getting enough sleep.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:39 PM on May 17, 2017 (7 comments)

Sulaco has entered a sector claimed by the Union of Progressive Peoples

The Secret History of William Gibson’s Never-Filmed Aliens Sequel (Script)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:58 PM on May 15, 2017 (22 comments)

How much help will chemo be for our cat?

Our 15 year old cat has liver cancer - a diffuse carcinoma. We've just got the news from the vet and are trying to figure out the best course of action. Prior to this he's been hiding away, barely eating and drinking, not grooming and having trouble using the litter box. His mobility is now pretty poor. Chemo could extend his life, but should we?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Artw at 6:09 PM on May 4, 2017 (28 comments)


Original production art used in the creation of Katsuhiro Otomo's 'Akira' (1988). (single link Tumblr)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:10 PM on May 4, 2017 (9 comments)

You’ve always been the caretaker...

How the Overlook Film Festival turned itself into a living, breathing horror movie. The part of the Overlook there being played by Timerline Lodge, which was built during the depression by the WPA. Though the movie uses Timberline Lodge for exteriors the interiors are quite different, being filmed on a set inspired by the Ahwahnee Hotel. Other shooting locations include the maze (previously) and a partial replica of the extra of theTimberline which were both built in Hertfordshire, England.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:57 PM on May 3, 2017 (6 comments)

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