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Who is this guy anyway, some sort of dog hat expert??

An Open Letter to the Female Hat-Wearing Dog From “Go Dog, Go”
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:32 PM on June 15, 2016 (128 comments)


You’re A Computer. 
Can You Pass The Turing Test?
(Single link Clickhole game)
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:15 PM on June 9, 2016 (37 comments)

2001: A Picasso Odyssey

2001: A Picasso Odyssey - '2001' rendered in the style of Picasso using Deep Neural Networks based style transfer. More details.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:40 PM on June 8, 2016 (28 comments)

Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand?

"...The story of good and evil? H-A-T-E! It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E! You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man." - The primal pull of Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:55 PM on June 1, 2016 (13 comments)

Sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them

The 100 Greatest X-Men Of All Time - as determined (at length) by the Comics Alliance staff.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:41 PM on May 29, 2016 (57 comments)

Treasure Hunt

“I still think you could do something that no one has ever done before.” - the story of Kit Williams and Masquerade, a children's book of illustrations that also served as clue to the location of a golden hare, and, despite an ignoble end to the competition, kicked off a crazy off treasure hunting books and videogames in 1980s Britain.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:16 PM on May 27, 2016 (22 comments)

Is it Ghostbusters Trailer 2?

The Trailers for Ghostbusters (2016) and the Art of Editing Comedy
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:11 PM on May 26, 2016 (73 comments)

"The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys"

James O'Keefe accidentally stings himself
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:18 PM on May 23, 2016 (42 comments)

Blue flash

The demonstration began on the afternoon of May 21, 1946, at a secret laboratory tucked into a canyon some three miles from Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atom bomb. Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist, was showing his colleagues how to bring the exposed core of a nuclear weapon nearly to the point of criticality, a tricky operation known as “tickling the dragon’s tail.” - The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 5:28 PM on May 22, 2016 (53 comments)

Disco 2000

The Y2K aesthetic: who knew the look of the year 2000 would endure?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:48 AM on May 19, 2016 (62 comments)


In a sea of imperfect options, this is the one I feel best about! We made something great for three years, and now we’re going to go do something else. The only regret I have is that Bustle will outlive us and I will never be able to icily reject a million-dollar check from Bryan Goldberg, but that’s pretty much it. - The Toast will be closing on July 1st.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:17 AM on May 13, 2016 (185 comments)

Notes from a burning room

KC Green, the artist behind the "this is fine" meme, talks about its origin and meaning.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:19 PM on May 5, 2016 (54 comments)

Moon Knights and Demon Bears

A celebration of Bill Sienkiewicz - the unique comics artist most famous for his work on Moon Knight, The New Mutants, Stray Toasters and of course Elektra: Assassin.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:42 PM on May 3, 2016 (47 comments)

Manus x Machina

Met Ball 2016 - it's a bit technical.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:08 PM on May 2, 2016 (16 comments)

I prefer the term "acticulated figurine" myself...

The Failed ‘Operation: Aliens’ Cartoon and the Kenner Toys it Inspired
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:22 PM on April 27, 2016 (19 comments)

Puppies All the Way Down

The 2016 Hugo Award finalists have been announced. As is probably to be expected given the problems of the last two years slates have yet again had an outsized influence on the nominations. Though various fixes have been proposed the future of the award may be in doubt.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:45 AM on April 26, 2016 (420 comments)

Ideas in motion... crash to a halt

DC comics has announced a "restructuring" of their Vertigo imprint and has eliminated Shelly Bond's role as Vertigo Vice President & Executive Editor. Bond was also involved in setting up Wild Animals, Gerald Way's DC imprint which uses many early Vertigo characters. Meanwhile previous Vertigo head Karen Berger has returned to comics editing a book for Image.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 6:30 PM on April 20, 2016 (62 comments)

Empathy Through Agency

Bioshock creative director Ken Levine is teaming up with Interlude, creators of the Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" interactive video, to make a Twilight Zone interactive movie.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:50 AM on April 18, 2016 (7 comments)

Playing with Blocks

In the late ’70s and ’80s, the arrival of personal computers like the Commodore 64 gave rise to the first generation of kids fluent in computation. They learned to program in Basic, to write software that they swapped excitedly with their peers. It was a playful renaissance that eerily parallels the embrace of Minecraft by today’s youth - Inside the Minecraft Generation.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:13 AM on April 17, 2016 (30 comments)

Creators for Creators

The 2016 Image Expo, a satellite event to this years Emerald City Comiccon, brought a wealth of announcements and new comics. It also saw the unveiling of the Creators for Creators grant: The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to help pave the way for the next generation of comics creators by supporting their work financially and through mentorship, as well as providing opportunities for their creations to reach a wide audience. We plan to give $30,000 to a single cartoonist or writer/artist duo in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four and one hundred pages over the course of a single year.

Founders of the grant include a rnage of Image creators as well as Spike Trotman of Iron Circus Comics, and they will be providing support and advice to go alongside the money.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:31 PM on April 7, 2016 (9 comments)

ECCC Panel - Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways

"The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning." That's right - an ECCC panel with not one, not two, but three Mefites! If you are at ECCC, swing on by!
posted to MeFi IRL by Artw at 10:04 AM on April 4, 2016 (7 comments)

They belong in a museum

As news arrives of a fifth Indiana Jones film arriving in 2019, here's a look back at the Indiana Jones films that never were.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:27 PM on March 16, 2016 (178 comments)

Jay and Miles and Chris X-Plain the X-Men

Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men (previously) has hit its 100th episode and has a very special guest star... Chris Claremont.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:16 AM on March 15, 2016 (31 comments)


Keanu Reeves is legitimately amazing at shooting guns
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:02 PM on March 4, 2016 (69 comments)

50s Glove Lunch

Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani (joined by Wanda Sykes and Jane Lynch) parody Carol for the Independent Spirit Awards. They also took on Room.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:17 AM on February 29, 2016 (15 comments)

No Utopia

By James H. Burns: Recently, a television mini-series based on Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel, Childhood’s End, debuted internationally. But if the vagaries and fortunes of Hollywood had been just a bit different, there could have been such a production, or a theatrical feature film, far sooner, from Universal Studios - The Lost Childhood’s End: A Tale of Phil DeGuere, The Late 1970s, and Arthur C. Clarke’s Classic Novel
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:01 AM on February 28, 2016 (6 comments)

Face front, true believers!

He built Marvel Comics and laid the foundation for today’s blockbuster superhero movies. So why, at 93, is his legacy in question?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:16 AM on February 25, 2016 (65 comments)

Zap! Pow! Movies grow up!

So, over the next few months, if you pay attention to the trades, you'll see Hollywood misunderstanding the lesson they should be learning with Deadpool. They'll be green lighting films "like Deadpool" - but, by that, they won't mean "good and original" but "a raunchy superhero film" or "it breaks the fourth wall." They'll treat you like you're stupid, which is the one thing Deadpool didn't do. - Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn on the success of Deadpool. And indeed the film prompted much speculation as to what R-Rated superhero movies could be made. Warner Bros, about fifteen minutes later: "Here's an R-rated superman movie!"
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 7:34 AM on February 24, 2016 (198 comments)

The X-Positions

Every Episode of The X-Files, Ranked From Worst to Best, not including the recent FOX revival. Regardless of how those episodes would stand up in the list, David Duchovny would love to come back for more, while Gillian Anderson might prefer to play a Bond villain.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:03 PM on February 22, 2016 (66 comments)

Your Friday touch of Zen

With the highly-anticipated release of two King Hu masterpieces on home video by the Masters of Cinema organization, as well as the critical success of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin last year, it seems like the wuxia film is making some inroads into the Western critical consciousness. So I thought I’d put together a guide to some of the essential films of the genre. - 30 Essential Wuxia Films
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:01 PM on February 12, 2016 (32 comments)

Beautiful pictures about beautiful people

Studio Heads Of The Classic Era Ranked In Terms Of Personal Awfulness -by resident Hollywood expert The Whelk [via mefi projects]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:05 AM on February 9, 2016 (25 comments)


New Beyoncé video
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 3:11 PM on February 6, 2016 (239 comments)

“Warren! Warren! Answer me—are you there?”

The Ordeal of Randolph Carter - not quite an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter By Chris Lackey and Greig Johnson.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:32 AM on January 31, 2016 (15 comments)

Wide Open

New Chemical Brothers video, in which dancer Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) undergoes an unusual transformation. Directed by Dom & Nic.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:40 PM on January 26, 2016 (21 comments)

Chill Communication

Netflix and Thrill - does the streaming TV company face a rocky future, or are its traditional competitors, desperatly trying to pin down its ratings, just suffering from jealously?
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:07 PM on January 24, 2016 (57 comments)

Golden Years

Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history - 2015 marks the first year that catalog albums, albums over 18 months old, outsold newer ones in the US.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:15 PM on January 22, 2016 (70 comments)

The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women

The head of the festival that awards comics’ most prestigious prize – the Grand Prix – claimed that women don’t appear in the history of comics. He’s wrong.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:20 PM on January 10, 2016 (23 comments)

How to write comics

Comics writer Kieron Gillen answers the question How do you go from story idea to finished script? Further tips from Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis and Mort Weisinger via Alan Moore.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:55 PM on December 27, 2015 (8 comments)

Is this a kissing book?

Meta, Irony, Narrative, Frames, and The Princess Bride - Jo Walton takes a look at William Goldman's (or if you will S. Morgenstern's) classic novel.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 9:03 AM on December 26, 2015 (38 comments)


@thomyorke: Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were ...... It didn't work out ... but became something of our own which we love very much .... As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you ...
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:09 AM on December 25, 2015 (34 comments)


How to Look Punk - a guide from 1977.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 12:35 AM on December 24, 2015 (35 comments)

By the book

What A “Racebent” Hermione Granger Really Represents", an essay of increases interest given casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 4:15 PM on December 20, 2015 (86 comments)


Why wife strongly recalls having seen an edition of The Princess Bride where all the interruptions from the reader are in red, and the introduction matches the movie with a Peter Faulk type character rather than the one with William Goldman's rambling take of being at the poolside with the starlet and taking phone calls from his wife. Does such an edition exist?i can find no trace of it online.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Artw at 2:18 PM on December 16, 2015 (14 comments)

Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Neil Gaiman reads A Christmas Carol
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:34 PM on December 14, 2015 (9 comments)


By comparison to what it could have been, it’s a miracle. By comparison to what it should have been, it’s a disaster. - A historic deal has been struck in Paris to reduce carbon emissions and reduce global warming, with a ceiling of 2 degrees centigrade and a goal of 1.5C. 2015 has been the hottest year on record.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 2:26 PM on December 12, 2015 (80 comments)

Movie: Lifeforce

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.
posted to FanFare by Artw at 1:22 PM on December 11, 2015 (12 comments)

Plot Twist: Spoilers actually a thing

In a plot twist to the 2011 study that said that spoilers are not a thing (previously) comes a new study from VU Amsterdam showing that spoilers totally are a thing.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:08 AM on December 11, 2015 (89 comments)

Ceres gets Salty

Cloudy, with a chance of cryovolcanoes - unraveling the secrets of the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, including the mysterious bright spots.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:11 PM on December 9, 2015 (9 comments)


Engrossing Portraits of Parasites and the Creatures They Zombify
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 1:58 PM on December 8, 2015 (33 comments)

MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce

Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce, 1985. Discussion to be posted next Friday 11 December.
posted to FanFare Talk by Artw at 5:48 PM on December 6, 2015 (7 comments)

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