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I think what was remarkable about Utopia is the emotional and aesthetic response it can elicit in some people - this is why the fans are so passionate about it. Certainly at the time it was made it summed up a lot of what the world felt… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Mike Smith
MeFi comment - Yesterday

FWIW, this episode was directed by RZA, who actually knows something about martial arts movies, which might explain something of the higher quality hitting that takes place. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Jugwine, soundguy99
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

I must confess, I never read Iron Fist or Iron Fist and Power Man when I was a kid - I got my kung fu RDA from Shang Chi - Master of Kung Fu, and before I start rambling I must confess that I'd have liked Marvel to hand… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jenfullmoon, idb
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

It does strike me that they're not selling what seems to me to be the most interesting dramatic conflict: that Danny is going round giving sage advice and advanced fighting lessons because he's completely qualified to, and he just comes… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ricochet biscuit, Space Kitty, mordax
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

I don't have anything against Noel Fielding - and I love the Boosh - and I'm not a watcher of the Bake Off (just not my thing, although I do like cakes, perhaps a bit too much), but his hiring suggests that the production team… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by tinkletown, flatluigi, brokkr, ChutneyFerret, howfar, Tarumba
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

"None the worse for were" gets 787 hits on the Google. "When he transformed back from his wolf shape in the morning, Larry's mouth tasted of woodland animals, but he was otherwise none the worse for were." [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by [insert clever name here], brennen
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

It's Randy Newman. I don't think "in earnest" is the right way to put it. A lot of his songs are ironic, and even some of the tearjerkers have a certain detachment to them, as they're seen through the eyes of the main character (e.g… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Miko
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

The fun fact I've been saving up for when I get on Only Connect (which will be precisely never, so I might as well tell you lot now) is that I met my wife in a scout hut halfway up an Italian alp in January while on tour with The League of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by moonmilk, billiebee
MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

I think it's David having sex with Philly - so Sydney is jealous of Philly, while (and this is me projecting) realising that it's unfair, and while realising that it's David's memory of the sex. However, to me it colours the way she relates… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, Pronoiac, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, miss-lapin, christopherious
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

"Edgeware" and "Edgeware Road" Oddly, Edgware, without the e. I've always fantasised that "Edgeware" could be either a William Gibsonesque term for razor-sharp knives ("He was known as the purveyor of the… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by hip_plumber, Devonian, mochapickle, kjs3, Pink Frost, GenjiandProust, prune, saturday_morning, Faint of Butt
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Surely the problem was the list itself, not the fact that Iraq was on it? [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by rainydayfilms, dawg-proud, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, wenestvedt, rabbitrabbit, murphy slaw, lesbiassparrow, drezdn, tobascodagama, INFJ, Too-Ticky, roomthreeseventeen
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago


Luther Strange (R - Marvel Universe) Surely at some point in the convoluted story line they've found an evil brother for Stephen Strange? "BWAH HA HA! By opening the portal, I will bring the servants of the Brotherhood of… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by drezdn
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Only saw this a couple of days ago and, yes, wonderful. I don't have anything to add that hasn't come up, but am I the only person who is really reminded of Bill Forsyth at his best? This would make a fantastic double bill with Local Hero or… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by chapps
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

This is brilliant, because a million deaths is this really abstract concept that most people can't comprehend, but Moore went ahead and made us know a few of them so that the deaths become personal. And so when Ozymandias says that he… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

There's something oddly dead about many photographic models. It's so pervasive of photography of people hired for the purpose (fashion photography particularly), that I almost don't notice it any more, until I see a shot like the self-portrait at the… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by oceanjesse
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Ooh, the FEE site tried to give me push notifications not once but twice. And a screen-covering pop-up selling books when I'd read about four paragraphs. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by SecretAgentSockpuppet, sotonohito, faceplantingcheetah
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Charlton Comics. Sorry. I'm a pedant, yes. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Mike Mongo, mwhybark
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It's symptomatic of the right that they tend to think of everybody else as very stupid indeed, and to proceed on that assumption. It really ought to be their fatal flaw. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Miko
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

(Oh. He didn't do the film. I was sure... Oh, well. According to Wikipedia, Daniel Handler wanted Guy Maddin, which would have been perfect, but would have lost and awful lot of money.) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jeweled accumulation
FanFare comment - Last month

I've been trying to remember who Stephen Miller reminds me of, except maybe a balloon with two black dots for eyes drawn on with a marker pen. Anyway, it's Roark Junior, the Yellow Bastard out of Sin City. Except not quite as compassionate,… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq., blueberry, mosk, jedicus, emf, radicalawyer, darkstar, kcds, Ghidorah, Artw, notyou
MeFi comment - Last month

Ah. The analogies just make it worse. I find the straightforward explanation less confusing, tbh, assuming it's accurate. Thanks, though. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by joedan, rock swoon has no past, migurski, misskaz, Splunge, Klaxon Aoooogah, mondo dentro, sourcejedi
MeFi comment - Last month

He basically seems to be the original Nathan Barley, the one Brooker described in his TV Go Home columns. Except, if such a thing were possible, worse. The temptation is strong to wish something dreadful upon him, except the universe seems… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by koeselitz, LizBoBiz, panama joe, cluebucket, Potomac Avenue, SageLeVoid, The Horse You Rode In On, anazgnos, mushhushshu, kewb
MeFi comment - Last month

For the non-technical, can you explain what a buffer overflow attack is? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DancingYear
MeFi comment - Last month

And I do know how pompous that last paragraph sounds, but seriously, fuck 'em. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by 8k, Strange Interlude, From Bklyn, gnuhavenpier
MeFi comment - Last month

(and of course The Intro and the Outro is all talking, but I guess that's not what you want.) And looking very relaxed - Adolf Hitler on vibes. Nice. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ovvl
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

discussion that relies heavily on the movie seems odd, like talking about the sequels to the Matrix or Highlander movies as if they were essential to the enjoyment people had of the originals While I wouldn't make any claims for… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Emily's Fist, ernielundquist, Strange Interlude
MeFi comment - Last month

There's also the thing that Lynch often presents things in a way that are "wrong" - for example the mechanical bird at the end of Blue Velvet. He knows exactly what he's doing, and these things that are hokey or cheesy or just… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by standardasparagus, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, jbenben, crush-onastick, Mavri, chainlinkspiral
MeFi comment - Last month

Or to put it another way: This is why we can't have nice things. Because these wankers have already claimed all the nice things, used them, smashed them and left the smouldering wreckage by the side of the road while they wander off for more nice… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by confluency, fullerine, acb, rhizome
MeFi comment - Last month

I have not been happy with the pictures of beaming Obama on vacation (no matter how much he deserves it) while the country slowly burns Although, as I'm sure many have pointed out, there is literally nothing he can practically do at the… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by kelborel, free f_ cat, angrycat, litleozy, witchen, JoeXIII007, insoluble uncertainty, sumdim, Ashen, languagehat, flatluigi, palomar, andruwjones26, mushhushshu, tobascodagama, Rosie M. Banks, uncleozzy, Surely This, Etrigan, Otherwise
MeFi comment - Last month

I watched it yesterday to see if it could help me make sense of the situation (and it was very helpful), and today I watched Bitter Lake and the iPlayer automatically went back to HyperNormalisation so here I am again. It's just got… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ob1quixote
MeFi comment - Last month

Apples and Walnuts
favorited 1 time, recently by MCMikeNamara
Music post - Last month

When we worry and wonder about authoritarian regimes that inflict cruelty on civilians, we often imagine tyrannical despots unilaterally advancing their sinister agendas. But no would-be autocrat can act alone. There are hardly any excesses… [more]
favorited 51 times, recently by Space Kitty, daq, Ellen Alleyne, mordax, ob1quixote, Surely This, Proofs and Refutations, Gelatin, skycrashesdown, vickyverky, burgerrr, oneswellfoop, ActionPopulated, Silverstone, kms, obliquity of the ecliptic, Candleman, mikelieman, kelborel, tonycpsu, pennypiper, Tarumba, Nice Guy Mike, Hypatia, suelac, miratime, danielleh, zenzicube, tobascodagama, faceplantingcheetah, winna, p3t3, Otherwise, mushhushshu, Kitteh, h00py, sciatrix, free f_ cat, threeturtles, sively, informavore, sheila t, Floydd
MeFi comment - Last month

Many people have been saying he's very overrated. Sad. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by some loser
MeFi comment - Last month

Boorman, Russell, Roeg - a stratum of English film directors of the 70s for whom a rave review would be a horrified audience member saying "What ... the ... fuck ... was ... that?" [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bendybendy, rednikki, GenjiandProust, palindromeisnotapalindrome, the phlegmatic king
MeFi comment - Last month

Something to do with meatballs? [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by bowtiesarecool, seyirci
MeFi comment - Last month

Still, at fifty bucks a pop, that's setting him back over a thousand dollars. Which isn't really that much, come to think of it. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by naoko
MeFi comment - Last month

We should look at what's in his heart. That would be a good show. I'd watch that. Celebrity Vivisection. I'm guessing mostly blood, though. Some gristle. Fat, probably, too. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by SecretAgentSockpuppet
MeFi comment - Last month

elgilito: Out of curiosity... I have an ongoing theory that an important factor in the electoral upheavals we've seen recently is what I call the Votey McVoteface Factor - an electorate that has come to believe their vote has no significance… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

And, of course, he never gets round to actually paying anybody. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I think Doug Forcett is real, but that what we currently think is the case isn't actually the truth: my wishful thinking is that the whole thing is a post-mortem ethical training ground - a sort of Purgatory - and that the staff is made up… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

not morons who just watched James Bond "Moron" being the quantum of stupidity. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Acting normal is like holding a plank for me. A plank is a half a push up, its an exercise done for about a minute. Its the abdominal equivalent of holding a gallon of milk at arms length. You can't do it forever. And with me, eventually, I say… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Quantum of Risk Indeed. A tiny subatomic particle of risk, that only has a debatable probability of existing for microscopic periods of time under laboratory conditions. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

(Trade Test Transmissions: In the late 60s and early 70s in the UK, when colour television was taking off, they used to broadcast the same short films over and over, usually things made by companies like Shell, that they could show for free. This was… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

For some reason the two things that have given me simple pleasure this week were the video on YouTube that Soundhog has made for a band called Gallops (using interference and stuff from video equipment that he's circuit-bent). And another video from… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Given that the Fanfare thread about Fight Club is all about IKEA, it would be fitting if this thread was all about Fight Club, wouldn't it? [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Oh, and I remember getting a lift to the Wembley IKEA a while ago, arriving shortly before opening time on Sunday. The car park was full of people attentively watching the front doors. When the doors opened they surged forwards. It was a kind of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

(For what it's worth, I like IKEA very much when it fulfils my need for relatively sturdy and conservatively designed household objects at a reasonable price. Similarly Muji, though their prices are more premium in London than they need to be.) [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Trump’s top trade adviser accuses Germany of currency exploitation That's the problem with a clown car on fire. As soon as it gets on stage there are burning clowns running around everywhere. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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