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Gosh. It appears there really is someone called Scooter Libby (am filthy foreigner, so don't know these things). Assumed it was a children's book about a small girl named Elizabeth. Who has a scooter. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by rhizome
MetaTalk comment - 3 ¾ hours ago

Oh, and the only way I could live with the at-one-time-ubiquitous Foreigner song was imagine it was a paen to farmyard sexuality called I've Been Waiting for a Girl-like Ewe. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Recliner of Rage, ergomatic, glitter, treepour, gamera, vibrotronica, xil, Captain l'escalier
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I'd want to see a more comprehensive list than these two before thinking there was something funny about it, largely because the Batley and Spen election became necessary at such a complicated time and in such a complicated way. Also, around October… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Just this guy, y'know, winterhill
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

This song always makes me think of Casey Kasem, in his jumper. I generally saw America's Top 10 (or whatever number it was) very stoned at about three o'clock in the morning, and for some reason it all seems to boil down to this song. In my mind,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by dustsquid, Meatbomb
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

It reminds me of Pushing Daisies And, thus, Dead Like Me? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Monochrome, miss-lapin, numaner
FanFare comment - 4 days ago

Who are these people who remember their school days fondly well into middle age? Was that really the peak of their lives? I'm guessing that the best bit for a lot of people was college, when you didn't have much responsibility and you had… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I'm at a loss as to why anyone would want to listen to this stuff all day every day. My guess is that they're in their forties and fifties and spent the 80s doing things that were a lot more fun than what they now use the radio to distract… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Wherever humans go, rats follow Is that a principle we can utilise, somehow? You! Chappie with the flute! See what you can do with that idea. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bent back tulips, Hactar, Westringia F., clew, une_heure_pleine
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

You have a collection of gay, military rats? That's an R-rated animated movie waiting to happen. [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by gentian, Hactar, holyrood, hototogisu, yeolcoatl, das_2099, ldthomps, BlueNorther, Spathe Cadet, Morfil Ffyrnig, GenjiandProust, thetarium, MikeKD
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

That may be true, but it's a part of the process. If the score wasn't noticeable, the filmmakers may have thought it necessary for the film that it wasn't. Indeed music that's too noticeable might be said to have failed - it supports and accentuates… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bulgroz
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Homeless people are scary!So, what is the answer [to scary homeless people all over the street outside a Michael McDonald gig]? I dont know for sure. We would like to hear your thoughts. Well, the answer's "some form of… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Scram, mordax, Spatch, cluebucket, Ideal Impulse, sldownard, Slinga, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

There is actually no debate at all about it. The Grauniad nickname definitely comes from a particular publication - Private Eye - as a specific play on The Guardian's (at that time fully deserved) reputation for… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

If we're on the subject of the actual names of British newspapers: To be pedantic and repetitive, the name of the upmarket newspaper published by News International in London is The Times, not The Times of London or The… [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

Let he who has actually read Ulysses cast the first stone. yes I said yes I did Yes (No, of course I haven't, but I listened to the song. Isn't that enough?) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by en forme de poire
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

There was that one time when I was a teenager and I picked up a classic English text and I thought "Right, I'll give this one fifty pages to get started" and it was Tristram Shandy so that probably wasn't the best plan. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by adamgreenfield, GenjiandProust, InkDrinker, guster4lovers, cheberet, thetortoise, comealongpole, Capt. Renault, Death and Gravity
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

They are hacks. It's a hack's job. Big budget movies are written by hacks, directed by hacks, scored by hacks. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being a hack. Shakespeare was a hack. John Williams is a hack. A hack is someone who is employed to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lmfsilva
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Lord of the Flies was Golding's first novel, and his later books are better, I think, though not so syllabus-friendly. Pincher Martin suffers from having its central conceit stolen for a cop-out ending by a well-known television series… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by mordax, thelonius
MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

It's crossed my mind relatively recently (over the last decade or so) that I probably have difficulty reading. Not dyslexia - I mean, not: no character transposition, just confusion - but something like that. If I'm not actually interested in the… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by spinifex23, Oyéah
MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

It's not just the music, the effects are all the same too. Most people who make sample libraries end up making those because that's where the money is. Sort of. I think a lot of scores sound very similar not because they're copying other… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by atoxyl, gucci mane, Sys Rq, brilliantmistake
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

"Also unicorns. There have to be unicorns. No triggering until we've got unicorns." [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pharm, Just this guy, y'know
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

the death of a grandparent, a first boyfriend, or a lost kitten That's a lot of death. Were they bludgeoned insensible with the club, do you suppose? I imagine it to be a pink shillelagh. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by themanwho, Harvey Kilobit
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

One man survives in an inhospitable environment by employing the awesome power of human smugness. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ob1quixote
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

The Mexican president, who will be joined by his foreign minister, is expected to speak English at the meeting. What a shame they missed the opportunity to address Mr Trump in his native tongue, Gibberish. [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by double block and bleed, stoneegg21, Proofs and Refutations, nicolin, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Jubal Kessler, Surely This, mordax, pxe2000, vac2003, salix, sebastienbailard, angrycat, chris24, You Can't Tip a Buick, Kat Allison, Joey Michaels, readery, wenestvedt, vibrotronica, notyou, rabbitrabbit, Secret Life of Gravy, Dashy
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

North Sea Radio Orchestra have a new album out very soon, too. I saw them play a few months ago in Camden (apparently sitting just behind a gentleman called Tallbastard on Youtube, who I believe is a reincarnation of The Consultant, who uploaded… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by vverse23, rorgy
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It's probably one of the things that I'm a bit of a bore about, but Dirk was based on Adams' friend Michael Bywater, who actually played Dirk in some dramatised bits they did for a South Bank Show on Adams in about 1990. So Dirk is actually… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by h00py, dogsbody, Just this guy, y'know
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Firstly: Antman and Catwoman - the charming story of two marginalised people, each with their own faunacentric obsession, that unites the two comic-book behemoths in a mutual frenzy of copyright litigation. Secondly: I continue to be… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by adrienneleigh, boilermonster, evidenceofabsence, alasdair, saucysault, Lexica, tel3path, bongo_x, FireFountain, Katjusa Roquette, rorgy, thivaia, Gygesringtone, Itaxpica, Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

ANYONE can write a great beginning. I disagree. Anyone can write a terrible beginning, too. The choice is yours. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

What I remember Gabriel saying about the namelessness of his albums in interviews at the time (maybe it's in this programme, I can't remember) was that he wanted the albums to be like magazines, with a standard masthead and a shifting series of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by fairmettle, philip-random
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

It also made me a fan of David Lord's production. Out of curiosity, how are you on Peter Blegvad's Knights Like This? It was the first thing by Blegvad I heard, and it turned me into a rabid fan, but Blegvad was very against it… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by persona au gratin
MeFi comment - Last month

I assume that as a comedy nerd you're very familiar with Father Ted, but it's probably the silliest thing ever created - by Graham IT Crowd Linehan and Arthur Matthews. Possibly also the sketch show they wrote called Big… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by low_horrible_immoral, cotton dress sock
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I took it that the First Order were a karaoke version of the Empire, so of course they were going to do a Death Star, but it had to be BIGGER and STARRIER and DEATHIER. It's a totally self-conscious knock-off. Starkiller Base makes a lot more sense… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by middleclasstool
MeFi comment - Last month

(He's definitely supposed to be more of a grizzled bullshit-artist than an infinitely slappable millennial quirk-monkey, anyway.) [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by skycrashesdown, Ashwagandha, Just this guy, y'know
FanFare comment - Last month

Elektra is completely insane. I like her a lot. It's nice that someone is having fun around here. I suppose it's a forlorn hope that the story will go any differently from the canonical narrative, but I always thought that was a mistake - Miller… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DirtyOldTown
FanFare comment - Last month

For me it's related to the recent "Can we be less U.S.-centric, please?" thread, in that the people you're talking about - in this case, the people you're more than likely merrily ripping the piss out of for the sheer lulz of it - are… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by daisysteiner, Rosie M. Banks, jessamyn, teponaztli, InkDrinker, Lexica, miorita, stoneweaver, langtonsant
MetaTalk comment - Last month

Someone should tell Texas that most of the rest of the world gave up on human sacrifice a long time ago. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by ovvl, oceanjesse, hydropsyche, cstross, my-username, yesster, bendy, emf, SaltySalticid, teleri025
MeFi comment - Last month

Recently, I've thought Presidential hopeful teams would make good names for characters in an 1930s pulp story, possibly involving an expedition deep into the jungle and perhaps monsters. The hero is Clinton Kaine, who not only has thews, but they are… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Recliner of Rage
MeFi comment - Last month

Reminds me of the marble run videos my 5yo spent a couple weeks watching. Oh, good, you've got me watching Pythagoras Switch videos now. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by notyou, Metro Gnome, horopter
MeFi comment - Last month

I have a vague memory of Lynch saying that he would like to do a director's cut, but that it would probably go in the opposite direction, losing as much of the straight stuff as possible and just going for the surreal visuals. (I'd very much like… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Kattullus, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - Last month

Where did they get all that track from? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by oheso
MeFi comment - Last month

What I've always loved about that scene is that no one is really being mocked. There's a social faux pas between Elaine and the Jive speakers with her not understanding what they're saying, but it's her problem and it's OK because the old lady speaks… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Rev. Syung Myung Me, BrashTech, animalrainbow, languagehat, zinful, BinGregory, Triplanetary, EmGeeJay, wenestvedt, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, Mavri, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - Last month

DR. DROID: We don't know why. She has lost the will to live. AUDIENCE: We know how she feels! [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by happyroach, Joe in Australia, chrchr, Artw, entropicamericana
MeFi comment - Last month

Silence of the Lambs. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by kms, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, emd3737, 3urypteris
MeFi comment - Last month

Ragnorak: The waterproof jacket of the Norse Gods. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by hanov3r, skycrashesdown, zingiberene, Nerd of the North
MeFi comment - Last month

Airplane is essentially a remake of the 1957 movie Zero Hour (down to some of the more memorable dialogue, such as "We need to finds someone who can fly a plane and didn't have fish for dinner"). It was on Channel 4 once… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Quizzical Hamster, PontifexPrimus, milnak, tobascodagama, Auden, mothershock, I-baLL
MeFi comment - Last month

I think I mean: "Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet." (does that mean I choose incontinence though) Yes. Inchastity and incontinence. You'd basically end up spending your whole life washing sheets. [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Joe in Australia, saturday_morning, Nanukthedog, Wilder, NMcCoy, figurant, drinkyclown, Greg_Ace, Joakim Ziegler, solotoro, comealongpole, teleri025, baltimoretim
MeFi comment - Last month

Sausages are full of heart. And most other unwanted organs. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Fig, MikeKD
FanFare comment - Last month

When threads recur like this, I'm wary of adding exactly what I wrote last time (and have an irresistible urge to add something), but: The main thing, for me, is that she is advising people to only own things that either make them happy or are… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by milkb0at
MeFi comment - Last month

Although I suspect the Corbyn-Yay!/Corbyn-Grr! dynamic might be going round in circles, the blogger Alex Andreou, who was equally outspoken for and against Corbyn at different times has set out an account of the whole affair which I'm broadly in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Perhaps there is a niche business opportunity in setting up a finishing school for rough beasts Perhaps they could also sell centre-holders, for centres that can't hold themselves. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Although the lesson drawn from it in his case was more about fraud than Fascism. I suspect Fascism is a kind of fraud. After finally getting to write that down (rather than trot it out in the pub), I was able to move to the next… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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