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Am I right in thinking he's going for a longer scam? That is to say his aim isn't so much to set up a profitable business on the back of Hamlin's reputation (as Hamlin thinks and is going after Jimmy for), but rather to become such a huge thorn in… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Greg Nog, The Great Big Mulp, Jacqueline, Mick, Drastic, kewb, tracicle
FanFare comment - Yesterday

I like all of Wes Anderson's films unreservedly, and they never give me anything other than unalloyed pleasure. Thus I win. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by vasi, thsmchnekllsfascists, jetsetsc, The Minotaur, Annabelle74
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

(Also, I just noticed the development from Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul. Presumably the third story would be Best something.) [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by DiscountDeity, mrjohnmuller
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

I think it's interesting that it's in the nature of the Rolex scam that the mark has to be a fundamentally dishonest person. I realise that that's what all con men tell themselves, but in order for the scam to work, the mark needs to be willingly… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dialetheia
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

Being Jimmy McGill? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DiscountDeity
FanFare comment - 4 days ago

is "I'd hit it" really sexist? It's actually one of the sexist tropes that's openly (and astonishingly) misogynistic. In addition to the fact that it's generally used to undermine the female subject of the thread or a female… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by skycrashesdown
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

being followed down the street from the age of 8 onwards by a bloke with his penis hanging out of his trousers He'll be getting on a bit now. Do you have to walk more slowly, so he can keep up? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by skoosh
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

The odd thing about Jimmy/Saul is that basically he's a good person and a fairly talented lawyer who wants to help people. He certainly doesn't want to go out of his way to hurt anyone. That's why the series will make an interesting counterpart to… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by heatvision, filthy light thief, emilynoa, angrycat, Timmoy Daen, Henrietta Stackpole, essexjan, Rock Steady, Ivan Fyodorovich, SpacemanStix, tonycpsu, futureisunwritten, naju, keli
FanFare comment - 11 days ago

BTW, do MeFites have other favorite softsynths besides NI Massive? I like Massive just fine, but one day I'll learn how to use Reaktor. No I won't. I keep telling myself that I will, but Reaktor is a big box full of mad little boxes… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by naju
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I only just caught up with this. Really quite remarkable. I don't think I have anything much to add to what's already been written other than that I'm fascinated to see how many action movies are coming from aesthetics and expectations quite… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DirtyOldTown
FanFare comment - 14 days ago

The thing about Mark Hamill is that in the original comic, it was Mark Hamill himself who was kidnapped at the beginning (and who ends up dead at the bottom of a ravine, but never mind), so the casting also works as a meta gag. Goldman and Vaughn… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by leotrotsky
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

I love the fact that he put the intro to Dog Like Sparky at the end of Eat It Up Worms Hero despite the fact that he's not done Dog Like Sparky yet. And now I want a Cardiacs A Capella Gospel Choir so much. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by subversiveasset, Rev. Syung Myung Me
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

all's I know is they have a still-unreleased double album waiting to see the light of day According to Kavus Torabi (most recent Cardiacs guitarist and leader of the magnificent Knifeworld with fellow Cardiacs alumnus Melanie Woods), the… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Rev. Syung Myung Me, vverse23
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Doctor Who: Flatline
favorited 4 times, recently by Tobu
FanFare post - 3 weeks ago

I was pleased to see in a linked article that Grand Budapest Hotel just won an Eddie award for editing. Watching it on blu ray a few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that it's essentially perfect (which doesn't preclude anyone liking it,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by hush, dng
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Surely to be "MeFi's Own", technically you should sign up to post in a thread about you, add one post to say thanks for saying all the nice things (maybe a couple of follow-ups) and never be heard of again? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by prize bull octorok, Pope Guilty, en forme de poire
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I went to see it the other day. It's at the end of its run in London - just me and a small child and their mother in the cinema (I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did - they seemed a little subdued by the experience). I must confess, I was… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Gin and Broadband
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

I generally like Steely Dan albums unreservedly, even the two 2000s ones. I got the 70s back catalogue from iTunes while they were selling it all as one album for £7.99 (which would have been a costly mistake if anyone apart from me had noticed) -… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ansible
MeFi comment - Last month

How To Marry The Right Girl I generally work on the principle that she's likely to be the one in the fancy dress standing at the front of the church. This is an effective rule of thumb and I end up marrying the bride's father only about one… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - Last month


Doctor Who: Dark Water
favorited 6 times, recently by We had a deal, Kyle
FanFare post - Last month

A popular thing is actually flawed and not as brilliant as its enthusiastic devotees claim? I agree with you, but people really like The Toast around here. Go figure. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by superfluousm, Sangermaine, saulgoodman, holborne, (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates, sparklemotion, naju
MeFi comment - Last month

And I always thought that they chickened out not giving Nathan Barley its original TV Go Home title (which was Cunt). [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by the christopher hundreds
MeFi comment - Last month


Top ring modulating there. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by TwoWordReview, en forme de poire
Music comment - Last month

“Words are all we have.” That may be true for you, Sam. We have cameras. (Kidding. This is great.) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by idiopath
MeFi comment - Last month

I was thinking of posting that. I also thought yesterday's Assimilationism vs Multiculturalism by Malik was quite useful as well. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Tobu, ob1quixote, jeffburdges, audi alteram partem
MeFi comment - Last month

I'm a lot more excited to hear the whole album than I thought I was going to be and immensely proud to be a part of the project in a way I really wasn't expecting. Yay! [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by usonian, valrus, The Great Big Mulp, umbú, Faint of Butt
Music comment - Last month

One day it will be revealed that cable news was a Situationist prank all along. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by klausness, carping demon, jlbartosa, Pendragon, sklero, Golden Eternity
MeFi comment - Last month

Seeing the list of politicians joining the march in Paris on Twitter, my response was that any politician should only be allowed to do it wearing a t-shirt bearing a cartoon depicting them in sexual congress with a farmyard animal, preferably a pig… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by arcticseal, Golden Eternity, Termite
MeFi comment - Last month

Part of my shenanigans was recording the vocals on four separate occasions because I hated each previous session. The hardest singing lesson seems to be learning to accept the sound that comes out of one's mouth. I'm curious to see what they all… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by valrus, The Great Big Mulp, Faint of Butt, usonian
Music comment - Last month

I can cross Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love off my to do list now. Kick me if I've mis-tagged. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by The Great Big Mulp, JHarris, Faint of Butt, umbú
Music comment - Last month

To me the thing that's interesting is the sheer diversity of names that are coming up - I have no idea about the actual sounds that accompany those names. It's like Momus said it would be: we are in the future, and everyone is famous for fifteen… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by vverse23
MeFi comment - Last month

Is that first actor who does the Alfie scene Adam Godley? Don't know, but it appears to be Celia Imrie in the middle. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by stinker
MeFi comment - Last month


Banksy. Banksier. Banksiest. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by MsDaniB
MeFi comment - Last month

He gets within three inches of the lip of the well before he's snatched up and eaten by a thrush. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Pope Guilty, Artw, GenjiandProust
MeFi comment - Last month

Let's hope there's never a fire or other emergency requiring rapid exit from the building. This crossed my mind sitting in the circle at the Barbican theatre last week - two rows, the front row only accessible via doors at the side which… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by GenjiandProust, haltingproblemsolved, Gin and Broadband
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Strangely, and perhaps pedantically, the thing that annoyed me was the use of the words "fired" and "smart", perhaps because they were repeated so often. In 1940s England, they would have said "sacked" and… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
FanFare comment - 2 months ago

This article led me to youtube to try to remember who Urge Overkill was. Urge Overkill were that band who did that song that was in that movie, yeah? That's who Urge Overkill were. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by littlejohnnyjewel, TheWhiteSkull, natteringnabob
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

As I believe Frank Zappa put it "Ladies, you can be an asshole, too". Of course, he was talking about anal sex, but still. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, Rosie M. Banks, symbioid, holybagel, dr_dank, topynate, thsmchnekllsfascists, wires
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

> Unless you are Tom Waits, you shouldn't have a bullhorn at a music show for any reason. Unless you are Gibby Haynes , you mean... Or Shiina Ringo. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by halifix, Sangermaine
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

There's a repeated bit where someone says to Clara something like "So, the Doctor is your...?" or vice versa, and we're left to drop a word into the gap. And there's a certain amount of sniggering about that. But I think it's interesting… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by We had a deal, Kyle
FanFare comment - 2 months ago

It should really have been the last in a long line of Science Fiction Holiday Specials after the Logan's Run Holiday Special, the Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Holiday Special, the Silent Running Holiday Special, the 2001: A Space Odyssey… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by kinnakeet, obliviax, Sourisnoire, DrAstroZoom
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And from the Soviet Union, the Solaris Holiday Special and the Stalker Holiday Special. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by clarknova
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Surely the actual word used is irrelevant? The point is that it acts as a carrier for contempt. The word "paki" is just a contraction of the word "pakistani", but in the early 70s in the UK it became a word that firstly came… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by malocchio, Anything, juiceCake, Tanizaki, Drinky Die, dorian
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Get thee out there, sir, and make of the Amish. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by cmyk, fleacircus, Dr Dracator
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The odd thing about peak oil is that it's obviously inevitable. If you have a finite resource and demand which is growing exponentially - or if not exponentially then with tremendous cumulative acceleration - that is what is going to happen. It won't… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by dott8080, olya, AsYouKnow Bob, rory, daq, IAmBroom, zug, The Card Cheat, onehalfjunco, JoeXIII007, entropicamericana, allthinky, Chutzler, Pyrogenesis, lalochezia, daveliepmann, Kitteh, maskd
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Each of his books sell to five million people, who each buy it five times? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by forgetful snow, suelac
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I find Huffduffer very useful for podcasts: any audio around and about can be huffduffered and turns up on my feed along with things that people I've connected to have huffduffered. All sorts of interesting things have turned up unexpectedly because… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ocherdraco
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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