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Isn't the "Harry Potter for white people" just Harry Potter? Am confused. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by greermahoney, Proofs and Refutations, wenestvedt, rifflesby, Homo neanderthalensis, Mavri, EmpressCallipygos, dis_integration, kittensofthenight
MeFi comment - An hour ago

Never Gonna Give You Up is probably SAW's finest achievement (followed closely by the Mel & Kim hits and a handful of Kylies). Where was this? Was it a home gig for Mr Astley? Anyway, I had a big silly grin on my face all the way… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by darkstar
MeFi comment - 2 ¾ hours ago

I heard this programme when it was first podcasted (which tends to be how I hear Radio 4 programmes these days), I and I did think it was very good. My own relationship with the country is very solidly in the "some white guy’s experience ..… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by junebug, Wilder, peacheater, genpfault, maxwelton, adamsc, Chipmazing, wenestvedt, thetarium, Carouselle, biggreenplant, cluebucket, Recliner of Rage, glitter, inparticularity
MeFi comment - 12 hours 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 5 times, recently by corb
FanFare comment - 14 hours ago

A thought that just crossed my mind that gives me genuine pleasure: there's one human being on earth who knows exactly what's going on. And it's Andy. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by kittyb, kittens for breakfast, roolya_boolya, vibrotronica, Ruki, maxsparber, honestcoyote, jason_steakums
FanFare comment - Yesterday

A full stop doesn't seem quite enough, but... golly. It's like the official end to an entire era of British Showbiz which stretched from the end of music hall through to the 1970s. This is someone who's been sort of there somewhere on a… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by Lesser Spotted Potoroo, parm, We had a deal, Kyle, virago, drnick, doop, HandfulOfDust, plep, peterkins, Faint of Butt, idb, the sobsister, lesbiassparrow, JenThePro, threetwentytwo, biffa
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Is Theil not still their guy? Sieg Theil? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by busted_crayons, saturday_morning
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Oh, and what the blurry Bookhouse Boys walking around Jack Rabbit's Palace reminded me of (apart from the video for Blame It on the Boogie) was Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp. From what I remember of my reading about… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by vibrotronica
FanFare comment - 5 days ago

My take on Lynch is that he's a surrealist - in the pure sense. His films are often suffused with dream states, and dream reality and waking reality is given equal prominence. For that reason, I don't think I could go with "x wakes up and it was… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by harujion, christopherious, Otherwise, jason_steakums, Ipsifendus, bstreep
FanFare comment - 5 days ago

aside from the car ramming terrorist attack, the police had done a great job because no one had gone to the hospital and there had been no property damage" Apart from the stuff with the airplanes, September 11th 2001 was a fairly… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by InTheYear2017, bird internet, Faint of Butt, Yowser, porn in the woods, ZeusHumms, skycrashesdown, dis_integration, Melismata
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

(Obviously I meant a great terrible 1950s Batman villain.) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by christopherious
FanFare comment - 6 days ago

I won't get to see the episode until tonight at the earliest. I just wanted to mention again that the spoilers increase my enjoyment of the show, somehow. The Green Glove would be a terrible 1950s Batman villain. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by christopherious
FanFare comment - 6 days ago

Curious Joni-related thingette of the week - watching Reginald D. Hunter's Songs of the South last week, when he gets to Memphis and mentions Beale Street and immediately Furry Sings the Blues comes into my head, because I know… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by witchen, OmieWise, emf, Devils Rancher
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

It was, of course, Das Lied von der Erde, rather than the 9th Symphony. My bad. I come back to it because a recording of Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder is on the radio, and I was reminded and it seems I have a bee, or some kind of insect,… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by smokysunday, Recliner of Rage, rongorongo
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

One very important, but quite subtle, thing is that the unamplified actor is in the same acoustic space as the audience. It makes a very real difference - as it does in a tiny club, where a singer with an acoustic guitar could be heard… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by rongorongo, Henrietta Stackpole, cybercoitus interruptus, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Space egg. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Joe in Australia
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

A Touch of Murder It really ought to be a series about a nice old luvvie investigating unpleasantness among a dwindling group of bourgeois types in an English village. "My goodness! It's Tarquin!" "Don't look, Lavinia!… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by corb, fleacircus
FanFare comment - 9 days ago


This being Samuel Johnson, who's famous for (amongst other things) declaring patriotism to be the last refuge of the scoundrel. (Although, as I never tire of pointing out, he missed the fact that when the scoundrel gets there, he finds it was… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Higherfasterforwards, mumimor, Joey Michaels, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Vielen dank! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by elsietheeel
FanFare comment - 12 days ago

By the way, it's best to iron the things you're going to iron while they're damp (so straight out of the washing machine), then leave them to dry on a hanger. That's what my mother in law says and does and she's indisputably right. Surely tumble… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Wordshore
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I remember Grace Zabriskie saying - a very long time ago, I think during a call on a Joe Frank show - that most of the time casting directors had either seen her on Twin Peaks or Seinfeld and she just needed to work out which… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by whir, kittens for breakfast
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Coincidentally, I've spent the day designing a maze, and listening to the Westworld soundtrack. I'd not done the former before, so it's been a bit of a learning curve, but by trial and error it seems that the most satisfying way of doing it involves… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by rhamphorhynchus, augustimagination
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

Playtime has the reputation of being best experienced in 70mm, at the largest size, and I hope one day to see it that way. Because of this thread I just bought tickets for the Friday 4:30 show at the IMAX at the Science Museum, in 70mm. So,… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by WhitenoisE, Devoidoid, gturner, jjwiseman
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Any disturbance in a tiny pond looks, relatively speaking, like a massive wave. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pattern juggler, Greg_Ace
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

PMdixon: Astonishingly, we who have lived in the UK over the last fifty years have heard of Enoch Powell, but thank your for your attempts to educate us. Our assessments of multiculturalism and its benefits (which don't go undisputed even to this day,… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by the latin mouse, jb, Wilder, Major Clanger, languagehat, RuvaBlue, Cpt. The Mango, Rosie M. Banks, peacheater, Proofs and Refutations, Telf, Joseph Gurl, Elizabeth the Thirteenth, doop, Ziggy500
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

In fact, that cleverer person could compare GdT's imaginative takes on classic tropes with what Universal is doing, although checking his Wikipedia page it seems that he's working on a Frankenstein for them, so let's see how that turns out… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Oh, and the ongoing Dark Universe slog is soul-destroying, but I'm tentatively looking forward to The Shape of Water, which looks as much Jeunet as del Toro. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Artw
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

One day someone will manage to make a film or TV series of Anno Dracula (I think the last attempt to develop one was quashed by the prospect of competing with Penny Dreadful), and they'll probably make a mess of it, but at least I… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Artw
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago


Oh, and this weeks foolish conjecture: I was struck by Diane's insistence on smoking. At first I thought she wanted a plausible excuse to leave the room to contact whoever, but since Hawk made the association between electricity and a certain kind of… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by leotrotsky, theartandsound, filthy light thief, He Is Only The Imposter, queenofbithynia, paper chromatographologist
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

John McCain is not a maverick. But he does play one on TV. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Secret Life of Gravy, dhartung, Room 641-A, mumimor, Ray Walston, Luck Dragon, So You're Saying These Are Pants?, FelliniBlank
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite bits was just the TPPD dispatcher, calmly telling all the people who were ringing in to report gunshots that the police were on their way. What non-supernatural ailment could the young girl in the car be suffering from? That… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by elsietheeel, christopherious
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

W years + X qualifications + Y responsibilities = £Z Isn't that effectively how the remuneration works at the moment? John Humphries and Derek Thompson have been doing their jobs for a very long time; Chris Evans, whatever one might think… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by threetwentytwo, miorita, Stark
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I do love all this stuff, though, really. And a solid excuse to buy a new pen (or, glory of glories, a new notebook) is a wonderful thing. And I think Merlin Mann deserves some kind of medal. I will listen to the podcast. Perhaps it will help. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

If only Dee Xtrovert still posted here, she could tell you that not only was The Dictionary of the Khazars definitely a Serbian book, but why you shouldn't feel good about owning a copy. Either version. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by skoosh, Kattullus
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

My ideal strategy would be to collapse in a random puddle of tears and let a much more organised person take care of it all, but no one falls for that shit any more, and why would they, to be honest? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Zed, schroedinger, Lexica, PussKillian
MeFi comment - Last month

Although it means precisely nothing, the line "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin." is famously how every day's story began on Listen With Mother, a radio programme for children on the BBC Home Service and Radio 4 for… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by standardasparagus
FanFare comment - Last month

I wonder if Colin Baker does better in audio, where you can't see the hideous clown get-up. Spare Parts is worth checking out, if you do audios. It was the basis for World Enough and Time (in the same way that… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Artw, fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit
MeFi comment - Last month

Apropos of nothing "The Roxxoff Corporation" would be a really good name for a funk band. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

In the first scene after the credits - are those ninja cleaners? That would probably be lucrative. Possibly more lucrative than being an actual ninja. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

A director isn't so much someone who tells people what to do as a decision maker around whom a movie happens. If Anderson's crew were replaced with different people, a different movie would emerge, but different in a very similar way. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Ah, someone on The Verge actually did the journalism thing, and interviewed some of these artists. A combination of music libraries and pseudonymous composers. Spotify occasionally asks them to add music to fill out the playlists, but there's no… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

She is delightful, isn't she? I'm always pleased to see her. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

Spotify should definitely own this Sorry, I keep diving in to the thread, but it's maddening... there's nothing to own. This chap has spun a grand conspiracy theory out of nothing other than people's natural desire to snark at… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

For some reason I seem to be turning into some kind of... I have a lot of necessary activity to displace with this nonsense, obviously. Anyway, a quick internet search turns up that same track on Apple Music and Google Play, as well as a… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Yep - at least some of the artists are licensed to Firefly Entertainment, which is a London-based company that, according to its website, "has an extensive music catalogue of proprietary and public domain recordings across all genres and has… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Someone in the comments on the original article suggested that it might be a production music library, which would make a lot of sense. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

There's an issue of The Invisibles where we follow the difficult life of a young working class man from a violent childhood, through the army, marriage and bereavement to his joining a shady private security force. At which point the hero of the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

(That should probably say that Firefly Entertainment has the same name as a London-based company, as I can't prove the direct connection.) [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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