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And, of course, sex (like so many things) was invented by Leonardo da Vinci, but owning to difficulties in translating his notebooks for a long time it was thought that he'd actually invented a completely radical kind of helicopter.... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by quindo, brand-gnu, blnkfrnk, IAmBroom, LucretiusJones, nebulawindphone, Bugbread
MeFi comment - Yesterday

So, I've just finished watching the whole of the main series of Battlestar Galactica, just now. That's a lot of hour, and my head is spinning slightly. Some thoughts - I've not gone trawling for other comments yet, so excuse me if none of these are... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Defenestrator, sid
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

He seems to have thought that "poise" rhymes with "thighs". Was he from Cornwall? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by brand-gnu, IAmBroom
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

There's no real satirical value in mocking Katie Price. But by the same token, there's not much critical value in saying these sorts of things about Monty Python, when people have been saying pretty much the same thing for about thirty... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by junques, dialetheia, cosmic.osmo, crumbly, Proofs and Refutations, brand-gnu, rory, blucevalo, dng, inturnaround, Twain Device
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I posted this in a thread six years ago. The thread was called "Before Roe vs Wade". I suppose this one is (outrageously) "After…": "... [A] misfortune could bring misery. The way out of the misery could bring tragedy.... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by EmGeeJay, librarina, sio42, cadge, gingerest, arrjay, h00py, jokeefe, feckless fecal fear mongering, LizBoBiz, and they trembled before her fury
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Oh, and given that I associate 1980 with League of Gentlemen, Young Marble Giants and Cabaret Voltaire I was very slightly disappointed with how the 80s actually turned out.... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Frowner, Legomancer, Slap*Happy
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Not only Nicola Tesla, but David Bowie as Nicola Tesla. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by I-baLL, Proofs and Refutations, St. Sorryass, Halloween Jack, sukeban
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

The League of Gentlemen (I can't tell whether this has been posted yet, but if not, it probably ought to be). Also, there was a whole album of Rossmore Road-era material released a few years ago, and now I can't even find a reference to... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Legomancer
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Not wishing to be tactless, I think Priest would be forgiven if he were to say that he has a dwindling amount of time available on this planet, and he would like to spend less of it reading bad first novels. One editorial strategy might be to... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by St. Sorryass, Sangermaine, fermion, col_pogo, Mars Saxman, ColdOfTheIsleOfMan
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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 7 times, recently by OnceUponATime, adrienneleigh, nicepersonality, prospero320, crazy_yeti, ellieBOA, sebastienbailard
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

A few years ago, on a Friday, I was approached on the street by a young woman who said that she'd been punched by her boyfriend on the way to a night out, had lost her bag and needed money - £20, I think - for a cab home. Although I'm naturally an... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ruthless Bunny
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It just struck me - and sorry if it's been covered above - but the worst omission that the film of Watchmen makes is leaving out the collateral damage. All through the book there are these scenes set by the newspaper stand, and we get to know the... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Cannon Fodder, polychora, tdismukes, Rev. Syung Myung Me, Doktor Zed, wobh, Strange Interlude
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Also, would Diva count? Or Drowning By Numbers? Or After Life? Or Jubilee? Or The Devils? Or if not The Devils, then how about Lisztomania or The Lair of the White Worm? Or... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Sheydem-tants
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I knew the books well before the TV series came out, and while I liked the series - it is hugely likeable - the pedestrian nature of the stop-motion missed out on one of Paddington's most important qualities, in that he's a nexus of chaos:... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Bwithh, Hoopo, evidenceofabsence
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Since it's our last chance for conjecture, it just crossed my mind that perhaps both Oswalt and Lou know exactly who Malvo is, and (because of Sioux Falls, which Oswalt hasn't been connected with I think, but never mind about that, he's the... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by gaspode, komara
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

About four minutes before he died I said to my husband... That could be the beginning of a quite disturbing anecdote. (I don't have anything to say about the programme. This is the one with the dwarf, yes?)... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Golem XIV
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

I will say the most confusing thing is a movie that's a musical that you don't expect is a musical. The top example of this is Popeye. Surely you mean The Wicker Man?... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by two or three cars parked under the stars
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Sometimes I begin to understand why some people choose to be hermits. The hours are flexible and you can fart as much as you like and there's no one to moan at you about it. What more do you need?... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome, entropicamericana, The Card Cheat, sallybrown, dialetheia
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Now I've gone through all of these, it must be someone's deliberate collection - but whose? There was an Australian TV show called The Money or the Gun, where every week a different artist did a cover of Stairway to Heaven. They... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by benzenedream, oneswellfoop, h00py
MeFi comment - Last month

The comment was a while ago, but... I don't know about Winnie the Pooh--is there an adult dude fandom of Pooh that I missed? The two A.A. Milne Pooh books are very funny indeed, and possibly amongst the most influential books of the... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Lapin, Elementary Penguin, dialetheia
MeFi comment - Last month

Thanks! Didn't want to derail, and certainly shouldn't drop in that snarky Star Trek comment I had lined up. In any case, definitely won't go into work wearing a red shirt.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by blueberry
MeFi comment - Last month

Doing a small rewatch of the first episodes of season two while I do some work. Struck me that what Hannibal proves is that although US network television has a reputation for staying away from difficult topics, as long as you studiously... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by echolalia67
MeFi comment - Last month

Mads does wonderfully that weird smile that people do when they're suddenly rendered luminous with rage - I'm unlucky enough to have the kind of personality that induces it from time to time. It's interesting that Mason isn't rude: rudeness is... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by webmutant, grubi, Lazlo Hollyfeld, bibliogrrl, Drastic, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, dogheart, Pendragon
FanFare comment - Last month

What other shows have ended by killing/maiming literally everyone except the villain? Not quite everyone, but Twin Peaks. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dialetheia
MeFi comment - Last month

Is it worse of me that I just thought "Oh my God! Who is left to feed Will's dogs?" Or that it took me nearly a week to think that? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by tel3path, sparklemotion
MeFi comment - Last month

And The Young Ones, of course. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Partario
MeFi comment - Last month

(That is to say, her first name suggests she's also a serial killer, but her last name suggests she's under Hannibal's spell. I prefer the former, but I would.)... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tel3path
FanFare comment - Last month

I'll have to watch the Hannibal/Bedelia scenes again, with a view to their being arch game-playing. If the Bedelia bit comes from the novel (which seems likely), is the consensus that the du Maurier bit is a reference to George du Maurier (and... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tel3path
FanFare comment - Last month

It does look wonderful and has lots of fineness about it. I do have a couple of caveats: Firstly, there's something slightly stiff about the dramas that Sky makes, or at least the ones I've seen. Beautifully presented, generously budgeted, but... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by lattiboy, pixie, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, homunculus, Mothlight
FanFare comment - Last month

I feel like this guy is trying really hard to choose good but somewhat obscure tracks over best tracks. I think he's choosing tracks that are important to him, which is all one can do, ultimately. (When Q or Pitchfork... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Pink Frost, philip-random
MeFi comment - Last month

B-but does that mean it appears twenty minutes from the end, or that twenty minutes in they come to their senses, give up terror panic and rage and bake cakes? Mmm, cakes.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tel3path
MeFi comment - Last month

I honestly can't remember whether I've mentioned it before, but reviewing Bryan Fuller's career over the last couple of months (I watched everything he's done outside of Star Trek Voyager, I think), it does seem like one giant, slow audition... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, bibliogrrl
FanFare comment - Last month

While I'm sure it is the case that Warner Brothers are wary of making a woman-led movie in any case, the issue with Wonder Woman isn't, I'd suggest, mere sexism and excuses for the same, but that the high concept of the character is too complicated.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Nanukthedog
MeFi comment - Last month

And of course Hannibal is telling Mason that he's nothing more than meat. But he's not worthy of transmutation. He's dog food. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bibliogrrl, fozzie_bear, Drastic, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, Pendragon
FanFare comment - Last month

I just realized Pitt's Verger is really just a broad Andy Rooney impression. I actually thought it was a tribute to David Lynch - "Jimmy Stewart from Mars". Or in this case, from Hell.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED
FanFare comment - Last month

and entertaining in a slightly glutinous way Honest question: Do you mean in a gluttonous way, or that the show is, like, sticky in some way? I meant that it progressed slowly but surely, like treacle off a spoon or possibly tomato... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by destructive cactus
FanFare comment - Last month

Another shock twist: in a surprise crossover with Pushing Daisies, the FBI bring Ned the piemaker to their overstuffed morgue. The revived Murder Art exhibits have a lot to say, at least those of them who have retained their mouths do. There... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by terrierhead, lovecrafty, dialetheia, tel3path, Partario
MeFi comment - Last month

Hannibal: A show about best buddies who occasionally throw psychopaths at each other. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by echolalia67, sparklemotion
MeFi comment - Last month

More mysterious, in the second, he told his creator the "ultimate secret of magic". Apparently, it is beards. Grant Morrison would, unsurprisingly, fight you about that. I'm sure this will be essentially fine. The movie is... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by my-username, GenjiandProust
MeFi comment - Last month

What's fascinating about this series is the way it's working almost as the opposite of an adaptation: they're taking all these things we remember very clearly (the census-taker reference, the burning wheelchair, the maze full of carnivorous pigs,... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by nicodine, The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg, We had a deal, Kyle, h00py, maggieb, dogheart, echolalia67, rue72, dialetheia, localroger, Dante Riordan, tel3path, Sequence, showbiz_liz, The Whelk
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

No, that's not it - they're in a graveyard, and I suspect it's some kind of corpse-art piece made from decomposed bodies. It's shaped like an Indian god.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by echolalia67
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You mean the sort of people who would beat a mentally ill man to death with their bare hands, then cook them up for dinner? Not that I'm complaining - this series is definitely my current preferred destination for Sadean atrocity - but it's fair... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tel3path
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've only just caught up with the episode and the thread, having been away for a week. Someone way back there asked: When Miriam Lass showed up in Season 1, I briefly entertained the idea that maybe she was Georgia's little sister all grown up,... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tel3path
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I think it's a beautiful sounding instrument, and it's a shame that I don't especially enjoy the genre of music it's mostly used in. However, there is the venerable B.J. Cole: as session musician and solo performer he's played all types of music,... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by methinks, sneebler
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm not going to do any more guessing, because when the episode finally rolls around, I feel like I need to see how many points I got. One thing that strikes me about the show is the way in which it's about human beings striving to do the best... [more]
favorited 32 times, recently by bendybendy
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Literally. With a tail and everything. They try to gain his trust with food and squeaky toys and making little tchk tchk noises but to no avail. Finally they pretend to ignore him and start putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, a stratagem... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by dialetheia, echolalia67, The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg, rue72, dogheart, Stacey, tel3path
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

No, what I meant was that he eats one serving himself, and was at that time providing meals for three guests, who we don't' see. He doesn't appear to have company at the table (he's not interacting with anyone the way he does when Jack comes over,... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dialetheia
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

So, the thread in a nutshell: Q: Would it be possible for Metafilter to be less centred on the U.S. and accept links and commentary from outside the U.S. at face value rather than trying to fit them into a U.S.-centric model of the world? A:... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by nooneyouknow, dabitch, billiebee
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Brian Cox plays Lecktor superbly as an evil man - one of the few times I can remember seeing a serial killer as they're described to be (apparently normal, charming even, with an undercurrent of threat - Do you want to give me your home phone number,... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by We had a deal, Kyle, figurant, mountmccabe, The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg, echolalia67, tel3path, The Whelk, daisyk
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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