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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 - Yesterday

(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 - 4 days ago

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 - 8 days ago

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 - 9 days ago

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 - 10 days ago

For the non-technical, can you explain what a buffer overflow attack is? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DancingYear
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

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 - 11 days ago

(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 - 12 days ago

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 - 12 days ago

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 - 12 days ago

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 - 13 days ago

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 - 2 weeks ago

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 - 2 weeks ago

Apples and Walnuts
favorited 1 time, recently by MCMikeNamara
Music post - 2 weeks ago

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, CarolynG, galvanized unicorn, Joey Michaels, sebastienbailard, ambrosen, XMLicious, sporkwort, Buntix
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Many people have been saying he's very overrated. Sad. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by some loser, threetwentytwo
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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 - 2 weeks ago

Something to do with meatballs? [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by bowtiesarecool, seyirci, ImproviseOrDie, TheWhiteSkull
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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, sotonohito, meinvt, rabbitrabbit, maxwelton, Surely This, mumimor, skycrashesdown, petebest, oneswellfoop, deludingmyself, ZeusHumms, Max Power, Slackermagee, CoffeeHikeNapWine
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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, MattWPBS, Two unicycles and some duct tape, sebastienbailard, Heretic, mothershock, Secret Life of Gravy, snuffleupagus
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 30 times, recently by halifix, Lexica, zoinks
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

And, of course, he never gets round to actually paying anybody. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by BlueHorse, sotonohito, emf, ZeusHumms, Buntix, Artw, Etrigan
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 2 times, recently by Tevin
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

not morons who just watched James Bond "Moron" being the quantum of stupidity. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by wenestvedt, insoluble uncertainty, rabbitrabbit, spitbull, Pendragon, Two unicycles and some duct tape, ian1977, kelborel, Secret Life of Gravy, ZeusHumms, Joey Michaels, Johnny Wallflower
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 9 times, recently by adrienneleigh, sexyrobot, Pistache
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 5 times, recently by lord_wolf, rabbitrabbit, kelborel, mothershock, petebest
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

(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]
favorited 5 times, recently by verstegan, wenestvedt, billiebee, seasparrow, Fig
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 3 times, recently by gamera, billiebee, bq
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 2 times, recently by corb, Mchelly
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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]
favorited 1 time, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

(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]
favorited 2 times, recently by leotrotsky
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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 - 3 weeks ago

Given that it now looks like the world is going to be run by school bullies for the foreseeable future (or at least until they run it into the ground, which won't take that long, but considerably longer than one might like), and while wishing to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Speaking from a pretty contemptible morass of bewilderment on the other side of the Atlantic, by the way, something that's come into my head that would annoy the right people: Explicitly appropriate the language of the right - lots of rhetoric about… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I'd switch to wording that better reflects Trump's lack of control or incompetence, like Bannon's Puppet Bannon's Handpuppet. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Johnson, the odious blob, is gibbering in defence of the order. Tories in general seem to be trying to decide whether to be Chamberlain or Quisling. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

There’s a guy standing behind Nigel Farage in the European Parliament holding a sign saying he’s lying [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I was shocked there - "Tilda Swinton, older than 55? How can it be possible?" But it's not only possible, it is so. What is the universe coming to? [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And Eleanor Bron. Personally I'd like Adeel Akhtar, but we should probably file that under "Things that really are not going to happen", largely because his air of baffled, slightly glum geniality is something that I think would be… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

It can always be worse. Could be Bill Pryor. Or Judge Dredd. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Three series is about right, I think. Personally I've enjoyed seeing him do the role - and the last three episodes of last season were among the most remarkable things in an era of remarkable television - and am looking forward to this last series,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Actually, that's unfair - there was just a Tory condemning it. But someone should slap Jacob Rees-Mogg. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

On one of the Five Years documentaries (I think the first one), there's a clip of an interview with older, cheeky-crappie Bowie, where he says the Spiders were a bit leery of the make-up and clothes until they found out the girls who followed the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

We're in the closing stages of World War III. We didn't even know it was happening. And we're about to lose. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

(That should have been "cheeky chappie", not "cheeky-crappie". FFS, OS X, leave my spelling alone.) [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Not having encountered him other than as a name that people reference, I've been watching some of his many appearances on YouTube, as my reading comprehension isn't great and I often only understand things that people say out loud. The Left is… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Foyles was amazing. 1. It was the only shop in Britain that used the Soviet method for selling, viz: you took your books to one desk. They gave you a ticket. You took the ticket to another desk to pay. Having paid, you took your receipt back to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Yes, Charing Cross Road was notably bookshops. Oxford Street is where the big clothing chains are. Old Bond Street shops? Actual posh shops would be boutiques in... and there my memory fails me. I know Princess Di favoured the small shops just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Bush Sr was CIA director in the 1970s if that helps at all. Perhaps not. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Between this and Hannibal (and possibly other series that I'm not aware of), it seems that NBC are taking the new realities of TV consumption more seriously than the other networks - series that are likely to have passionate followings, with… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

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