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Ooh! Progressive Style! Awesome! Reads article Oh. That kind of progressive. Packs away gold lamé cloak for next time. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Superplin, not that girl
MeFi comment - 7 hours ago

Remakes are odd. When I was younger, they seemed invasive and appropriative (especially American remakes of non-American films, like Let the Right One In, or Ringu or Insomnia) - like Hollywood wanted to colonise the past or… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by cosmic.osmo
MeFi comment - 18 hours ago

I think she's identified and addresses a psychological glitch that people have with tidying - guilt surrounding getting rid of things - in the same way Allen Carr did by deconstructing the psychology of smoking. Carr's book didn't in itself make me… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by M.
MeFi comment - Yesterday

But not the pee. I have nothing to say about water beds (except the few times I tried to lie on one my body got a really strong "what the fuck is going on" vibe happening, so I didn't really fell safe until I'd got off it), but wanted… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by rhiannonstone, splen, drezdn
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Longer cut of the Frank Schaeffer interview. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mordax
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

It is sort of covered in the book. The thing is, even if it's a goofy old cellphone, if it brings joy* into your life, then you should keep it. The thing she addresses is the quantity of stuff we either never think about or which we retain because of… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by M.
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Listening to the black screen video, I'm struck by the fact that they've nicked bits of the chord progression from Henry Purcell's Cold Song (from King Arthur, used by Michael Nyman for Memorial, best known for its use in The… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Merzbau, spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Jóhann Jóhansson is someone who does music that uses classical instruments edging into electronic music, often elegiac. The music that Thomas de Hartmann wrote for Gurdjieff's Movements could often, though not necessarily all the time, be up your,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by a good beginning, ovvl
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I love this film. It is almost certainly my favourite Brian de Palma movie by a long way. Jessica Harper has an amazing voice - the only other place I can think of that it's used to any effect is Shock Treatment, another film that it's quite… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mazola
MeFi comment - 4 days ago


This is one of my favourite movies of all time, and at one point I was word perfect on the first half - literally able to speak the lines along with the characters. I found the musical remake unbearable because they kept doing the lines wrong… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by We had a deal, Kyle, tobascodagama, pattern juggler, JHarris, SansPoint, miss-lapin, mordax
FanFare comment - 5 days ago

It’s hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but “The Greatest Love of All” is one of the best I suppose in my heart of hearts I knew it was only an affectation, but for the longest time I liked to assume that song was a… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by aydeejones
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I've just gone into the intoxicated phase, and it's perpetually bubbling through my head. Such lovely. On the last listening I noticed that you can hear the thumping of the keyboard on the vocal track of True Love Waits, which, fittingly,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by a good beginning
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

German dogs, Iain. I am enraging sod. Going mad in arse. Dingo is a german. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by lokta, Joey Michaels, Sonny Jim
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

FWIW, the distinction I heard was that in hard (or "proper") SF, the scenario is extrapolated from a single (if possible) diversion from now (FTL drives, humanoid androids, whatever), while in Soft SF (or SciFi. Or in Fantasy, when they… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by infini
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Thing is, I don't want to be mean-spirited, but you might catch a terrible TV movie from the 80s, where an innocent young girl is swept up in to a world of inexpensive rock and roll excess with a band who have been lacquered with an entire… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by picea
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

It's interesting that Fury Road positions anarcho-feminism as less effective as a long-term strategy than authoritarianism, but few pay attention to that little bit. I get the impression that Miller sees his powerful characters less in… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by adrienneleigh, tavella, happyroach, showbiz_liz, AmandaA
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

American love, like Coke in green glass bottles ... they don't make it anymore. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by darchildre, Halloween Jack
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

The band's debut album “Night Visions,” has reached gold status Ah, yes, the status of gold. Too heavy to carry, too soft to be useful, excessively prized by gullible midwesterners. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by infinitywaltz
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

They won't. I believe it's #1 of the many contradictions of Capitalism that will lead to its ultimate collapse. [more]
favorited 30 times, recently by dott8080, msbutah, redbeard, stream, jkaczor, everydayanewday, lupus_yonderboy, ymgve, RonButNotStupid, Foosnark, nofundy, deadaluspark, The Card Cheat, Brainy, tobascodagama, Mrs. Davros, daq, vverse23, relooreloo, photo guy, bongo_x, wemayfreeze, splitpeasoup, Auden, maxwelton, Roentgen, mwhybark, haltingproblemsolved, yesster, infini
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I counter this with 1h10m of Michael Gove's face. Not just Gove - Gove, Duncan Smith, Johnson, Grayling, Whittingdale. Everything they touch turns to fucked up beyond repair. It's not altogether clear to me what Priti Patel has fucked up,… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by zinful, Just this guy, y'know, comealongpole, Mister Bijou
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

In fact they dated each other. And that's OK. If Robert Downey Junior had had the opportunity to date Tony Stark, I suspect it would have been game over. That's some timeless love shit right there. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by teleri025, nicebookrack, chainsofreedom, Phobos the Space Potato, bq
FanFare comment - 12 days ago

Although Peter Greenaway's films have a lot in common with each other, they are sufficiently diverse that a few of them are like nothing else - His breakthrough film, the baroque whodunnit The Draughtsman's Contract; Prospero's… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Dressed to Kill, Lyme Drop
Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

My suspicion is that whatever happens to Chuck - and everyone knowing it comes down to Jimmy even if they can't prove it - is going to be the thing that finally puts him out in the cold. Perhaps Kim goes back to Howard. Criminal lawyer or not,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Chichibio
FanFare comment - 13 days ago

Or, indeed, this League of Gentlemen. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by pattern juggler
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

"He'll never get asked back." I don't think he gives a shit. As a not-American my only experience of this event is when it's newsworthy - Colbert, Wilmore - so I was under the impression that if you get asked back, you did it… [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by Ignorantsavage, the phlegmatic king, biogeo, pan, tonycpsu, lazaruslong, The World Famous, avalonian, scaryblackdeath, atoxyl, Mrs. Davros, teleri025, rokusan, languagehat, corick, Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon, radicalawyer, xthlc, Dark Messiah, an animate objects, JHarris, harriet vane, Etrigan, jb, HeroZero
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

So, Claire explained to a pathologist what an autopsy scar is? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by double bubble
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

"When your hand becomes steel, there is nothing you can’t punch." The problem for me with this line, is that it conjures up the image of someone who would punch literally everything - trees, skyscrapers, buses, clotheslines,… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Bugbread, GrammarMoses, bongo_x, en forme de poire
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Genius, and a master of the language, too. Always annoyed that the histories of Manchester leave him out. I wonder whether Happy Mondays weren't a more user-friendly version of what Hannett was doing with Clarke on Snap Crackle & Bop. Not… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by not_on_display
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Presumably this is why they brought the editorial position of the news department in line with that if the Daily Telegraph. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by TheophileEscargot
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Last year I had to fly in and out of Venice with a guitar. This is something I've done to lots of places. In the old days I'd just turn up with the guitar, the person at check-in would tell me to take it to the Oversize desk and I'd watch it trundle… [more]
favorited 46 times, recently by Bodechack, two or three cars parked under the stars, MacD, pointystick, readery, RedOrGreen, larthegreat, biggreenplant, zardoz, adrienneleigh, dorey_oh, Space Kitty, gingerest, hapax_legomenon, scrump
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

There was a tiny little box on the right-hand-side of the page. In other news. And no doubt Laura Kuenssen-wotsit has been talking at great length about how this is a major blow for Jeremy Corbyn. They don't even try any more. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by glasseyes
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah, about week three or four it's "wait... what.. how much?" and fail. The good thing about C25k is that you get to the 20 minute run and you don't think it's possible but it is, and suddenly you think you've got enhanced jogging powers… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by urbanlenny, advicepig, chiefthe
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

And his dad almost brought Private Eye down in the seventies and achieved posthumous notoriety recently when a Charlie Rose interview resurfaced in which he basically foreshadowed the problems we've been living through ever since. And he was… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by plep, Aizkolari, Sonny Jim
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Little did I know when that when I grew up that I'd have to live through National Lampoon's Presidential Election [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by mmmbacon, cluebucket, Ivan Fyodorovich, pxe2000, randomination, zippy, wenestvedt, Joakim Ziegler, jenfullmoon, corb, JHarris, The Great Big Mulp, My Dad
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Oh God! Oh Jesus Christ! [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by GeorgeBickham
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Wait, what did I just do...? September, you say. If this is all lies, and I've just bought a very expensive CDR of drunken ukulele covers, I'll ... I'll ... I'll... Probably do it again next time. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by lesbiassparrow, JimBennett, Sonny Jim
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Although he was definitely not the best of the candidates, and wouldn't have made as good a mayor as Khan, I suspect (from what I know of his life) Goldsmith the individual isn't quite the racist Conservative Central Headquarters wanted right now,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ovvl, TheophileEscargot
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I have a tremendous amount of affection for Barbarella, and will watch it whenever it turns up on the TV, which happens less and less these days. It is possible one of the most quotable films ever, or at least the film from which the… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Songdog, tobascodagama, davidmsc, Naberius
FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

The question is, can you do as much damage with a piece of paper alone if you master the rules? As with Tai Chi, people don't realise that Origami was originally developed as a martial art. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Superplin, malocchio, lunastellasol, DevilsAdvocate, octothorpe, mmoncur
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

The problem is that you can do as much damage with a rock wrapped in paper as you can a plain rock. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Superplin, feckless fecal fear mongering, Jacqueline
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

And just for fun, Sadiq Khan gets it even more. Yes, Sadiq Kahn accused of racism by Boris "Those African Piccaninnies with their watermelon smiles" Johnson. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by kyp
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

OK. Year of Metafilter have burned into my brain that TFA is the acronym for The Fucking Article. Adds a thrill to Star Wars discussions. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Rock Steady
FanFare comment - 3 weeks ago

Well, I liked The King of Limbs and they're apples, for fucks' sake. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by Acey, panaceanot, my-username
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

what are the hazards of introducing a little nitrous to the mix? I take it we've all seen Almodovar's I'm So Excited? It would seem to be a key text at this point. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zinful
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

This is a bit of a ramble. It's not an argument in favour or against anything or anybody. There's a more interesting story to tease out than "Ken Livingstone was the mayor, then he went mad and turned into a Nazi!", which is the way it… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago


I actually don't remember, but there were several fresh bread rolls. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

At the time of writing there's playlist on YouTube of Camberwick Green, and another of Trumpton. Chigley seems to be getting less attention, but prove me wrong, why don't you. The music is especially wonderful. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

You'll never guess what happens next... If it doesn't include an incursion of machine-gun wielding Republican revolutionaries, and the Queen transforming into her true lizard form to drive them away, I'm not sure I'm interested. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

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