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Thomas Mair has given his name as “death to traitors, freedom for Britain” as he appeared in court charged with the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. I think that simultaneously settles the question regarding both political motivation and mental… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'm not really seeing why putting the joke in a british accent makes it funny. It's not an affectation, you know. Countries outside the United States have had access to television for several years now. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

"You can't have tiny baristas, Jen. For God's sake, the man works with steam!" [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

One wonders whether it's entirely coincidental that Britain First announced a campaign of "Direct Action" recently. While it's possible that they thought they were "just" encouraging the harassment of Sadiq Khan,* it should be… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago


We've known about the uselessness of torture for quite a while. I keep repeating this, but it's important: torture is very bad at extracting information (because the subject will say whatever the interrogator wants to make the pain stop)… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

With the heavy blacks and saturated colours, I love the way they're evoking Gene Colan's artwork (one of my favourites of the classic Marvel artists). [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

in case someone is still naive enough to think that the brexit campaign is ... not just unbridled racism and hysterical xenophobia I think, strictly speaking, it's neoliberal demagogues exploiting the racism and xenophobia that people feel… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And after a second viewing I'm definitely agreeing with the idea that the male-gaze-y introduction to the Brides is intentionally subversive Yes - I love that it does something genuinely challenging with the notion of the gaze itself : what… [more]
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The odd thing about Hannibal is that after the first couple of seasons I decided I'd just go wherever it went. Which was fine - I loved the Italian art movie start to the third season, and generally revelled in what I felt was a general… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Project fear is a fitting name, you should be fucking terrified [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

"the orginal script"? [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The original scripts appear to be here. I assume the script they're talking about is the "Mad Max" Sci-Fi/Action Draft of 25th March 1992. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Michael Shermer's preaching to an audience about how obviously all skeptics should be hard-line free market libertarians That's particularly ironic considering there seems to be no empirical or even logical basis to free-market /… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I think my attitude to skepticism as a self-conscious movement was probably affected by Dennis Rawlings' polemic sTarbaby. It didn't convince me as such, I wasn't won over by its arguments. I't's not a good piece of writing, really. The… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Ooh! Progressive Style! Awesome! Reads article Oh. That kind of progressive. Packs away gold lamé cloak for next time. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Wait, wasn't Palpatine the last person chucked off a catwalk to die? I'm fairly sure it happens in the cut-throat world of high fashion on a regular basis. The ground around the fawning celeb audience is littered with the corpses of models… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Yep. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Reading through the list... it's all flummery, of course. Goldman Sachs (and the others) are rich and powerful because they're rich and powerful, because they've essentially captured government to enact laws that benefit them and insure them against… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 3 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Longer cut of the Frank Schaeffer interview. [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Where is Gandalf when you need him? On top of Trump Tower, trying to get the message out by moth. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

German dogs, Iain. I am enraging sod. Going mad in arse. Dingo is a german. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

American love, like Coke in green glass bottles ... they don't make it anymore. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

They won't. I believe it's #1 of the many contradictions of Capitalism that will lead to its ultimate collapse. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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FanFare comment - 4 months 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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FanFare comment - 4 months ago

Or, indeed, this League of Gentlemen. [more]
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FanFare comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

So, Claire explained to a pathologist what an autopsy scar is? [more]
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"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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Presumably this is why they brought the editorial position of the news department in line with that if the Daily Telegraph. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months 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]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

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