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I'm not sure you could say that Spinal Tap was a parody of hair metal bands: a lot of the set pieces are taken from situations and stories about British rock bands of the sixties and seventies (who, like the Tap, were trying with varying degrees of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I only just caught up with this. Really quite remarkable. I don't think I have anything much to add to what's already been written other than that I'm fascinated to see how many action movies are coming from aesthetics and expectations quite… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

It comes to something when you can't work out whether the director of the FBI was just working on behalf of a presidential candidate or taking his orders straight from the Kremlin. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Corb - by the end of it, my reading was that a character as much of an asshole as Logan was was only ever going to tell the truth: Westworld exposes your true self to you. William spends his life performing Nice Guy William, even though he knows it's… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Jarvis Cocker interviewing Adam Curtis about HyperNormalisation. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

And I think I'm right in saying that apart from Lawrence (and, unexpectedly and out of context, his daughter) none of the occupants of the town I'm calling Las Mudas speak. [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Unnamed Town Since the cantina they sit at is called Cantina las Mudas it might be valid (though not inevitable) to conjecture that Las Mudas is the name of the town. According to the Babylon translation software, Mudas… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

I'm surprised you don't have any Cocteau Twins - Pepper Tree, Five Ten Fiftyfold, When Mama Was Moth, Amelia, Cicely, Beatrix, Whales Tails, How To Bring a Blush To the Snow,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Oh, and as I lurch through my fifties a slow, haunting, intense and frankly downright creepy version of Teenage Kicks is becoming a possibility. And if I ever want people to stop talking to me altogether I might do it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I've been assuming that the MiB's aim is that he wants to become a host, which is why he's constructed a character (as he explicitly says to Ford) and wants to enter the maze (which, he's continually told, is "not for him"). If… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

none of the occupants of the town I'm calling Las Mudas speak The bartender does. I'm not in a position to check right now, but do you mean the proprietor of the cantina (I did remember him as not speaking but would also be… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Is what happens to security guy a Jurassic Park reference? And what is it with the Ghost Nation, anyway? [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Anyway, it didn't have Michael Caine in it. The rest of the quote is accurate, I just got the wrong Jaws. I think Shakespearian actors are valued in Hollywood because they're extensively trained in making huge chunks of apparently… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Though not in movies or anything, my favourite examples of the genre are the version of You Spin Me Round that was on MeMu ... dear god ... ten years ago and the slowed down version of Jolene by Dolly Parton. (I'm also surprised… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini? [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Maybe spinebombectomy is easier to hide if body is really thoroughly trashed first The tech (I forget which is which cat) said that the only way to get rid of the spine bomb was a total rebuild. Which would take three days, yes? [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Very short attention span. And I was just skimming the Guardian website while the exposition was revving up (and this week's script was very florid and purple, I thought. Too much writer trying to be poetic in the dialogue, which you really don't… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

I guess everyone gets to fuck a robot in this episode though. It was weird to me that Dolores is apparently falling in love with William so suddenly. What about Teddy? If the William/MiB theory is true, then her relationship with Teddy is… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

It's the only time I've ever seen it in the history of music... I suspect that Noel underestimates the number of things in the history of music that he's not seen. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

And the current president-elect is making fucking Ronald Reagan look like a perfectly sane, reasonable leader. He's making Ronald McDonald look like a perfectly sane, reasonable leader, though. [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

While Arnold is definitely referred to as male, I was wondering whether Wyatt might be Maeve - the only character who has explicitly gone in search of an army. Here is an army which uses her trademark sharp implements (which suggests that they… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

I think there's a distinction to be made between nakedness and nudity (although I'm sure the makers' intent is to a certain extent prurient). Nudity is decorous and alluring, nakedness is matter-of-fact. The nude is intended to be stared at, probably… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

At least we can all agree it's not the one in the hat. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Just noticed that Hale says: "Due to a lack of foresight on part of one of my predecessors, 35 years of information - Raw information - Exists here. Nowhere else." I'm guessing that the predecessor she's talking about is the recently… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

I'm now stuck on the idea that the MiB is Ford's co-founder, who is now living inside the simulation - which is why he's basically left alone. Both he and Ford are searching for something via Westworld, quite at odds with its commercial purpose… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

It's more of a reaction than a response, wouldn't you say? [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I wonder whether the fact that Noah comes from a culture that managed to at least try to address a vicious colonial past with Truth and Reconciliation (as opposed to confrontation and punishment) influences his approach to these issues. It's… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

It's just playground bullying - you know how someone points out the kid with glasses, or the fat kid or (in a slightly more sophisticated way) the slightly posh kid and says "Them! They're the worst person in the world!" and it's OK to just… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Apropos of literally nothing: Security guy said the words "Theresa may have been trying to use the woodcutter..." as I was reading an article about the British Prime Minister. Spooky but meaningless. [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

Yes. You're right. Oddly the thing that rankled with me slightly was that he referred to Pendeen in Cornwall, rather than Pendine in Camarthenshire (given that Hopkins is Welsh). Apropos of literally nothing, Pendine is the place in the UK where they… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

And how, exactly, did hand-waving come to signify apathy? [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 months ago

The thing about TV now is that I find that if it's good I'm watching it in a recursive way - episode 1, then episode 1 and 2 then episode 1, 2 and 3 and so on until about episode 5 at which point it starts to take too much time. Still, this hour… [more]
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FanFare comment - 7 months ago

I suspect within 24 hours we'll know one way or the other (and given my usual success at theorising, I it will probably be the other), but given that it was Ford who debriefed Maeve after the incident with the MiB, perhaps he saw then that she had… [more]
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FanFare comment - 8 months ago

So that you know, I'm assuming you're using Logic Pro X. If it's the same Logic Pro document you recorded to originally, can you revert to the oldest saved version (File > Revert to...)? Perhaps that's got the clean recording. Did you check… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Someone told me that bellowing something during a photo would make me look vibrant and cool. It appears not to be true. [more]
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IRL comment - 8 months ago

(That was supposed to go in the Election thread in the other tab, but to be honest it wouldn't really be helpful, would it? I'm getting really bad at the internet. sigh) [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Has anyone suggested doing the appointment process as a reality show yet? A mash-up of The X-Factor and The West Wing. They could call it The X-Wing, giving you synergy with the renewed interest in Star Wars… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Yes, yay! I meant to say - if you send me a mailing address (PO box, work, anything) I'll send a christmas card. The printer I use only offers quantities of not quite enough or far too many, and I have far too many christmas cards. Please! It has a rooster on it! [more]
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IRL comment - 8 months ago

But speaking as someone who's doesn't hold extreme views Though the number of people who would admit to holding extreme views is vanishingly small, and you can usually identify them by the froth pouring out of their mouths. Generally people… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months 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]
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FanFare comment - 8 months ago

Oh, and speaking of black, this weeks player piano hit was Back in Black, yes? To go with Black Hole Sun and Paint It Black. [more]
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FanFare comment - 8 months ago

One thing I hear alot is how what Putin really wants is to have another Yalta conference where he, Trump, and Xi Jinping decide how to divide up the world between themselves. However while he's on his way from the hotel to the conference,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Oh, yes, sorry. Amy Winehouse not AC/DC. Although, if the pattern continues I'm looking forward to the player piano rendition that too. [more]
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FanFare comment - 8 months ago

It's so sad that there seems to be no good way to convey to the majority of voters exactly how stunningly incompetent the far right are. They manage to give the impression of competence due to a rich cocktail of pomposity, bigotry and tailoring, but… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Say what you like about the left, but they wouldn't settle for a commemorative t-shirt that looked as crappy as that. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Definitely a 3D IMAX film. I actually only accidentally saw it in that format (the IMAX is the nearest cinema and I didn't realise that I'd bought tickets to a 3D show until afterwards), but the 3D even makes perfectly ordinary things look… [more]
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FanFare comment - 8 months ago

M.A.M.Ó.N. by Ale Damiani. I have no idea what to make of this, but it's quite a something. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

We the American people are supposed to vet him before entrusting our national secrets to him, not the security apparatus. Yes, of course. Shall we carry on peeling the layers from this gigantic onion made entirely out of shit? [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

How, where, when did we go wrong? Several hundred million years ago. A fish looks up and thinks "Hey! I wonder what it's like up there, where the light is?" [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Given that he's quite possibly a Russian spy, he may already have failed security clearance. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

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