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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]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

What other shows have ended by killing/maiming literally everyone except the villain? Not quite everyone, but Twin Peaks. [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

And The Young Ones, of course. [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

(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]
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FanFare comment - 11 months ago

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]
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FanFare comment - 11 months ago

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]
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FanFare comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

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]
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FanFare comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

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]
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FanFare comment - 11 months ago

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]
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FanFare comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

Hannibal: A show about best buddies who occasionally throw psychopaths at each other. [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 11 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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

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]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Absolutely, though it wasn't Hannibal Lecter's being in the closet that I was interested in, but the series itself. It's only when I see something like this that I realise how much narrative is driven by assumptions of het desire. I don't think het… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Ignatieff used to be a presenter on The Late Show on BBC 2, which was one of those wacky 80s arts 'n' culture programmes. When it started it was quite fun, lots of shortish segments, some of which could be endearingly silly, but eventually… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I think a lot of us would love to talk about books and films and music, too. Pretty much all of us. But we do that on MetaFilter already. But MetaFilter is all about the links - if there isn't anything compelling on the Web that you can… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

Not only due to the titillating images on page 3, The Sun's readership is still mostly male. Although I hate The Sun with a passion, that's a slightly disingenuous thing to say: according to most assessments I've seen (for example, here,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Apologies for the derail, but: in fact, just calling something everyone should know xxxx-101 exposes a class bias - that of those who can pursue higher education Indeed, such people from the United States. I can work out broadly what it… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

The point with the original ending is that the gigantic psychic squid is an enormous practical joke that Ozymandias is playing on the world. That's what upsets the Comedian so much - he can't compete with a joke on that scale and the sheer cynicism… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Unfortunately, a lot of that was to remake Wolverine into Rorschach's gritty loner style. I thought that was because, during the 80s, if you let Frank Miller so much as look at a character they'd soon have acquired extensive scarring, a… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

So who would get raptured? It's not just a small percentage of the US population, but a specific group of people, not evenly distributed. So the US loses who, exactly? A number of Republican Tea Party voters... would the country really be worse off… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

McLaughlin, de Lucia, Coryell: Meeting of the Spirits More notes in any two minutes than Neil Young's entire career. Top widdly. Completely blew me away when I saw it thirty-odd years ago, especially the supremely relaxed de Lucia in… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

There was a brief flurry of enthusiasm in my remote corner of Twitter a few years ago for Matt Berry to play Dr Strange. He might not look much like him, but just imagine him saying "Dormammu!" You could get a movie out of that alone. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

This thread has reignited a wish to see the Pendon Museum near Oxford again (the last time I went was probably about forty years ago). It includes a layout called The Madder Valley Railway, an enormous fantasia built by one man during the 1930s,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Yes, Herr F, I've always thought it was interesting that when the arch-appropriator Malcolm McClaren (who was completely shameless in his appropriation), "did" vogueing on his 1989 Waltz Darling album (along with trying to set… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

The bun-sellers or cake-makers were in nothing inclinable to their request; but, which was worse, did injure them most outrageously, calling them prattling gabblers, lickorous gluttons, freckled bittors, mangy rascals, shite-a-bed scoundrels, drunken… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

The book ... has been described to the president. "Well, Mr President, it's a stack of paper glued together on one side, about this wide and yea tall. If you hold it like this and hit someone on the head with it, it'll stun them for a… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Wouldn't it be easier to just directly bribe the person supposed to be marking the paper? One $250 wouldn't tip the scales, but if you got a consortium together - ten or twenty people - that would add up to a considerable sum for one paper. It… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Supervillian House For Sale. I've always taken the word "supervillian" to mean "very, very vaudevillian". So slightly disappointed, here. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Truth be told, if I was that wealthy I'd probably be an asshole too. You might want to reconsider that statement, as you're essentially confessing you're an asshole anyway, but you don't think you're rich enough to get away with it. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

One way that the Conservative governments of the 1980s and 1990s managed the zeitgeist was by maintaining a constant state of moral panic over an apparantly seamless progression of Enemies Within: The 1981 rioters; the miners; the 1985 rioters; the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Better yet, why isn't she asking his mom? Yeah, right, like his mother is going to give him up to another woman. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

There is a distinction between the newspaper and the website. On the whole, what is objectionable about the newspaper is its dishonesty in pursuing vile - racist, misogynist , homphobic and so on - ends. That may recalibrate soon - there are… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I recall a time and a context when it was important to choose Blur or Oasis. I chose Blur and I have been and remain very satisfied in that choice. The correct answer turned out to have been Pulp. If any band from the mid-nineties can be… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Since when do I need to read all of Doyle's previous Holmes' stories in order to enjoy the one I'm currently trying to read? Well, The Empty House, the first story in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, which is the analogue of… [more]
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