In 2013 Wilco played a concert of covers at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts. The list of covers was chosen by fans, and they chose wisely.
If you watched Snowpiercer and were left with questions, you might have turned to any number of reviews available that often had the same complaint: The movie is a fantastic spectacle, but there are lots of narrative issues that keep the film from making literal sense.
This is a genet, a little fella from Africa related to the civet and mongoose.
That other HBO show that divides everyone started again the other night, and is already being covered by Cheryl Eddy on the main page. If you want a recap, go there. But there wasn’t a discussion about the episode on the OD, at least not from a certain angle.*
Steve Railsback's Manson monologue on the stand is a good example of how he embodied the character:
On a meta level, I think this video says some very cool things about the intersections of our relationships with music, art, and technology.
DRUNK DUMPSTER RACCOON
I think Wilde both understood the double-meanings of his word choices, and purposefully made their use ambiguous and silly enough in the play to obscure any direct referents. That wasn't uncommon at all in 19th and early 20th century Anglo-Irish literature, and even earlier — the double-meanings, not the coded words…
Ever wonder how to order a Bunnahabhain or a Bruichladdich without sounding like daft arse? Do you have any feckin idea how to say An Cnoc or Caol Ila?
I expected more from Chris Carter. This felt hackey, and kind of like a campfire story brought to life instead of a visual medium.
Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West, by Cormac McCarthy
Angler Wolf: A Haiku
Some of the cookies will be bad for you, and one will kill you, but not all of them will. You don't know which cookie will, so you avoid all of the cookies.
I appreciate the power of the Twitter form, but the topic is a dense, problematic and layered one, and the limits of the form reduces the subject to sloganeering. It's like trying to lay out a campaign platform in a 30 second ad or a bumper sticker — the form necessarily flattens the message into a caricature of…
The thing that's depressing about this is it's a binary argument where the default position is that all men are inherently dangerous and it's smart to be wary of them.
Here's a more pointless list:
Just wanted to point out apres lightninglouie on the ODeck that the dying merchant was played by Barry McGovern, and the entire scene's dialog was adapted from Sam Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
I already posted these thoughts elsewhere, but what the hell, there's no rule about self-plagiarizing in the comments.
Why? Because "readers do not have the attention span for most long stories and are in fact turned off when they are too long."