Monthly Archives: August 2011

Out on the Tiles

I don’t know why, but I find this extensive gallery of floors in paintings at The Hairpin to be oddly comforting. Something about an accurately rendered floor seems quite reassuring, like all is well with the world. Click over to … Continue reading

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Chaos Cinema: the Decline and Fall of Action Filmmaking

Over at Press Play, LA filmmaker and scholar Matthias Stork has a great video essay on what he calls Chaos Cinema. If you’ve ever felt bludgeoned into submission by a movie (I’m looking at you, third Pirates of the Caribbean … Continue reading

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Which candidate would you want to have a beer with at age 22?

A Balloon Juice reader came up with this much improved version of David Limbaugh’s ridiculous and obliviously racist ‘Boys will be boys’ photoshop of Rick Perry and Barack Obama. What’s funniest about the Limbaugh version is that, at 22, Obama … Continue reading

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When Improv Goes Bad [UPDATED]

The Internet has been buzzing about a monologue by an audience member that was part of the Assssscat show at the Del Close Marathon on Sunday, August 14. The Del Close Marathon is the UCB’s annual improv festival in New … Continue reading

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Lessons Gleaned from The Wire

Gleaning courtesy of Anderson Tuggle at League of Ordinary Gentlemen. So, for those of us interested in urban policy, the war on drugs, cycles of poverty, public schools, or any other facet of the American city, The Wire has a … Continue reading

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The Dirty Tush Push, Enthusiastically Illustrated

John Douthitt, the man whom rhythm forgot, teaches you Dirty Line Dancing. [Props=Cracked]

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The Funniest Joke in the World

According to Edinburgh Fringe, an arts festival: “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” – Nick Helm And here are the nine runners up: 2) Tim Vine: “Crime in multi-storey car … Continue reading

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