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Alfonso Cuaron did an AMA

Alfonso Cuaron, director of Gravity (which I will defend to the death) and Children of Men (only the best movie ever), did an AMA (ask me anything) over at Reddit, and it was 51 shades of awesome. You can read … Continue reading

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Coachella for Dads

Okay, alright, this hurts a little. But EZ Pass does rock. I mean, just look at those idiots, paying tolls. Just a few days ago I saw the actual Coachella lineup had been announced and I clicked on the graphic … Continue reading

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Rock God: three shows in five days

Me, that is. Well, sort of. As of tonight I’ll have seen three honest-to-goodness rock and roll concerts in five days, a level of sheer balls-to-wall rockitude that I probably haven’t achieved since ye olde college days. Herewith a list … Continue reading

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Hilarious synopsis of Iron Man 1 and 2 fails to save long distance relationship

Redditor spidermanngp made the following “multimedia synopsis” of the first two Iron Man movies for his girlfriend, who was going to see Iron Man 3 but hadn’t seen the first two. Sadly, they broke up before he could finish it … Continue reading

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Conan at the American Girl Doll store

Conan doing his thing at American Girl.

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“Wash Teeth If Any” — Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulin’s from 1943

Here is a list of Woody Guthrie’s new year’s resolutions from January 1, 1943. It’s a sound list for any year. 33. Wake Up And Fight 32. Make Up Your Mind 31. Love Everybody 30. Love pete 29. Love Papa … Continue reading

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“Possibly the second-worst thing to happen to Japan so far this century . . .

. . . “47 Ronin” is at once both a miserable movie and an extraordinary monument to how miserable the movie industry can be.” Whoa, reviewers are going to have a hard time topping David Ehrlich at on this … Continue reading

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I can think of another word that begins with a capital C

I’ll give you a pass on the xenophobia and historical revisionism, but can you at least rhyme?

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Middlebrow Megachurch Infotainment

Benjamin H. Bratton on TED talks: Let me tell you a story. I was at a presentation that a friend, an Astrophysicist, gave to a potential donor. I thought the presentation was lucid and compelling (and I’m a Professor of … Continue reading

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What Christmas movie are you watching?

From Mandatory

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