Now I can’t stop thinking about how cool it would be if Prometheus opened with “Jumper” and closed with “Semi-Charmed Life.”
@@curateordie I feel the need to highly recommend the "curateordie" Twitter account that posted this. It is my new favorite thing on the internet.
I think the problem I had with Scalzi's piece is that it's just a bad analogy? Life isn't a videogame, and anything that starts with "If we think of life as a videogame," is probably going to be pretty incoherent. Once the essay got to telling me that wealth is a "stat" but race and gender are "difficulty settings" (and expected me to appreciate the difference and find the point salient)...that's when I clicked close tab.
Great piece. Gets at a lot of what sometimes aggravates me about The Daily Show, despite my deep and abiding love for the show and Jon.
My question is: when will Stewart acknowledge that he is a legitimately influential political commentator? Yeah, it's comedy, but it's comedy about important things and it has a (usually smart) perspective. I worry about him becoming another hack like Bill Maher, just playing to people who already agree with him.
Damn, thanks for Continuity. Just beat all thirtysomething levels at work.
@antarcticastartshere you're mistaken about the Chuck Berry bit. Marty took it from Chuck, who then took it from Marty. a white boy didn't write it because, in the world of the movie, no one wrote it.
I agree, Choire, letting people use that kind of logic is a slippery slope.
9th and Hennepin, 16 Shells both too low. But every Waits fan will have nitpicks and those are my only big ones. Good listicle, also a reminder of how ridiculously good his output was over those years!
@sweatersLA No, it means you have the hippest reaction possible.