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By El Matardillo on Your Ebola Halloween Costume: A User's Guide

The only unusual thing in my costume is this pendant that sometimes looks like a key, and sometimes looks like an eye.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm 1

By Bob Jones@twitter on Modern Experience Rendered Accurately

I'm the hirsute Waldo at the very, very end who walks slowly towards the fray, perfectly times his run so that it looks like he is going to make it and then immediately trips over someone and flails helplessly on the ground before being hit by the spinning bar.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1

By Zachtastic on The Sad Parents of #Gamergate

This is like waking up in the middle of a play.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm 4

By KarenUhOh on The "Times" Opinion Curse

Please tell them I'll happily pay six dollars a month to keep Ross Douthat off my screen.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:39 am 3

By vespavirgin on The Birth of Adulthood in American Culture

Oh, that Eco article slayed me. I love the tragic yearning of Krazy Kat so much!

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm 2

By NFK on Brand Citizens United

Toilet paper so tough, it doesn't take shit from anyone.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:29 am 1

By KarenUhOh on This Week in Lines

If I stand in a two and a half mile-long line, there'd better be Papal absolution and a hunk of free cheese waiting at the end of it.

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm 2

By Anarcissie on This Week in Lines

I used to say that beauty was in the eye of the beholder, that the value of art was entirely subjective. But then I saw Koons's work, and realized that some art can be absolutely bad, not worth the air it displaces. And if some art can be absolutely bad, maybe some other art can be absolutely good after all. So one can learn something, even from Koons's oeuvre.

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 11:09 am 2

By Benja on The Future Is the Sound of Your Own Voice

Maybe they realized that the sound of Frank Deford's voice causes 30 percent of listeners to smash their radios?

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm 1

By Niko Bellic on 2015 Summer Movie Forecast: Desert Explosions With a Chance of Good

Well... it's the photography, or as Americans call it "cinematography". All the shots are not just well lit and colored, but above all well composed as static. In fact, I'm hearing that the the movie wasn't even shot from a written screenplay, but from a series of drawings, better known as "comic book" (or "graphic novel", if you will). The action is not conveyed so much by movement, but mostly by composition. This trailer loses almost nothing when broken down into individual stills. The camera not only doesn't shake... it barely moves. Instead, it's tilted, set deep, set high, etc.

This trailer is awesome, but of course, whether the movie is good remains to be seen. It's been (well) done before, though: Dredd. The key is to do just this "comic book experience" and nothing else. I hear it has almost no dialog. Good sign.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm 1