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 -8Posted on Jul 23rd, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: The Dark Knight Rises (157 comments)

pardon me for wondering aloud why a site dedicated to visual media isn’t acknowledging an epic tragedy involving the opening of a hugely anticipated film not only in its review, but anywhere on its site. i think it is considered newsworthy… right? i’m not advocating for an online re-hashing, but just a moment to acknowledge the loss. i’m sorry if today is not a day for “business as usual,” patriot. we have years to sing the praises of this film, but right now, i think i’m still a little too bummed out to worry about the quality of anne hathaway’s performance.

 -17Posted on Jul 23rd, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: The Dark Knight Rises (157 comments)

was this review written on thursday?

am i the only one who thinks this kid looks like mike birbiglia?

don’t cry, baby birbiglia, don’t cry. you will be friends with nathan lane someday…

 0Posted on May 2nd, 2012 | re: This Is Just A Good Ad For A Restaurant (59 comments)

I actually love “the place.” My first thought was that this video would drive people away so it won’t be so crowded…. But I remembered it’s ny and will probably draw hoardes of ironic hipsters instead. Double ugh.

 +1Posted on Mar 27th, 2012 | re: The Raid: Redemption: A Movie Review (14 comments)

just saw it. roomful of dudes clapping and cheering the goriest scenes. ’twas quite the film. directed by a welshman. pretty darn badass…

 +1Posted on Mar 26th, 2012 | re: Here Aren't Some Afternoon Links (47 comments)

ok, here’s one sad:

http://thedailywh.at/2012/03/26/heartwarming-tearjerker-of-the-day-42/

one scary/cute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oXi0s6A5Zc

one cool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-zjzfS-YvE

you know… if you’re bored or something.

 -1Posted on Mar 6th, 2012 | re: Monday Afternoon Dance Break! (20 comments)

that dance was so boring. only white folks would be impressed by that…

 +1Posted on Feb 14th, 2012 | re: The Videogum TV Club Poll: What Do You Wanna Watch?! (159 comments)

YESSSSS!!!!!!

newsradio is my valentine!

 0Posted on Feb 3rd, 2012 | re: The Creator Of Marcel The Shell With Shoes On On Conan (10 comments)

avclub’s weekly podmass has got you covered:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/week-of-jan-1218,67969/

so are they implying that fassy’s a snake?

 0Posted on Jan 31st, 2012 | re: That's Your Coffee: David Lynch Coffee (45 comments)

this DL coffee commercial is still pretty hot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRFJNpAff_A

 +3Posted on Sep 29th, 2011 | re: Black Swan Interns Are Fed Up With Internships (58 comments)

the point is for interns to learn from the work they are doing. they are supposedly offering their services free of charge in exchange for a learning experience. it ceases to become a learning environment when other staff are fired (or not hired at all) so interns can perform their job responsibilities exclusively. imagine a factory where all employees are replaced by “interns” so they can “learn” how to weld 8 hours a day. it’s not practical nor acceptable in trade positions, but in creative communities, it is fast becoming the standard, b/c the economy is so bad, blah blah blah… it’s justification for employers to save money by decreasing the paid work force. if you’re unemployed in the creative community, you can bet an intern is doing your work now.

 0Posted on Sep 29th, 2011 | re: Black Swan Interns Are Fed Up With Internships (58 comments)

in what ways is my comment breaking the law?

 +9Posted on Sep 29th, 2011 | re: Black Swan Interns Are Fed Up With Internships (58 comments)

are you quoting the production assistants who were not hired b/c the production company chose to use unpaid interns instead? b/c if so, the quote would be “why are you stealing my job?” – every unemployed production assistant.

and the response would be, “you can get paid for this?” – unpaid interns

 +1Posted on Sep 29th, 2011 | re: Black Swan Interns Are Fed Up With Internships (58 comments)

yes, it is true that they have to go out and “get” what they want, hence, this lawsuit. they want compensation and this is how they’re choosing to go about getting it. bottom of the food chain or not there are certain rules that need to be followed, like, interns should not be doing a cleaning person’s job. this is not our arbitrary standard, it’s the legal standard. you must only do work that is not normally intended for another paid position. you can have an intern do some work, but it can’t be done b/c the production doesn’t want to hire another person to do it. i worked at a company where people were fired and replaced by interns. business owners defend this practice by saying it’s b/c of the economy… meanwhile, people lose jobs, interns get exploited and the guys on top get extra money. this is illegal and if more interns step up to complain, ex post facto or not, it will hopefully bring about change. sexual harassment used to be considered a standard part of the work place until lawsuits came about which changed the office landscape. why blame the victim when you know who’s responsible?

 +3Posted on Sep 29th, 2011 | re: Black Swan Interns Are Fed Up With Internships (58 comments)

Here’s the problem, internships are inherently exploitive. interns get “experience” and resume padding in exchange for crappy work that takes jobs away from others. it is largely unregulated and legal infractions are seldom reported. I don’t think we need an intern union, but some monitoring should be in place. companies don’t care to make any changes unless legal action is taken…

compared to the level of intern exploitation I’ve seen in NYC, these guys’ complaints are not too bad, but they are bad nonetheless and employers don’t learn unless they get sued. this is a litigious country and complaints have to come in the form of lawsuits for any change to occur.