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This may or may not be the best place or time to mention this: would it be too much to ask to, in the future, get ads that don’t accidentally force you to click on them when you try to orient yourself in your browser by clicking what would normally be background on the side of the page?

I know this is for the sales & design teams, not you, Gabe– and this is a good post– but I’d appreciate the attention to this issue, and I thought maybe mentioning it on this thread would be appropriate. (Not trying for irony as much as contextual consonance.) Thanks!

 0Posted on Sep 24th, 2009 | re: Here's A Thing With Tommy Wiseau In It (5 comments)

So, somebody who was making a sci-fi web series decided that Tommy Wiseau would be the perfect alien villain.

This person should probably be casting Hollywood.

 -1Posted on Jun 23rd, 2009 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Margot At The Wedding (116 comments)

It does. Thanks. Oops, I commented on this “review” of Margot at the Wedding.

 0Posted on Jun 22nd, 2009 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Margot At The Wedding (116 comments)

The closest comparison I have to this film is, seriously, Bergman, and though it doesn’t match the master’s, uh, masterworks, it does their influence justice. To me, it’s a quasi-horror drama that barely empathizes with its own characters, kind of a Chainsaw Massacre of the emotions at Hamptons homes. I love the scares, the darkness, Jennifer Jason Leigh speaking in tongues from rage.

In conclusion, I apologize that it’s about rich white people and also good. Not every movie can be The Holiday or America’s Sweethearts.

 +1Posted on Jun 18th, 2009 | re: Not Even Rifftrax Can Do Justice To The Room (27 comments)

Short story about my IJ4 (Injependence Day) viewing experience: my friends and I, as I understood it, are going to go watch it with some drinks in our system. By the time we get to the theater I am the only person drunk of all five (or so) in this group. I spend the movie:
a) sleeping
b) talking far too loudly about, maybe among other things, John Williams’ score, particularly the crappy salsa music that is supposedly helping to signify that they are supposedly in Peru
At the end I try to jump over a row of seats and hurt my leg. It is bruised for a few days.

 +14Posted on Jun 18th, 2009 | re: French Movie Posters Are The Best Movie Posters (30 comments)

Funnier than “Very Bad Trip“:
1. the tagline that both references “they came, they saw, they conquered” (“they came, they drank, they didn’t remember anything”) AND rhymes (“venus,” “bu,” “plus”)
2. the fact that apparently the French term for “open bar” is “open barre”

 +5Posted on Jun 18th, 2009 | re: Not Even Rifftrax Can Do Justice To The Room (27 comments)

Though I am an original Room-ite, and as such you’d think I would be disappointed, I have to say that hearing the voices & writers from my adolescence– having commentated, nay, blessed the likes of Manos: the Hands of Fate and The Touch of Satan– tackle The Room is … pretty much all I could’ve asked. I’ll be watching it tonight, and to me, the clip definitely does it justice. We’ll see just how many bases they cover in the full experience.

Signature graceful MST3k addition: “–and she was too nice and she stole stuff.”

 -1Posted on Jun 15th, 2009 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Desperately Seeking Susan (142 comments)

I’m astounded that Margot at the Wedding is on this list. That’s like putting The Celebration. Is Margot really that despised? I loved it, and I felt I was far from the only one…

 -2Posted on Jun 1st, 2009 | re: The MTV Movie Awards: Just The Funny Parts (47 comments)

When Roger Ebert defended calling the line about money from Mamet’s Heist — “Everybody needs money! That’s why they call it money!” — one of the funniest ever written (and I’d agree), he quoted Louis Armstrong as saying, “There are some folks that, if they don’t know, you can’t tell ‘em.”

So, is that would Roger Ebert would quote to me about keyboard cat?