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Well this is what I get for ignoring the internet for the past month.
I didnt comment much, but I loved reading everything on here and being a small part of this incredible community. I hope someone archives everything so that internet scientists in the future can figure out how to recreate a not-horrible comment section.
Thanks for everything Videogum. You’ll be missed.
Also, I really hope Kelly’s first post on Monday starts out like: “Listen up bitches! I’m in charge now and I’m making some changes. We’re gonna be doing things my way from now on!”
And so it goes; all things must pass.
Somebody sounds really excited to not have to write blog posts all the time anymore.
It would be hard to forget a lake called Danger Lake
Will An American Patriot change his avatar now? (is it still even the Lindsay flag thing?)
I dont comment here often, but I’ve been reading videogum consistently ever since the Lindsay era, and I keep coming back because I honestly think it’s some of the finest, most perceptive and funny writing on the internet. Gabe’s cultural commentary here is top-notch, and I’ll miss it a lot. But I’ve been thinking for years that as much as I love videogum, gabe’s talents could be used for much more. He’s limited by having to write for a blog every day.
So Gabe I wish you the best and I’m glad you’re moving on to bigger things. I look forward to whatever it is. Please dont let us find out you left us just to write for some terrible sitcom or something. I hope there will still be a place for us to read your writing in some form. Whether its a book, movie, internet series or something else, I’ll be there to buy it, so please let us know how we can keep following you.
I was expecting something to go terribly awry, but then it didn’t.
Ack! BAD SPELLING ALERT! BAD SPELLING ALERT!
I think we used up all the Baf Parent Alerts, otherwise this might qualify.
Untrue. If you look at the artist’s website, he’s pretty much made a career out of painting bird headdresses.
Meanwhile the Kia Robot lady (a former Miss USA) looks on from the margins.. that is the best possible outcome for these women. They all want to be the Kia robot lady so bad.
“Stefon Fails to Keep A Straight Face For 2 Hours”
I feel like this is less an attempt to make Merida sexier and more a case of a lazy illustrator who can only draw one type of smile and body. That sassy look is like CalArts Animation 101.
Ugh, I’m a San Francisco native too and moved back out here with my New York wife, and for months she was unhappy and showed me those kind of ‘tips for moving to sf’ articles. It took a year but she’s come around and realized that most of that stereotypical advice is a bunch of crap. San Francisco’s just like any city: if you live here and know where to go it’s great. If you’re new to town and only go to touristy or trendy places, you miss out on most of the real appeal. I do think there’s a big disconnect between the image that out-of-town people have of the city and the one natives have, whether that’s more than other places I dont know. There is a reason so many people come here and decide to stay though.
You’re clearly just going to the wrong places. Everything in Northbeach (ahem “Little Italy”), is a terrible overpriced tourist trap. There’s a lot of very good indian and sushi to be had, but yes it’s almost all far away from the more touristy areas, usually out in the Richmond or Sunset, because that’s the center of the asian population.
Ehtiopian is a bit spottier. When I moved back to SF from New York it’s the one food variety that was hard to find, but I eventually found a pretty decent place on Geary. The best ethiopian in the area is in San Jose though.
Also in SF you should get sandwiches made with Dutch Crunch bread, which is way better than a sourdough baguette.
Spice it up!
I prefer to get my news from Chloe Moretz
Old Inspector Morse episodes are pretty great too. Back when then-Sergeant Lewis was the sidekick!
Explanation of Curry’s Paradox:
Yeah this is just a variation of the Missing Square Puzzle or Curry’s Paradox:
This is all true. The main problem with the visual effects industry is film subsidies created by foreign governments.
It’s partially that the work has become democratized so a small cheapo studio in Malaysia can undercut US work, but really there are only a handful of big effects companies capable of doing blockbuster-size effects. The real problem is that England, Canada, New Zealand, SIngapore etc all have tax credits for their domestic film industries. So if effects are 20% cheaper to do in London or Vancouver, obviously all the work goes there. The US effects companies open satellite offices abroad to claim a piece of that, but if big projects fall through it’s very difficult to continue to operate in the US, like what happened with R&H. So for an effects artist you either have to be willing to move from job to job in different countries or get out of the film business (which is what a lot of the older, more experienced people do). It’s unsustainable.
this is the best idea
That VFX guy should have sped up his thanking of studios and boring people if he wanted to get to talking about Rhythm and Hues going out of business. Way too little too late. He could have planned that much better. The US visual effects industry is dying because of the way the studios treat it, and all the people who got that dude an oscar for best visual effects are currently out of work. Deserved much more of a mention.