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 +6Posted on Oct 1st, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Looper (48 comments)

the only movie I’ve ever seen where the mechanics of time travel actually kind of seem to make logical sense:

(it’s on netflix instant as “Timecrimes,” w/ english subtitles)

And I agree, some stuff in Looper made zero sense but it was still a super fun movie.

 +5Posted on Sep 6th, 2012 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (18 comments)

Kelly, you’ll be hearing from my lawyers shortly re: Veebs v. Kelly Forgetting To Link Parks & Rec Bloopers. HOPE U ENJOY JAIL

 +11Posted on Aug 27th, 2012 | re: Ron Paul Is OUR Generation's Mark Wahlberg (46 comments)

I honestly think this is what he was dog-whistling, as the 9/11 Truther crew seems to have a lot of overlap with his base of supporters. I took it to mean “my administration wouldn’t have engineered a giant murderous conspiracy like Bush’s did” and not anything about his isolationist policies preventing terrorists from hating us. Though both readings of this are equally absurd nonsense arguments.

 +6Posted on Aug 13th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E05: THAT POOR BABY! (113 comments)

also sorry if you haven’t seen Heat and that was a spoiler, but it happens in the first 10 minutes of the film and also WHY HAVEN’T YOU SEEN HEAT?!?!

 +7Posted on Aug 13th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E05: THAT POOR BABY! (113 comments)

also a friend pointed this out, so i can’t take credit, but anyone else notice this parallel between Heat, which was referenced earlier in the show, and Todd’s move to kill the kid? In Heat, Waingro is a new member of Neil McCauley’s crew who goes with them on an armored car heist. In the middle of the robbery, right as they’re about to get away, he shoots a guard in the head for no reason. The rest of the crew is understandably pissed off, because it’s the first time they’ve done a job with him and he put them at a greater risk of being caught by killing the guard, bringing more heat down on them.

Obviously a similar situation with Todd. New guy on the crew, overreacts and kills a witness, potentially bringing more heat down on them.

 +5Posted on Aug 13th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E05: THAT POOR BABY! (113 comments)

the thing about the “Jesse quotes” is kind of weird, because I kinda feel the same way this season… it feels almost forced or out of place. But at the same time, they’re “Jesse quotes” because his character talks like that, so why should it feel weird for a character to talk like they always have, just because the audience has positively reacted to that way of talking? I think it’s more authentic to the world of the show to have him still say dumb shit like “magnets, bitch!” and “it’s all about the weight, yo” because that’s the way Jesse talks. It’d be even weirder for him to completely change the way he speaks over the course of like one or two months in breaking-bad-time and drop those things completely. So I think it’s less Vince Gilligan thinking “gee, I better put in a ‘yo’ because it’s Jesse’s catchphrase!” and more “this is how Jesse talks, why wouldn’t we write him this way?”

 +16Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 | re: Mad Men: Everybody Hurts (186 comments)

so does Don ultimately tell the partners what happened? Bert Cooper is sort of a doofus, but he’d have to be really dumb to see a suspicious check made out to Lane with Don’s signature that Don doesn’t remember signing, then find Lane’s body hanging in his office two days later, and not realize there’s probably a connection between the two. I don’t think Don would voluntarily tell everyone about Lane’s crime, whether out of respect for Lane’s memory or to avoid having to reveal that he kept it a secret from everyone else, but I also don’t think he’d lie about it if Bert confronted him.

 +8Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 | re: Mad Men: Everybody Hurts (186 comments)

it was just a professional networking organization, the dude said that he wouldn’t be paid but would get a free trip to a conference. Definitely not a “backup job” he could fall back on if he resigned from SCDP

 +8Posted on Mar 15th, 2012 | re: The One Where I Took The TMZ Tour Of Hollywood (121 comments)

Jumbo’s has been surprisingly cleaned up from what it was a few years ago. There are far fewer bruises, cuts and band-aids on the dancers’ legs these days.

 +1Posted on Mar 15th, 2012 | re: Evolution Of The Moon (14 comments)

(just kidding. Eyes Wide Shut is worse)

 0Posted on Mar 15th, 2012 | re: Evolution Of The Moon (14 comments)

this is Stanley Kubrick’s worst film

 0Posted on Mar 13th, 2012 | re: Casting The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (25 comments)


 +5Posted on Mar 8th, 2012 | re: This Is Just A Good Song About Rick Santorum (61 comments)

holy shit, I’m famous!

 +17Posted on Mar 8th, 2012 | re: This Is Just A Good Song About Rick Santorum (61 comments)

Please let this be the plot of National Treasure 3: Bigger Book of Even Secreter Secretz

 +22Posted on Mar 8th, 2012 | re: This Is Just A Good Song About Rick Santorum (61 comments)

“God gave the Bill of Rights.” For church-going folk they seem pretty misinformed on the Bible, because James Madison isn’t mentioned in there anywhere.

 +11Posted on Mar 5th, 2012 | re: Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan And Jack White (60 comments)

There seemed to be someone appearing in the scenes that soured this whole episode. Painful to watch.

 +14Posted on Mar 5th, 2012 | re: Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan And Jack White (60 comments)

fwiw, I don’t think it’s fair to criticize her for not memorizing lines since the performers are encouraged to read the lines off the cue cards… they’re changing the scripts all the way up to air, so it makes sense to have them read off the cards. It’s still totally fair to criticize her for being super terrible at reading the cue cards, having absolutely no comic timing, begging to host the show for no reason, and not having done anything good since 2003, though.

He’s stealing bits from Tom Green! Can we get Joe Rogan involved somehow?

 +10Posted on Jan 11th, 2012 | re: Duh Aficionado Magazine: Ricky Gervais Is An Asshole (97 comments)

while most of the things Gabe highlighted from the article were not actual direct Ricky Gervais quotes, this is the final paragraph of the article and is TOTALLY a Ricky Gervais quote and it TOTALLY obnoxious and smug and needlessly dismissive and self-promotional and arrogant:
“I do the Golden Globes like some people play golf on a Saturday,” he said. “It’s fun, but it can’t affect me because come Monday morning, I’ll be writing a new stand-up show or I’ll be writing a new TV show or I’ll be writing a new film. So it’s not exactly bravery.”

ugh. (still excited for Life’s Too Short, though)

 +2Posted on Nov 11th, 2011 | re: Friday Giveaway: TimbrePro Earbuds (60 comments)

I wood love to win these. Get it?! I used “wood” instead of “would.” Please choose this comment at random.

 +4Posted on Nov 7th, 2011 | re: Heaven Recently Got A Little More Andy Rooney (19 comments)

I’m pretty sure that image is actually of an Andy Rooney impersonator from one of those “rent a ‘celebrity’ for your birthday party!” companies

 +19Posted on Oct 12th, 2011 | re: "Bing it!" - The Walking Dead (42 comments)

 +5Posted on Sep 13th, 2011 | re: And Now They Are Remaking Point Break (35 comments)

This remake better be set in 2041 so they can feature the 50-year Storm again

 +1Posted on Aug 30th, 2011 | re: Breaking Bad S04E07: Eyes Open, Mouths Shut, Jesse Forever (51 comments)

Here’s something that’s been bugging me, but a friend offered a possible explanation… curious what you guys think:

So the Los Pollos Hermanos trucks from the opening scenes of the previous two episodes, the one that got shot to hell before Mike shot those guys, and the one where the two dudes got all carbon-monoxided, how are those not attracting some kind of police/DEA suspicion? Mike was around for the first truck so maybe he arranged the cleanup, but with the second truck, the cartel grabbed one bucket of meth-filled chicken batter and left two dead bodies w/ M-16s, a truck full of bullet holes, and who knows how many buckets still containing meth, just sitting on the side of a highway. How did that avoid the APD or DEA’s attention?

One possibility that my friend brought up: Maybe Gus’s “concerned citizen” act and charity checks are a front for paying off the DEA dudes? That would explain why, after Hank laid out a pretty convincing case about the air filter and the weird European shell company that owns Los Pollos Hermanos, the two guys were just like “yeah cool story bro” and he had to bring out the gus’s-fingerprint-in-gale’s-apartment bombshell to get their attention. If they’re being paid to look the other way, it’d be in their interest to try to discount his theory. Also explains the phone call tipoff that Hank got before the ax-wielding twins came to try to kill him.

 +2Posted on Jun 14th, 2011 | re: The Fourth Summer Jam Of 2011: Toasters N' Moose's "Taste The Biscuit" (41 comments)

they actually still perform at the Dresden in LA! 5 nights a week, I think