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“Oooochie woochie coo! That’s wight! No one will ever ever ever bewieve you, not in a million bajillion years!”
I really really really want to get into Hannibal. I’ve heard it’s great, but for whatever reason, I can’t bring myself to hit play. Convince me!
Also, yay on Gomorrah! Freaking fantastic!
So I’ve just outed myself as a cliche: An avid gamer who doesn’t want kids. We’re all cliches in one way or another, so I’ll prematurely make peace with that.
“(W)e can do whatever the hell we want. EXCEPT READ.”
YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, GABE! YOU’RE NOT MY DAD!
I’ve been reading some light nonfiction lately. Namely, Extra Lives by Tom Bissell and I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself by Jen Kirkman. The former is a really cool distillation of the cultural significance of videogames, both inwardly and outwardly. I don’t think you need to play much in order to get something out of it.
The latter is quite decent so far. I’ve only read a few chapters, because it’s a gift for my wife’s birthday and I’m trying my best not to fuck up the binding. It’s sort of a standard autobio that you might expect from a comedian, but she relates her experiences with being childfree accessibly for those who look down on adults who choose not to have children.
I guess right now, those are my That One Book Club beach books.
This 4th season of AD has been so blown up (mainly by third parties) that it’s diminishing any returns prematurely. A portion of the charm when the initial series ran was that it was for us – the fans who were there all along. That’s why the in-jokes resonated during that time. That was the charm. It was for us, and for that, it was bound for cancellation. This hype from a goshdarn slew of blogs and major media outlets, to my eye, almost defeats the purpose.
It sounds like they have a perfect counter-strategy to this, with the non-linear structure and the focus being less on story and more on character. During the initial run, I almost foolishly forced AD on some friends and the response was nearly unanimous: “I have no idea what’s going on.” I think anticipating that, along with the time between the finale and now, led them to take this choice.
I’ve read as little as my curiosity allows me about this, so forgive me if I’m getting something wrong.
Considering badideajeans’ comment above this, this should be a whole VG Post: “Cancer Open Thread OR What Would You Do If You Were a Ghost?”
“People don’t spend nearly enough time talking about what they’d do if they ever became a ghost.”
I agree one hundred percent. My existence as a ghost would probably greatly resemble the classic Marlon Wayans vehicle “The Sixth Man”. I would also haunt the fuck out of celebrities and world leaders. Imagine Joe Biden being haunted nightly by a ghost who just kinda wants to argue about season 5 of The Wire.
Or I’d regularly appear to Michelle Bachmann and pretend I’m Jesus and just tell her that she’s mean and I don’t like her. Imagine what you could get done. If you play your cards right, you’re basically a god.
Can this be my epitaph?
I accept, but I don’t have much to offer. If I turn out to be “that guy”, I will give you 2.5% of my puppy snuggles and drunken breakdowns.
Holy shit this sounds almost stereotypically elitist-nerdy. I was just confused. I promise I’m not “that guy”.
Maybe I’ve read too much trivia about filmmakers, but I thought the Spielberg/Lucas bet was pretty common knowledge. /Film is usually up on their stuff, but they start the post by insinuating that this is some unearthed gem of movie history. Kinda weird.
This whole thing is scary to me. It’s vultures latching on unstable people who are latching on vultures who are latching on unstable people. That this is an unfortunate runoff from the reality market makes me more uncomfortable. These two obviously have mental health issues that they need to adress and they invited a full-on crew to with the pretext that this might be fixed. It’s almost a call for help. They also invited this whole mess on themselves, and it sucks. This is how the internet can destroy people. I don’t care if they’re assholes but they put themselves out there and now what? They’re a joke. They’re a freaking meme. How does someone deal with that
I just feel sad. There’s a metric fucking ton of anger here that they need to deal with, but the internet’s not making it any better.
Maybe Jaden and Will can come to a compromise and Jaden can live in the pool house.
“I am extremely rich. Also contribute to my Kickstarter.” – Brack Zaff
This is some sort of fetish porn, right?
What? You’re not going to get stabbed. That’s super rare if you know where to go. Just know your neighborhoods. IIRC, you’re in either Traverse or Grand Rapids. Or, fuck if I know, somewhere in the UP – my memory sucks. When you come down, plan it out and don’t be afraid.
Enjoy the area, metro or otherwise. There’s a lot there. The more we support businesses in the area, the more that crime rate will drop. In a way it’s gentrification, but this mentality has been prevalent for quite a while.
Oh man, the Robocop statue. I’ve got a lot of probably boring things to say about it but I won’t do that. Because they are boring. But that Filmdrunk post is infuriating. Here are my personal highlights:
“Some in Detroit didn’t like the idea, but I’m assuming those people have all since been murdered or frozen to death in abandoned houses.”
“So, just as soon as the team of vagrants steal enough copper wire and tin for the bronze, it should be ready to go.”
Or this one from a commenter that Mancini apparently lolol’d over:
“They could also wire the statue to give off heat. Bums could sleep around the base to keep warm, and it’d look like Robocop just slaughtered a pile of hobos.”
So basically, poverty (and violence) is just fucking hilarious regardless of any semblance of a joke.
LOL DETROIT HAS BEEN IN VARYING DEGREES OF DECAY FOR DECADES BUT WE’RE JUST PICKING UP ON IT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS ALSO WE’RE UNAWARE OF THE NUMEROUS RECENT POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CITY BUT LOLOLOL POVERTY AND VIOLENCE ARE HILARIOUS ALSO ROBOCOP DID YOU GUYS SEE ROBOCOP IT TOOK PLACE IN DETROIT AND DETROIT IS THE SHITTIEST PLACE ON EARTH AMIRITE?
I love you, Videogum people. Thanks for not doing stuff like this.
“Fuck your pizzas.”
No, Tom Hanks. Do not make those kinds of sounds with your mouth. Those are bad sounds.
Don’t let it get to you and know you’re not alone! Sadly, there’s still an element of animosity towards the childfree that’s probably not going away anytime soon. Pressuring someone into parenthood (even with little throwaway jokes – that’s still pressure, guys!) is one of the most irresponsible social norms which unfortunately is still either accepted or in some cases encouraged. It’s rabidly mean and diminutive.
Just don’t let it bother you. If it comes up, speak honestly with whatever joker you happen to be with about your decisions. Let them know that these are YOUR decisions. Be honest with them even if it’s awkward in that situation and if they’re quipping, quip ‘em back. At the very least, they might walk away with a better understanding of who you are. And maybe they won’t harass you about it as much in the future.
But if someone uses the “selfish lifestyle” line on you, them’s be fighting words. Never tolerate that.
@Mom Suddenly covered in piss and shit. Plz RT. #YOLO
I fully realized that I don’t care at all about myself, and I’m trying to figure out if I’ll try to “fix” that (not necessarily a bad thing). Big deal to me, but on paper or screen, nothing out of the ordinary. Other than what goes on inside my dumdum brainhead, everything’s great I guess.
Been busy with work, the blinds in my house nearly simultaneously broke during the hottest week of the year (in the down position), and I’m trying out a different peanutty curry recipe tonight. Should I add the tofu to the saute or try to marinate it? Or bread and fry? Bread crumbs might be weird in a Thai-influenced dish, I’ve never tried that. Even if it’s panko? Is that racist? Also, not sure what oil to use for the saute. Peanut oil might be overstating the point. Olive is safe but what we have now might be too heavy. Veggie or canola? I’ll probably end up just using peanut oil and not caring about myself.
This is an ominous statement.
Sadly, “it was okay” seems like all anyone can muster after collectively paying $280 million to see it over a three day span.