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April 30, 2018

From an episode of Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated where the gang investigates an evil robotic Nam June Paik-like sculpture and two of the suspects are Andy Warhol and Lou Reed lookalikes

April 21, 2018

Mallard Fillmore Watch

In the Hall of the Mountain King was just the soundtrack in an ad for the billionth time! And the Grieg family STILL didn't get a dime.

04/21/2018

The subject of today’s outrage is… a song from 1875 having entered the public domain. I wonder what he thinks about reparations for slavery.

April 20, 2018
homer on ice
source: santoroland
April 14, 2018

dune spice scout

CULTURE CORNER

  • Everything I’ve heard about the upcoming relaunch of Mad Magazine, now under the stewardship of longtime Bongo Comics editor Bill Morrison, sounds intriguing.
     
  • Cautiously optimistic about Nancy, which is now being drawn by a female webcomics artist instead of some baby boomer. Keeping an ancient strip around long after the death of its creator instead of making way for a new strip is not ideal, but sometimes it can lead to cool stuff like Weird Heathcliff. The blog post announcing the change absurdly treats it like it’s a rebuke of Harvey Weinstein somehow?!?
     
  • Got around to seeing Dune and now I finally understand the context for a bunch of internet jokes I’ve seen over the years. I couldn’t get to sleep that night because I couldn’t stop thinking about the wonderful imagery: folding space, those dudes with the big microphone, the blocky boxing, Kyle MacLachlan’s amazing hair. The story on the other hand is ehhh. I think the problem with a lot of sci-fi stuff is that you have to spend a lot of time on exposition explaining the politics and status quo of the world. I suppose one advantage of doing a hundred Star Wars movies is that you can pretty much just jump right into the story: “Look, it’s Star Wars, there’s lightsabers, you know what’s up”


April 11, 2018
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