Ever wonder what sweet nothings Matthew McConaughey's character Rust Cohle would whisper into your year? Now you know.
Miss my dog.
In this dog adoption ad for the The Mayhew Animal Home in London, England, we see three people having extremely frustrating days at work A rugby ump gets manhandled, a doorman is threatened by young thugs and a young woman with a clipboard is completely ignored despite her best efforts. At the end of the day, however, each of them find at home a dog who is so very happy that their human has arrived home and with unconditional love like that, nothing else matters.
Everyone’s dark “Secrets” have come to light in the third trailer released for the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones. Season four is scheduled to premiere on HBO April 6th, 2014 at 9 PM. Previously, we wrote about the first and second season four trailers.
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the ‘Game of Thrones.’
image via Game of Thrones
I have a soft spot for Wes Anderson's films.
“The Fox & Mr. Anderson” is a short film from kogonada for Criterion that compares visual imagery from the 2009 stop-motion animation film Fantastic Mr. Fox from director Wes Anderson and the rest of his films. Specifically, it compares the visual elements of certain scenes from Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and other Wes Anderson films with similar visual shots in Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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I know what Willow means about the erosion of trust all too well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWypWe9UAhQ
I was recently triggered by a dear friend. He had no way of knowing – I don’t talk about these things, and on the rare occurrence that it comes up in any context, I take care of it myself. But we’ve been close for awhile now, and he deserved some sort of understanding as to why I nearly walked out, no reasons, to clear my head and calm my breathing.
10 years after the abuse, still finding pockets of fear. Trust, & the ability to speak of its breaking, as minefields. <3 to patient sorting
— Willow Brugh (@willowbl00) March 9, 2014
My tendency is to not talk about things until I have both a clear understanding and a clear action to take. If understanding is all that is needed, I sometimes keep that to myself, unless it benefits everyone to express it. Mind you, with a high emotional metabolism, these processes can take from minutes to hours – rarely on the scale of a full or multiple days. But I suppose it’s important to talk about abuse, especially as someone who apparently seems functional.
Corey used to leave me places. We lived in a bad neighborhood in Suffolk, and I was new to the area, and I worked doubles at an Applebees a few miles from home. The one time I tried to walk home late at night, a car stopped to proposition me, and became quite angry when I didn’t accede. I was 19 at the time. I didn’t have a phone – we only had one, and Corey had taken it, but wasn’t answering. Being that poor also meant I didn’t have cab fare, there were no buses, and my new coworkers were uncaring. I didn’t have my car – he had taken that, too. To do… something.. while I worked and he didn’t. After that, even when I couldn’t get ahold of him, I would wait at the restaurant, sometimes for a couple hours, until he would come to get me. He would then “tease” me for how often I had called or texted him.
When I would insist on taking my car with me, it became an argument about trust. Why didn’t I trust him to have the car? It was just going to sit in the parking lot all day, whereas he could use it. Didn’t I trust him to come get me? Did that mean I didn’t trust him at all in anything else? I was a horrible person! He was simply absent minded. My lack of trust was undermining the relationship.
Later, things slowly escalated. We would get into regular yelling matches. He broke his hand from punching the floor when I stated my intentions of leaving, permanently and immediately. I drove him to the hospital instead of driving myself to my cousin’s, crying because I knew the ensuing hospital bills would threaten the move back to Indiana so I could return to school (my parents’ sneaky trick to get me back into a social safety net). I still don’t know the laws about physical abuse if you hit back. It wasn’t pretty. And always the underlying thread of distrust. Any fight always came back down to my not trusting him. I finally left him after 2 and a half years, discovering that the problem was not my lack of trust but his untrustworthiness. We still had to live together for awhile, again from his financial insolvency. There was a final morning with him not letting me leave the house, my finally calling the cops as he slammed doors back shut and then stood in front of my car.
Recovery takes time, and I’m still not done with it. I reflect less often, but more publicly. But it’s important to know that even badasses like me have baggage. So do others.
When an ex-lover in Seattle had pulled my motorcycle battery to get his own going, I lost my shit. In his excitement over mechanical triumph, he tossed his feature phone towards me to gain my attention while stopped on the curb. He had just removed both the ability to communicate and my transportation. Of course he had no idea why this would be so bad. Nor could he, until I expressed it.
The thing that makes emotional abuse difficult to overcome is that erosion in the baseline of trust. The initial giving of trust is still pretty easy to me, it’s the response to being in an iffy situation and determining how to navigate it. My attempts to vocalize about being uncomfortable in the past meant all the structure of the relationship was torn away (not by me, I know that now). So my knee-jerk response to situations now is that of having to choose to quietly deal with the feelings that I’m having, or having trust itself questioned. My heart doesn’t understand there can be an third option between stoicism and complete tear down. And I like the trust established with the Boston Sweetie (who I’ll note wanted to be called the Boston Strangler here, that is how awesome he is).
But now I have space again to ask questions and think through things safely, I don’t have to have a rational reason for feeling the way I feel. Maybe someday I get to be rational about all this again. Maybe. In the meantime, I just have to accept that the people around me might actually want to help, not take my need for help as a personal affront. All I have to do is be brave enough to explain what’s going on in the tumult of feels, even if it doesn’t yet make sense. Especially if it doesn’t yet make sense.
It’s important to know that even the ability to speaking about the abuse is what is ripped away. This is why it is difficult to speak out. The podcast, listed above, has some pretty heart-felt conversation from a variety of people in it. Worth checking out. And speak out. It helps. Even a decade later.
I share most of my posts without notes.
Okay, it takes a special kind of post for me to Tumble it. This is that post.
lol, I love watching Joel and Jim Rash.
I'm so there.
John Oliver, who came up through the ranks at The Daily Show, is about to debut his own comedy news program, and here’s the first Last Week Tonight With John Oliver trailer. This gig comes after Oliver’s very successful run filling in for Stewart as The Daily Show anchor. Sure, Jon Stewart is still going strong at The Daily Show, and his one-time protege Stephen Colbert is at the top of his game on The Colbert Report. But there’s room for more comedy in news. (Or more news in comedy?)
The show will air each Sunday night on HBO. Presumably Oliver and his writing team will mine some of the same comic vein familiar to viewers of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, only with the language and content freedom that HBO provides.
This trailer pokes fun at the fact that the show won’t exactly be the most timely presentation of the week’s news. It’s a great trailer that really gets across Oliver’s personality, and hopefully augurs good things for the show.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver debuts on Sunday, April 27 at 11 PM on HBO.
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For those of you who love meat.
Jon sez, "When conjuring up the future, why do writers and filmmakers so often imagine Northern California as an edenic utopia, while Southern California gets turned into a dystopian hellscape? While Hollywood, counterculture, and Mike Davis have each helped to shape and propagate this idea, Kristin Miller traces its roots back to the 1949 George R. Stewart novel Earth Abides. Her essay follows the north/south divide in science fiction films and literature through the decades, and explores how it's continued to evolve. In the accompanying slideshow, Miller photographs stills from sci fi movies filmed in California, held up against their filming locations, from 1970's Forbin Project to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It shows not just the geographic divide in SF, but also how our futures have evolved, and how movies have the ability to change how we see our surroundings in the present."
Northern California-as-utopia, on the other hand, is strongly linked to the countercultural movement of the sixties, with its guides for technologically advanced back-to-the-land living. One can read Ernest Callenbach’s influential novel Ecotopia (1975) as the possible future seeded by Whole Earth Catalog. Ecotopia is a fictional “field study” of a future Pacific Northwest society that has split from an apocalyptic United States and is governed according to ecological principles. While much technology has been abandoned, the Ecotopians have selectively retained public transit, electric cars, networked computers, and improved recycling (Callenbach was a longtime resident of Berkeley). Ecotopia‘s themes were later picked up and elaborated in the eco-feminist tales of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home (1985), a cultural anthropology of latter-day Napa Valley-ites who have returned to indigenous ways; Starhawk’s The Fifth Sacred Thing (1993) about a pagan, nonviolent San Francisco threatened by southern biological warfare; and Octavia Butler’s Parable books (1993, 1998) where refugees from the LA wasteland grow a new eco-religion, Earthseed, in the forests of Mendocino.
Postcards From the Future [Kristin Miller/Boom] (Thanks, Jon!)
Would so love to host an event like this.
Hang the Bankers has a set of photos from 1972 surrealist ball hosted by Marie-Hélène de Rothschild at the Château de Ferrières, with Salvador Dali in attendance. Hang the Bankers cites this as evidence of "the underlying ideology and the mind state of the occult elite," which sounds like hogwash to me. I mean, I'm all for reflexively condemning the hyper-rich, but if you're a weird shadowy billionaire aristo, better you should be spending your unimaginable riches on cool dress-up parties than tacky mega-yachts or sabotaging health care bills.
On 12/12/72 Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, member of the most powerful elite family in the world, held a Surrealist Ball at Château de Ferrières, one of the family’s gigantic mansions.
While these events are usually extremely secretive, photographs of this particular Ball surfaced on the web. In short, it is a mix of an “Eyes Wide Shut”-style masked ball mixed with a Lady Gaga-style pop video. I’m not even kidding.
Photos from a 1972 Rothschild illuminati party [Clark Kent/Hang the Bankers]
"In short, The King in Yellow has gone viral. But why? It's all due to the powerful creative draw of the weird mythos, stories which create, in the words of H.P. Lovecraft, a shared literary universe defined by an "unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces" and "the daemons of unplumbed space." And that effect is very definitely by design."
So wrong but so good.
Dublin, Ireland artist Mick Minogue has created an amazing collection of hand-painted woodcut action figures based on “battle damaged” characters from George R.R. Martin‘s epic series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. They are all currently on dislay at the Winter is Coming art show, hosted by George, at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle. You can view more photos of Mick’s figures on his blog or Facebook page.
images via Mick Minogue
Life moves pretty fast. Break the fucking rules.
“John Hughes’ The Reckless Club” is an illustrated project by Brazilian artist Butcher Billy that reimagines the cast of The Breakfast Club with 80s rock stars. Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy are replaced with Morrissey, Ian Curtis, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, and Siouxsie Sioux. You can view more images from the Billy’s art project on Tumblr and Behance. Prints, apparel, and more are available to purchase online from Society6 and Redbubble. We’ve previously written about Butcher Billy and his ongoing collection of mashups.
This is a tribute to the great writer, producer and film director John Hughes, that touched a generation of teenagers through 90-minute pop psychology high school life lessons, followed by amazing soundtrack music.
images via Butcher Billy
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Just wanted to take a moment to post our policy on harassment on tumblr, it is also on our website, and will be in the program guide. The image attached is the sign we will have displayed throughout the convention.
Emerald City Comicon’s mission is to create a safe, awesome environment where geeks of all kinds can come together. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, disability, appearance, and religion), overly sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
Exhibitors, sponsors and guests are subject to our anti-harassment policy as well and have also been informed. In particular, exhibitors should not use images or material that surpasses a PG-13 rating at their booths. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use over-sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes.
If a person engages in harassing behavior, ECCC Directors and Department Heads may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from Emerald City Comicon (with no refund). If you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Emerald City Comicon staff immediately (identifiable by green Minion t-shirts or black polos/Staff badges). We are happy to contact our security or local law enforcement, provide escort, a safe place, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.
All attendees, exhibitors and staff are subject to this anti-harassment policy and are expected to follow these rules at all Emerald City Comicon events.
Emerald City is one of my very favorite shows in the world, and this is the iceberg-tip of why.
Obligatory panel plug: On Saturday, at 12:40, in Hall D, Laura Hudson, Janelle Asselin, Bobby Roberts, and I will be talking about harassment in geek communities.
Thank you, Emerald City Comic Con for being a positive example for other fan conventions when it comes to harassment issues.
Shared for the GoT art show. Seattle friends, wanna go see this with me? Also, the True Detective/Star Wars Mashup is pretty good.
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
Header Photo: Iron Prime t-shirt
10 pilot season trends for fall
10 Movies ‘300‘ Made Possible
‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure‘ Bike for Sale on Ebay
Can ‘Divergent‘ Really Become the Next ‘Hunger Games‘?
5 Theories About the New Season of American Horror Story
James Bond & Spy Thriller Parody Posters for ‘Muppets Most Wanted‘
THE TOP 10 UNDISCOVERED TV GEMS TO WATCH
‘West Side Story‘: Why a Steven Spielberg remake could work
George R. R. Martin Art Show – Winter Is Coming – Ltd Art Gallery – Part II
Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees
Here’s The Mashup Of ‘True Detective’ And ‘Star Wars’ We’ve All Been Waiting For
Machinima Lays Off 42 Employees As It Turns To YouTube To Sell Ads
Star Trek Spock Hand Business Card Holder Statue
The Wolverine Writer Mark Bomback Checks Into Veronica’s Room
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Guess who's not getting to go to Europe this summer.
Lol. I love twitter.
What was supposed to be a formal, somber press photo of UK Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone with Barack Obama turned into something much, much different. Just check it out below:
Submitted by: ichc.chrispeeler
I love this puppy and his puns!!!