February 04, 2016
January 25, 2016
Don points to an idiotic advertisement in the Hollywood Reporter which essentially advocates censorship. Even though I don't smoke and have no intention of starting and don't want kids to smoke, I don't think censorship is the answer. Censorship is a bad thing.
Apparently censorship of movies is a big thing in the UK, and a guy named Charlie Lyne got tired of it. The BBFC (the censors) have committed to watching every minute of every film submitted to them, so Lyne raised about 6000 pounds with a kickstarter to create a 10 hour movie of paint drying. Which he has now submitted for certification.
This, of course, is a truly masterful troll.
January 07, 2016
UPDATE: They say that Oshiete! Galko-chan is a short. That makes a lot more sense; it's a really threadbare concept for full-length episodes.
January 02, 2016
He says that "Kono Subarashii Sekai and so on" (Wed, Jan 13) is about panty shots and gainaxing. The skirts do seem criminally short on the one with blue hair. Maybe I should give it a one-episode look-see. It could be worth following, with the sound turned off and the subtitles disabled -- especially if it runs on AT-X.
December 27, 2015
Bill Irwin is a very talented man. He graduated from Clown College, and was one of the performers who became known as the "New Vaudevillians" along with Avner the Eccentric and The Flying Karamazov brothers, among others.
In 1982 he created a stage performance called "The Regard of Flight" and I videotaped it when it was broadcast on PBS's "Great Performances". I can't tell you how many times I watched it, but every time I did I laughed a lot. It's difficult to describe, nor would I describe it even if I could -- for much of the humor comes from the unexpected. But it's probably been 25 years since the last time, and even so I've never forgotten it.
It occurred to me this afternoon that someone might have posted it to Youtube so I took a look, and there it was! It's 45 minutes and you will not regret watching it!
December 25, 2015
December 20, 2015
Step 1: point out that the droids are effectively slaves.
Step 2: Contend that Chewbacca is female, and in love with Han.
There's going to be a new Munchkin addition called "StarMunchkin" and this is one of the cards. Kovalic is right in the groove, as usual.
December 08, 2015
November 28, 2015
UPDATE: I wonder if 4chan is the actual public face of the Discordians?
UPDATE: By the way, they told me at the last meeting that I should tell you that there are no Discordians. Fnord
November 07, 2015
In San Jose, there is the Yuri Japanese Restaurant.
This needs investigating. Do we know anyone in San Jose?
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