Just another ghost in the machine.
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Kredu tiujn, kiuj serĉas la veron. Dubu tiujn, kiuj trovas ĝin. -André Gide
Seth Macfarlane (via old-man-bombadil)
And Seth jokingly said that even after 150 years, it may still be ‘too soon’. I find it kind of fascinating (and funny) the dynamics of comedy, as far as what’s acceptable to whom, who can say what, and when they can say it. I think you can make an argument about how almost anything in comedy is too offensive to some group to be conveyed. With that attitude, you risk narrowing down comedy so much that it suffocates.
— Jon Stewart, on his show, hilariously excoriating Clint Eastwood and Republicans after the RNC 2012 “invisible Obama” routine.
Stewart brought the segment home, going back to Eastwood’s speech and why he did a “huge favor” for the GOP. By criticizing an invisible Obama for doing things that the real Obama hasn’t even done, Stewart could reach only one logical conclusion: “there is a President Obama that only Republicans can see,” and this Invisible Obama is the one they have been running against all along.
The Daily Show video here is one of the greatest and funniest things I have ever witnessed; and I’m not even that big a fan of the show. It was like… the whole invisible Obama routine was a bizarre therapy session, and some deeply-buried truth revealed itself. Wow.
What Video Game Background Characters Are Thinking - (via a friend)
Saito: Inception… is it possible?
Arthur: Of course not.
Saito: If you can steal an idea, why can’t you plant one there instead?
Arthur: Ok, this is me, planting an idea in your mind. I say “don’t think about an eye blinking”. What are you thinking about?
Saito: An eye blinking.
Arthur: Right, but it’s not your idea. The dreamer can always remember the genesis of the idea. True inspiration is impossible to fake.
Cobb: No, it’s not. What IS impossible is to NOT be self-conscious about your own eye-blinking process, and it will drive you crazy for the next 10 minutes.
Saito: *blink* … *blink*
Arthur: *blink* … *blink*
Saito: I hate you.
— Bill Maher on Piers Morgan Tonight [27 Feb. 2012]
Bill Maher might be a partisan, but, for me, it’s almost impossible to deny his logic and humor most of the time. It cuts straight to the fundamental core. I will watch/listen to him anytime. His latest appearance on Piers Morgan was good stuff.
Ryan Seacrest gets owned by Adm. Gen. Aladeen when he ACCIDENTALLY pours Kim Jong Il’s ashes all over Seacrest. Aladeen was carrying out one of Kim Jong Il’s final wishes: to have his ashes scattered on the red carpet at the Oscars. Kim Jong Il was known to be a huge movie buff of course.
If you were to ask Ryan Seacrest who he is wearing tonight, you’d have to say, well, Kim Jong Il. Hahahaha
I suppose I should follow up with what I posted earlier today. Apparently, The Academy is now welcoming Adm. Gen. Aladeen (above) on the red carpet Sunday. Previously, it had reservations, and it was reported that Cohen wasn’t going to be allowed to show up as the character. Looks like they can’t resist the ratings potential, heh.
I don’t really have a problem with this. Sometimes I think people take the Oscars too seriously. The show’s already a huge ad for movies.
Lookin’ sharp, Jesus. Your death will not be in vain!
Before he made
he started off making entirely different films, debuting
to critical acclaim in 2000 right out of film school, followed a few years laters by
Following the commercial and critical success of Pineapple Express, he’s moving further along the stoner comedy path with
[redband trailer - nsfw]