Tag Archives: Star Wars

Juxtaposin’: Dark Lords of the Shit

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related “Rogue One” Makes White Guys the Enemy of the Future

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Insanity Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: You ever get the feeling that everyone has gone crazy? White girls stealing pumpkin spice is racist cultural appropriation. The University of Vermont holds a retreat for whites to self-flaggelate critically examine their privilege. The gender of Star … Continue reading

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Now with Extra Han Solo: Critiquing the Star Wars Posters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you haven’t been living in a cave (i.e. away from social media), and you’re at all interested in this type of thing, you’ve seen the trailer and poster for the new Star Wars movie, entitled … Continue reading

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NPR and Unspoken Assumptions

Fenster writes: If you have a little over four minutes to spare, take a listen to the sound file below.  It is snipped from an NPR podcast entitled Pop Culture Happy Hour.  The full series is available for download for … Continue reading

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“The Last Supper” Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Leonardo da Vinci’s original, in the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan. The Sesame Street version (click image to enlarge): The Star Wars version (click image to enlarge): The Sopranos version (click image to enlarge): The Big Lebowski version (click image … Continue reading

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Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: So Yahoo! bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Like many Tumblr users, my main hope is that Yahoo! won’t ruin the service, i.e. let us keep all of our filthy and disgusting porn. But really, Yahoo! has no … Continue reading

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Blowing Up the Fantasy Bubble: A Review of Kirk Hammett’s “Too Much Horror Business” (and More)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the best gifts I received this past Christmas: Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s book covering his extensive horror collection. It’s called “Too Much Horror Business” (after a song by New Jersey punk band The Misfits), … Continue reading

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“Margin Call”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Margin Call” is an ensemble drama that treats the 2008 financial meltdown as a race-against-time thriller. Written and directed by newcomer J. C. Chandor, the movie takes you behind the hermetic glass sheathing of a prominent … Continue reading

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Campus Cuties, by Louis Marx and Company

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: During the years immediately following the Second World War, Louis Marx and Company was the largest toy producer in the world. The outfit was mainly known for its molded plastic figures, many of them sold in … Continue reading

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