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Nov 08 2013
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Modern Warfare, Black Ops and Ghosts all take themselves incredibly seriously. They present stories that range from infantile to outright offensive as The Most Significant Texts Of Our Time, with cavernously empty characters booming their leaden clichés as if each word is life-changing, while shit falls down all around them. Pathos is gone, entirely replaced by bathos, trite platitudes exchanged with faux gravitas under the moody green lighting of a high-tech radar screen. Nothing-men with a deranged belief in their own significance, explaining to each other just how IMPORTANT the situation is, and how little time there is to lose. With a meticulously animated frown on their ghoulish console-face.

Rather than taking their stories seriously, these are games that instead only tell you that they’re being serious, over and over, in the hope that you’ll eventually believe it. They’re fatuous experiences, delivered po-faced, by a mentality that believes only shouting provides emotional emphasis. And they need not at all.

Aug 14 2013
urbanarchives:

Here in the archives, we’re getting ready for the new school year and the start of a new football season!
This is from the 1962 Templar yearbook. Do you recognize #32? The caption reads:

"Disappointment is pictured on the face of Bill Cosby as he watches Temple get the usual ‘bad breaks.’"

From the Temple University Yearbook collection:
http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p245801coll12/id/74400

Keep forgetting how multitalented this dude is.

urbanarchives:

Here in the archives, we’re getting ready for the new school year and the start of a new football season!

This is from the 1962 Templar yearbook. Do you recognize #32? The caption reads:

"Disappointment is pictured on the face of Bill Cosby as he watches Temple get the usual ‘bad breaks.’"

From the Temple University Yearbook collection:

http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p245801coll12/id/74400

Keep forgetting how multitalented this dude is.

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

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It had something to do with paying attention and the ability to choose what I paid attention to, and to be aware of that choice, the fact that it’s a choice … I think that deep down I knew that there was more to my life and to myself than just the ordinary psychological impulses for pleasure and vanity that I let drive me. That there were depths to me that were not bullshit or childish but profound, and were not abstract but actually much realer than my clothes or self-image, and that blazed in an almost sacred way—I’m being serious; I’m not just trying to make it sound more dramatic than it was—and that these realest, most profound parts of me involved not drives or appetites but simple attention, awareness.
— The Pale King, David Foster Wallace (via valerie2776)

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Jul 29 2011

and one for my son.

From an interview with the maker of “Bellflower.”

"Is it true that your Oscilloscope contract has a clause requiring you to build a flamethrower for Beastie Boy and film distributor Adam “MCA” Yauch?"

"Yes, there is. We have to deliver them two flamethrowers. One regular, and one child-size. I think it’s for his son. It’s legally binding."

May 14 2011
It’s either a useless vocab word or the only way to tell it’s not Anakin.

It’s either a useless vocab word or the only way to tell it’s not Anakin.

May 12 2011

Another great example of sincerity, catchy tune and bizarreness mixing perfectly.

May 06 2011

Why Michael Jackson was ahead of his time: Thriller album. Why Michael Jackson was totally and completely ahead of his time: the Thriller music video, 13 minutes and reportedly $500,000 horror music video with both werewolves and zombies. When they were not close to as cool as they are now. That takes the coolest part of the song and extends it over a zombie dance scene. Directed by John Landis. That’s why.

Apr 11 2011

Which kinds of begs 2 questions.

  1. What are those cuffs made of.
  2. Why don’t more bands make Star Wars videos.

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Mar 09 2011
I came for the animated menus, but stayed for the classic jokes.

I came for the animated menus, but stayed for the classic jokes.

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