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One of my favorite quotes is from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.

Every time I hear the quote I think, “What do you have to do to get the nickname “Tremendous” “? 68 more words

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Library at Mount Char is about a family of librarians. Sort of.

Sort of a family, because I guess that’s what you become when all your parents are simultaneously murdered and you’re adopted by a timeless demigod (not-so-fondly known as ‘Father’). 673 more words


The Best American Essays 2015, edited by Ariel Levy

Here’s the reviews for:

Ariel Levy wrote the best essay of last year: Thanksgiving in Mongolia — wherein she delivered a premature birth in a Mongolian hotel room. 529 more words


Batman Begins: Batman Begins, PG13, 2005

(Major spoiler discussions below.)

This movie is so succinct that it hasn’t earned itself a parody title. “Batman begins” is a perfect plot summary. We see the older Waynes’ deaths, the deliberate isolation, the triumphant return, and the defeat of the first major villains in this canon. 352 more words

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Would you rather win the Nobel Prize or be a rock star?

“Why do you ask me such difficult questions while I am driving” I ask Naomi, looking out of the conner of my eye she is painting her nails, I think she calls it nude. 173 more words

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Openly Racist Detective Becomes Less So: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, PG, 1988

Replace the use of “toon” in this movie with any slur and suddenly it’d be R rated fare. Quoth the protagonist, multiple times and with increasing frustration, “I don’t work for toons!”; plans for a major highway are said to be so ridiculous only a toon could come up with them; “one (adjective) toon” is heard frequently about bad characters. 378 more words

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Kayako's Delivery Service: Ju-On: The Grudge, R, 2002

About three quarters through this movie, this still appears, and so quickly that it took me five tries to scrub back through and find it again: 261 more words