popculturebrain: 7 Minutes in Heaven: Jon Hamm | Yahoo! Not sure how I missed this one, but here it is. LOLz
Everything Happened →
Discussing narrative and emplotment exerting the same force as character or action. How thirteen basically boring episodes make an exciting or vital whole. Between The Hunger Games and Mad Men the intellectualization of pop culture has fully absorbed me this weekend. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to write a whole chapter of my thesis.
60 Seconds Left - Youth Lagoon →
I like this guy’s music. And Linus and Lucy is a bold choice for busking.
Dead Authors Podcast →
H. G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) uses a time machine he purchased at a church rummage sale to bring authors of note to the twenty first century to interview them onstage at the UCB theater. Just enough lit. nerdiness to make you excited at how silly the jokes get.
The actual object is the only adequate symbol.– Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Quoting Pound to explain Oppen to help make everything comprehensible.
Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ to Start July With... →
Aronofsky is making a movie about Noah and the Ark. Darkest Biblical epic of all time.
I also think voters are showing a tendency to turn issues that should be factual...– Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling (via soupsoup) This is a problem in American political discourse that runs deep. People cannot turn facts into opinions and back again at their whim. No one learns anything from that.
William S. Burroughs Film directed by Steve... →
Burroughs is the least accessible figure of the Beat Generation in my opinion. He didn’t die young like Kerouac. He didn’t enter the canon like Ginsberg. He wasn’t mythologized like Neal Cassidy. I’m really interested in this. Buscemi has a dark and wack sensibility that might be a perfect fit. I hope this movie gets a reasonably wide release. Sidenote: I thought Herbert...
earwolf: If you haven’t seen the special sneak peak of the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV show on IFC, here it is! It stars Hot Saucerman, of course, and Reggie Watts with guest appearances by Adam Scott and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (Paul F. Thompkins with his cape!). I may be biased but I thought it looked amazing. Scott and crew did an awesome job. Heads up for Dr. Reginald Watts. Awesome!
GOOD: One of the criticisms people have of Invisible Children is that you only...– A ‘Kony 2012’ Creator Defends the Film GOOD sat down with one of the members of the Invisible Children organization who helped make the “Kony 2012” video that is currently going viral. Jenkins makes is very clear here that this campaign was never meant to gather funds for aid in Africa, as many...
I get guilty nostalgia for the things I didn’t know I had, for things I never...– Laura Marie Souther
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for...– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via nedhepburn)