Saturday, March 07, 2015
‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Is a Great American Dream – Flavorwire: "The show’s conceits remain the same from week to week: the gang scheme in pursuit of some ridiculous goal, and there’s a sweet optimism to their delusions. This is the week they make money, this is the week they get the girl, or find love, or go on a road trip, and so on. Whatever the case, the venture falls apart, so every episode is set back at zero. They’re are as consistent in their confidence that their expectations will become reality as the person who votes against their social interests because they’re not rich yet. It’s the American Dream as nihilism; the audacity of permanent hope, getting up and thinking that this is the day that everything changes, only to have it blasted apart again. It is the most American fantasy of all...
Dennis is the creepiest character on the show; a playboy operator, maybe a serial killer, definitely prone to rage blackouts, but Howerton (who, fun fact: went to Julliard) is amazing at revealing a crazy person inside a guy that puts on a human suit every day. The beauty of his delusions make the character endearing, even when he’s horrible."
Friday, March 06, 2015
A Bunch Of Hot Girls Want To Dance With This Man After He Was Body-Shamed On 4Chan: "“Dance like no one’s watching” may be a cliche, but it’s a really damn good cliche. This man was body-shamed for cutting a rug at a concert, enjoying himself to whatever music happened to be blasting at the time. A few dickheads laughed at his moves, embarrassing the crap out of him and stopping him from dancing, then put a creep-shot of him dancing on 4Chan to further embarrass him. God people are fucking dicks..."
Find Dancing Man: A social media campaign to warm the heart: "The 4chan image was re-posted on Imgur, where the fact that someone had seemingly taken such pride in being so horrible to someone just having a bit of a dance upset a lot of people, some of whom wanted to do something nice for the man in the picture. The cause was led by Cassandra Fairbanks, an activist and writer based in Los Angeles for the Free Thought Project, who started a campaign to do something nice for the man."
A Bunch Of Hot Girls Want To Dance With This Man After He Was Body-Shamed On 4Chan: "Can’t wait to see a video of the dance party. Faith in humanity restored."
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Patton Oswalt Has A Completely Serious Idea For An Unbreakable Trilogy: "Screen Junkies sat down with the actor/comedian, who explained his thorough and exceedingly clever plan for two sequels to M. Night Shyamalan's superhero movie, which starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson."
"Daniel Ellsberg: If Gen. Petraeus won't serve a day in jail for his leaks, Edward Snowden shouldn't either."
Via Boing Boing: "General and former CIA director David Petraeus shared damaging information with his lover/biographer, and will receive what amounts to a slap on the wrist for his indiscretion. So why do whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden face such bleak prison sentences, or worse, for what the US classifies as Espionage Act offenses?
"Ellsberg, the first person ever charged under the Espionage Act or any other statute for leaking the Pentagon Papers to Congress and seventeen newspapers, told me on Thursday: “The factual charges against [Edward Snowden] are not more serious, as violations of the classification regulations and non-disclosure agreements, than those Petraeus has admitted to, which are actually quite spectacular.” It’s hard to overstate the shocking nature of the government’s case against Petraeus. The information that he gave Paula Broadwell, his friendly biographer with whom he was then having an extramarital affair, was among the most sensitive in the US government. According to the indictment, Petraeus gave Broadwell eight black books containing “classified information regarding the identities of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities and mechanisms, diplomatic discussions, quotes and deliberative discussions from high-level National Security Council meetings … and [his personal] discussions with the president of the United States.”"