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1  Forum / AV Club / Re: Name That Movie on: April 23, 2014, 09:28 am
My most-watched movie in high school, aka Amélie!
2  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: FuckYou.gif on: March 23, 2014, 10:05 pm
3  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: nerds fucking suck on: March 21, 2014, 03:12 pm
Nerds are timeless.

4  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 14, 2014, 05:17 pm
Oh if you guys are still up for hashing out themes because it's fun, regarding the
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5  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 13, 2014, 12:29 pm
I am totally a McConaughey believer now, though. My familiarity with him started and stopped with a lot of awful romantic comedies I never saw, but now I want to see him in all the things.
6  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 12, 2014, 12:18 pm
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7  Forum / AV Club / Re: True Detective on: March 12, 2014, 10:31 am
I just finished this last night, after starting it a week ago. I enjoyed the atmosphere and thought the performances were top-notch, but by the end the writing seemed... not so good?

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Anyway, I don't want to be a killjoy. It did a lot of things really well! Other times it felt like a retread of Se7en or any other 90s-era thrillers and its gender politics were a shitshow. It sounded and looked beautiful and spooky though, and like I said earlier, I thought the performances were fantastic. So maybe a wash, for me?
8  Forum / General Discussion / Re: CARNEGIE HALL, BITCHES on: January 31, 2014, 02:04 pm
We'll be there!
9  Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anonymous Facebook Status Thingies on: January 25, 2014, 12:18 pm
You guys know some pretty awful people.
10  Forum / General Discussion / Re: CARNEGIE HALL, BITCHES on: January 20, 2014, 10:14 pm
Congratulations, Demha! That's awesome. Message me the details of the recital; I'd love to go and I'm sure Camerhil would as well.
11  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: January 19, 2014, 11:44 am
I watched Her last night and hated it so much.
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12  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: December 18, 2013, 12:07 pm
Yeah, it'd be better if it were per capita. Still, there's a noticeable lack of dark blue or red over SF, LA, and NYC.
13  Forum / AV Club / Re: Beyoncé, You Guys on: December 15, 2013, 04:46 pm
I spent yesterday morning listening to the album on its own and then some friends came over and we watched all the videos in album order and it's even better.

I love Yoncé and ***Flawless and Partition and all of her grittier, more aggressive tracks a LOT. Angry Bey is awesome. No Angel really sounds like a Solange track to me, which is a good thing. XO will be a huge single that will make Chris Martin weep jealous tears, and I'm really glad Drunk in Love is being released as a single too, because in spite of Jay-Z's kind of terrible verse I really like it. Surfboard.
14  Forum / AV Club / Beyoncé, You Guys on: December 15, 2013, 12:34 pm
I'm not (or wasn't) a huge fan beyond enjoying a handful of her singles and videos and being impressed at her overall poise and control over her image, but I bought this album and it's kind of blown me away. All the deep cuts are worth listening to; there's a kind of narrative flow to the album that describes her evolution as an entertainer and woman and mother which is really thoughtful, her lyrics are earnest, and the production is AMAZING. Then there's the music videos- a couple of them rely fairly heavily on b-roll, but most of them are high-concept, well thought-out, and very well executed. Making people pay for the videos rather than using them as a promotional tool for the music means there's just this consistently high production value, no product placement, and a ton of thought for how each one works with the track. Listening to the songs on their own and then seeing the way the videos complement and shape the feel of them is great. Plus only a dozen people at Sony even knew this album was being made and I just can't believe how much work went into these videos and this album and it was ALL kept secret.

Superpower with Frank Ocean is one of my favorite tracks, and definitely one that's meaning evolves in conjuction with its video:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe2uVbLltQs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe2uVbLltQs</a>

Basically all the hype is warranted, the music and videos are great, you really should pay the 16 bucks to download this asap.
15  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: November 17, 2013, 10:39 pm
Frances Ha- what a totally charming, moving film. I loved this a lot.
16  Forum / Food / Re: What the hell do I do with all of this ______________? on: November 11, 2013, 04:45 pm
That's good to know, I'll definitely be doing that in the future.
17  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Is belief in free will compatible with atheism? on: November 11, 2013, 04:42 pm
But when a horse changes direction, is it reacting to a series of internal or external stimuli that, theoretically, could be identified? Or is there some ineffable Horse Spirit that thinks "I want to go this way instead, for reasons"? What about so-called lower mammals or insects? The difference between life and inanimate objects is attributable to many many more measurable factors than the idea of a mysterious will.
18  Forum / Food / Re: What the hell do I do with all of this ______________? on: November 11, 2013, 12:06 pm
Cut them into cubes, put them in a pan with some oil (does boiling first help them cook faster? I'll have to try that next time!)
Season with cinnamon, chili powder, a little cayenne pepper, a little brown sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.
Once they're cooked through and tender, add a drained can of black beans to the pan, and heat it all the way through.
Next add a whole ton of kale. It cooks down a lot, so add like twice as much as you think you want. Mix it all together, let the kale cook down for like, five minutes. Then spoon some into a flour tortilla with some avocado slices, sour cream, and a little grated cheddar and roll it up into a burrito. With the black beans and kale, one sweet potato usually gives us about four hearty burritos.

Alternately, bake it in the oven just like a regular potato- poke some holes in the skin, brush it with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and put it in the oven for an hour (or microwave them for ten minutes first and put them in the oven for fifteen minutes after.) Cut them open when they're done, fluff up the insides, and add some gorgonzola, dried cranberries, and fresh spinach. Sooo good.
19  Forum / AV Club / Re: TODAY I WATCHED... on: November 02, 2013, 10:32 am
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0NWIxl2VJk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0NWIxl2VJk</a>
HOUSE

Have you all already seen this? Am I late to the party? If you haven't, please check it out. It's such a bonkers mix of film techniques and experiments and very odd humor; the trailer almost doesn't do it justice.
20  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Aimless Rambling on: October 29, 2013, 09:48 pm
Take a bunch of pictures of it and show it to the next guy who cuts your hair, next time you get a haircut.
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