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Post by Kolohe » 11 May 2010, 13:35

Not sure if a topic like this has started yet but here it goes

Courtesy of yglesias the 1860 nyt review of darwins origin of the species

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Post by Mo » 11 May 2010, 21:02

Facebooked son!
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 12 May 2010, 09:57

Wait, huh?

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Post by J sub D » 12 May 2010, 10:09

Fin Fang Foom wrote:Wait, huh?

This is a huge step up from anime tentacle porn. Japan, there may be hope for you yet.
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Post by dhex » 12 May 2010, 11:20

one of my personality defects is the occasional irrational hatred; i.e. wanting to watch tim and eric get hacked to death by african child soldiers wielding machetes. i think it would be a potent blow against the inherent absurdity of absurdity, plus those guys suck, and the child soldiers could keep their clothing. win-win.

anyway, another one of those hatreds is wes anderson because a long time ago i got free tickets to see bottle rocket and instead got an hour and a half of the coming of generation veal shoved in my face. i was researching some silly rumor that my wife had heard on facebook* and somehow stumbled across an interview with will oldham where he takes issue with mr. anderson's use of music in his films as being poorly done. anyway, that's not the cool part because i don't know if it's true or not - the cool part was the epic salty ham tears 300+ thread of angry wes anderson fans peeing themselves in a rage because one of generation veal's architects was mildly insulted by a musician. it was amazing. the only thing missing was the anarchrist and some threats of webcam suicide.

of course, i can't fucking find the blog now but i just wanted to write this down so i don't forget later. that i genuinely enjoyed the suffering of strangers is something i'll just ignore for the time being.

* that will oldham would be touring with dave matthews band. which i would wholeheartedly support (maybe dude could buy a beard trimmer) but would otherwise ignore.
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Post by dbcooper » 12 May 2010, 11:24

dhex wrote:one of my personality defects is the occasional irrational hatred; i.e. wanting to watch tim and eric get hacked to death by african child soldiers wielding machetes. i think it would be a potent blow against the inherent absurdity of absurdity, plus those guys suck, and the child soldiers could keep their clothing. win-win.

anyway, another one of those hatreds is wes anderson because a long time ago i got free tickets to see bottle rocket and instead got an hour and a half of the coming of generation veal shoved in my face. i was researching some silly rumor that my wife had heard on facebook* and somehow stumbled across an interview with will oldham where he takes issue with mr. anderson's use of music in his films as being poorly done. anyway, that's not the cool part because i don't know if it's true or not - the cool part was the epic salty ham tears 300+ thread of angry wes anderson fans peeing themselves in a rage because one of generation veal's architects was mildly insulted by a musician. it was amazing. the only thing missing was the anarchrist and some threats of webcam suicide.

of course, i can't fucking find the blog now but i just wanted to write this down so i don't forget later. that i genuinely enjoyed the suffering of strangers is something i'll just ignore for the time being.

* that will oldham would be touring with dave matthews band. which i would wholeheartedly support (maybe dude could buy a beard trimmer) but would otherwise ignore.
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Post by dhex » 12 May 2010, 11:41

if al qaeda pulled a nick berg on those guys i'd probably be so happy i'd sprain my ankle (because i was in a fog of happiness and didn't see the curb). if i was more creative i'd figure out a way to turn that into a song but "dear al aqeda, please pull a nick berg on tim and eric, thanks" doesn't really work as a track title. as an aesthetic, sure, but it lacks forward movement. it's a simple statement of desire.
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Post by JasonL » 12 May 2010, 12:14

I thought Bottle Rocket was the height of Wes Anderson's powers, whatever that means. Like, it felt to me still like a quirkily told coming of age thing I was okay with. It has been recontextualized as a harbinger of veal to come now that we've seen, well, everything else Wes has done.

I kinda thought Bottle Rocket was not so bad??

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Post by Sandy » 12 May 2010, 12:46

I liked Rushmore but have been turned off by everything else Anderson has done.
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Post by dbcooper » 12 May 2010, 12:49

Sandy wrote:I liked Rushmore but have been turned off by everything else Anderson has done.
+1

Enjoyed Rushmore, never been able to sit through anything else.
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Post by dhex » 12 May 2010, 12:52

It has been recontextualized as a harbinger of veal to come now that we've seen, well, everything else Wes has done.
it was a streaking flare in the dark night of the soul that is america.
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Post by Kolohe » 12 May 2010, 13:26

Rather than wes, isn't aptow to gen veal what kevin smith is to gen x? Or even wheadon? I cant think of an Anderson movie off the top of my head starring someone born after 1975.
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Post by lunchstealer » 12 May 2010, 14:13

Yeah, I like Anderson's schtick, but I could see being pissed off by it. It's VERY stylized.
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Post by JasonL » 12 May 2010, 14:20

Oops. I was thinking Rushmore not Bottle Rocket. Rushmore is the good Wes Anderson. I saw them in non chronological order, so I got confused.

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Post by dhex » 12 May 2010, 14:34

Rather than wes, isn't aptow to gen veal what kevin smith is to gen x?
aptow is man-child cinema. anderson is weepy man-child cinema of angst.
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Post by Stevo Darkly » 12 May 2010, 15:19

This has been posted before, but just in case:

Wes Anderson's Spider-Man:
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Post by Number 6 » 12 May 2010, 15:35

At least someone else shares my borderline psychotic hatred of Tim & Eric. If someone made a snuff film featuring them, I'd put it on endless loop and would probably starve to death after my constant joyful laughter caused me to forget to eat.

And it would be worth it.
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Post by Ellie » 12 May 2010, 15:37

I love that video, Stevo.

For me, Rushmore was just okay, but The Royal Tennenbaums was amazing (though an emotional gut-punch). The Life Aquatic, unfortunately, I had to stop watching partway through because I couldn't stand how sad it was. I haven't seen his latest couple movies.

Hamlet 2 oddly reminded me of Wes Anderson's work, in tone if not in style. Too bad it got advertised as such a wacky comedic romp that I couldn't really enjoy the movie for what it was. I may have to rewatch that eventually.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 12 May 2010, 15:38

Add me to the list of Tim & Eric OMG I hate you and hope you fucking die.
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Post by dbcooper » 12 May 2010, 15:43

I'm always surprised by how strong the negative reaction to them is.
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Post by Number 6 » 12 May 2010, 15:49

I can't even explain it myself, db. I've tried to figure out what it is that makes me hate them so much, but I never get much past sputtering rage. My reaction to them is equivalent to that of someone who sees a large, hairy spider crawling out of the shower drain. Revulsion. Hatred. Fear. And the desire to smash, smash, smash.
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Post by lunchstealer » 12 May 2010, 15:54

Hugh Akston wrote:Add me to the list of Tim & Eric OMG I hate you and hope you fucking die.
I don't dig on it, and don't find it funny in any way, but seriously, guys, it's 11 minutes long. You can't ignore it?

The list of adult swim things that I don't like/get:
12 oz mouse
Assy McGee
Tim & Eric
Tom goes to the Mayor
Squidbillies
That one about the guy drilling underground or whatever.

List of those that I give a damn about:

EDIT to add: But by no means do I want to discourage you guys from irrational hate. Irrational hate is just fucking entertaining as hell.
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Post by dbcooper » 12 May 2010, 15:56

Surely you guys can't hate this:

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Post by JasonL » 12 May 2010, 16:01

What is this .... Tim and Eric? I avoid most adult swim for "it's trying too hard" reasons.

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Post by Sandy » 12 May 2010, 16:06

The Royal Tenenbaums was not a gut-punch to me, as I found the characters unlikeable and ultimately boring, so I really didn't care what happened to them and mostly was waiting for the movie to be over. After that and seeing Bottle Rockets, I was cured of seeing Wes Anderson films.
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