I am so fucking sick of people complaining about the dishwashing song. That was literally lifted word for word from the book, if you want to complain about that take it to Christopher Tolkien or your local seance medium.
Meanwhile, just be happy that there won't be a Silmarillion adaptation. Half the movie would be explaining the song of the Ainulindalë and long tracking shots of genealogical diagrams. But it would be cool to see the reactions of most casual fans who never knew that Galadriel is just about the oldest living being that isn't a Valar in all Middle Earth. She was around BEFORE the sun and the moon, in the time of the trees.
Jesus, is this a play or an advertisement for Pabst Blue Ribbon? [referring to promotional photography for Detroit] I don't know if I've ever seen so much effort placed into assuring that the product label is faced forward. Does the Pabst branding play into the story somehow, or is it a hamfisted way of letting us know that these are blue collar folk?
The first Debate Club was decent enough, if overly long. This one wasn't even a debate. It was two people, both of whom have had their sense of relevance vastly inflated by a choice job telling a young urban population what to love every Wednesday, discussing why they are too cool to enjoy Huey Lewis & The News. They didn't even present opposing viewpoints. Nor did they examine anything but the most surface level reasoning as to their popularity in the 80's. One of the main reasons they became as popular as they did is because they really embraced the dawning age of the music video. They made a shit ton of music videos, and MTV was still young and so their playlist inevitably ended up playing 2 or 3 Huey Lewis & The News songs in every block of programming. And those days, they only programmed a couple blocks of videos which then just repeated until the next broadcast day. So the 2 or 3 Huey Lewis songs you saw in the afternoon, you ended up seeing 2 more times each later that night. They brilliantly exploited the relatively new format of music videos and the limitations of MTV's programming to make sure that people were hearing them CONSTANTLY. Say what you will about the music, that's good business.
But I'm biased. When I was 8 years old, my aunt had a barbeque to celebrate and she gave me a harmonica as a gift. The harmonica came with a free lesson by Huey fucking Lewis himself. She is/was literally the president of their fan club and ended up being invited to play golf with him. The round of golf happened to line up with my birthday barbeque. So she bought me a harmonica, asked Mr. Lewis to humor me in a brief lesson, and now I have one of the awesomest stories involving a celebrity harmonica lesson you will ever hear.
Most people who were paying attention had more or less accepted the inevitibility of the Khan reveal, even if it was never explicitly spoiled. Still, I didn't appreciate The Mercury's casual spoilage, I hadn't yet seen the film and still wasn't 100% there would really be an inevitable Khan reveal.
That's a shame, it was great to watch her grow as an on air talent. Long time listeners of the show will certainly have heard her stories of the wrecked nerves and toll that the role had on her life. I have had the pleasure of meeting her a few times, and it was always a.. pleasure.. anyways, she will be missed, at least in an on air capacity. Glad to know that she will still keep a production job.
The bands whose names I would use for wordplay are pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of them.
Just to avoid confusion, the entirety of the above sentence is the name of my imaginary food cart.
A thousandorsenwellesclapping.gif's to you Karmel. You called yourself and everyone else out on the bullshit of hating on cool things often being a form of hyper-narcissism. I have often thought this myself, but always would stop short of calling myself or anyone else out over it. While it could be considered a stumblebrag by some, it is a truism that cool-hating is too often done by cynical would-be (if anyone cared about their opinion)tastemakers.
That said, Lena Dunham is still a hack, Girls sucks, and just because you are aware that you are a social leper and emotional pandoras box does not make your constant reverence over your own life a "refreshing lack of vanity" it is just a high profile LiveJournal
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