Shakespeare vs. Marlowe vs. Common Sense
There’s a not-very-well-supported theory going around that Christopher Marlowe was the real author of the works of Shakespeare. One of the pieces of not-very-convincing not-really-evidence that has been presented in support of this is the fact that the first licensed publication of a Shakespeare piece took place mere days after Marlowe died. Supposedly this means that Marlowe actually...
Worth a look. danforth: Okay, this is…odd. Wait for it. I won’t spoil the surprise.
“She thought, if she saved herself and stayed pure, then God would bless her with the perfect marriage.” -the saddest explanation I’ve ever heard for why a marriage is now falling apart
I’ve seen video of a pig getting its head chainsawed off, and it was still less disturbing than “El Chavo”.
Episode 22: Eric Martin →
yachtrock: Hey, I’m the guest on this week’s The Biggest Mistake show! It’s a delightful romp with Paul Jay, Dan Dominguez, Jen Goldberg, and myself. Let’s see that word one more time. Romp.
I don’t often quote the reviewers of Ain’t It Cool News, because I prefer to quote people who have actual prose styles, but I have to give it up for “Mr. Beaks” calling the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie “the cinematic equivalent of Kenny G playing with his back to the audience”. Ouch. Shame, I wanted to see this one. Guess I’ll wait for more...
But over the last five years, Bachmann, the politician, and Dean, the...– Easily the most terrifying thing I will read all day. (via atencio) Never forget: Michele Bachmann is batshit, bugshit, Carrie’s-mom crazy. Anyone who voted for her is a demented bigot hill-person.
Me, The Text Adventure
Los Angeles You are standing in Los Angeles. There is a life here. >get a life You can’t get that right now.
This just made me believe in angels. ...
So apparently Cancer was cured last week, but no... →
Is this true? I am not enough of a Fancy Science Man to evaluate this, and parts of this article seem to be written in conspiracy-theory-ese. But still. Seems like a big deal. Anyone know for sure?
Speaking of conspiracy theories, someone recently tried to tell me that Prohibition was passed because Big Oil didn’t want homemade alcohol fuel competing with gasoline. Can honestly say I have never heard that one before. I mean, it makes sense, what with all those alcohol-powered cars that went on the market and took over the industry immediately after Prohibition was repealed. Also, the...
I’ve been looking at it all wrong. For as long as I can remember, with no small amount of help from the culture I grew up in, I’ve been thinking of life as a thing a lot like an elevator. You wait for it, sometimes for an uncomfortably long amount of time. It stops neatly in front of you. You get on, you pick out where you want to go. You wait again. It stops neatly once more, and...
Did you know? After you die, you get to record the “director commentary” for your life. “This is just some establishing stuff to kinda show where I came from.” “That’s a quick cameo by my dad…aaand he’s gone.” “Oh, here I am getting dumped!” “Honestly, a lot of this could have been cut.” “I was on a LOT...
Dear Coke Talk: On national catharsis. →
dearcoketalk: So Osama’s dead and people are dancing in the streets. I’m relieved he’s dead but disgusted that so many people are acting like giddy barbarians about it. Thoughts? Sorry, asshole. You don’t get to be both relieved and disgusted. This is one of those times where you can’t have it both ways. Please do us all a favor and take your morally superior sense of disgust and shove it up...
Because of the Toy Story movies, there are little kids all over the country, like 7 years old, who have probably worked up pretty good Wallace Shawn impressions. I dare you to think about that without grinning like an idiot.
Considering the 6 movies, multiple TV series, comic books, video games and novels, all spanning multiple decades, created by different people, and varying wildly in quality from “utterly terrible” to “sublimely awesome”, seems to me that saying “I hate Star Wars” is a lot like saying “I hate Asia”.
Trying to fit my iPhone into my chino shorts for today’s trip to Disneyland, I briefly and actually thought: “This would be so much easier if I had a fanny pack.”