1. ‘We Trying to Stay Alive’ by Wyclef Jean
    resuscitating my @thisismyjam account for this forgotten classic


  2. "if your choice is between, say, CNN’s Rosemary Church asking why the police in Ferguson don’t turn water cannons on the protesters, seemingly clueless about the history of their use against the civil rights movement … … and John Oliver’s withering breakdown of police militarization on Last Week Tonight … … well, which seems more valuable? More serious? Which is asking harder questions?"
  3. (Source: sheriffmac, via itsalwayssunny)


  4. kubrickcast:

    Dr. Strangelove (Part 2)

    We’re back today with the second half of our discussion about Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). In this installment, we move on from the characters and actors to explore the film’s themes, including whether mankind can control itself, let alone the machines it creates. Plus, who was more accurate about the U.S. Cold War military stance in the 1960s, Stanley Kubrick or the White House?; true stories of bad behavior from the U.S. missile command; the critical and box office response upon release; Kubrick’s cutthroat competition with Sidney Lumet’s similar film, Fail-Safe; Dr. Strangelove’s wry take on masculine sexual insecurity; Bill’s recap of reading Peter George’s Red Alert, and the tragic tale of its author; and the film’s enduring legacy in comedy, in popular culture, and as a commentary on U.S. national security in a post-Edward Snowden world. (1:07:41)

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  5. "If you need a job and someone offers you a job, take the job. Working is better than not-working. Then, four years later, start your own media empire with someone you met on the Internet."

  6. "One of the funny parts about spending way too much time on the Internet is that sometimes you initially agree with a criticism, but then everybody starts talking about it and tweeting about it, one-upping each other with hotter takes, and eventually the opinions get taken so far that you can’t help but double back and start defending what you were initially criticizing."
  7. this is fantastic

    (Source: cyanotter)


  9. kubrickcast:


    We’re not Spartacus (1960)! In our fifth episode we contemplate a big, ambitious and flawed Stanley Kubrick film which in most respects was not a Stanley Kubrick film. Hired by star and producer Kirk Douglas, buffeted by studio execs and cranky actors, subordinate to the expectations of a four-quadrant Hollywood epic, Kubrick made one last “one for them” in Spartacus. After a grueling summer-long shoot, he delivered a three-hour picture considered a classic by most but not one he was happy with—and not one of our Kubrick favorites, either. That said: this is a big movie with a fascinating background and plenty to talk about, including: the relationship between Spartacus and the Red Scare; how this film stacks up against later Hollywood epics like Braveheart and Avatar; Peter Ustinov: The World’s Most Interesting Man; plus, why Spartacus couldn’t have happened in the smartphone era. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis and Charles Laughton. (1:07:55)

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  10. "They don’t hire a lot of guys who run around saying oligarchy. Many times a boss will call me and say “I’ll have to let you go” and I’ll say “Why” and they’ll say “Well you sell more than everybody else at the plant, but you’ve been saying Oligarchy in the break room too much at lunch. In fact the suggestion box is filled with pieces of paper that complain about that.” And I’ll say “well sir, Oligarchy, holy fuck” and then I know it’s time to pack up my duffle bag and hit the lonely road."