Monday, February 15, 2010

AVATAR review: "You are a feral prole"

This is the best review of Avatar I have read anywhere, possibly the best review of a movie ever written.  No, I'm not talking about the initial posting by Mark Wilson, but rather the user comment (by DarceyFaloogi) posted after it, which begins (and, oh, this is just the beginning):

McDonald's sells the most hamburgers but they are crap. Yet with your logic, and the logic of the Avatard or Avatar fan, you celebrate crap because its popular. You don't care that the hamburger is responsible for deforestation using slash and burn farming (rather than sustainable rotation), you don't care the ingredients are unsuitable for human consumption. You like the taste and the price. You are a feral prole seeking self pleasure. You want your BREAD and CIRCUS. Doesn't matter if its good, bad, moral, amoral, toxic or not, you don't give a hoot. You want to pleasure your brain.
Enjoy the rest:
http://gizmodo.com/5429424/avatar-review-yes-it-changed-everything-after-all

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Must Read: The Human Shuffle / Roulette

Just earlier today I was thinking to myself.. "I wonder what the next interesting thing on the internet will be".  The answer to that question (whether it be 1994, 1999, 2002, 2007) isn't usually about fundamentally new technology but rather a creative repurposing of already-existing pieces (and often revved up with faster computers).

Here we have something that is (a) not commercial, but can be; and (b) initially wild, but doesn't have to be.

The Human Shuffle
by Sam Anderson
http://nymag.com/news/media/63663/

Something I may or may not recommend depending on which ad is shown: