In a post of pure self-indulgence, I figured I ought to explain where I’ve been since March 13th, which was the date of the last post I made until today.
It’s interesting to watch a dated movie thirty years later. Chuck Klosterman once wrote about watching an old season of The Real World after two of the stars began dating publicly despite butting heads during filming. It was like he knew a secret they didn’t; no matter how much they could possibly hate each other, the understanding that they would eventually have sex influenced his re-watch and added a new perspective. Living in our technophiliac present makes me look back on Wargames with a strange sense of naiveté. Young Matthew Broderick doesn’t have a clue what is coming.
The hair of it all.
So. Downton. I know I’m late to the party, do forgive.
Well. Not late, per se, I only just got Season 2 this week–that came out in 2011. So, ok, very per se and very fucking late. I’d actually seen some of these episodes when they first aired here but became determined to watch from the very beginning. As the great poet once said ‘Shit happens’–and here we are now discussing it.
They take seconds to load, cost no money, and can last for hours of gameplay. Point and click games are mega popular in the world of internet gaming. What started as an internet trend with the likes of Myst, MOTAS (Mystery of Time and Space) and Crimson Room exploded into a bustling genre of free internet gaming. While most waver between pleasant distraction and wall-punching frustration, only one series is smooth to the touch, fun, and deeply cerebrally discomforting. Meet Submachine.
Something was strange tonight in the land of Community. All of the characters were there, and all of them were used well. The continuity was on point with their bizarro alternates, and the episode showed a truly life-altering darkest timeline, one where the dean was never rescued. The result of the climax was discovering Jeff’s fear of making a choice at a crossroads. We had a graduation. We had an ending. So why am I not satisfied?
I’m a sucker for a good origin story, and Community is the ideal medium to set up a twisting and twirling chaos wherein our beloved study group meet eachother. Though it doesn’t hold the same sense of compelling mystery like the forgotten flashback interactions of the characters on LOST, the idea that destiny played a part in the evolution of the Greendale Seven is a rather compelling one. The addition of comic-book style artwork and page flips adds to the awesome. I have screenshotted every piece of art for you to enjoy.
Louis CK reminds me of what a terrible human being I am. He does it in the most effective way, too. He takes parts of the typical American lifestyle that are taken for granted, deconstructs them to analyze their value, and then perfectly mocks our complete and utter disdain for all of it. I just watched Louis C.K.’s newest special, Oh My God, and I can say with absolute certainty that this man is probably the next Jesus.