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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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With regard to the news story about the shoe store robber who served 15 years and was arrested for attempted robbery of the same store two days after his release:

He obviously wanted to be in jail. This is a terrible economy for the current generation of convicts to be paroled into. 

4 months ago
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Measles!

When I was a little kid, The Electric Company, a PBS show that taught kids to read, had a Spider Man segment in which he fought silly villains who weren’t actually part of the Marvel Comics pantheon (Spider Man was mimed by a sinewy jazz dancer in a spandex suit, and his dialogue popped up in word balloons, so you had to read it). One of the villains was Mr. Measles, who went around with a paper sack full of red dots, which he’d throw at horrified people who would run up to the camera screaming “MEASLES!” When I was five, this was one of the scariest and most totally horrifying things I’d ever seen, and I had actual nightmares about it for years. It’s one of the few times I can ever remember cool, stoic Morgan Freeman, as one of the victims of Mr. Measles, evincing terror, and it’s burned into my memory. 

Anyway, good job bringing back measles, stupid anti-vaxxers. Let’s go for smallpox next.

4 months ago
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A List of Films I Reviewed And Photos of My Beagle I Took This Week

(1) The Art of the Steal

(2) Xingu

(3) 

(4)

4 months ago
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Wakey, Wakey, Vegan Bakey

I wrote this for the Village Voice last week, and I’ll be contributing weekly vegetarian posts starting on St. Patrick’s Day. 

For my regular film-writing gig, I wrote this, this, and this long thing

1 year ago
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<3 SterlingArcherDraperPryce

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1 year ago
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mkupperman:

Investigate accidents.

mkupperman:


Investigate accidents.

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1 year ago
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victongai:

A Window or Small Box

Victo Ngai


This illustration accompanies short story ” A Window or Small Box” by Jedediah Berry for Tor.com. This fun, trippy and weird novelette is about a couple about to get married who find themselves on the run from “goons” in a magical alternative United States. I really enjoyed the magical quality, colorful visuals and the layers of riddles in the story, which inspired this particular piece. And if it’s not obvious enough, I was also paying tribute to the one and the only Escher. 

( I was re-listening to my favorite book LOTR while inking this piece, so the pattern went a bit crazy! )

You can read the story here

Big thanks to AD Irene Gallo, always a pleasure. I find my best works are often for clients who trust me and let me go wild.

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1 year ago
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1 year ago
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slimjimstudios:

L.
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justindavidkendall:

This is a photo of my cousin Chris. It’s an old one, but I love the way his beagle, Stanley, is looking over him, as if he’s trying to protect him.
Chris committed suicide on May 12 — Mother’s Day. He was 22. We don’t know why, and we may never know. The closest I come to understanding his decision is in this Newsweek article: “The Suicide Epidemic: Self-harm now takes more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Why are we killing ourselves, and how can we stop it?”
I don’t know what Chris was feeling, but Thomas Joiner’s theory of suicide seems to offer some insight: three intersecting circles that alone aren’t alarming but when they overlap form a danger zone. They are a feeling of being alone, a feeling of being a burden, and a lack of fear of dying.
With no note or any other clue, I can only believe that Chris’ decision to opt out must have come when he fell into the intersection of the Venn diagram. None of us knew he was there, only finding out when it was too late.
I’m not sure what else to write, other than please, please tell someone if you’re contemplating suicide. The aftermath of Chris’ death has left his family and friends devastated. The pain won’t get any easier any time soon either. Not on his birthday in November. Not on the holidays. Not on Mother’s Day 2014. 
And neither will our love for Chris ever go away.

justindavidkendall:

This is a photo of my cousin Chris. It’s an old one, but I love the way his beagle, Stanley, is looking over him, as if he’s trying to protect him.

Chris committed suicide on May 12 — Mother’s Day. He was 22. We don’t know why, and we may never know. The closest I come to understanding his decision is in this Newsweek article: “The Suicide Epidemic: Self-harm now takes more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Why are we killing ourselves, and how can we stop it?

I don’t know what Chris was feeling, but Thomas Joiner’s theory of suicide seems to offer some insight: three intersecting circles that alone aren’t alarming but when they overlap form a danger zone. They are a feeling of being alone, a feeling of being a burden, and a lack of fear of dying.

With no note or any other clue, I can only believe that Chris’ decision to opt out must have come when he fell into the intersection of the Venn diagram. None of us knew he was there, only finding out when it was too late.

I’m not sure what else to write, other than please, please tell someone if you’re contemplating suicide. The aftermath of Chris’ death has left his family and friends devastated. The pain won’t get any easier any time soon either. Not on his birthday in November. Not on the holidays. Not on Mother’s Day 2014. 

And neither will our love for Chris ever go away.

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1 year ago
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youwereholdinganumbrella:

Computerman (2003, starring Dan Harmon and Jack Black)

Reblogging as a reminder to myself to seek it out when I’m not at work.

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slimjimstudios:

Cheer.
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