a movie where michael douglas plays burt bacharach
a movie where michael douglas plays engelbert humperdinck
a movie where michael douglas plays michael bolton
this DEFINITELY isn’t what you were hoping for, but today i watched 2013’s I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 and found that the rape half made me question whether i was having a panic attack, and the revenge half really disappointed me in execution and philosophy. i’ll reblog later when i think of some better examples, but you caught me in a certain moment.
this is almost definitely not as exciting as whatever you were hoping for, but there’s this psycho on twitter who thinks that New York City’s pro-cycling safety initiative Vision Zero (“This Vision Zero Action Plan is the City’s foundation for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets”) is SECRETLY an evil scheme to
a) encourage lawless cyclists to learn and obey traffic laws, which
b) inevitably causes cyclists to be maimed and murdered by motorists who don’t obey any traffic laws anyway, which in turn
c) eventually scares all cyclists away from ever riding a bicycle again, resulting in a bike-free NYC.
it’s a pretty elaborate theory.
"Oooo, a ‘Faustian prince!’"
“Price. A ‘Faustian price’”
A comiXologist Recommends:
Michael Crowe recommends Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2
Writer/Artist Ed Piskor (edpiskor) continues his epic journey through musical history with Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2. Combining his passion for the musical genre with his mastery for creating comics, Piskor takes us on an encyclopedic journey through the growth of a uniquely American art form.
The 1980s were a time of expansion for the genre, across the country and the globe. This volume guides us through the continued rise of early hip hop originators alongside the birth of new acts inspired by these legends. It examines the intermingling between the uptown hip hop scene and thee downtown punk rock scene. It also documents the cultural exchange between New York arts culture and Hip Hop street culture. Piskor does a wonderful job of reminding the reader that this culture is more than the music. Hip Hop is an interdisciplinary art form that combines dance, visual art, musical production and lyrical genius to create an infectious form of modern art that’s craved en masse from Compton to Paris.
Ed Piskor’s art is stunning and his attention to detail is phenomenal. The pages appear to be printed on old textured paper. Each page pops despite the desaturated nature of the colors and the halftones used add even more texture to the pages. The result is a comic that feels straight out of the 80s. This attention to the aesthetic of a time is especially noticeable when flashing forward to the present. He illustrates these panels in a modern, highly saturated style common today. Piskor’s characterizations of classic players in the game are also unforgettable, and will evoke an immediate recognition from even a casual follower of hip hop culture.
For those interested in learning even more Piskor includes a bibliography and a discography to accompany the history he thoughtfully unravels for us. After you’ve finished reading and grooving be sure to pick up Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 1 to learn about the birth of Hip Hop and Wizzywig, Ed Piskor’s debut graphic novel about hacker culture.
Michael Crowe works on the digital assets/launch team by day and writes comics and prose by night. He’s an avid consumer of comics and all things sci-fi.
i wrote this giant think piece about the texas chain saw franchise for a website that wound up rejecting it, but i put so much work into it for so long that i didn’t feel able to just let it languish. so, if you have seven pages worth of time on your hands, it’s here.
Easily the car chase at the beginning of TCM2 which, in spite of its broad yuppie-preppie parody, manages to disturb me very deeply every time I see it. Thank you for participating in Texas Chain Saw Massacre Day!
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i should have waited until today to post this