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04

Jul

The NeverEnding Story

I’ve had insomnia for a few days, so my head feels like it’s too far underwater, and the pressure is hurting my ears.

I just finished re-watching The NeverEnding Story, which I watched when I was so young that it might as well have been the first time. All I can remember from that first viewing is that I liked and appreciated on a subliminal level that Atreyu is so androgynous that I, a self-proclaimed tomboy, was able to identify with him in a way that isn’t possible with Bastian. I think small things like that are what adds up to make girls feel underserved in media— because either there are no girls, or their personalities are not personalities at all, just shallow puddles of person projected through the lens of a person in a complimentary and complex position. 

I think what I liked most about The NeverEnding Story was its self-awareness. I think that is a trait that was super present in the 80s, but has faded away. I think that’s one reason that the movies from that era are considered so timeless: because there is no sarcasm or cynicism in them at all. I can’t think of a counter example of a movie with sarcasm as a theme, but that’s okay because we won’t be tested on any of this at any point in the future. 

I really appreciate the way that The NeverEnding Story has such a clear motive and message that is not overtly social commentary. In comparison to Earnest and Celestine, whose message of racial acceptance, or just differences acceptance, was a little heavy handed and a little too small-picutre, maybe, The NeverEnding Story has loftier goals. It wants to inspire people to do what can sometimes feel like the hardest thing, which is just to imagine and dream in the boundless territory of Fantasia. 

10

Dec

thechrisgethardshow:

It feels like only yesterday we were with The Guy Who Likes Cream, But Not Too Much Cream and His Personal Barista for their engagement.

Tomorrow night, we join them for their wedding.

22

Nov

To Arms!

thechrisgethardshow:

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Hey everybody,

As you might have assumed by now, things are getting pretty wild at TCGS headquarters on the top floor of the Chrysler Building. With the announcement of our Comedy Central pilot, every element of our show is pushing it into high gear to make our borderline

06

Nov

duncantaylor:

Emily Dickinson

duncantaylor:

Emily Dickinson

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03

Nov

Delaney in the Guardian

Any advice for a 21-year-old who hates their job and has the possibility of traveling the world? And has a boyfriend that they like. 

"Go do it. Fuck him. Is he a guy in his 20s? Then he’s the least significant type of person on the planet. A male in their 20s? Run in the opposite direction. Nothing he says matters; his fears, his hopes his dreams are garbage. Men in their 20s are the worst thing happening on our planet. Go, go to Uzbekistan, go to South Korea, just go anywhere he isn’t because men in their 20s are bad for young women."

So what do women in their 20s do?

"Masturbate. Date other women for a while. Use men sexually for a while but don’t ever invite their opinion or be bound to them in any way."

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/jun/12/rob-delaney-interview?CMP=twt_gu

Not always Rob Delaney’s biggest fan, but I like this side of him a lot.

vintageclassiccars:

One of a kind - Alfa Romeo GTJ 2000 Bertone Gullwing.

Dream Car

15

Oct

Being Nice > Being Cruel

I read today about Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide. She was 12. She was harassed emotionally and physically by girls her age for over a year. It’s very sad to see girls tear each other apart, especially over attention from a boy who seems to have had no investment in any one of the girls partaking in the abuse. I wish I could say people grow out of it, but it’s clear even in the shallowest wading pools of internet comments that they don’t. 

09

Oct

The line most frequently heard in my shower

(Source: partytomatoes)

08

Oct

The Chris Gethard Show

thechrisgethardshow:

The AV Club just gave us an A. If you told us when we started our ramshackle public access show that respected publications would be giving us their highest marks, I’d have been baffled. I just want to say thanks to everyone in the #TCGS community who’s come together over the years and made stuff like this happen. We’re doing this thing our way, and it’s amazing that people are actually noticing. So many thanks to everyone for supporting us along the way and making this labor of love worthwhile. 

Always remember: if you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation. Fight until you die, never shut up, and throw bricks through windows. Chaos is cool but smart chaos is cooler. Be creative however, wherever, and whenever necessary. And don’t take no for an answer unless it’s an answer you’re ok with. Bloody knuckles are a sign of hard fighting, and the best part about being an underdog is that you see everyone else’s exposed hidden dirty sides when you look up.

- Gethard

PS - the more tweets, Facebook likes, comments, etc that article gets, the greater the chance that the AV Club gives the show future coverage. One quick way to help TCGS is to click a few buttons and help out with those things so that we might have a greater chance at regular check ins. Thanks!

07

Oct

pickledelephant:

David Lynch (Universal Studios, 1981)


I’d like to go back in time, find him some pants that fit, and then fuck him

pickledelephant:

David Lynch (Universal Studios, 1981)

I’d like to go back in time, find him some pants that fit, and then fuck him