2016 Jan 27, 9:15 2015 Aug 16, 11:08 2015 Aug 4, 3:06 2015 Mar 23, 9:04 2014 Dec 25, 2:29
As the title suggests, spoilers for The Interview follow.
Towards the end of the movie, after Dave Skylark is shot, he miraculously has a bullet proof vest, blows up Kim Jong-un, finds a random tunnel and is picked up by Seal Team Six. These
are the same details of the unbelievable scenario that Dave Skylark describes to Agent Lacey at the beginning of the movie.
This isn't a coincidence. Everything after Dave is shot is his fantasizing about how things should have gone as he dies in the interview chair. Unsurprisingly his
fantasy closely matches his original ridiculous thoughts about how he would assassinate and escape.
This is similar to movies like Brazil in which the later fourth of the movie is the main character’s romantic fantasy as he is tortured and killed in real life. Or Total Recall where
the end of the movie matches the description of the memories that the main character will have implanted at the beginning.
Its safe to assume that after Dave is killed, Aaron and Sook are captured and also killed.
2013 Apr 4, 5:34
My contribution in full to the #bartkira project. This was tons of fun to do.
Everything’s coming up Milhouse
2012 Aug 28, 4:38
When they went to the Moon, they received the same per diem compensation as they would have for being away from base in Bakersfield: eight dollars a day, before various deductions (like for
accommodation, because the government was providing the bed in the spaceship).
Apollo 11’s Astronauts Received an $8
Per Diem for the Mission to the Moon
The astronauts of Apollo 11: Intrepid explorers. Inspirational heroes. Government employees.
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2012 Jun 4, 12:50 2012 Jun 1, 4:57
“From his first months in office, President Obamasecretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment
facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.”
2012 Mar 5, 3:17
Fictional plot summaries of TNG S8 episodes. Like:
Q’s back: he’s wearing scuba gear and needs Picard’s help dumping his girlfriend. Barclay accidentally locks himself outside the ship.
Geordie and Data nurse a space bird back to health, and are sad when they have to release it. Picard is trapped in a turbolift with a baby.
Starfleet sends a cantankerous admiral to boss around Picard during delicate peace talks. Data seems to have mastered bragging.
Riker’s ex-girlfriend arrives and dies, leaving behind a pile of glowing dust and a mystery. Picard is trapped on a turbolift with a horse.
A planet of suspicious docents abduct Riker for their museum of amazing men. Geordi and Data are too excited to sleep at their sleepover.
Picard is trapped inside a sentient turbolift. A clip show highlights the most memorable “Picard is trapped on a turbolift” moments.
2011 Dec 7, 12:48
“Serious Sam 3′s DRM is brilliantly cruel, punishing only those who pirated it. By relentlessly pursuing them with a giant invincible armoured scorpion.”
2011 Dec 4, 2:28
“One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it. … The overall
conclusion of the study is that the current copyright law, under which downloading copyrighted material for personal use is permitted, doesn’t have to change.” Wow, that sounds like almost
reasonable and understandable copyright law.
2011 Nov 24, 4:06 2011 Nov 17, 12:58 2011 Sep 19, 12:53
Counter intuitive argument for not making the larger fix: "Should we fix them all preemptively, meaning the next time they block us it will be through some more complex mechanism that's harder to
figure out? Or should we leave things as they are, knowing there will be more blocking events but also knowing that we can solve them easily?"
2010 Dec 27, 2:38
"I feel a strong urge to purchase the new device. Owning the new device will please me and improve my daily life."
2010 Dec 17, 9:16
2010 Sep 24, 3:00
You'd imagine that putting the folks from the funny podcast The Nerdist onto the funny podcast Doug Loves Movies would be even funnier still -- and you'd be correct: 'Doug welcomes his podcast
brethren Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira of "The Nerdist" to the show.'
2010 Jul 1, 3:33
"By charting the production of new books, new music albums, and new feature films over the last decade, the authors tried to see whether creative output went up or down in correlation with
file-sharing." They find that creative output is going up while piracy also increases. But this is correlation not causation. They can't say there wouldn't be more creative output with less piracy.
Regardless, still an interesting statistic.
2010 Apr 21, 6:47
"After years of secrecy (and the occasional leak), a draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty has finally been released by negotiators. We've delved deep into the treaty,
highlighting its numerous problems. Indeed, there's a lot not to like about the treaty: Internet disconnections, anticircumvention prohibitions, and even the ability for rightsholders to get
injunctions if they can show infringement is imminent."