Steven Seagal is the Worst Host in SNL history, Game of Thrones Debuts on HBO, and Tom Green Makes a Movie

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  1. Loved this episode, tho the only thing of steven seagal i remember liking was actually will sassos impression of him from mad tv especially his steven seagalls america sketch. This show always illuminates something i missed like the epic short time car chase while reminding me where i was when game of thrones was released. It is a pop culture time machine in every segment

  2. Delicatessen. What is the most optimistic film in which cannibalism takes place in the film? .

    Who was the worst human being to ever host SNL? Not in terms of their comedic sketch abilities, but in terms of their own personal moral failings?

    Urine love. I have never heard the … phrasing… in this song before this moment and now I’m positive I’ll never be able to unhear it.

    Recommended read. Cavalier and Clay.

    Crocodile Dundee III. I _loved_ both Croc I & Croc II, watched them endlessly on HBO and when III came out I just looked at it and went, “That’s so sad.” And if I had that reaction I can’t imagine what they were hoping for. Honestly, the only way Croc III could have been good would have been if they would have combine it with Short Circuit III for some type of “Let’s Finish All the Unfinished 80’s Trilogy” crossover.

    Freddy Got Fingered. What is the most singularly unique film you’ve ever seen? Also sketch on teaching babies to smoke

    Weakest Link. I never saw a single episode of the show, but I’ll remember the Freakonomics article about it:

    Hanging by a moment lighthouse. Oh man, I was getting super close to graduating college when this came out, and I was seeing this one girl who I had Oh-the-drama with, so this song is very much tied to not just being VERY 2001, but bing VERY April of 2001.

    Blue Dalia. What really interests me about post-war film noir is how it was usually dismissed and not taken very seriously at the time but it’s probably the most long lasting aspect of the immediate post-war film era. If you look at the big budget spectacles of 1946-1949 they are pretty much universally forgotten (Forever Amber was the most expensive film of the 1940’s but who here has even heard of it?) but the cheap sleazy films showing the underbelly of the late 1940’s? Those have lasted. The world will surprise us.

    Fidel Castro retired in 2011. When I was a student at Havana University in 2000 I talked to various students there (who were all 100% children of Cuba’s elites) and when I asked them about what they thought about the future of their country they said, “After Castro, Castro” meaning that when Fidel retired his brother would take over. And they were 100% right given that his brother did just that. BUT! He is now retiring himself so I do think the future might be a tad more open for Cuba. Time will tell.

    Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is a fantastic piece of movie making. Seeing the filmmaker go on his journey of funding the film through product placement is entertaining in and of itself but then it’s pretty informative about how advertising seeps into all aspects of our everyday life. (There is a really cool shot of a place that bans all advertisements and it’s quite striking in its absence).

    So if in Jane Eyre Mr. Rochester is kind of a dick and in Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy is utterly a dick, who is the nicest male romantic lead in classic romantic literature?

    How many Tyler Perry movies have you seen?

    Community Paradigms of Human Memory. Honestly the older I get the weirder memory seems to me so I love media like this that plays around with this. I loved how WE saw Abed’s magical christmas as claymation but it was hilarious to see them all just sitting around listening to Abed talk about the claymation.

    Best clips shows of all time

    For those curious:
    A Game of Thrones – 298,000 words
    A Clash of Kings – 326,000 words
    A Storm of Swords – 424,000 words
    A Feast for Crows – 300,000 words
    A Dance with Dragons – 422,000 words
    The entire A Song of Ice and Fire series (so far) – 1,770,000 words

    Game of Thrones. I read the first Game of Thrones book while on a 19 day bicycle ride and it was one of the most memorable reading experiences of my life. It was incredibly primaril experience of biking all day, eating these ginormous guilt free meals, then collapsing and reading a fantastic novel. As such I was super excited for the series and watched it day one and was completely blown away that they were going to try to capture such an epic series. AND for the first five seasons, I was absolutely enraptured by it and drew in my wife to it who really didn’t like fantasy but made an exception for GoT.

    “I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows. And I’m much more a gardener than an architect.”

    ― George R.R. Martin

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