The triumphant return of Beats per Week: a “weekly” project I haven’t updated in over three years.
I sorta love that this is from Sandler’s fifth (and final) year on the show and he still flubbed his opening line.
Actually, Die Hard — a story about a desperate insurgency against a vastly superior invading force, requiring the near-miraculous marshalling of limited resources —is a Hanukkah movie— Jacob Brogan (@Jacob_Brogan) December 14, 2020
My thoughts on Die Hard and Xmas, from ~2013: “DIE HARD (its Origins), Violence, Redemption, and Xmas (Plus a Bonus Writing Tip!)“
I had no idea they even had free feature-length movies on YouTube. Anyway, go watch Monsters. It’s just as good as I remember it being in the theaters; back then it felt like it was mostly about U.S. foreign/immigration policy with a smattering of Chernobyl anxiety (this was back in 2010). Now, in the midst of a plague year, it feels like it’s sort of about a lot more.
Also, are you finding that, when watching old movies now, you’re often distracted by how close people stand to each other, how blithely they enter each other’s homes or push into crowds, maskless? How we used to live was crazy, right? 😷
… is a Swastika. #justsayin’
I sat there behind the wheel of my car, not sure what I should do, wishing I was someplace else, anyplace else, trying on shoes at Thom McAn’s, filling out a credit application in a discount store, standing in front of a pay toilet stall with diarrhea and no dime. Anyplace, man. It didn’t have to be Monte Carlo. Mostly I sat there wishing I was older.
—from Christine, by Stephen King
These guys really should collaborate on more projects! What band is the old dude in? Was he one of the guys from GWAR?
Your regular reminder that Richie Jackson is a national treasure.
(Just to be clear, the gorilla grip was indeed a real thing; the history bits in that video are true and accurate.)
Wonderfully hypnotic and peristaltic:
I love the sounds and hypno-peristalsis of this so much, I made a super-cut of just the in-tire bits: