On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.
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ANITA SARKEESIAN IS STRONG AS IRON
BUT THIS SHIT NEEDS TO FUCKING STOP
40th Anniversary Screening of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff
Hosted by Leonard Maltin
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pmSamuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
$5 tickets available here
The movie parody has been a staple of Hollywood comedies in the last few decades, but few have combined razor-sharp wit with genuine affection as effectively as Mel Brooks’s 1974 homage to the Golden Age of monster movies. Following directly on the heels of his blockbuster Western spoof Blazing Saddles, Brooks teamed with its star, Gene Wilder, on a screenplay that would earn them an Oscar nomination. Wilder stars as the arrogant Frankenstein heir who travels to the ancestral castle, only to find himself reviving his grandfather’s work – and a brand-new creature.
The irreplaceable comic cast includes Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster, Madeline Kahn as the uptight fiancée (“No tongues!”), Marty Feldman as the wisecracking “Eye-gore,” Cloris Leachman as the intimidating Frau Blücher, Teri Garr as the lascivious Inga, Kenneth Mars as one-armed Inspector Kemp, and none other than Gene Hackman as the blind hermit. The combination of Gerald Hirschfeld’s black-and-white cinematography, Dale Hennesy’s production design (which included Kenneth Strickfaden’s electrical equipment from the original ’30s Frankensteinfilms) and John Morris’s emotional score help make Young Frankenstein one of the most technically accomplished spoofs ever filmed. Mel Brooks himself will join us to celebrate this classic’s 40th anniversary.
1974, 107 minutes, black and white, DCP | Directed by Mel Brooks; written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; with Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars.
When I start to get emotional I immediately think “I’m so gay” and this is because straight people actually don’t have emotions
this is false and heterophobic. straight people have a panorama of emotions including:
- Situational Benevolence (aka “don’t fight hate w/ hate”)
- umami, the “Fifth Emotion”
Associating yourself with a character so much to the point of
Here’s a preview of Parallel Man: Invasion America #1.
Young Justice comics fans will be interested to know that not only is the art by me, but it is colored by Zac Atkinson, who was the colorist on the Young Justice comic books.
There’s lots more information about Parallel Man HERE.
Parallel Man: Invasion America #1 hits shelves in comic book stores nationwide on October 8, 2014!
You should pre-order it! Really.
Because FutureDude Entertainment is a new, small publisher, there is absolutely no guarantee that your local comics shop will stock it unless YOU ask them to. That’s right – you calling up or walking into your local comics shop and asking them to order a comic from a small publisher can significantly help make or break the distribution of the entire series. Parallel Man: Invasion America is no different! So, please, help get Parallel Man out there by pre-ordering it today! Pre-orders close September 2nd.
Add Parallel Man: Invasion America to your pull list with Diamond code Aug141505!
i feel like dickie saying ‘c’mere’ resignedly to a sibling is harder for them to resist than batman calling them by their field names in a commanding voice
Well, when Dick says it like that, there’s a chance of a hug, but with Bruce… not overly likely (not impossible, but not usually when he calls them by their codename)
Los Caballeros de Bronce #SaintSeiya
The second Transformer/Saint Seiya mashup, this time using the Soldier Dream OP from the Asgard Chapter of Saint Seiya.
I don’t think I’ve posted this before, it’s the first Saint Seiya Transformers mash-up, based on the classic Pegasus Fantasy OP for Saint Seiya