commented on David Sedaris on The Daily Show
The attire conversation made me wonder if David Sedaris has lived out of the country so long that he doesn't understand - I own a bunch so I'm allowed to say it - hipster t-shirts. If I go to see him or Sarah Vowell or their ilk, I'm going to expect a lot of people to break out their current favorite clever or ironic t-shirt. And while David seems to dismiss this as disrespectful attire, I think it's really that people want to rep their appreciation for word play, conceptual humor, or just nostalgic irony. Sort of like wearing your coolest band t-shirt, but your favorite band is a gay dinosaur or a pun about Descartes .
commented on The Slog Netflix Streaming Club: Holy Motors
I loved this movie. I went into it knowing not to try too hard to figure out what it's "about" so I was able to just let it wash over me. BTW, if you would like to see more of the "troll" character, Merde, he has a short film dedicated to him in the triptich "Tokyo!". Highly recommended for fans of Holy Motors.
commented on Apple Bans Comic Book That Features Gay Sex Scenes
I'm not sure if this regular ironic or the Alanis kind, but Saga was the first comic I decided to follow when I got my non-Apple tablet this winter and I chose it because it had a buff shirtless dude on the cover of one of the issues. The Will is hot.
commented on Identity Thief: Melissa McCarthy Is the Overachiever of the Year
The description of her performance reminds me of Danny McBride in Eastbound and Down. The big laughs in that show are when he calls little children "cunts" or otherwise behaves like an outrageous pig. But you feel that the assholery comes from insecurity and emptiness that haunts him. I remember being so surprised when he got his chance to pitch - his Casey at bat moment - and I turned to my boyfriend and said "I hope he wins." I was rooting for a douchebag that revolted me.