You know the way mental illness works in movies, where instead of showing the symptoms of a genuine psychological disorder, “crazy” people just speak in obscure references and snatches of nursery rhymes that secretly function as these convoluted riddles just waiting to be decoded if you just squint, tilt your head to one side, and torture the hell out of your logic?
That is how my dad is with pop culture.
Dad: Hey, so you know that new movie with the guy from Newsies—
Brother: Oh man, that is the best way to refer to Christian Bale I’ve ever heard.
Me: To be fair, who else from Newsies would he mean?
(There is a brief interlude where we remember that the villain in Newsies is actually played by Robert Duval.)
Brother: “Featuring Robert Duval (Newsies)”
Dad: —Yeah, Christian Bale, and Superman’s brother.
(And here is where things take a real turn for the movie-crazy).
Guys, Halloween at work:
50s girl or Harry Potter student?
Why choose? Hogwarts was open in the 50’s…
This is Princess Dead Pool. My 3 year old told me EXACTLY how she wanted the costume to look and walked me through the entire thing, bossing me around. It was so much fun.
OMGOMGOMG LOOK AT THISSSSSSSSSSSSSS
May we all someday be as cool as this three year old. SOMEDAY, FRIENDS. SOMEDAY.
the 40’s and 50’s had a really cute aesthetic however the dark underside of over patriotism, greed, racism and sexism make me content to simply steal the dress patterns and be glad I’m not living during the time period.
A new "Beyond Belief" comprises the latest episode of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and you should listen to it. Not only do you get these two sexy drinks, you also get Ira Glass as a singing elf.
Photo: Allan Amato
TRY TO IMAGINE THE SOUNDS I’M MAKING RIGHT NOW
NOPE, YOU’RE WRONG
I can sympathize with House Republicans because once my mom wouldn’t let me get candy at the store, and then I burned down the whole city.
Cyanide and Happiness’ Rob DenBleyker on tonight’s shut down of the U.S. Government. (via cognitivedissonance)
Every time I think of the black market, I actually imagine a market, with little stalls selling illegal things like nuclear weapons and organs.
I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE
WAIT SO THAT’S NOT WHAT IT IS
DANGIT my post-retirement plan had been to open up a cute little stall selling secrets to the Russians.
Not military secrets or anything, just, you know, secrets.