Re: One of the stupider things going

1

I asked you to pimp Sunshine Cleaning, Ben!


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:46 PM
horizontal rule
2

No, you instructed me to see it.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:51 PM
horizontal rule
3

O tempura! O s'mores!

I like this guy. And he's a good painter, too.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:52 PM
horizontal rule
4

Well, Ben, you should listen to your elders on such matters.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:53 PM
horizontal rule
5

I always imagined you as younger, Will.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:00 PM
horizontal rule
6

Only in knowledge, Ben.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:02 PM
horizontal rule
7

Stanisław Lemonade is great.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:19 PM
horizontal rule
8

I'm actually liking

Your kiss is on my list -- in what appears to be your handwriting

Since I don't know twitter in the slightest, it may be that something being 'on one's list' means something specific, but never mind that.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:22 PM
horizontal rule
9

My favorite was "petunia non olet".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:24 PM
horizontal rule
10

One-time pad thai is pretty good.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:28 PM
horizontal rule
11

8: No, that's a reference to the Hall and Oates song. A mere sophistical joke.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:28 PM
horizontal rule
12

When I was moving into my first group house we very nearly named it "The One Time Pad".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:29 PM
horizontal rule
13

"Activity idea: die in a fire" is also pretty good.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:29 PM
horizontal rule
14

Actually it's all kind of superficial, though.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:38 PM
horizontal rule
15

Actually it's all kind of superficial, though.

The serious-minded woman is upset that 140-character-max puns and wordplay lack deep significance.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:42 PM
horizontal rule
16

I think I've confessed before that I don't understand how you read a twitter feed (at least on a regular web broswer; there are tweetdecks and twirls and whatever out there where things might be different). I know the @[username] usually means a reply to someone, and the message replied to can be found at [username]'s feed page, but is there a way to see both on the same page in chronological order?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:43 PM
horizontal rule
17

The serious-minded woman is upset that 140-character-max puns and wordplay lack deep significance.

Hey, there's at least one deeply significant utterance that clocks in well under 140 characters:
"Fuck you, clown."


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:49 PM
horizontal rule
18

15: "Upset" seems a bit strong.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:51 PM
horizontal rule
19

18: and superficial.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:51 PM
horizontal rule
20

19: Seriously.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:52 PM
horizontal rule
21

So, this twitter ... it's an art form?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:53 PM
horizontal rule
22

21: Depends on who's twittering.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:57 PM
horizontal rule
23

or who's being twittered.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:57 PM
horizontal rule
24

there are tweetdecks and twirls and whatever out there

It looks like this is in a language I should recognize, and yet.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:59 PM
horizontal rule
25

Levity is the soul twit.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:00 PM
horizontal rule
26

14: Seeing as English isn't the guy's first language, and given the aforementioned character limit, I'm impressed. Not a major work of modern literature, to be sure, but how non-superficial but clever can you be in a foreign language and within 140 characters?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:00 PM
horizontal rule
27

or who's being twittered.

Who twitters the twitterers?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:00 PM
horizontal rule
28

That should have an of, but whatevs.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:00 PM
horizontal rule
29

I, um, also liked this part of the blog:

Frequent Topics
china (13)


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:02 PM
horizontal rule
30

There's many a tweet twixt n00b and l33t.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:02 PM
horizontal rule
31

Who twitters the twitterers?

I dunno, twoast guard?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:04 PM
horizontal rule
32

Why do so many recent phenomena (Yahoo, Google, Twitter) have such silly names? "Facebook" is pretty stupid too, if you ask me.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:04 PM
horizontal rule
33

28: It's twittier without it.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:04 PM
horizontal rule
34

26: that blog is also home to the following great essays:

Argentina on Two Steaks a Day.
The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel.
Dating without Kundera.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:04 PM
horizontal rule
35

That Donkey Punch trailer is the most vile thing I've seen on the internet years, if only because of its mass marketing. I have actually had nightmares about it since watching it. That's not only a movie I'm angry got made, I want to see the filmmakers condemned and never work again.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:05 PM
horizontal rule
36

Ask not for whom the twitterer tweets, 'cuz the answer might be really fucking pathetic.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:06 PM
horizontal rule
37

"facebook" takes its name from a rather old phenomenon, and yahoo and twitter are eras apart in terms of internet recency.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:07 PM
horizontal rule
38

Unbearable Lightness of Being is Kundera's worst book? I read that other one -- something about Forgetting, I don't remember -- and I can't imagine it getting worse.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:08 PM
horizontal rule
39

You're being awfully superficial, parsimon.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:09 PM
horizontal rule
40

Maybe it was The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, essear? Seems reasonable.

There are tolerable moments in Ignorance.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:10 PM
horizontal rule
41

"Facebook" is pretty stupid too, if you ask me.

I had always assumed they took their name from the Herff Jones "First Year Facebook" in which I was complicit, I must admit*, and, yeah, it was indeed stupid.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:10 PM
horizontal rule
42

Hey, there's at least one deeply significant utterance that clocks in well under 140 characters:

"Your mom's so shaggy, she's not that shaggy."


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:11 PM
horizontal rule
43

37: yahoo and twitter are eras apart in terms of internet recency.

True, if you live by the nanosecond, but not really if you measure by the decade or so. You do acknowledge the apparently intentional silliness of the names. (Facebook I'll leave aside.)


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:11 PM
horizontal rule
44

*but I'm really sorry about it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:12 PM
horizontal rule
45

Why do so many recent phenomena (Yahoo, Google, Twitter) have such silly names? "Facebook" is pretty stupid too, if you ask me.

silly = stupid in your world?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:14 PM
horizontal rule
46

"Your mom's so shaggy, she's not that shaggy."

"The enemy of my enemy is your mom."


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:14 PM
horizontal rule
47

Twitter art.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:14 PM
horizontal rule
48

The AV Club on Donkey Punch.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:15 PM
horizontal rule
49

45: Intentionally goofy.

(Confidential to 39: I'd hoped someone would figure out that I'm pulling your leg(s), putting you on, picking an absurd fight.)


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:18 PM
horizontal rule
50

49: Wow. Masterful.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:20 PM
horizontal rule
51

50: Yeah, I suck at it. Everyone always thinks I'm serious.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:31 PM
horizontal rule
52

A few minutes ago I knew nothing of this movie or the thing after which it is named. I wish I could return to that happy, innocent time.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 10:38 PM
horizontal rule
53

Ironically, for such a stupidly titled movie, about such a stupidly conceived thing, the review of it on AVClub is pretty good as far as these sorts of movies go.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-10-09 1:27 AM
horizontal rule
54

53: I didn't want to say it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-09 1:29 AM
horizontal rule
55

I noticed it was 48% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes as well, and got a 43 at Metacritic.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-10-09 6:20 AM
horizontal rule
56

I remain 99% ignorant of the movie and, while I suspect I may know, I'll pretend I don't, its referent. 52 tells me I should treasure this state, but you know how we cats are.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-10-09 7:00 AM
horizontal rule
57

Thanks, AV Club, for sating my curiosity without forcing me to look into the abyss.

Also, linked from the AV Club, I got to Patton Oswalt's pretty funny description of trying to eat a KFC Famous Bowl. AB went to HS with him - she said that it was obvious even then that he was headed towards, if not fame and fortune, at least something like where he got.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-10-09 7:36 AM
horizontal rule
58

twitter:oulipo.

Too lazy to google for the serious essay someone must have written on the subject (in 140ch paragraphs).


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-10-09 8:29 PM
horizontal rule