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Oedipus

Oedipus, National Film Board of Canada

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 01, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons, Twenty-first Century, Head

Envy



Wikipedia page says:

Envy received generally negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 8% based on 117 reviews with an average rating of 3.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Jack Black and Ben Stiller fail to wring laughs from a script that's essentially one extended poop joke."[3] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 31 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[4] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D" on an A+ to F scale.[5]

The film had been shot almost two years before its release, and was in danger of going straight-to-video in the US due to poor audience response during test screenings. It was only due to the success of 2003's School of Rock starring Jack Black that it finally got a theatrical release. Nevertheless, the film performed poorly in US theaters, so much so that it was released straight-to-video in several European countries and Australia.[6]

The film was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor (Stiller), but lost to Fahrenheit 9/11 (George W. Bush). At the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, during a press conference for Shark Tale (2004), both Black and DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg publicly apologized for Envy.[6]


Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 08, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Scatology, Dogs, Twenty-first Century

Fashion 2000





Interestingly, I think the predictions from farther away from the year 2000 were a bit more accurate than those that were closer!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 15, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Fashion, Futurism, 1930s, 1960s, Twenty-first Century

Inedible Egg Products



Original article here.

Even after reading this article about the big change in export rules for inedible egg products that occured in 1983, I still have no idea what these products are, or what they are used for.

Apparently, the baffling subject is still being thrashed out by the USDA thirty years later.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 17, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Food, 1980s, Twenty-first Century

Mystery Illustration 22

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Which very famous movie star--he flourished from the 40s right into our present millennium--is this awkward drawing supposed to represent?

Answer after the jump.






More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 25, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1940s, Twenty-first Century

The Eccentric Club



For over 230 years there has been one or more organizations known as "the Eccentric Club." I think every WU-vie should be a member by birthright.

Here is a tongue-in-cheek account of a party at an NYC branch from 1889.

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Original article here.

Profile of the current London version.

Present-day USA version.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 11, 2015 - Comments (11)
Category: Eccentrics, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century, Twenty-first Century

SEX IN SPACE!

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Plans are in motion to produce the first.XXX movie filmed in space.
There is a Indiegogo funding campaign for the project, just in case anyone wants to participate (financially only of course) in the effort.

Posted By: patty - Wed Jun 10, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Performance Art, Actors, Twenty-first Century, Sex

Happy and Healthy 2015 to All!

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Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Holidays, Twenty-first Century

By Chevy From Cuba to USA

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With the recent migrant tragedies at sea around the globe, we must always recall one of the great refugee success stories: turning an old Detroit truck into an ocean-going vessel.

More photos here.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 29, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers, Engineering and Construction, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, North America, Twenty-first Century, Trucks

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