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SPOILER ALERT: Our analysis & review of the film contains spoilers – as in, completely spoiling the plot of the movie for those who’ve not seen it yet. On the other hand, it also contains hidden meanings and buried messages which we personally feel are more interesting when discussed and brought to the surface (for us, even if it is ahead of seeing the film). Fair warning.

MAD Magazine to Cease Publication

UPDATE: Details have emerged regarding the future of MAD magazine following the end of original content later this year. You can read the plans, which include the continued publication of archival material and specials, here. The original story will continue from here. MAD Magazine will cease publication later this year, according to reports. Blogger Jedidiah Leland reportedly discovered the news after a MAD editor confessed to the magazine’s doom in a Facebook group, and shortly thereafter, cartoonist Ruben Bolling seemed to confirm the report on Twitter. Of course, Bolling is not a MAD cartoonist (although he did have work published…

Madonna Deserves a Hypocrisy Award for Narcissistic ‘Gun Control’ Video

“Madonna makes powerful gun control statement in disturbing music video: ‘We need to wake up’,” Yahoo! Entertainment’s Music Editor writes. “[H]er new clip for “God Control” …  may be her most shocking — and important — yet.” Self-important, maybe. The video recreates a scene right out of the Pulse nightclub murders and goes heavy on the simulated death.  As in the original slayings, which were committed in a “gun-free zone,” no one appears equipped to defend themselves. Whether the killer in Madonna’s video is also a registered Democrat is unclear. “This is your wake up call,” the singer now presenting…

One Dragonfly Can Eat 100s Of Mosquitoes A Day…Keep These Plants In Your Yard To Attract Dragonflies

Mosquitoes have a tendency to get out of control in the summer months. Many of us want to spend time enjoying our backyard pools, patio dining table and walks in the park, but mosquitoes and their itchy bites have a way of ruining these experiences for all of us. Backyard barbecues and lawn parties are enjoyable when mosquitoes come to join, but thankfully, there are some natural mosquito enemies out there that will help you limit the bug bites! Dragonflies can eat hundreds of mosquitoes per day, and they’re also attracted to certain types of plants you can easily add…

Marvel’s Promises to Put Gay and Transgender Superheroes on the Screen

Marvel Studios is promising to begin forcing transgender and gay superheroes into its popular action movies heading into its second decade of filmmaking. It has already taken a small step in that direction in the last Avengers film by having a small scene early in the film depicting a man talking about his boyfriend. And when Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters it will mark the debut of transgender actor Zach Barack, the first openly acknowledged transgender actor to appear in a Marvel Studios film. Variety took a few minutes to talk to the actor on the red carpet…

Enjoy 30GB of 1980s noise music and post punk cassettes

Here’s an amazingly huge collection of “tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indy, rock, diy, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials” posted to archive.org. Completists who want this on a hard drive or USB stick can download the entire collection in a tar file here. Here’s the torrent file. This collection is a compilation of underground/independently-released cassette tapes from the days when the audio cassette was the standard method of music sharing… generally the mid-eighties through early-nineties. The material represented includes tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indy, rock, diy, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials. Much of this material defies category, and has therefore not been given…

Give it up: Broadway’s ‘Hillary and Clinton’ to Close One Month Early

The play is the third Scott Rudin production of the 2018-19 season to move up its closing date following soft ticket sales. The Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton will close one month early. Producer Scott Rudin on Monday announced that the Lucas Hnath play, which stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in the title roles, will have its final performance Sunday. The early closing date for Hillary and Clinton is due to underwhelming ticket sales. The play, which cost $4.2 million to produce, began performances in March and drew mixed-to-positive reviews, but has struggled to fill seats, reaching only 36…

TV has stopped showing us dads you can look up to

It was just father and son out there on the prairie, working the ranch. The town knew the dad as a model citizen, ready to step in at any hint of trouble to keep the peace. The son minded his manners and performed his daily chores without complaint. This was “The Rifleman,” which aired from 1958 to 1963. I watched the black-and-white Western as a boy and watch it now, in reruns, as a grandfather. Chuck Connors played the father, Lucas McCain, a Civil War veteran who promises his dying wife to care for their son. Set in the 1880s,…

Flesh-eating plants found feasting on salamanders in North America for first time

Flesh-eating pitcher plants living in a bog in Canada have for the first time been spotted regularly feasting on salamanders.  The carnivorous plant – also known as a “turtle sock plant” – was previously believed to feed almost exclusively on spiders and small insects who fell into their bell-shaped leaves and drowned in small pools of water. When researchers found creatures like rats and frogs in pitcher plants they assumed it was an accidental one-off.  However, biologists from the University of Guelph found these plants regularly devour young spotted salamanders, which they can digest in less than two weeks.  Twenty per cent of pitcher plants…

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to Launch ‘Feminist Production Company’

They say we’re living in the golden age of television, but that might be about to end; Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are set to launch a new ‘feminist production company’. The demand for this must have been on a par with the enthusiasm for Bill and Hillary’s recent speaking tour. “The family hopes to use film and television to influence culture and society now that Hillary Clinton is out of politics. They plan to focus on stories by and about women,” reports Bloomberg. The company will “pursue film and television projects” and will follow in the footsteps of the Obamas,…

Colbert’s Tasteless Attack On Dana Loesch And NRA

I’m old enough to remember when then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-CA) was shot. In particular, I remember the howls of righteous indignation over a picture from Sarah Palin’s organization that placed crosshairs over Giffords’ district. We were repeatedly told that it was a clear threat, that Palin’s supposedly hateful actions motivated the madman who opened fire at a campaign event. Nevermind that such rhetoric was a routine part of campaign discussions for decades before, that the crosshairs were only alarming in hindsight, or anything else. No, the evil Republicans were clearly out to get Giffords, and it happened! Only, the shooter…

Even in decline, AM radio matters more than you might think. A photo and audio tour of the hosts driving the conversation.

For decades, AM radio has felt as commonplace as a utility, such a basic fact of life that it’s taken for granted. But that’s changing: Across America, AM radio stations are dwindling in number and profitability, as better-sounding FM signals become cheaper to broadcast and would-be listeners turn to the internet for entertainment. Yet even in decline, it has a strength that politicians and media insiders who want to understand America would do well to heed. In 2019, thousands of AM stations remain on the air, many of them thriving—in part because they serve unique sets of people whose voices…

Unseen sequel to Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” found in his archives

Attention, Droogs! A sequel to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange has turned up in the author’s archives. According to Andrew Biswell, director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, the 200-page manuscript, titled “The Clockwork Condition,” “provides a context for Burgess’s most famous work, and amplifies his views on crime, punishment and the possible corrupting effects of visual culture.” From the BBC News: Burgess himself described the work as a “major philosophical statement on the contemporary human condition”, outlining his concerns about the effect on humanity of technology, in particular media, film and television. It also explains the origins of his…