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Spirit of the West | Another Happy New Year

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Kids in the Hall’s Dave Foley on “too soon,” censorship and political correctness.

This whole thing, all day every day. Thank you thank you thank you.

“The idea of people being, ‘Oh, political correctness is ruining the world.’ No, it’s people not understanding what political correctness is. And I think political correctness is basically having a fundamental knowledge of what you’re talking about, and fundamental human empathy.”

Sam Raimi – How Does Horror Comedy Work?

Sam Raimi – How Does Horror Comedy Work? (video essay)

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“[Comedy and horror are] the genres that cause the most visceral reactions.”

“While their aims are very different, comedy and horror both affect us on a base level—that sets them apart from other genres.”

“Unlike most horror comedies that have funny parts and scary parts, here [in Evil Dead II] the funny parts are the scary parts, and vice versa.”

“What Raimi recognizes is that the construction of a scare is more or less the same as the construction of a laugh—there’s a setup, and a payoff.”

“His brand of manipulation rests on knowing how we will react to certain things, and aiming to put us through a sort of fun house experience, eliciting the most visceral reaction possible.”

Sam Raimi on his signature blend of horror and comedy

“I have found that when the audience is set up for a sequence of suspense, and they expect a scare, oftentimes you can give them a punchline instead, and the buildup to that punchline can work as a suspense sequence.

“The construction of a suspense sequence is very similar to the construction of a joke. And in a horror film, that suspense sequence is capped with a scare, and in a joke, it’s capped with an unexpected punchline, and I find the two can be interchangeable.”

Sam Raimi interviewed by Obsessed With Film

Martyn Conterio catches up with DRAG ME TO HELL director Sam Raimi.

Battlestar Galactica: What The Frak Is Going On?

Battlestar Galactica: What the Frak is Going On?

Download all the episodes at http://watchallepisodeson.tk/

So much of this video made me laugh maniacally and replay bits, mostly because of the delivery.

(Spoiler alert: This is a summary of the first three seasons.)

highlights:

“Starbuck and Apollo like each other, so they beat each other up.”

“when a phone with a cord rings”

“there’s a bun in the toaster”

“A Time For…” – Lack of Afro feat. Wayne Gidden – YouTube

“A Time For…” – Lack of Afro feat. Wayne Gidden

Taken from the forthcoming album “This Time”, released on Freestyle Records http://www.freestylerecords.co.uk Buy the single from Juno: http://www.junodownload.com/products/a-time-for/1780416-02/ Written by Adam Gibbons and Wayne Gidden http://www.lackofafro.com Directed and Produced by Alex Genn-Bash http://www.alexgennbash.com

This is a beautiful, earnest song–unlike its official video. The video makes me increasingly uncomfortable. Toward the end I peek through my fingers, not wanting to look full on but too morbidly curious to look away.

Really not helpful that now whenever I get this song stuck in my head (which is frequently, since I listen to it frequently), these images also get stuck in my head.

But. On some level, I identify with this man. If It let myself go while listening to this song, I might look not entirely unlike this.

“I’m not saying white people don’t get to complain. But I am saying black people get to complain more.” —Louis CK

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“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred (1991)

Oh man this song takes me back. It was very important to my 10-year-old self. I knew all the lyrics in Spanish, too. Because I had the single on a tape and the other side was the Spanish version. I wish this would go all retro-viral.

Looking back, this could have sparked, or at least reified, my love for self-referential, self-parodic humor. It is clearly a joke (disguised as or including a wider critique), and yet there’s an honesty here, too. Like a megalomaniac admitting they’re a little self-centered, or making fun of self-centered people in general. Do they say it out of truth or is it a bluff? Some of both? It really blurs the line between joke and truth–showing us that that line doesn’t always exist.

Am I being jokingly overly-academic about this or am I truly this pedantic? (Or both?)

upstagers:

For our first bit of comedy to appreciate: a slice of the legendary “Kids in the Hall” TV show, which ran from 1989–1995. This sketch is from season 3, 1991–92 (see also kithfan.org).

But first, to cite myself, from our manifesto: “The Kids [in the Hall] are a great inspiration to me because, though they are considered comedians, they are not always funny in the ‘ha-ha’ sense of the word. Not only do they fly in the face of conventional sketch standards, their style allows the discomfort many comedic forms do, but without all the catharsis of the punchline laugh.”

Reasons this sketch is great:

  1. Dave Foley: Always hot as a woman, particularly smokin’ here.
  2. Bruce McCulloch: The classic sleazeball.
  3. The twist at the end: Both because it’s a twist and because of the content of the twist (which I desperately want to list as a reason, as #1, but I won’t spoil it for you).
  4. Cajun music: It warms my soul.
  5. Gratuitous violence: Utilizing the ever-controversial rule of 1,000.
  6. Questioning the (sanctimonious) sanctity of marriage as a necessarily heterosexual, lifelong commitment with absurdity, through the tiresome repetition of the ritual of the marriage itself, juxtaposed with the surrounding scenes.
  7. Twins!

—Vanessa