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How high heels stop people auditioning for orchestras

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We don’t think it’s going to surprise anyone reading this but weird men whose have three subreddits and a YouTube channel they quote instead of a personality that the world is horribly sexist and the fairer sex have spent near enough the whole of recorded human history being shat on from a great height. A minor, but nonetheless darkly fascinating example of this comes from the world of virtuoso instrumentalists where women have to audition behind a big curtain with no shoes on just to get a fair shake at making it into an elite orchestra ensemble. 

That time they made a pilot for a show for the price of like 6 tapes

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a difficult show to describe because it has spent the last decade or so it has been on the air Sparta-kicking the near-enough every taboo topic imaginable over the boundaries of what is acceptable fodder for a comedy. If it helps, think of it like Family Guy if Family Guy actually had any nuance or the balls to actually make and stand by a point being made. Curiously, despite being one of the most popular and profitable shows on the air right now, it was created for about $100. 

Doctor Doom fist fights the devil every year for his mother’s soul

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Victor von Doom is one of Marvel’s most famous and enduring villains. A towering presence defined by a continent-sized ego and an inimitable big-dick iron-plated swagger, Doom is not a humble man and he openly claims to be a master of all forms of science, technology and magic. An unrelenting pursuit of power largely informed by Doom’s desire to personally kick the living fuck out of the devil with his meaty, metal man feet to save his mother’s soul. 

That time they used practical effects to make fake CGI

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CGI is like seasoning for a movie in that it should be used sparingly to avoid the end product becoming an unpalatable mess. Similar to seasoning it’s also possible to find substitutes that are near indistinguishable to the real thing to all but the most discerning palates, like they did for the film Escape from New York and it’s “CG” New York. 

Sam Raimi has his car cameo in all his movies

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A lot of directors have their, shall we say, quirks that make it into their movies, like Hitchcock’s penchant for tossing live birds at people or Tarantino’s love of sniffing Uma Thurman’s feet. Arguably one of the most unusual director habits though is Sam Raimi’s obsession with inserting the car he first got his dick wet in, into all of his movies.