Brutality and Chuckles

The musings of a 21st century renaissance man...named Geoff Garlock.

mattgourley:

SUPEREGO IS BACK! AND PACKED WITH ACTION-SATISFACTION!

And what’s more, we’re bringing Paul F. Tompkins with us. That’s right, he’s joining the Superego Clinic For Analytical Pscience™ as a regular member. It’s time you got ready to get ready.

But that’s only the half of it. On September 1, 2014, Superego will return for a fourth spectacular season. While past seasons have seen episodes arrive on a monthly basis, Season Four will dole out these ear-candies more slowly, prolonging the utter majesty.

But wait, there’s another half of it. Beginning August 1st, we’re also dropping lap-loads of bonus content your way.

You’ll see the release of two new Behind The Bonus episodes, showcasing several sketches that until now, have been locked deep in the Superego vault. Case studies featuring Erinn HayesJames UrbaniakJohn Hodgman, and more. And in the coming weeks, point your eyeballs toward our YouTube page for a series of never-before-released Superego Supershorts.

But really, here’s the whole of it. When September rolls around, get ready for a bevy of brand new guests as well as the return of some your favorites: Andy DalyColin HanksThomas Lennon, and none other than Neko Case.

That’s it, you Bunch-Ofs. Stay subscribed on iTunes, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and love us in real life.

-The B’s in Apartment 23.

I really love Superego.

These are the fun facts you can learn when you research Enya’s “Caribbean Blue” on Wikipedia. And YOU want to end net neutrality!?

These are the fun facts you can learn when you research Enya’s “Caribbean Blue” on Wikipedia. And YOU want to end net neutrality!?

Maude Advice, Part 1: Submitting as a Writer

ariscott:

This will be a UCB-specific post, as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is where I’ve had my experience. But I hope a lot of what I write can be useful to anyone writing sketch comedy or submitting writing packets.

This is all based on my personal experience. I don’t work for UCB, I’m not a…

Students really. READ THIS!!!! Ari is a great writer and everything she says here is spot on. From the really big advice to the really small advice. Especially follow the small stuff. I get so exhausted by students not doing the simplest things to help their sketches like spell check and writing their names on the sketches. Most of the time I get the glazed over “right right yeah I know” and then they continue to make the same mistakes.

Ari is also helping me prove my theory that 5 1/2 years is the top shelf for a Maude writer. Welcome to the 5 1/2 timer club (sketch reference).

I really love “Song 25” by The Austerity Program. I have seen them in and out throughout the years and always felt they were a real competent band. Sure working in the realm of Big Black/Albini worship. But a great example of following your own path and getting better at that singular path that you wish to walk down. Man this song speaks to me way too much. A great example of what we all should do. Which is our own thing. Do the work you want to be doing. There is little to no need for this type of music for 99% of the people in the world. And I think I can say the same thing about most of the music I have created and continue to create (most days I wonder if that is the same with comedy as well). But it speaks to me. It speaks to them. And they are the creators. So when he preaches out “you can do your best. But it’s still never enough. Go to the field. Past where the kids are buried…and in the morning you will recall that there is only sorrow”. Well then. Golden. I will keep on listening to this song on loop, feeling no need to explain why it’s great but if you enjoy we can bask in the sorrow together.

cinephiliabeyond:

Horror by definition is the emotion of pure revulsion. Terror of the same standard, is that of fearful anticipation. Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.  The masterclass of the director, Dario Argento, was held in the University of Iceland on the 4th of October 2012 for the Reykjavik International Film Festival. He talked about his art and answered questions from the audience.

Italian filmmaker Dario Argento has gained a well-deserved reputation among horror film buffs as one of the most distinctive and original directors working in the genre, creating visually stylized and emotionally complex nightmares filled with blood and menace. Dario Argento: An Eye For Horror (1997) is a documentary on the filmmaker’s career that looks at his work of the past (and his relationship with former girlfriend Daria Nicolodi and daughter Asia Argento, both of whom are actresses who have appeared in several of his films) as well as his future as he works on his 2001 release Non Ho Sonno. —Mark Deming, Rovi

During the 1960s and 1970s, European low-budget films went kinky, emerging as a new type of cinema that blended eroticism, surrealism, horror, and over-the-top atmospherics. During the 1960s and 1970s, European low-budget films went kinky, emerging as a new type of cinema that blended eroticism, surrealism, horror, and over-the-top atmospherics. Eurotika!  (1999–) covers European exploitation cinema and sexploitation before the introduction of home video. Episode Blood and Black Lace: A Short History of the Italian Horror Film  focuses on Italian horror filmmakers Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Lucio Fulci, whose baroque and bloody horror thrillers were also slick and stylish. The program features interviews with Erika Blanc, Orchidea de Santis, Daniela Giordano, Luigi Cozzi and Al Festa.

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toyns:

Neighbor Boy: They wanted to laugh so bad.

toyns:

Neighbor Boy: They wanted to laugh so bad.