The Awl: Stand-Up in the Post-Apocalyptic... →
Remember when the world was going to end back on 5/21? That was just a clerical error. Today is the End of the World!!! Ok, so it’ll probably be just as eventful as 5/21 was. To ensure your desire for apocalyptic laughs is still satisfied, check out the above link for a bit I wrote for The Awl’s The End of the World series late last year. It’s some journal entries from...
Follow-up: On American Horror Story
(See my initial thoughts on the show here. You should also check out those of Tess Lynch here.) Is it possible for a show to jump the shark after 3 episodes? Wait, I’m asking the wrong question. Let me try again. Is it possible for a show to become the shark and for that shark to shoot itself in the face and become a ghost shark and for that ghost shark to jump over its floating...
On American Horror Story
So I watched the pilot of American Horror Story last night. If you haven’t seen the ads featuring The Gimp hanging from the ceiling of a blood-red room above the alabaster, baby-filled belly of a redhead in lingerie and deduced that it’s a show about a strained family who move to a haunted Victorian mansion in LA, it’s a new horror/drama series on FX by the dudes who unleashed...
It’s like Rock-Paper-Scissors: Fear beats Praise, Praise beats Work, Work beats Fear.
Remember That Scene: Midnight Special
Remember that scene in Doom when The Rock is like “Ooh yeah snap into a Slim Jim can you smell that I’m a Stone Cold Nature Boy WOO Hulkamania!” and some other dude from some other sci-fi/action movies—who named his dog “Ire” because of Bob Marley’s “Uprising”—says, “Yeah, we do need more guns.” and then squints at The Rock...