that sounds suspiciously like RUS’ farewell speech
we hate u too, ben. or at least i do; i can’t speak for everyone
Farewell sweet RUS, you were a dickhead, but you were our dickhead.
Wait, compared to what? Literature? Chamber music?
The litany. The chamberpot.
Nothing compares to you.
But I’m still gonna leave your sorry ass.
Hate to have to be the one to say this, but . . . You’ve had two days to think about it and ^that’s the best you could come up with? For shame, for shame.
OK, thread within a thread: what are your top 10 least favorite posts within this thread?
(no, not really. Can we get back to talking about films, though?)
^ You couldn’t not expect that this kind of thread would quickly devolve into the state of Mubi itself, right? Back in the day, this…..
Actually, demonstrating the inevitable quick devolution was kind of the point. But we’re now to the point that people will no longer read anything other than the thread title and possibly the last post, so hopefully the point is made, and . . .
These are the kind of posts I’m talking about :/
Ironically not appreciating the irony. Now THAT"S clever (and who DOESN’T hate cleverness).
I got a desk calender this year called Passive-Aggressive Notes. Every day they have a pic of a note or sign that’s passive aggressive.
It makes coming to work a little bit easier.
“Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value.” —Douglas Coupland
Oh no, I got the irony. Its just really fucking retarded.
[sigh] “Retarded”? Are you 12? And no, you obviously didn’t get the irony, because it being stoopid is the whole point (oh, and I was trying to give you credit for expressing comprehension of the irony, ironically, as not getting it. but you done stepped all over that, so . . .)
Intelligent discussion . . . somewhere on the forums . . . anyone???
See the last two posts for Uli’s criticism game — it’s about Lancelot du Lac.
This isn’t intelligent but it sure is neat!
Huh….. I’m actually not sure what to make of it…..
“Film on the Rocks Yao Noi will be 4 days and 3 nights of sharing experiences. Dictated by nature, the screenings will be informed by the tides, the activities will embrace Yao Noi and her neighbouring islands, whilst conversation will stem from interaction with the locale. Tilda Swinton, Cultural Activist and Producer and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Filmmaker and Winner of the 2010 Palme d’Or will curate the first Film on the Rocks Yao Noi. Ms. Swinton and Mr. Weerasethakul will present film titles to be screened on the rocks of Phanga Bay, under the stars and curate the activities and conversation that will take place. In addition, Film on the Rocks Yao Noi will be hosting residencies each year at Six Senses Yao Noi. This year, filmmaker, Lucrecia Martel was the filmmaker in residence and her work will be premiered at Film on the Rocks Yao Noi.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton have introduced a concept called “Message in a Bottle” where the Programme will be curated from these Messages, thus purely the participants will build the first edition of Film on the Rocks Yao Noi. Guests are asked to bring their own “message in a bottle” which can be anything, a film, a book, a sculpture, a painting, or even a performance. The book and film will be preserved in the “Message in a Bottle Library” which will be replicated it for the local townsfolk."
Sounds like a good excuse to go to Thailand!
And that’s enough of that.
I was actually expecting the flame component of this to come along several pages earlier. Now that it’s out of the way . . .
Thanks Mein Führer. Although, it is a shame he didn’t get to read it.
Don’t worry Stephen, I did. And, to be clear, yes, I’ve always been part of the problem here. I didn’t realize that was every in dispute (note the phrasing of the thread title, “I . . .)”. Godspeed.
I’m sorry to get all serious, but I am really offended by
We have reached the Soviet Russia stage in this thread-
“In Soviet Russia film gets bored by you”