fiction satire

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San Junipero // Black Mirror (S3E04, Owen Harris).

This is your God

Some of you may know this already, but only realised today that these pieces of paper Seungri throws around in BigBang’s SOBER MV are a clear reference to John Carpenter’s movie They Live.

They Live is an American satirical science fiction action horror film released in 1988. The story is set in LA. The main character, John Nada, finds a box of sunglasses and keep one pair before hiding the box. When he puts the sunglasses, he discovers a black & white world revealing advertising and media actually hide subliminal messages (source: Wikipedia).

Nada sees through the sunglasses that most of wealthy people are actually aliens with skeleton face (gosh, those aliens are so creepy).

And now, about the reference in SOBER MV, it is actually what money looks like in the black & white world: pieces of paper with “THIS IS YOUR GOD” on it.

In SOBER MV, we can see that BigBang are in two worlds: a green natural environment, in which Seungri throws bank notes, and an empty white world, in which bank notes are substituted by the pieces of paper with “THIS IS YOUR GOD” on it.

Voilà, that’s pretty much what I noticed, I’m too lazy to make a deeper analysis. This is for those who didn’t know.

Never promise to do the possible. Anyone could do the possible. You should promise to do the impossible, because sometimes the impossible was possible, if you could find the right way, and at least you could often extend the limits of the possible. And if you failed, well, it had been impossible.
—  Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (2004)

USURPERS

They construct the wall and appoint fierce guards at each checkpoint.  How impressive they all look!

Until, that is, they notice the clouds gliding irreverently above their heads and the determined ants crawling up and over the wall each night.

Even tiny birds flout the fiercely defended border with impunity.

netflix masterpost 03/27/15
  • I only had time to do 4 categories: action adventure, drama, comedy & family but I'll make more for TV, anime, sci-fi, horror and such later. they're all movies that I've seen and enjoyed, my personal favorites are starred ☆
  • action/adventure:
  • django unchained
  • lock, stock and two smoking barrels ☆
  • super
  • kill bill volumes 1&2 ☆
  • cool world ☆☆
  • the fifth element ☆
  • world war z
  • from dusk till dawn ☆
  • the crow
  • equilibrium
  • get the gringo
  • homefront (weird but entertaining)
  • drama:
  • trainspotting ☆
  • forrest gump
  • big fish ☆
  • pulp fiction ☆
  • american beauty ☆
  • fargo ☆
  • crash
  • rain man
  • k-pax
  • good will hunting
  • waking life ☆
  • lawless
  • city of god ☆☆
  • chinatown ☆
  • reign over me
  • sling blade
  • out of the furnace
  • the wolf of wall street
  • fried green tomatoes
  • basquiat ☆☆
  • poetic justice
  • y tu mama tambien
  • amores perros ☆☆
  • antichrist
  • comedy:
  • billy madison
  • zoolander
  • ferris bueller's day off
  • jay and silent bob strike back
  • airplane
  • airplane 2, the sequel
  • the naked gun
  • heathers ☆
  • wayne's world
  • wayne's world 2
  • clerks
  • school of rock
  • chasing amy ☆
  • mr. deeds
  • mean girls
  • the interview
  • adventureland
  • trading places
  • groundhog day
  • the cable guy
  • clueless
  • fear and loathing in las vegas ☆
  • cheech & chongs up in smoke
  • crystal fairy & the magical cactus
  • tommy boy
  • coming to america
  • the ladies man ☆
  • prince avalanche ☆
  • hitch
  • cone heads
  • who framed roger rabbit ☆
  • bruce almighty
  • family movies:
  • labyrinth
  • mulan
  • robinhood ☆☆
  • aristocats ☆
  • pocahontas
  • hook
  • jumanji
  • the nightmare before christmas ☆
  • fantasia ☆☆
  • fantasia 2000
  • the croods
  • fox and the hound ☆
  • dumbo ☆
  • the rescuers down under
  • lilo & stitch
  • 101 dalmatians
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NAILED IT.

airnothing  asked:

According to amazon your book is a biography, who's it about?

Hi there! Thanks for your message. It’s about Queen Elizabeth. No, just kidding. It’s actually not a biography. Unless I am looking at Amazon wrong, which I may be because I have terrible eyes, it’s categorized under Literature & Fiction > Humour and Satire. You may have seen the word “biography” on the Amazon page near my name where it says “author biography”? Oh Honey is about a telemarketer with a dark past, who lies a lot, and who repeatedly calls the same household.  

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Story by ShaunWrites / art by Judyta

When the chaos came, the Nonbelievers destroyed all of New York except Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The residents who didn’t bike away to greener pastures in Asheville, Portland, or Austin stayed in the city to rebuild.

A thriving new economy based on trading services for sunglasses emerged. Acting classes could be purchased for as little as one pair of gold-rimmed aviators. Bikram Yoga sessions could be purchased for two pairs of Wayfarers and an invitation to a rooftop party.

For 100 years, the area between the Bedford and Bushwick L-train stops became a utopian zone of cultural tolerance. Anyone, no matter their race, gender, or religion would be accepted, as long as they could afford to live there, and as long as they’d gone to a private liberal arts college, and as long as they weren’t really all that religious.

I mean it’s okay if you’re “spiritual,” that’s cool. They’re just a lot more suspicious of “organized religion,” you know?

And you can’t dress like you bought your shit from the Ed Hardy store at the mall. Nobody really wants to see that shit around there.

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Twitter: @SASpalding / @ShaunWrites

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Good evening, gentlemen! Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violence does not come easily to me. It’s not tearing your throats out that doesn’t come easily to me. Please don’t make it any harder.
—  Maladict, from Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment (2003)

“They Live” by The Dude Designs

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Покойся с миром, Mikhail Bulgakov.  Born in Kiev, a soldier during the Great War and a doctor-for-conscription in the events during and following the Bolshevik rise to power, Bulgakov walked the line between biting satire and fiction-permitted-under-Soviet-rule, which meant that much of his writing was published samizdat during (and well after) his lifetime.  He died on this date in 1940 at the age of 48.  If you’ve never read Bulgakov, might as well start now!

Stamp details:
Stamp on top:
Issued on: June 3, 2016
From: Moscow, Russia
MC #BL230

Stamp on bottom:
Issued on: May 13, 2016
From: Kiev, Ukraine
MC #1543