i can has teh batmanz?
We are pleased to open the LOLjoker contest. Send your LOLjokers to sheely AT overthinkingit DOT com before Midnight EDT on Sunday, August 3, 2008. To one grand prize winner we’ll give away a vintage batman t-shirt and a guest … Continued
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The Philosophy of Batman: Political Sociology Edition
Over the past two weeks, much digital ink has been spilled about the political meanings and messages embedded in The Dark Knight. In this particular corner of the intertubes, considerable (over)thought has gone into dissecting the layers of philosophy in … Continued
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If only making movies were as easy as making Photoshop.
[Mark Lee has been responsible for many of the memorable graphics on the site, including another inspired movie poster for Michael Bay’s Ouija. We’re glad to welcome him as a regular contributor, rock prodigy, and raconteur. —Ed.] Credit goes to … Continued
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The Philosophy of Batman: Schopenhauer Edition
“Haha, now I REALLY want to know what The Dark Knight has to do with Schopenhauer.” –mlawski Alright. You asked for it. Mlawski’s own fine post on utilitarianism and The Dark Knight, “The Philosophy of Batman” inspired me — can … Continued
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Eight Hit Songs from Obscure Movies
In many cases, a movie’s soundtrack is just another piece of its marketing campaign. But occasionally, a song from a film actually becomes more popular than the film itself. Here are eight you can probably sing from memory (whether you … Continued
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The Joker’s Magic Pencil
Why is it magic? It subverts with audience suspension of disbelief itself and deliberately confuses illusion and reality.
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I’m cheating on you
I’m a two-blog man now. As some of you know, I write and produce Hotnewz.tv, the best darn news show for college kids on the web. We recently started a blog where we talk about some of our favorite segments. … Continued
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The Philosophy of Batman
(There Will Be Spoilers) Christopher Nolan didn’t major in philosophy in college (or “read philosophy at University,” as the case may be), but he evidently has some familiarity with the subject. How do I know? Well, both of his two … Continued
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The Bling Bubble
“Da Game is to be told, not to be sold.” — Snoop Dogg, 14th Annual Conference on Hip Hop Securitization In 2003, I identified what I believed to be a speculative bubble for bling bling — the shine, the scrilla, … Continued
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The New Yorker thinks you don’t get it.
Hendrik Herzberg, who is some sort of editor at The New Yorker (though that shadowy cabal never ever publishes a masthead, so aside from Remnick, it’s kind of unclear what everyone does), and my very, very favorite political columnist in … Continued
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