#mst3kaday - Experiment 1012 - Squirm - Geri and Mick
"A Case Of Spring Fever" is so mind bending and amazing that it is hard to focus on this ep besides the "Mr. Beardsley?!?!" riffs and of course Tom deciding he is a southern belle.
The Onion just published the entirety of Mody Dick as a viral article…CHAPTER 1. Loomings.Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and reg…
This is so wonderful.
Hey anybody who was alive and/or a conscious memory forming being at the time MST3K was actually a thing did anyone actually care about the skits before/between the riffing
What?? The host segments are sometimes the best parts!!
Yeah! Just off the top of my head.
1. Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds
2. The Coatimundi Man bit from Puma Man that got referenced during Rifftrax last night
3. The NPR pledge drive bits from Overdrawn At The Memory Bank
4. The charts/psychoanalysis from I Accuse My Parents
5. The “women” documentary from Hobgoblins.
6. All the seventies stuff from Riding With Death
7. Frank/Dr. Forrester dressed up as 1970s relief pitchers b/w Mike and the Bots as Renegade from Angel’s Revenge
They’re coming for us…
but no arrest for the cop that choked a man to death
they’re allowed to kill us left and right but we’re jailed for following their gun laws
how much y’all wanna bet the NRA ain’t backing this woman up smh
“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.”
—Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Q:honestly curious, why does it offend you?
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，
CHAIR 椅子EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.
the best headline i’ve ever read.
yes. apparently a kid was screaming in line behind him about wanting pie, so he bought every single one. 23 pies. then slowly ate them as he stared at the kid and kid’s mom.
This is amazing
OKAY so my mom found this article (or one about the same event) on Facebook. Basically what happened was, this guy went into BK with a headache, and while he was in line this kid and his mother enter the restaurant. The kid begins throwing a fit, screaming (I quote) “I want a fucking pie!” This is a child, mind you. His mother, on the phone, ignores the kid. The man’s headache got worse because of this screaming kid and he asked the woman if she could control her child. She told him to stop telling him how to raise her kid and went back to talking on the phone. So the guy orders his burger and all the pies they had- 23. He proceeded to the exit, only to hear the woman yell, “What do you mean, you don’t have any pies?” The cashier helplessly points out the man who bought all the pies. Our hero, to rub salt in the wound, slowly starts eating a pie before leaving.
This man is a national treasure. Get him on Mt. Rushmore.
So I guess I am the only person who doesnt think this dude is anything other than a jerk who added more stress to that womam cus now the kid will tantrum even more….
Like yes the child is a brat but I really dislike the whole notion of “treat kids like shit as a way if growing them up”
They sell apple pies at burger king? Also what adult baby gets off on ruining a child’s day jfc
Screaming kids are annoying but this idiot is an asshole. What kind of manboy does that?
The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.
What the Space Mutiny script must read like
Dave gingerly ALIGHTS from his electric golf cart, taking cover underneath a row of factory windows open into space.
(Amused and then HORRIFIED!)
The golf carts COLLIDE. Kalgan’s rolls over and EXPLODES, sending a massive fireball RIPPING upwards into the rusting septic system of the FUTURISTIC spaceship.
Someone please write more of this.
you ain’t suffered until you’ve sent like a box of vhs tapes to a stranger in the middle of nowhere to dub anime off for you from a laser disc player bc you found them on anime turnpike.