"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
If you’ve got twenty minutes to spare and you’re a fan of absurdist macabre comedy, the Adult Wednesday Addams series is perfect for you. The series launched in September and released a new 2-3 minute short every Wednesday leading up to Halloween. Even though the spooky holiday is over, the mini web series is good for viewing year round just like the rest of The Addams Family franchise. It takes the pale, pigtail clad character from The Addams Family, ages her up to adulthood, and places her in what would be pretty ordinary situation with a typical gothic Addams twist. What would be a pretty normal situation for any other young adult becomes a hilariously morbid task with Wednesday behind the wheel.
I particularly like the speech about Satan losing his edge in the last episode.
"We have never had a friendship of like minds, but we are soulmates in some senses. I love her and I think she loves me."David Duchovny, UK Times, 2003
This is all kinds of not okay.
#Eleven hates endings #Matt hates endings #I hate endings #we all hate endings
AND LOOK HOW KAREN HAS TO LOOK AWAY BECAUSE SHE JUST WANTS TO HUG HIM
LOOK AT ALL THE DUCT TAPE I HAVE SO I CAN TAPE YOUR MOUTHS SHUT AND SO YOU CAN ALL SHUT THE HELL UP
Christ this was with the ponds leaving the show, imagine what he’ll be like when he leaves.
I remember reading somewhere that Karen was done with her filming before this scene was filmed, but she insisted on staying and being on set and sitting beside him and reading the page aloud so he could hear it and react to her voice.
Just in case you wanted your heart broken a little more.
GOVERNMENT TESTED AIDS DRUGS ON FOSTER KIDS
Children not provided with basic legal protection, review finds.
WASHINGTON — Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.
Excerpt from Issue #6 - Allison Felus on Shame (2011):
"We’re clearly meant to sympathize with the case Sissy makes, both in this scene and others, for their taking care of each other, especially given the narcissistic light in which Brandon’s behavior is portrayed. But in the dark of the theater, my chest constricted and my blood pressure rose as I instinctively aligned myself with his desperate desire to just be left alone. His life of one-night stands, internet porn, and cold leftover Chinese takeout might be hollow and unfulfilling, but at least it belongs to him and him alone.
As Chinatown's screenwriter Robert Towne once said, “A movie, I think, is really only four or five moments between two people; the rest of it exists to give those moments their impact and resonance.” Even though director and co-screenwriter Steve McQueen (Hunger, 12 Years a Slave) resists giving us as viewers much in the way of explanation for Brandon and Sissy’s familial tensions, to me, the whole point of Shame is in the confrontation scene. It’s not about Brandon’s porn addiction or his inability to sustain an adult relationship; it’s not about Sissy’s flibbertigibbet career as a jazz singer or her own relationship problems. The shame of the title isn’t about depraved sexual predilections or scarred wrists; it’s the shame of wanting to run away from who you are and the things that made you that way, and the compounded shame of having those feelings in the first place.
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Who among you will say CHALLENGE ACCEPTED?