Between this lengthy discussion and yesterday’s article on pop culture in the movie, I’m gonna need to watch The 40 Year Old Virgin real, real soon.

fuckyeahmovieposters:

The Hateful Eight
nprmusic:

Watch Ryan Adams play “Gimme Something Good” from his forthcoming self-titled album at newportfolkfest. 
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nprmusic:

Watch Ryan Adams play “Gimme Something Good” from his forthcoming self-titled album at newportfolkfest

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Seinfeld | NO JOKES, ALL PLOT / The Junior Mint [4x20] (via)

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thedissolve:

In The 40-Year-Old Virgin, pop culture plays a number of different roles. It helps prolong Andy’s childhood indefinitely, but it also provides a vocabulary and set of shared experiences that connect the characters, even if that connection comes partly from a blinding hatred for Michael McDonald. Pop culture unites us by what we hate as much as by what we love, and I particularly responded to the running gag involving McDonald’s soul-killing ubiquity within the store because I spent four years working at Blockbuster Video, and I remember a four-month stretch where we were professionally required to play a special episode of Entertainment Tonight created specifically for Blockbuster on a never-ending loop. So over the course of a single shift I might see and hear the same inane half-hour of drivel 16 times in a row. As David’s cheerful opening threat of mass murder indicates, that kind of mindless repetition can do strange and terrible things to a man’s mind. 

Our latest Movie Of The Week discussion continues Blockbuster Month by looking at Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Nathan Rabin kicks off the conversation with an essay on the film’s queasy but loving relationship with pop culture (and how it mirrors his own). Wednesday features a staff dialogue about the film’s massive influence over modern comedy, its take on masculinity, and whether some of its more insensitive humor would fly today. And Thursday will bring a piece on Apatow’s early, pre-Virgin history and how it influences his work. Come join the Dissolve commenters in talking through this comedy classic.

joshwool:

Ryan Adams in his dressing room just before his set at newportfolkfest
by Josh Wool

joshwool:

Ryan Adams in his dressing room just before his set at newportfolkfest

by Josh Wool

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YES.

Char Grill, you guys (at The Original Char-Grill)

Char Grill, you guys (at The Original Char-Grill)

Digging this a lot.

Blind Willy Fleming

Blind Willy Fleming

DJ Two Scoops from Saturday night #summerparty3

DJ Two Scoops from Saturday night #summerparty3

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4-a-d:

Watch Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson rehearse for The National’s ‘Mistaken For Strangers: The Play’ on Funny or Die.

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#summerparty3

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"The Weight"

"The Weight"

Kenny, guitar god #summerparty3

Kenny, guitar god #summerparty3

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