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policymic:

9 worst love lessons from romantic comedies

Romantic comedies make us laugh, cry and believe in true love. Unfortunately, they also make us believe in a whole bunch of other things aren’t true — things that are kind of false and definitely destructive.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we give you a list of films that taught us incredibly stupid love lessons that we hope people are sensible enough to ignore.

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Nothing like people who can’t follow the plot to misinterpret movies by a mile (some of them).

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Watch: Macklemore ambushes NYC bus with guerrilla performance

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did the near-impossible, they charmed a bus full of New York City commuters. The duo took to a city bus, guerilla-style for a performance of their song “Can’t Hold Us,” ostensibly to promote the pending Grammy Awards (Jan. 26) and to celebrate their own nominations. 
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This is funny but I’m betting 8/10 people on that bus thought these were just some dudes from the city doing a Mackelmore karaoke performance.

policymic:

Watch: Macklemore ambushes NYC bus with guerrilla performance

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did the near-impossible, they charmed a bus full of New York City commuters. The duo took to a city bus, guerilla-style for a performance of their song “Can’t Hold Us,” ostensibly to promote the pending Grammy Awards (Jan. 26) and to celebrate their own nominations. 

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This is funny but I’m betting 8/10 people on that bus thought these were just some dudes from the city doing a Mackelmore karaoke performance.

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laughingsquid:

HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Returns For Season 4

This is the actual poster for the new season. I get that it’s supposed to be an old photo that someone wrote on, but it just looks like the poster designer made a mistake and wrote their character names instead of the actors’ names.

It also looks like they took a very standard poster style photo, did a very quick desaturation on it and threw a scratched texture filter over it.  Not a lot of effort to emulate the old photo vibe, really.

popculturebrain:

laughingsquid:

HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Returns For Season 4

This is the actual poster for the new season. I get that it’s supposed to be an old photo that someone wrote on, but it just looks like the poster designer made a mistake and wrote their character names instead of the actors’ names.

It also looks like they took a very standard poster style photo, did a very quick desaturation on it and threw a scratched texture filter over it.  Not a lot of effort to emulate the old photo vibe, really.

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sarahwrotethat:

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012.
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sarahwrotethat:

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012.

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Gay marriage related meme coming in 3…2…

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122782:

EXACTLY!

And in the process, demonstrators make everyone, including people not necessarily intentionally targeted by the demonstration, hate them.  And when people don’t like you, they’re drawing a link between you and your cause and the support for your cause dwindles because you decided to block someone’s way to work.

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popculturebrain:

Poster: ’Hitchcock’ | EW

WIN

popculturebrain:

Poster: ’Hitchcock’ | EW

WIN

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popculturebrain:

benjaminapple:

Hey guys I made this poster for the new Bourne movie for free.

Well done.

HAHAHA!

popculturebrain:

benjaminapple:

Hey guys I made this poster for the new Bourne movie for free.

Well done.

HAHAHA!

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nathanjohnson:

Bruce Willis speaks (highly!) about Looper and Mr. RCJohnso in this month’s Esquire

(Willis) really wants to talk about Looper, the tale of a time-traveling corporate assassin sent back in time to meet, for lack of a better word (and avoiding a spoiler), his maker. “It’s better than anything I’ve ever done…Rian did an amazing thing. He conceived an original story. He wrote it, sold it, stuck with it, directed it, and finished it,” Willis says. “That’s just tough to do in this town. Someone always weasels into the process. That didn’t happen here. And if he never did anything else except that Herculean effort, he’d have made it in the business. Amazing.
“It’s more than an original story. It’s a story people are going to talk about, and see twice. And argue about. I was arguing with myself about the story when I read it the first time. That’s all Rian Johnson, beginning to end. Great, great director.”


Wow! :oD

From what I hear, Bruce Willis is a bit of a hard ass on a set and thus a bit of a pain to direct.  Rian Johnson must be the shizz if Bruce Willis is talking him up like this.

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nathanjohnson:

Bruce Willis speaks (highly!) about Looper and Mr. RCJohnso in this month’s Esquire

(Willis) really wants to talk about Looper, the tale of a time-traveling corporate assassin sent back in time to meet, for lack of a better word (and avoiding a spoiler), his maker. “It’s better than anything I’ve ever done…Rian did an amazing thing. He conceived an original story. He wrote it, sold it, stuck with it, directed it, and finished it,” Willis says. “That’s just tough to do in this town. Someone always weasels into the process. That didn’t happen here. And if he never did anything else except that Herculean effort, he’d have made it in the business. Amazing.

“It’s more than an original story. It’s a story people are going to talk about, and see twice. And argue about. I was arguing with myself about the story when I read it the first time. That’s all Rian Johnson, beginning to end. Great, great director.”

Wow! :oD

From what I hear, Bruce Willis is a bit of a hard ass on a set and thus a bit of a pain to direct.  Rian Johnson must be the shizz if Bruce Willis is talking him up like this.

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"The Twitter Webs"

This is a semi-serious post.  That means that I need a break from work and feel like using the next seven minutes to vent about a topic that used to be funny but is now a legitimate concern that will have serious implications for the work life of everyone under the age of 30 until the people currently running Fortune 500 companies retire or die.

You see, years ago, when internet access reached a saturation level that it wasn’t a matter of “do you have an internet connection?” and instead became “what’s your email address?” it was kind of funny the way older people dismissed as a youthful fad.  It was cute when grandparents would call it “the Twitter” or “the Google” the same way it was cute when my grandmother used to call every video game system, regardless of brand or model, “the Nintendo.”

It’s not cute anymore.  I think one would be hard pressed to argue that I was exaggerating if I said that the internet and everything associated with it has done more to change the world in the last twenty years than anything else.  It affects EVERYTHING we do.  It’s fundamentally changed the way companies do business and I would say that it has even altered some peoples’ personalities.  Why make a phone call when you can just send an email?  If you’ve never heard someone ask, “this thing is broken, why can’t I find someone to email about it?” then that’s probably because you’ve never left the house because you’re inside…on the internet!

With that in mind, I have to ask this question: will there ever come a point when older people will stop talking about Twitter or Facebook without some stupid grin on their face?  It’s the grin that says “oh that Facebook thing, I’m not on it, I can barely turn the computer on!”  Look, we expect people to know how to type now.  I think it’s perfectly reasonable that we expect you to know how social media works.  You don’t have to participate in it, but acting like it’s this inconsequential thing or thinking it’s funny that, when I explain to you the implications for a group of our employees to join a certain group or “Like” something on Facebook, you don’t know what that means is ridiculous now.

If you’re in a position of power in a large company and you don’t understand the impact this has on your work place it’s no different than you not understanding basic economic concepts and wondering why you’re not making money when costs are doubling and your price remains fixed.  You have to know how this works.  You have to understand how the law impacts what you can and can’t do with information gleaned from social media sites and you need to be aware of the implications of pieces of pending legislation on every level of your business.  It’s not “just Facebook.”  It’s not “just Twitter.”  It’s the world we inhabit, they impact your business, and you’re not my grandmother.  So it isn’t cute that you don’t know what’s going on.

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Poster: Ruby Sparks | Vulture
Written by Zoe Kazan, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valeria Faris, starring Paul Dano and Kazan, the film is about a writer who pens his dream girl only to have her come to life. So a romantic Stranger Than Fiction? Also, the name-title isn’t doing them any favors.

HOLY SHIT.  This is the most indie movie ever made.  Paul Dano running with his possible IRL girlfriend Zoe Kazan over his shoulder rocking a totally hipster outfit of a red dress with purple stockings?  Anntte Bening post 2000?  FROM THE DIRECTOR OF LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE?  If this has an Arcade Fire soundtrack I will literally LOSE MY SHIT.

popculturebrain:

Poster: Ruby SparksVulture

Written by Zoe Kazan, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valeria Faris, starring Paul Dano and Kazan, the film is about a writer who pens his dream girl only to have her come to life. So a romantic Stranger Than Fiction? Also, the name-title isn’t doing them any favors.

HOLY SHIT.  This is the most indie movie ever made.  Paul Dano running with his possible IRL girlfriend Zoe Kazan over his shoulder rocking a totally hipster outfit of a red dress with purple stockings?  Anntte Bening post 2000?  FROM THE DIRECTOR OF LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE?  If this has an Arcade Fire soundtrack I will literally LOSE MY SHIT.