Took a break from reading BBs. Went out, bought chocolate (necessity. Been craving chocolate since Wednesday), came back, watched a full season of "Daria", and now I have links!
1. Amidst calls to sue the Failbender filmmakers
, scathing reviews
and general waves of schadenfreude
, came an interesting theory today about why exactly M. Night Shyamalan just doesn't get how racist and horrible the movie he's made is, using the Dunning-Kruger Effect
Quoth the wise LJer's quote: “When people are incompetent in the strategies they adopt to achieve success and satisfaction, they suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it. Instead, like Mr. Wheeler,* they are left with the erroneous impression they are doing just fine.” (Justin Kruger and David Dunning, “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties of Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-assessments,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1999, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 1121-1134.)
DING DING DING! I think we have a winner. I also agree with what cleolinda
says, which is essentially wondering why the hell do studios still give budgets to his flops, and why he still insists on calling every movie he makes "M. Night Shyamalan's _______". Well, maybe this time he'll get a wake-up call. The box office has still not spoken yet officially, but it seems the new Twilight atrocity is cramming Failbender's ass, so uh, score for sparkles?
2. Speaking of seriously mistranslated stuff, here's a list of 8 Historic Symbols That Mean The Opposite of What You Think
. I particularly enjoy the inverted cross one, mostly because of the following joke: By wearing an upside-down cross, Satanists are unwittingly showing humility and unworthiness before Christ. That makes about as much sense as a neo-Nazi sticking it to the Jews by swearing off pork for life. Take that!
But hey, it's probably funnier in Enochian anyway.
3. Lady Gaga apparently rented the blandest, most mainstream Hollywood mansion
she could possibly find. Here's to the Bacchanalian orgies yet to come!
4. Speaking of Lady Gaga, have a look-see at Johnny Weir's closet!
Oh, I hear your fail puns a mile away, but I have two words for you: BALENCIAGA. TREE.
5. And oh! who will save Lady Newsweek from her distressing singleness?
The old man, the financial shark or the NYT Overlord? Quick, someone fetch the smelling salts.
ETA: Forgot! Here is your moment of Zen:
Not even the last Harry Potter movie could escape the blue-orange curse of movie posters:
And now, back to BBs. :D