IT IS THE MINIATUR WUNDERLAND MIT OUT NAZIS! JAWHOL, WEEKENDERS!
Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf (which I believe is German for “My LIFE, You Guys!”) is banned in Germany. Yes, the book that was common (required?) to be found on the mantel in every German household, next to Der Bible Wurds, will be confiscated from your hands if German authorities find you reading it in a cafe. Will it then be placed on a pyre and burned?
I’m no fan of the book, but it just seems to me from this that…fussiness, let’s call it, never dies in the German heart.
So, if it is in the German’s gestalt to be attentive to detail and grand in the execution (heh), then where will that persnickityness go now that the worst thing about present day Auschwitz is that it’s an awkward place for a piss break on long car trips?
Well, it looks like the Germans have created– TINY VURLD! BEHOLDEN!
Did you see that airport? Man, they really, really, really don’t have an outlet for the tendencies that made them such efficient mass murderers. And how exciting to see that they have built their world to include Germany, Austria and Switzerland? I really hope they succeed in their future plans of expansion. Soon, they’ll have all of England, France and Italy in the palm of their hand! I wish them well.
WEB SERIES ARE FOR FAGS
If you’re gay or have affection for a gay person, odds are you miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer being on. Sure, there’s a hundred vampire fixes you can get now, but…it’s just not the same. Where’s the snark? Where’s the friendship? Where’s the charm?
It’s all gone to Husbands: The Web Series! Former Buffy writer Jane Espenson has teamed with whimsical Internet sensation Brad Bell, known here and forever by his show moniker “Cheeks.” Normally, to someone who renames themselves anything, I turn into the Dad from Mary Poppins and mumble my distaste for such balderdash. However. This 11-episode, two minute each web series is very charming and reeks of Buffy, so I will upgrade my opinion of the name thing to a solemn head nod and a “Go with God.”
It’s set in an alternate reality (that is close but no cigar to our own) where gay athletes come out while they’re still playing, and where Marriage Equality has been achieved. Catch this episode, guest starring the always game Nathan Fillion as a flip-but-dour news anchor.
Surprisingly, that isn’t the gayest web episode I have to show you. Lisa Kudrow began a web series two years ago called Web Therapy where she treats clients (guesting celebrities) in three minute Skype sessions, basically to avoid human contact as much as possible. She is brilliant, as always, but this episode also gets a double dose in the form of Meryl Streep, who is the “Gay Conversion Therapist” treating Kudrow’s politically ambitious husband. It’s worth your fifteen minutes.
Web Therapy is now producing episodes to air on Showtime, a model I hope the risingly popular Husbands takes sometime soon. Anything to take us away from this laugh track business.
A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVE STAR WARS
No shit, I know. Yet watch the below video, running 2 hours and 3 minutes (yes, the length of A New Hope), and you’ll begin to grasp just HOW MANY people love this film. Star Wars Uncut began in 2009, when thousands of YouTubers were tasked to recreate any scene from the first Star Wars they wanted. What was birthed from that is the ENTIRE FILM. Every 15 seconds, a new storyteller takes over. Sometimes it’s cartoons, sometimes action figures, sometimes cardboard cutouts, sometimes just kids in their basements. Painstakingly assembled and bound together with what can only be pure love. WOW.
From Ain’t It Cool News, natch.