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I Hear Tidings: Why We Love Bad Movies, Facebook Is Evil and Gay-Bashing Is Allowed In Virginia

6 Mar 2010

BAD FILMS: Lance Duerfahrd, Purdue University professor of visual culture, suggests that we enjoy shitty films immensely because they resemble our own lives. To enjoy a bad film requires a leap of intellectual and creative power. An interesting exploration of how we come to enjoy such greats as “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation”.

FACEBOOK: The creation of Facebook was only made possible through backstabbing and breaking into private e-mails, reveals new investigative reports on founder Mark Zuckerberg. How does it feel to know that 400 million people (including you and me) are socializing on the lies and crimes of an ex-Harvard bastard? But I don’t…feel…anything.

LGBT: State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has sent a letter to public universities and colleges in Virginia stating that they need not uphold bans on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, since the state itself has no such ban. The Raw Story reports on this appalling case of homophobic policy.

Read on to find out who Conan O’Brien’s first followee on Twitter is, why games should be a universal form of entertainment and how Michael Moore has offered to replace Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff.

CONAN: With no other outlets from which to get a dosage of Conan O’Brien, Twitter has become the only way. Until today, the funnyman had not been following anyone. Upon O’Brien’s endorsement of a random tweeter, Sarah Killen (aka LovelyButton) has jumped from three to 13,000 followers in a day.

GAMING: Tomonobu Itagaki shares his thoughts on the trend of designing games for specific national markets. “I’ve always been of the belief that there’s no nationality to entertainment,” says the former Ninja Gaiden designer and current Valhalla Game Studios developer. “You need to make a game for everyone on Earth, one that anyone can enjoy.”

MICHAEL MOORE: The American filmmaker and liberal spokesman has published an open letter to President Barack Obama, offering himself as Rahm Emanuel’s potential replacement.

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