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At The Gutter: Bright Spot Theory and the Science of the Heart

Screen Editor alex writes about Jack Skellington and Bright Spot Theory:

My heart is like a toddler. It has very little concern for cause and effect and only a tenuous grasp on temporality. All sorts of things it really ought to know by now, it doesn’t appear to. I’ve had years to teach it better social behavior, but it’s basically still the kid jumping up and down in the back of the room, raising its hand so high it hurts, saying ‘I can do that!’ to crazy things I’m old enough to have learned it can’t promise. I don’t really believe it anymore, but I’m still entranced by what it wants me to see – the shiny possibility, the best ending to the story, the bright spot in a dark room. That said, I acknowledge that there’s a critical difference between finding and following the positive in a situation and fooling yourself with blind optimism. Take Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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mothgirlwings:

Clara Bow
Christmas, 1920s

mothgirlwings:

Clara Bow

Christmas, 1920s

fred-frederator-studios:

Merry Christmas everyone. This SNL video by Robert Smigel is for my Jewish wife and our sons. 

(via NBC/SNL)

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Christmastime for Jews” by Robert Smigel, co-written by Matt O’Brien, Eric Drysdale & Julie Klausner. The creative team also includes director vocalist Darlene Love, director David Brooks, and my high school bandmate, saxophonist Bruce Kapler. (Unfortunately, I can’t unearth any other credits.) 

Christmastime for Jews” 

on christmas eve, the gentiles gather 
around the christmas tree 
they stay at home, and party with 
their goyishe family 

they disappear one day each year 
and pass the egg nog ’round 
but it’s all right 
because that’s the night 
the jews control the town 

well, this happens every year on christmas eve 
all the happy christian people take their leave 
yeah, the streets are deserted and that’s big news 
it’s christmas time for the jews 

the holiday party starts about 6pm 
ain’t nobody recreating bethlehem 
yeah the three wise men, that’s a big old snooze 
it’s christmas time for the jews 

they can finally see king kong without waiting in line 
they can eat in chinatown and drink their sweet ass wine 
they can crank barbra streisand on the streets they cruise 
it’s christmas time for the jews 

they can gang up on the quakers 
play for the lakers 
they can do what they wanna 
even blow off madonna 
get a chance to drive a tractor 
win on fear factor 
see fiddler on the roof with actual jewish actors 

now, they really get the party goin’ after dark 
circumcising grateful squirrels in the city park 
picking fights in the bar knowing they can’t lose 
it’s christmas time for the jews 

now it’s nearly 10:30 
yes, it’s time for bed 
daily show reruns dancin’ in their heads 
maybe next year they’ll learn how to hold their booze 
it’s christmas time for the jews

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!

cinephilearchive:

Christmas greetings from Fritz Lang and the crew of Metropolis

cinephilearchive:

Christmas greetings from Fritz Lang and the crew of Metropolis

"Festive Christmas Meat House" from Chatelaine Magazine (also, collected in a Chatelaine cookbook). via crooked house.

"Festive Christmas Meat House" from Chatelaine Magazine (also, collected in a Chatelaine cookbook). via crooked house.

professormortis:

God I love wacky old comics.
scopi:

When the Watcher says he knows who’s been naughty and nice, he really means it.

professormortis:

God I love wacky old comics.

scopi:

When the Watcher says he knows who’s been naughty and nice, he really means it.