telling minor stories to avoid a major one

Linkdown: Potpourri Wednesday by Barbecue Bros
March 26, 2008, 2:32 pm
Filed under: movies, music, tv


– A pretty comprehensive list of the pop culture homages to da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”

– Forest Whitaker backs Spike Jonze’s vision for Where the Wild Things Are

How I Met Your Mother posted its highest ratings ever on Monday

– So what’s Rick Astley think about this whole Rickrolling meme?

– Zap2It ranks this season’s Lost episodes thus far: part 1 and part 2

– Juliana Hatfield (who?) hates The Hills

– Finally, 15 great movies you didn’t know were science fiction, including Jim Jarmusch’s underrated Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai. All of Jim Jarmusch’s movies are full of quasi-aliens, but this one is actually a superhero narrative. He’s a black samurai who works for the Mafia, and he communicates via carrier pigeon. He clings to the Bushido, the way of the Samurai, in the midst of a world of randomly murderous thugs, and seems to have almost superhuman fighting abilities. Plus he can communicate somehow with his friend who only speaks French. (Telepathy?)


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