mikevago
Mike Vago
mikevago
Host of the podcast Why Is This Not a Movie? His sixth book, The Planets Are Very, Very, Very Far Away is due in early 2021. He tells people he lives in New York, but he really lives in New Jersey.
Oct 22
7

It’s funny, but my biggest takeaway is that I miss Richard Harris. I can hear his voice in my head while the surfer speaks and it just reminds me how lovely his performance was in that movie. The whole “Once there was a dream that was Rome” thing where he whispers and snaps his fingers is just magical. Oliver Reed Read more

Oct 22
4

Was coming into the comments to say just that. The sync is :: chef’s kiss :: better than it has any right to be and better than 99.9999% of the rest of YouTube.  

Oct 22
9

It’s rare that these kinds of videos are worth more than a chuckle, but I would seriously watch the entire movie dubbed like this.

Oct 19
53

uh, what the fuck are you talking about?

this ad is not about reopening bars, it’s about how the complete mismanagement of the pandemic at a national level, and the polluting of the message about what we need to do to help contain the spread of the disease is affecting small businesses everywhere, some of which are bars

Oct 19
80

WTF is you issue exactly? It’s a small business owner saying that we need a plan to deal with the pandemic so that it is safe to open again. JFC

Oct 18
6

And what haunts me, is that in all the faces of all the bears that Treadwell ever filmed, I discover no kinship, no understanding, no mercy. I see only the overwhelming indifference of nature. To me, there is no such thing as a secret world of the bears .... except WW2 Polish bears obviously, they were great”

Oct 18
2

Thing we were unhappiest to learn: There aren’t more enlisted animals out there. Read more

Oct 18
11

I know there’s a lot of baffling stuff quoted here, but I can’t get past the person who thinks it’s unremarkable to give beer to horses.

Oct 18
9

This story should have been a Disney movie in the early nineties. Still could work but it would have been perfect then.

Oct 11
3

I love the Wojtek story. They should make a movie about him, but not some Disneyfied feel-good crap. Like, an honest-to-god action/war drama.

Oct 11
1

I wrote a short story once that ended with one of the characters bludgeoning someone to death to this song. Only after the fact did I learn of this phenomenon. One of the weirder coincidences of my life. That or I just heard about this and it lodged somewhere in my subconscious. Either way, freaked me out a bit.