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June 30, 2014

Dinesh D’Souza’s D’Blockbuster D’Blues

rawstory:

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Future explainer of colonialism in cell block C, Dinesh D’Souza, had a movie come out this weekend.

So how did it do?

$38,608

Not bad. Not bad.

How did Transformers: Robots and Stuff Blowing Up do?

$100,038,390

Dinesh only missed the top spot  by…[gets out calculator] … slightly less than $100 million dollars.

So, more like this:

Sorry Raw Story, this silliness has to be called out. Now granted, there are a lot of reasons to mock this movie—IndieWire has a great list—but let’s be fair here. D’Souza’s flick played in three theaters. Transformers opened up in 4,200. The jailbound political commentator’s film doesn’t go into wide release until July 2, and in those three theaters it played in, it had a per-screen average of $12,869. (It also had a higher opening weekend than his last film, though that opened in just one theater.)

I’ll be the first to admit that D’Souza’s flick will probably have more logical fallacies in the first 30 seconds than this post has. And Michael Bay’s Transformers is still probably the better film, even though it’s total dreck. But this is still a logical fallacy.

Now can we get back to making fun of Rex Reed?

16:35 // 2 months ago
15:38 // 2 months ago
laughingsquid:

‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Documentary About Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Now Available in Theaters and Online

It’s on the Internet Archive, thanks to a Creative Commons license—a license that, by the way, Aaron Swartz helped build. You have no excuse to not watch this film. It’s an important story that deserves your attention.

laughingsquid:

‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Documentary About Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Now Available in Theaters and Online

It’s on the Internet Archive, thanks to a Creative Commons license—a license that, by the way, Aaron Swartz helped build. You have no excuse to not watch this film. It’s an important story that deserves your attention.

11:56 // 2 months ago
Signs we live in the future: We’re just a couple months away from the creation of a 3D-printed car.

Signs we live in the future: We’re just a couple months away from the creation of a 3D-printed car.

11:15 // 2 months ago
11:08 // 2 months ago
June 27, 2014
It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike. Rep. Lucas’ look alike was depicted as sentenced on a white stage in southern Ukraine on or about Jan. 11, 2011.
Failed Oklahoma congressional candidate Tim Murray • Accusing his rival, Frank D. Lucas, of being a plant, and saying that, for that reason, he plans to contest the primary results. In other words, he’s batshit insane.
16:31 // 2 months ago
How about no

How about no

13:46 // 2 months ago
June 26, 2014
Ironically, because of the protest, some people reported difficulty hailing cabs.
Downtown D.C. traffic gridlocked as taxi drivers protest Uber, Lyft, Sidecar,” The Washington Post
16:16 // 2 months ago

The worst possible place to find out your missing son has been found alive: In the middle of a Nancy Grace interview.

11:50 // 2 months ago
June 25, 2014
Well, at least the protesters didn’t ask for $3 billion dollars.
Side note: This is the kind of protest you’d expect this made-up guy to be at.

Well, at least the protesters didn’t ask for $3 billion dollars.

Side note: This is the kind of protest you’d expect this made-up guy to be at.

17:34 // 2 months ago